England Athletics looks to support developing athletes and provide international experience towards major Championships, in particular the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2020 Olympic Games. We are pleased to announce the race walk teams for the Lugano Trophy 15th Memorial Mario Albisetti 20km in Switzerland and for the 37th edition Dudinska 50km in Slovakia. England Athletics have sent teams to these events for several years now and many athletes have had very successful races.
For Race Walkers, the 2018 England season highlight will be the Commonwealth Games 20km walks on 8th April in Gold Coast, Australia. Gemma Bridge (Coach: Mark Wall, Club: Oxford City), Tom Bosworth (Coach: Andi Drake, Club: Tonbridge) and Callum Wilkinson (Coach: Andi Drake, Club: Enfield & Haringey) will be competing there and therefore have been selected for the Lugano 20km race in Switzerland to continue to provide international race opportunities and experience. Erika Kelly (Coach: Steve Partington, Club: Northern (Isle of Man)) will also wear the England vest in Switzerland as she has been selected to represent the Isle of Man at the Commonwealth Games. Cameron Corbishley (Coach: Andi Drake, Club: Medway & Maidstone) completes the 20km team.
The 50km event which will be held in Dudince, Slovakia is also the official British Athletics Trial for European Championships which will take place in Berlin, Germany this August. Daniel King (Coach: Dominic King, Club: Colchester Harriers) and Dominic King (Club: Colchester Harriers) have been selected to represent England Athletics at this race which is always strongly contested at this European Athletics Permit event.
We wish them all the best!