07/03/2021   Newport, UK (GBR): Callum Wilkinson wins with new UK record (39: 05.85)



On Saturday 6 March at the Spytty Park Leisure Center on Treason Road in Newport UK (GBR) the 2021 edition of the Elite Winter Walks took place, a competition reserved for the best GBR athletes.

The walking races took place at 14:25 with the race reserved for men, while the one reserved for women started exactly one minute later.
10,000m men walk
Only two athletes at the start, but an interesting result.
Callum Wilkinson (GBR) won in 39:05.85 which represents the new UK record.
Wilkinson had as personal best on the track distance of 39:52.05 set in Santry, near Dublin (IRL) on 29.8.2020, while on the road distance his best is 39:31 set in Borsky Mikulas (SVK) on 1.6.2019.
Yesterday, with a single stroke of his hand, he wiped out both of them, improving by 46 seconds and 20/100 on his previous one.
This is his progression over distance

  Performance Place Date
2021 39:05.85 Spytty Park Leisure Centre, Newport (GBR) 06 MAR 2021
2020 39:52.05 Santry, Dublin (IRL) 29 AUG 2020
2019 40:29.32 Bedford (GBR) 23 JUN 2019
2016 40:41.62 Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak Stadium, Bydgoszcz (POL) 23 JUL 2016
2015 41:34.63 Eskilstuna (SWE) 18 JUL 2015
2014 46:09.84 Bedford (GBR) 22 JUN 2014


Second place to Cameron Corbishley (GBR) in 42: 05.34, after 1 minute stop in penalty area.
10,000m women walk
Only four athletes at the start.
Heater Lewis (GBR) win in 46: 44.77 new personal best (previous of 49: 06.83 established in Bedford, GBR on 22: 6.2014)
Second place to Abigail Jennings (GBR) in 52: 24.40 new personal best (previous of 54: 14.02 established in Bedford, GBR on 23.6.2019)
Third place in Pagen Spooner (GBR) in 55: 30.03
On the contrary Bethan Davies is disqualified.