European Masters Road Championships, Alicante, Spain 18th - 19th May 18
A reduced but significant GB race walking group attended including SWC’s Martins and Roger Michell. Angela, despite recent injuries, did both the 10km around other recent times and then completed the 20km next day not far outside of two and a half hours. In combination with two W45 GBR ladies her time was sufficient to get the team W45 silver medal. The two men both returned with medals. Malcolm returned as M60 30km champion with a very good time and a nearly 10 minute p.b. Roger returned with individual Bronze, behind Ian Richards’ (Steyning) excellent Gold, as well as team Gold himself. The men also did their 10km and, while Malcolm took it relatively easy ahead of the 30, Roger managed a fast 62 and a half minutes for another Bronze while leaving enough in the tank for his equally fast 30km.

Results:
10km Women M50
1. K.Bodorkos-Horvath (Hun) 56 min 59 sec; 2. C.Martin-Pinuela (Esp) 55 min 52 sec; 3. A.Poklar (Slo) 1 hr 0 min 54 sec; 13. A.Martin (Sy WC) 1 hr 13 min 34 sec.

10km Men M60
1. M.Luniewski (Pol) 55 min 49 sec; 2. A.Ruata-Martin(Esp) 55 min 52 sec; 3. J.Moreno-Mate (Esp) 55 min 57 sec; 7. M.Martin (Sy WC) 1 hr 0 min 53 sec.

10km Men M70
1. I.Richards (Steyn) 54 min 1 sec; 2. L.Niestelberger (Aut) 1 hr 1 min 59 sec; 3. R.Michell (Sy WC) 1 hr 2 min 35 sec. UK 1st team.

20 km Women W50
1. K.Bodorkos-Horvath (Hun) 1 hr 57 min 53 sec; 2. C.Martin-Pinuela (Esp) 2 hr 6 min 21 sec; 3. I.Ruiz-Ayucar (Esp) 2 hr 10 min 38 sec; 9. A.Martin (Sy WC) 2 hr 32 min 8 sec. 
Also W45 team: 1.Italy, 2. GBR (H,Middleton, M.Peddle, A.Martin) 

30km Men M60
1. M.Martin (Sy WC) 3 hr 2 min 4 sec; 2. I.Melo-Valls (Esp) 3 hr 2 min 22 sec; 3. H.Prieler (Ger) 3 hr 4 min 54 sec.

30km Men M70
1. I.Richards (Steyn) 3 hr 1 min 20 sec; 2. L.Niestelberger (Aut) 3 hr 31 min 39 sec; 3. R.Michell (Sy WC M70) 3 hr 33 min 30 sec.

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