WALKERS' WINNING WAYS - HEADING FOR BRAZIL !!

SMILING WINNERS OF THE LADIES S.A. WALK TEAM IN 2007, ITALY

WALKERS' WINNING WAYS - HEADING FOR BRAZIL !!

LAST, BUT NOT LEAST ARE OUR MASTERS' WALKERS, WHO WILL BE PARTICIPATING AT THE WORLD CHAMPS IN THE 5000M TRACK WALK, THE 10K AND 20K ROADWALK EVENTS FOR MEN AND WOMEN. THEY HAVE BEEN THE PRIDE AND JOY OF S.A. MASTERS
AT MANY OF THE PAST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, WINNING NUMEROUS INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM MEDALS AND ARE BOUND TO REPEAT THESE WINNING PERFORMANCES AGAIN THIS YEAR.

THE TEAM OF SIX LADIES AND 3 MEN HAVE PERFORMED EXCEPTIONALLY WELL THIS YEAR, 2 OF WHOM BROKE S.A. RECORDS LAST SATURDAY AT THE S.A. ROADWALK CHAMPIONSHIPS IN CAPE TOWN - ELSA MEYER AND FRED CLEMENT. LESLEY VAN BUUREN TOOK THE 702 - WALK THE TALK 20KM TITLE THIS YEAR AND WILL BE TAKING ON THE BEST IN THE WORLD IN HER AGE GROUP.

BARBARA NELL ACHIEVED PROTEA COLOURS AS A MASTER'S ATHLETE IN SENIOR COMPETITION AND IN 2001 BROKE THE WORLD RECORD IN THE 5000M IN THE 45-49 AGE GROUP WITH A TIME OF 24:14. DURING HER WALKING CAREER SHE HAS WON 12 GOLD MEDALS AT VARIOUS WORLD MASTERS CHAMPS, 30 GOLD MEDALS AT S.A. MASTERS CHAMPS AND 9 SA SENIOR CHAMPS GOLD MEDALS.

SHE WILL BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE WALK TEAM AND HER TRACK AND ROAD EXPERIENCE OF ALMOST 15 YEARS OF COMPETING AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL AS WELL AS INTERNATIONALLY, WILL STAND THE WALKERS AND THE S.A.TEAM IN GOOD STEAD.

SHE COACHES RACEWALKING, BUT ALSO CONTINUES TO COMPETE IN HER BELOVED SPORT. SHE HAS BEEN STRUGGLING WITH AN INJURY FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS, BUT HOPES TO PERFORM AT HER VERY BEST AT THESE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

GENTLEMEN WALKERS, WE TRUST YOU TOO WILL BRING HOME THE MEDALS AND ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS !!!

Ladies

Age Group Name Distance PB 2013

50-54 Frances Kichenbrand 5000m track 28:46.00
Frances Kichenbrand 10km 58:18.00
Frances Kichenbrand 20km 2:12:00.00
50-54 Lesley Van Buuren 5000m 26:00.00
Lesley Van Buuren 20 km 1:46:00.00
Winner of this year’s 702 Walk the Talk 20km.
55-59 Barbara Nell 5000m track 34:18.00
Former world record holder
Barbara Nell 10km 1:05:25
55-59 Monica Risk 5000m 30:02.00
Monica Risk 10km 1:05:15.00
65-69 Elsa Meyer 5000m 29:25.00
Elsa Meyer 10km 59:07.00
70-74 Hildegard Vey 5000m 34:25.00
Hildegard Vey 10km 1:07:35.00
Hildegard Vey 20km 2:19:45.00
MEN

55-59 Marius Bosman 5000M 28:05.53
Christopher Callaghan 5000M 29:19.00
Christopher Callaghan 10km 59:15.00
Chris Callaghan 20km -
70-74 Fred Clements 5000m 30:34.00
Fred Clements 10km (SA Rec) 1:06,39
Fred Clements 20km 2:11:45.00

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