A warm thank you to Jeff Salvage for offering a successful Race Walking Clinic, September 27-28. Combining active sessions and classroom lectures, Jeff covered everything from technique to nutrition, flexibility, to training, and and mixed in a bit of race strategy. Thanks to Ed O’Rourke for organizing the event.
The 2014 New England Walkers Annual Meeting and traditional potluck will be held on Sunday, October 19th in Groton MA. Prior to the meeting, there will be a 5K/10K walk on the Rail Trail, starting at 9:30 a.m. from the end of Station Ave. in Groton Center. The event is open to race walkers of all abilities, and is often informally grouped to different paces.
The Annual Meeting will follow at 11 a.m., at the home of Ed and Deborah O’Rourke (978-448-8038), 43 Main St., in Groton Center, across the street from Lawrence Academy. The meeting will include the election of officers and discuss the following:
-Promoting of RW’ing to younger local athletes; getting more local walkers involved
-Booths and Clinics
-Bids for 2015 National races, and the 2015 New England Schedule
-Develop a Task List for future big events
-Helping to recruit more certified officials
Members may suggest other agenda items by emailing Ed O’Rourke (email@example.com) prior to the meeting. All are welcome to attend, but only paid members may nominate and vote.
The traditional potluck will follow, around noontime. Please RSVP to Ed (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend the meeting and potluck.
No need to RSVP, if you plan to walk only.
On the weekend of September 27-28, the New England Walkers will host a Race Walk Clinic with Jeff Salvage, in Boston (Woburn) MA. Jeff is the founder of www.racewalk.com and author of “Walk Like an Athlete” and “Race Walk Like a Champion,” as well as other videos and DVDs. The clinic is oriented towards beginner and experienced race walkers of all ages, including youth. Offering individualized attention, there will be lectures on technique, training, nutrition, injuries, and strength work.
The cost for adults is $180. A few $130 discount slots (total charge of $50) for youth or college athletes are currently available. For more information and sign-up go to http://www.racewalkclinic.com/
Here are the current Race Walk Grand Prix standings for 2014.
2014 USATF National One Hour Race Walk
New Balance Track at Newell Stadium
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Weather: Clear, sunny, temperature in low 80’s with a light breeze.
New England Walkers (NEW) and USA Track & Field New England Association thank you for competing in the 2014 USATF National One Hour Race Walk. We were proud to offer this opportunity to compete in a race sanctioned by USA Track and Field and look forward to seeing you at our events in the future.
The start of the Men’s 1 Hour Walk.
Distance covered in meters USA National One Hour Race Walk Championship - 8/10/2014 Newell Stadium, Gloucester MA Men 1 Hour Walk (8:30 a.m.) ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ Finals 1 Michael Giuseppe Mannozzi 28 Shore Athletic Club 12525m 1 US * 2 Emerson Hernandez 25 unattached 12335m * El Salvador 3 Dave Talcott 54 Shore Athletic Club 11718m 2 US 1 M50 4 Edward O'Rourke III 52 New England Walkers 10554m 3 US 2 M50 5 Dan O'Brien 49 Pegasus A.C. 10486m 4 US 1 M45 6 Bill Vayo 50 Shore Athletic Club 10045m 5 US 3 M50 7 Robert Keating 67 New England Walkers 9963m 6 US 1 M65 8 Leon Jasionowski 69 Pegasus A.C. 9727m 2 M65 9 Larry Epstein 55 New England Walkers 9659m 1 M55 10 Bill Reed 61 Pegasus A.C. 9447m 1 M50 *11 Stephan Mayeux 50 unattached 9309m * France 12 Jay Diener 66 New England Walkers 8972m 3 M65 13 James Carmines Jr 71 So Cal Track Club 8718m 1 M70 14 Charles Mansbach 69 New England Walkers 8450m 4 M65 15 John Starr 86 Philadelphia 8009m 1 M85 16 Gustave Davis 76 Connecticut 7329m 1 M75 17 Richard Ruquist 76 New England Walkers 6896m 2 M75 -- Thomas Knatt 74 New England Walkers DQ -- Brian Savilonis 64 New England Walkers DQ Teams 1 - Shore AC (Mannozzi, Talcott, Vayo) - 34,288 meters 2 - NE Walkers (O'Rourke, Keating, Epstein) - 30,176 meters 3 - Pegasus AC (O'Brien, Jasionowski, Reed) - 29,660 meters Women 1 Hour Walk (9:45 a.m.) ================================================================ One Hour Walk Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ Finals 1 Maria Michta 28 Walk Usa 12210m 2 Erin Taylor-Talcott 36 Shore Athletic Club 11728m 3 Katie Burnett 25 unattached 11389m 4 Meaghan Podlaski 17 unattached 10486m 1 Junior 5 Kayla Allen 15 Auburn Parks 9664m 2 Junior 6 Debbie Topham 61 Pegasus A.C. 9513m 1 60-64 7 Pamela Allie-Morrill 51 unattached 9133m 1 50-54 8 Valentina Vaitones 17 Golden Spike 8596m 3 Junior 9 Kay Carmines 68 So Cal Track Club 7832m 1 65-69 Concurrent open 3000m 1 Alana Zeidler 13 Sheffield,England 17:41.0
Officials and Judges included Maryanne Daniel, Ron Daniel, Tom Knatt, Rich McElvery, Tom Menendez, Steve Vaitones and Bill Harriman (recorder)
Click here to view the one-hour lap sheets.
