THE RACE WALKING ASSOCIATION
McNab, T., Lovesey, P. & Huxtable, A.: An Athletics Compendium;
The British Library, Wetherby, England, 2001; ISBN: 0 7123 1104 1; 261 pp; £30·00. The seeker after athletics references is recommended to read the book. Most of the entries have short commentaries and it has the distinction of being a readable reference work.
Remarks from this work given below are marked (TM).
Another bibliography is:
Australia Jill Huxley (JH)
Canada Sherry Watts (SW)
England Jan Adams (JA); Brian Ficken (BF); Geoff Dowling (GD); Ray Hall (RH); Charlie Megnin (CM); John Powell (JP); Chris Smith (CS); Tim Watt (TW)
Ireland Pierce O'Callaghan (PO)
Italy Rafaello Ducceschi (RD); Marco Martini (MM)
New Zealand Jack Tregurtha (JT)
Spain Rodrigo García Maturana (RG)
U.S.A. Phil Howell (PH); Dave McGovern (DM); Jack Mortland (JM); Jeff Salvage (JS); Elaine Ward (EW)
Wales Dave Ainsworth (DA)
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|4 Periodicals are included in McNab et al; see Note 1, above.|
and walking." (TM)
Promotions, Medford, N.J., U.S.A,, 2009
||Seeks to convert
"Baby boomers" from running to race walking. Includes overview, rules,
technique and profiles of walkers. (PH)
Pub.Co. , ??? 2008 ISBN 1934452076
Chelovyeka: Sovremenniye Kiriterii Khodybi i Bega
Moscow, Russia, 2008 ISBN 978-5-98489-009-0
Contemporary Criteria of Foot Racing and Running" Contains lists of
Records at the time of publication. In Russian
|McGuire, F. (2)
||Race Walking for
Everyone; a low impact aerobic exercise
||The Rotary Club,
||The Royal Navy,
London, England, ?1991
||Produced for the
benefit of elementary level teachers and coaches in schools. Has a
fairly rudimentary section on race walking.
Leipzig, Germany, 1910[?]
"Training, Technik und Taktik des Schnel-l, Gepäch- und
Dauergehens. In German
||The Walking Woman
Shoe Corporation, Cincinatti, U.S.A., n.d.
||40pp booklet on
walking for women for fitness and health; contains a section on race
|Shearman, Sir M.
Library, London, England, 1890
||An Edition of Athletic and Football with the Football half omitted. There was a
new edition in 1904, with additional material, including some in the
chapter on walking. See also the following entry.
|Temple, C. (ed)
to Cross-Country Running and Race Walking for Girls
Birmingham (?), England, 1973
sections are by Doreen Nelson Neal, Paul Nihill and Judy Farr.
London, England, n.d. (1938)
Ovaltine; short chapter on race walking with exemplary photographs of
Whitlock, Pope, Cooper, Churcher & Mikaelsson
athletics: a comprehensive manual dealing with all branches of sport
Strength, London, England, 1908
Olympic competitor in 1908, contributed the material on walking
||Fifty Years of
Trafford Park, England, 1961
||Brief summary of
the Championships, 1911-1961, with occasional references to walking.
Frasca, A. & Salvarezza, F. *
||Un Uomo Solo al
Centro Lazio, Rome, Italy, 2002
Giuseppe Dordoni [In Italian]
||Olympia 1936 *
||Cigaretten-Dienst Altona-Bahrenfeld, Berlin, Germany, (1936?)
||Report on the
Olympic Games, with full results, etc. Vol.1 coverns the Winter Games
in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Vol.2 the Summer Games in Berlin. The
walk is covered with a phorograph of Harold Whitlock. (Given the
situation at the time, it is remarkable that there are six photographs
of Jesse Owens, together with others of black athletes.) In German
Antwerp 1920 Official Report *
Olympique Belge, Brussels, Belgium, 1957 (sic)
||Includes a brief report on the walks (3000m and 10000m). The
delay in producing the report arose from the insolvency suffered by the
Organising Committee in 1920; The C.O.B. belatedly produced the Report
for the sake of completeness. In French
||The Centurions A
||The history of
the Brotherhood, published in celebration of its centenary.
||Fifty Years of
My Life in Sport
Blackett, London, England, 1894
promoter of several six-day and similar events in the late ninetheenth
century; interesting balance-sheets of the "shows", as he called them.
||Les Jeux de la
VIIIe Olympiade: Rapport Officiel
Olympique Français, Paris, France, 1924
on the Paris Olympic Games. Includes a report, with photographs of the
10000m walk, including the famous incident of the disqualification,
reinstatement (with the resignation of the judges) and second
disqualification of the Austrian Kuhnert. In French
Star Walk: Reflections and Records 1922-2000
Publishing and Print,
Sheffield, England, 2008
of the Sheffield Star Walk from foundation to termination. The event is
dealt with decade by decade with many illustrations. The author was
beaten "by a nose" in 1954 in the closest-ever finish, recording the
same time as the winner.
||The 1908 Olympics
Ltd., Cheltenham, England, 2008
behind-the-scenes view of the event and some of those involved. The
list of results omits the 10 miles walk.
|Baldini, C.E. *
marcia, appunti per una storia, 1898-2012
illustrated pages about the history of the italian 50 kms race walking
championships (first edition in 1929) and its predecessors, the
national championships of endurance race walking. (MM) In Italian
||History of the
Chiipenham to Calne Road Walk
||?, England, n.d.
||Short history of
the event, illustrated.
Council, London, England, 1909
Official Report of The Olympic Games of 1908 celebrated in London Under
the Patronage of His Most Gracious Majestry King Edward VII". The work
is as detailed as its title and contains reports of the heats and
finals of the 10 miles and 3500 metres walks.
