- November 27, 2010 10:59 pm
Race Walking has been an event at the State and National Senior Games (NSGA.) Starting in 2011 Power Walking will be added to the 2011 Summer Games to measure interest for future medal sport consideration by the NSGA. Power Walking will be a judged competition. Participants may complete in the 1500 meter track event as well as the 5000 meter road event. The rules are:
- Athletes must wear appropriate shoes and clothing.
- Power Walking is a progression of steps, taken so that the walker makes contact with the ground
so that no visible (to the human eye) loss of foot-to-ground contact occurs. One foot must be in
contact with the ground at all times.
- The walker’s knees may be bent.
- Disqualification will result when athletes are judged to be running (both feet off the ground at the
same time) in three separate instances by three separate officials during the course of the
The 2011 Summer National Senior Games will be held June 16-30th, 2011 in Houston, TX. No date yet for the Massachusetts Senior Games. However, they are usually held in mid June in Springfield MA.
For more information, visit the National Senior Games Association.
- November 18, 2010 5:36 pm
Each year, the USA Track & Field record keepers review outstanding performances by our race walkers. Those marks are submitted for ratification as American Records at the USATF annual meeting in December. Here is the list of the masters race walk marks that may be ratified.
The review process is ongoing and some marks will require additional information like the judge’s signatures, proof of age, or course validation.
Thank you. — Justin
- November 18, 2010 5:05 pm
Bob Keating and Maryanne Daniel are the winners in the 2010 New England Racewalking Grand Prix. As best as I can determine, this is the 14th consecutive year that Bob has finished first in the men’s category. Points were calculated by measuring a walker’s race time against international age-graded tables. A walker’s four best scores for the season constituted his or her final total. More than 40 walkers from the region took part in at least one of our Grand Prix races this year. We hope for even greater participation with our expanded schedule of events for next year (listed below).
Bob Keating 350.89
Tom Knatt 304.37
Stephen Peckikonis 300.17
Brian Savilonis 296.38
Bill Harriman 288.05
Larry Epstein 285.38
Charlie Mansbach 281.08
Barry Fowler 265.92
14 others with one, two, or three races
Marianne Daniel 318.68
19 others with one, two, or three races.
Our Grand Prix schedule for 2011 includes:
- Dartmouth Relays 1-mile. NH, January.
- Greater Boston Track Club 3K, January.
- Eastern Masters Indoor 3K, Providence, Jan. 30.
- New England Indoor 3K, Cambridge, February.
- Clamdigger 5K, RI, April.
- Seacost 5K, NH, May.
- National 10K, Albany, May or June.
- NE Outdoor 3K, June.
- Bay State Games 3K, July.
- Eastern Masters Outdoor 5K, July.
- National One-Hour, Waltham, October.
- Connecticut 10K, November.
We also hope to include an event in Maine if one is available.
Competitors may also include a result from one other national or international race (such as one of the World Masters events in Sacramento next summer).
- November 14, 2010 11:59 pm
The NH Seacoast Half-Marathon was held on Sunday, Nov 14, 2010 in Portsmouth, NH. There were over 1300 registered competitors in the sold-out race.
Congratulations to Dave Talcott and Erin Taylor-Talcott for winning the men’s and women’s competitive walking division of Sunday’s Seacoast Half Marathon
Dave’s time was 1:49:37, and he smashed Theron Kissinger’s (2009) course record of 1:55.58.
This was Erin’s 3rd time at the race, and she set her 3rd consecutive course record with a time of 1:55:43.
30 walkers completed the race. Congratulations to the winners, and to all who finished.