Posts Tagged ‘Blog’

Heroes of Race Walking – Part 2, Great Britain

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

In Great Britain, race walking can sometimes feel like a lonely discipline and we can be tempted to look overseas with envy. In my previous article I talked about race walkers from around the world who became heroes. It can be easy to forget Britain’s prosperous history, but we should remember the British race walkers who were among the best in the world. In fact, it has been difficult to select only a few.

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Marshall Smith’s Running Fever

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

This is the first time I’ve wrote a blog, so this is a whole new experience for me, but basically I am running-mad.

My name is Marshall and I am 18 years old, having started running at the age of 12 and joining my local athletics club: Ashford AC. Back then, I trained with the juniors group, with no particular favourite event in mind. I’ve always loved sprinting, and used to think I would be the next Usain Bolt after winning all my primary school sports day races, however my love for running miles and miles must have come down to the fact that I never stopped, and still don’t.

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Disqualification – the cruel fate of race walkers who get it wrong

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019


In my previous article about race walking, I briefly talked about the threat of disqualification. It is one of the main things that makes the event so exciting and dramatic to watch. It can happen for different reasons but the effect is catastrophic for an athlete and their supporters. But after a while, it will happen to almost every experienced race walker.

In any walking race, there are official judges positioned along the course to ensure that athletes are complying with the definition of race walking – namely that at least one foot is in contact with the ground and that the leg is straight when it is on the ground and in front of the body. (This is Rule 230, which I mentioned last time.) Here is a brief explanation:
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Race walking – What every athlete and athletics fan needs to know…

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

One of the best things about athletics is the wide variety of ways in which people can push themselves to their limits. Some of these are pretty obvious – such as the 100m where the goal is: “run fast”. Race walking is probably the least straightforward discipline in athletics, being widely misunderstood, commonly dismissed and sometimes altogether unknown. However, it has a charm and a challenge that will resonate with any athletics fan.

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Has athletics got it all wrong?

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

I have been meaning to write a blog for a while but haven’t really had the time or the subject to discuss. But today something came into my mind & it got me asking the question… Has athletics got it all wrong?

I have been in athletics since the age of 10 competing in sprints and jumps to national level. I gave up training and competing at around the age of 25.

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What inspired me?

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

If it wasn’t for sport and athletics inpartically I am not sure what I would be doing right now? At the age of 10 realised I was good at something and that was running fast. I was in year 6 at primary and was part of the relay in the Ashford district sports championships I took the baton and run the race of my life winning the race for the team. From that moment on I fell in love with athletics. At sports day I won the sprint race and then I joined the local club Ashford AC.

Athletics got me on the right track in life and my first real memory of international competition was the 1991 World Championships and the historic epic long jump competition between Carl Lewis and Mike Powell. The latter breaking the world record to win. I am going share a memory from each year since 1991. I hope you enjoy it. 

Faster Higher Stronger 7 – Blog

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Junior Great Britian International Junior Ejehu has start a blog FasterHigherStronger7 this is an athletics/science/news/debate based blog, that looks into athletics events from the past, present and future.

His website has been added to our links section.

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