Enfield & Haringey Athletics Club walker Callum Wilkinson sets a new personal best with a fifth place finish at the IAAF race walking competition

Callum Wilkinson

Callum Wilkinson

First published in Sport

Enfield & Haringey Athletics Club walker Callum Wilkinson shattered his personal best time at the IAAF race walking competition in Lugano, Switzerland.

Wilkinson, who was representing England Athletics, bettered his PB by more than two minutes as he crossed the line in fifth place in the Under-18 race in a time of 46.36.

He was the second European athlete to cross the line and was England’s leading junior walker at the meeting.

For Wilkinson, who celebrated his 17th birthday last week, this was his first race following a demanding winter schedule and he met three targets important in mapping out the rest of his season.

Meanwhile, Enfield & Haringey AC will be holding a 15 minute walk a mile challenge at Donkey Lane on Saturday.

The event starts at 12.30pm with registration taking place before the race between 11.30am and 12.15pm.

For more details email stroller49@gmail.com. Meanwhile, there were a total of 21 new personal best times at the Grovelands park run on Saturday and Nicolas Baurier crossed the line in first place at the event.

Out of a total of 73 runners, Baurier stopped the clock in 19.07 to seal top spot while Sal Ozsakin was second over the line in 19.32.

The top three in the men’s race was rounded off by Matt Papa who clocked 19.51.

In the women’s race Sonia Spearing was first over the line in 21.56, Chiara Borg was second in 22.01 and Vanessa Goodwin-Matthews was third with a time of 22.52.

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