Judging Summary Sheets
Click here to view the judging summary sheet.
USATF New England by telephone 617-566-7600 days, or e-mail at email@example.com
A free clinic will be held on Sunday, August 10, at the New Balance Track, (Gloucester High School, Gloucester, MA) in conjunction with the USA National 1-Hour Race Walk Championships.
The clinic will be for beginners and novices of any age, focusing on “how to feel the form” at a easy speed, with some tips to keep it right as one goes faster. Some beginner training ideas will be shared. It will start at 10:45 a.m., following the Men’s and Women’s races, and it will last a maximum of 30 minutes.
This is a great opportunity to watch the some of the best race walkers from all over the US, while learning more about race walking technique!
Regis College – Weston, MA, July 19, 2014
Weather: Clear, sunny, temperature in the mid-60’s.
***USATF-NE Race Walk Grand Prix event***
Mixed 18-39 3000 Meter Race Walk Open
1 O’Rourke, Ed M52 Groton, MA 15:49.10
2 Peckiconis, Stephen M55 Roslindale, MA 16:56.66
3 Wenninger, Holly W49 Malden, MA 19:55.66
4 Mansbach, Charles M69 Waban, MA 20:24.48
5 Wilder, Clyde M77 Needham, MA 22:11.60
6 Yingling, Pat W70 Roslindale, MA 24:29.78
On Sunday August 10th USATF-NE and the New England Walkers will be hosting the USA National 1 Hour Championships at the New Balance Track, Newell Stadium in Gloucester MA. Following the open events there will be a Youth/Novice 1 Mile race (no fee), and a free RW clinic open to all ages.
Prize money will be awarded in the top three places in the Men’s and Women’s Open races–medals will be awarded for the first six finishers in the Open and Junior divisions, and the top three finishers Master’s for each 5-year age group.
Gloucester is close to beaches, historic Salem, and great seafood…
Applications can be found at: http://www.usatf.org/Events—Calendar/2014/USA-1-Hour-Race-Walk-Championships.aspx
Regis College, Weston, MA, June 29, 2014
Weather: Clear, sunny, temperature in the mid-80’s.
***USATF-NE Race Walk Grand Prix event***
3000 Meter Race Walk Women
1 Valentina Vaitones 17 Golden Spike 19:16.16
3000 Meter Race Walk Men
1 Stephen Peckiconis 55 Cambridge Sports Union 17:07.23
2 Larry Epstein 55 New England Walkers 17:55.07
3 Brian Savilonis 64 New England Walkers 18:27.75
4 Charles Mansbach 69 New England Walkers 20:42.99
5 Clyde Wilder 77 Unattached 22:53.50
Judges: Ed Vaitones, Steve Vaitones, Rich McElvery
On Sunday on June 15th, before the Youth Track & Field Development Meet in Amherst NH, Ed and Valia Vaitones held a Race Walking Mini-Clinic for 15 athletes. In the 30 minutes, Ed led the group through a progression of exercises leading to the correct race walk technique. One of the participants, Ella Karhl (Wellesley Youth T&F) later went on to race the 800m RW in 5:13.9. Valia walked the 1500m in 8:07.4.