ACT Walkers results from Aust Road Walking Championship

Notes from Val

Our walkers did extremely well in the Australian Road Walking Championships & the Racewalking Australia Carnival in Melbourne last Sunday. Gabby Hunt 1st GU16 5k, Zoe Hunt 3rd WU20 10k, Connor Frew 3rd BU16 5k, while Mitchell Baker was 4th & Callum Burns 5th, and those three finished 2nd in teams race. Also Laura Burns was 2nd GU12 2k, Harry Baker 2nd in BU10 1k & Katie Abbey was 3rd in GU14 3k handicap event. Spencer Burns is to be commended for his willingness to support the team by – after finishing the BU14 3k in 7th position he immediately participated in the BU16 5k gaining 13th place.

Canberra Walking Results – 5 Sep 15

50k Championship 1 Robin Whyte 06:06:34 2 Val Chesterton 08:06:47.

6 Hour 1 Phil Essam 36.475k.

4 Hour 1 Belinda Essam 23.991k.

2 Hour 1 Bob Parker 15.514k.

5k 1 Zoe Hunt 24:50 2 Mitchell Baker 26:17 3 Callum Burns 26:41 4 Gabby Hunt 27:42 5 Kate Black 30:59 6 Greg Durr 35:32 7 Bryan Thomas 35:34 8 Rod Gilchrist 37:11 9 Jennifer Gilchrist 38:37 10 Terry Munro 44:13 Connor Frew DNF.

3k 1 Rosemary Parker 22:05 1 Rosemary Parker 22:05 2 Jack Thackray 26:13.

1k 1 Laura Burns 05:25 2 Harry Baker 06:36 3 Georgia Frew 08:30.