Taranaki Race Walking Club
Taranaki, New Zealand
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28 August Bell Block Burn Up

18 September 2nd Day Club Champs 10km

Saturdays (7am) and Sundays (8.30am) Pukekura Park Gates

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Welcome to the Taranaki Race Walking Club website.

As its name suggests the Club is all about race walking be it 
either competitive race walking or competing in walking events.

Race walking rules explained in plain english.

The Club’s competitive season runs from April to October each 
year. During this period there are series of Club events.  
Members also participate in NZ Athletics events and Masters 
events.  Club events are held on Sunday mornings.

During the summer months members tend to focus on 
race walking as part of the Taranaki Athletics programme.

As well as the formal programme the Club has 
informal walks throughout the year. On Tuesday and Thursday 
nights members gather and walk for about an hour starting 
at 5:30pm.  Tuesday nights can also involve members walking 
with the Energy City Harriers or race walking at the athletics 
track in Inglewood.  On Saturdays members gather at 
7:00am to undertake longer walks – usually 1.5 to 2 hours 
but at certain times of the year these can be longer.

Many of the Club events are handicapped so that anyone of any ability can win if they walk well on the day.



Points Trophy rules amended (Style Award guidance and Odd Ball Relay rules)

Kaimata Open handicap results added

Normanby Foxtrot results added

1st Day Club Champs results added

Gibbon's Time Trial results added

The Odd Ball Relay results added

The Links results added

Taranaki Open Walks results added

Norm Read Memorial Results

More....

TRWC finishes 2nd and 4th in the 2016 Ekiden Relay
The club welcomes and 
caters for members 
of all walking abilities.  
Having said that we 
generally focus on 
walking fast, for our age, and on improving our technique to walk faster.  Generally all styles are acceptable but we do encourage members to work towards complying with race walking rules.  In general terms there are two rule for race walking – one foot must be in contact with the ground at all times and your leg should straighten as it is planted in the forward stride.  

As a general guideline walkers are welcome to join us at any stage.  However we do suggest that you should have done some walking to a reasonable level of fitness – in this way you will enjoy participating in our events and you will benefit from learning to go faster. 
 
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