12th November 2009

UKA Futures Race Walking Training Group

13 November 2009
The first group of athletes chosen to be involved in the new UKA Futures Race Walking Training Group descended on the UK National Race Walking Centre at Leeds Met Carnegie on 7th and 8th of November to take part in an unqiue training camp.

The weekend was the first in a series of regular training camps for the the programme, which is run jointly between UK Athletics and Leeds Met Carnegie, and has been hailed as a huge success by all involved.

The 4 year talent development programme designed to help develop race walking talent and maximise the number of athletes on both Junior and Senior race walking international teams in forthcoming years.

Athletes selected for Year 1 of the programme are:
Tom Bosworth (Tonbridge AC/Leeds Met Carnegie)
Alex Wright (Belgrave Harriers/Leeds Met Carnegie)
Mark O Kane (Coventry Godiva Harriers/Leeds University)
Antonio Cirilo (Swansea Harriers/Cardiff University)
Liam Baldwin (Tonbridge AC)
Jonathan Hobbs (Ashford AC)
Lauren Whelan (Manx Harriers/Leeds City College)
Kelsey Howard (Tonbridge AC)
Emily Howard (Tonbridge AC)
Heather Lewis (Pembrokeshire Harriers AAC)
The next UK Futures Training Camp will take place in the New Year.
For further information about the UK National race Walking Centre and the Carnegie Race Walking Programme click here or contact Andi Drake P: +44 (0)113 8123527 M: +44 (0)7824 482624 E: a.drake@leedsmet.ac.uk