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Racewalking   

I have an interest in coaching racewalking and have been working to create a

competitive walks group. If you are interested in coaching or simply would like to chat about walking then please give me a call.

 

I have been working with Little Athletics Queensland on the development of walks at local and state level. Details of the program can be found by clicking here! For the assistance of athletes, coaches and parents I have put together some insights and resources in the following paragraphs and linked pages.

 

What is racewalking?

 

Before we start training lets look at what this sport is and then determine what we need to do to succeed. Firstly its an endurance sport, the distances raced get quite large, very quickly culminating in 50km race for men. Secondly its a technical sport with very specific rules on how you will perform the event.

 

So if you are a big powerful athlete with lots of muscle and don't like concentrating on your technical form then perhaps this sports not for you! If you like running, like distances and enjoy both a mental and physical challenge then this is the sport for you.

 

Technical Rules

 

"Rule 230 IAAF: Race walking is a progression of steps so taken that the walker makes contact with the ground, so that no visible (to the human eye) loss of contact occurs.

The advancing leg shall be straightened (i.e. not bent at the knee) from the moment of first contact with the ground until the vertical upright position."

 

A copy of the IAAF rules booklet can be downloaded by 'Clicking Here'

 

All IAAF rules and regulations for all events can be found by 'Clicking here'.

 

How to race walk?

The best introduction to walks can be found on the 'www.racewalk.com' website. There you can learn about rules, techniques and basic training progressions. The pictures used on the site are accurate and the explanations clear and concise.

 

More about racewalking

The website racewalk.com provides you with the basics of the sport and is a wonderful resource. Please use the links to this page to look for other resources, training tips and fault corrections.

 

 
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