• Race Walking Association Inter-Area Match, Pingles

Race Walking Association Inter-Area Match, Pingles

Stadium, Nuneaton (Sun. 29th Apr.)

Unseasonably chilly weather greeted all at Nuneaton for the annual RWA Inter-Area match, but this did not prevent several personal bests being set.

And it was a “One-Two” for the North of England and Hyde Park Harriers. The Senior Women’s 5000m was dominated by Poland’s Agata Kowalski (Hyde Park Harriers) who walked with great purpose to win in 23:22.0 a new personal best. Behind her Erica Pontorollo also trimmed her PB with a sub 26:30 clocking.

In the Under 20’s, there was a fourth place finish for Pagen Spooner in a time almost a minute quicker than her road time in Coventry last month.

Despite the point’s contribution from the three Hyde Park Harriers, it was not enough to secure victory for the North. The match was won by the South with 76 points ahead of the Midlands (29) and the North (26.)



SW 5000m

Pos         Athlete                   AG          Club                                        Perf

1                     Agata Kowalski              U23W         Hyde Park Harriers/POL                 23:22.0

2                     Erica Pontarollo           U23W         Hyde Park Harriers/ITA                   26:29.5

3                     Carolyn Derbyshire   W40             Nuneaton Harriers                             26:34.4


U20 5000m

Pos         Athlete                   AG          Club                                        Perf

1                     Ana Garcia                       U20W         C of Sheffield & Dearne AC         25:39.1

2                     Abigail Jennings           U20W         Aldershot Farnham & Dist AC    26:19.0

3                     Emily Ghose                   U20W         Tonbridge Athletic Club                 27:55.2

4                     Pagen Spooner             U20W         Hyde Park Harriers                            30:21.8


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