AUSTRALIAN WINTER RACE WALKING CHAMPIONSHIPS
STROMLO FOREST CANBERRA, ACT – SUNDAY 21 AUGUST 2016
A record number of race walkers from across Tasmania will arrive in Canberra next weekend for the Australian Road Race Walking Championships.
Spear-heading the eleven member group is sixteen year old Alice RANDALL (OVA Southern Saints), who is currently ranked fourth in the world for the 3km event following her third place in Canberra earlier this year. Competing above her age in the U18 5km at Stromlo, Alice will look to continue on her success in 2016 off the back of consistent training as a members of the Tasmanian AT/TIS Target Talent Program (TTP) Squad.
The team will compete in varying distances at the new venue in Mt Stromlo National Park in Canberra, varying from 1km through to 10km. Six of the race walkers will compete in the Athletics Australia Race Walking Championships, while four will take to the Australian Federation event, including Masters athlete Kirsten BOTT. Kirsten, competing in the Open Masters 10km event, will use the championships as a warm up prior to heading off to the World Masters Championships in Perth in October.
The full team includes:
RWA Masters open 10km: Kirsten Bott - Masters/ OVA "Southern Saints"
AA/RWA: Under 18 Women's 5km Alice Randall - OVA "Southern Saints"
AA/RWA: Under 16 Women's 5km Anna Blackwell - OVA "Southern Saints"
AA/RWA: Under 16 Men's 5km Bayley Campbell - OVA "Southern Saints"
AA/RWA: Under 14 Women’s 3km Jaime Bott - OVA "Southern Saints"
“ “ “ Chloe Deans - “Newstead Harriers"
AA/RWA: Under 14 Men 3km William Robertson – OVA “Southern Saints"
RWA: Under 12 Girls 2km Bianca Anderson - "Newstead Harriers"
RWA: Under 12 Girls 2km Bonnie Talbot - "Newstead Harriers"
RWA: Under 12 Girls 2km Demi Petterwood - "Newstead Harriers"
RWA: Under 12 Men 2km Jesse Deans – "Newstead Harriers"
“ “ “ William Bottle – “Newstead Harriers”
RWA: Under 12 Girls 1Km Bonnie Talbot - “Newstead Harriers"
For comment or more information please contact:
Gabby Steele, Executive Officer Athletics Tasmania
M: 0407 352 021
The full list of team members and their events can also be accessed HERE