14th May 2021
QUARTET HEAD TO PODEBRADY FOR THE EUROPEAN RACE WALKING TEAM CHAMPS
Four athletes will represent the British team at this weekend’s 2021 European Race Walking Team Championships in Podebrady, Czech Republic on 16 May.
Tom Bosworth (coach: Andi Drake), who was selected for his second Olympic Games earlier this month, will compete in the men’s 20km race walk. The Tonbridge athlete finished fourth at the event back in 2017 and 2019. In the latter, he guided Great Britain and Northern Ireland to team silver for the first time in the event’s history.
Cameron Corbishley (Andi Drake) will also race over 20km. The Maidstone and Medway athlete competed over 50km earlier this season, posting a time of 3:54:15. The men’s 20km contest gets underway at 14:30 (BST).
Enfield and Haringey’s Callum Wilkinson (Rob Heffernan) has withdrawn from this weekend’s event.
Heather Lewis (Martin Bell; Pembrokeshire) and Bethan Davies (Andi Drake; Cardiff) – the one-two from the Müller British Athletics 20km Walk Trials at Kew Gardens last month – will take on the women’s 20km race which starts at 12:30 (BST) on Sunday.
Lewis sits at the top of the 2021 UK rankings in the event, while Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, Davies, is the second fastest Briton ever over the distance.
The British team for the European Race Walking Team Championships, Podebrady, Czech Republic
Men’s 20km Race Walk
Tom Bosworth (Andi Drake; Tonbridge)
Cameron Corbishley (Andi Drake; Medway and Maidstone)
Women’s 20km Race Walk
Bethan Davies (Andi Drake; Cardiff)
Heather Lewis (Martin Bell; Pembrokeshire)