Dutch Race-walking Championships, Tilburg 6th Oct 19
There was another pair of records from Sandra Brown at the Dutch Championships – a big event held on 6th October in Tilburg and incorporating the Belgian and Denmark 50 km championships as well as events at 10 and 20km as well as short races and a six hour event. Sandra completed the 50km race with her intermediate 20km time also being recognised. 

The records are:
50 kms: World Record - 6h 09m 48s [previous record 6h 50m 24s]
20 kms: GB record - 2h 17m 58s [previous record 2h 18m 39s]

The race was held in terrible conditions – rain and winds from the start which got worse as the race progressed and suffered especially in the final couple of hours. The judging arrangements for this high class event were strong and impeccable and included senior judges from a number of countries. This was important as the races included participants, from many countries, who were seeking Olympic qualifying times for Tokyo. Sandra received 2 warnings but no penalties and walked carefully to ensure she remained “on course” throughout. Many warnings were issued and the warnings board got very busy – a sign of strenuous judging. No doubt better conditions would doubtless yielded faster times and She feels sub 6 hours for the 50km is achievable.


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