12 June 2004 RWA National 35km walking championship

Nathan Adams (City of Sheffield AC) won his first National senior title when he led from the start of the RWA 35km and walked an isolated race on the sutton Park course. He maintained a 1 min 30 sec lead through the middle hour of the 3 hour race before stretching his lead to 6 mins. in the closing stages to record 3.06.25.

With team mate Peter Ryan coming home third there were hopes of a team victory too, but they were pushed back into silver medal position by 1 point. Nathan’s next race is over 20km in the Dublin European Grand Prix, representing England for the third successive year.

Redcar AC’s Johanna Jackson took 4th place in the women’s 10 km championship with a PB of 56.25, her first appearance in this event.

31.05.04 Inter-Counties champs Bedford

15 year old Rebecca Mersh (City of Sheffield AC) clung determinedly to junior international sophie Hales throughout the race and despite taking the lead around the final bend Rebecca was unable to resist Sophies finishing sprint crossing the line in 13.50.52 for a british record.

1.05.04 Race Walking World Cup Naumberg

With a Junior competiton included in the World Cup for the race_cupfirst time Great Britain were represented by two Kingston upon Hull walkers Kayie Stones and Jenny Gagg. Katie chose one of the most important events on the racing calender to beat her big rival Sophie Hales and lead the British team home to 7th place. Katie produced a PB of 50.29 in 12 place.

Jenny Gagg was the 3rd member of the team coming home in 38th position with 54.14

Rebecca Mersh had achieved the qualifying time but was too young for selection. The UKA invited her to travel with the team and compete in the open 5km event which she won in 24.59

1.05.04 NoEAA Road championships Hull

Winners

U13 Girls 2km Natlie Myers City of Sheffield 10.57

U13 Boys 2km Richard Granger City of Sheffield 13.10

U15 Girls 3km Kathryn Granger City of Sheffield 16.43

U15 Boys 3km Mark Pratt City of Sheffield 17.36

U20 Wom 5km Johanna Jackson Redcar AC 27.12

Sen Men 10km Nathan Adams City of Sheffield 48.29