Statistica della Marcia Italiana
walking statistics up to 2005; in Italian (RD)
||History of the
Victorian Race Walking Club Incorporated
Walking Club, ?, Australia, 2005
|Dowling, G. (1)
||The Bradford Walk 1903-2002
||Bradford College, Bradford,
||History of the Bradford & County Walking Walking
Association's Bradford Walk. The history includes all winners and
their finishing time for each decade, with photographs of local winners
with some intetesting facts about the walk and archive material. The
Author was the Secretary of Yorkshire Race Walking Club and of the
Bradford and County Walking Association. (GD)
|Frigerio, U. *
||UTEP, Milan, 1934
the triple Olympic Champon, including his races abroad; in Italian (MM)
Harris, H. & Marshall, P.
||A Man in a Hurry
Books, London, England, 2012
||The Life and
times of Edward Payson Weston, the nineteenth-century American
||The History of
Track and Field Guernsey Athletics Part One 1885-1963
Co., Vale, Guernsey, 2000 ISBN 0-9539166-0-X
General Athletics in the Bailiwick, with appropriate references to race
& Langlois, R.
||The History of
Track and Field Guernsey Athletics Part Two 1964-2004
story from Hollis and covers
the period in which walks were included in the Commonwealth Games.
ISBN 0 900424 95 8
||The Author, ?,
autobiography of the five-time Olympian.
||King of the Peds
Ltd, Milton Keynes, England, 2008 ISBN 978-1-4343-3467-1(sc)
||The story of
long-distance racing, matches and challenges on both sides of the
Atlantic in the 1870s and 1880s. Much detailed information on the
events and personalities involved, including several mile-by-mile and
hour-by-hour scores. An excellent work on a largely forgotten corner of
Bloomington, U.S.A., 2012 ISBN 978-1-4772-1507-4
Biography" of the Pedestrian Edward Payson Weston
||From Tiny Acorns
Giant Oaks Will Grow: The First Hundred Years of Woodford Green
edition of a massive work (803pp) detailing the history of what was
once one of the leading race walking clubs in England. 45pp are devoted
to walking and walkers, covering such names as Nielson, Pope, Roberts,
Cooper, Richardson, Megnin, etc.
|Miller, F., v.le
Fort, P. and Harster, H. *
und siegte die Jugend der Welt
Hirth, Munich, Germany, 1936
||A memoir of the 1936 Summer Olympic Games. Miller was the starter for the track events. A short chapter deals with the 50k walk, a spectacular misprint giving Whitlock a winning time of 3:30:41·4, an hour short of the actual, although the correct performance is given in the tabulated results. Like Olympia 1936[Anon.(10)], it gives surprising prominence to the achievements of black athletes (and the Japanese) as well as Germany's 8-1 hockey defeat by India. In German (Fraktur type.)|
The author is the former sprinter; an excellent biography covering all aspects of the Captain's life.
D. and Narducci, F. *
Giovanni; una città in Marcia
||The first 25
years of the Sesto San Giovanni event; in Italian (RD)
|Roe, W. (3)
||Jack White "The
||A biography of
nineteenth-century runner and official; contains some interesting
material on long distance walks and matches at the Agricultural Hall,
R. & Hedoin, J.M. *
Strasbourg Colmar à la Marche de 1926 à aujord'hui
des Sports de France, Paris, France, 2008
history of the celebrated long-distance race; in French.
||On the 10,000m walk at Helsinki: "To see a male Olympic
walker in full cry is to be reminded of Barbara Windsor in a Carry On film, wiggling down the
road in a tight skirt hoping to catch Sid James's eye ." On the women's
20k at Sydney: "When a TV reporter....asked Saville what she wanted,
she answered simply: 'I'd like a gun, so I can shoot myself.' That's
how many people feel at the thought of having to watch an hour and a
half of race walking." They may also feel like that after reading such
British Rural Sports; comprising Shooting, Hunting, Coursing, Fishing,
Hawking, Racing, Boating, and Pedestrianism
||F. Warne &
Co., London, England, 1856-1888
of" from its title after 6th Edition, 1863] 35 pp (of 1012) of
the 17th edition (1888) are on "Pedestrianism, and the General
training of Man". Walsh was of the "pint of beer for breakfast"
persuasion. Amateur and professional walking and running records
correct to Ocotber 1885, are given (for walking, amateur 1 mile to 120,
professional 1 to 531).
|Watman, M. (3)
History of the A.A.A.
Cheltenham, England, 2011
up to date.
Development and Training
London, England, 1929
||One chapter (8
pp) on race
walking. One of the best of authors on athletics looks at the late
19th/early 20th century.
||Great Moments in
of early Olympic walks. Photos of Larner, Goulding, Whitlock &
Fowler-Dixon, the last-named running (intentionally).
Run, Rabbit, Run, Run, Run
Burton on Trent, England, 2010
the member of the Lugano Cup-winning team, 1961, in which he finished
third in the 20k; he had previously been a very succesful runner.
||Race Walking; A
Guide to Judging and Organising
||"A guide for
judges, officials, coaches and athletes" In English. French and Spanish
||Laufen und Gehen
Berlin, Germany, 1936
Walking", No. 8 in a series of publicity booklets produced for the 1936
Olympic Games. In German
|The Effect of Stride Rate on the Energy Expenditure of Race Walking in Men and Women|
Correlates of Elite Female Race Walking: a View of the Competition
College, Columbia University, ?, U.S.A., 1993
|Knight, T. and
Illustrated Dictionary of Athletics
Ltd., Stradbroke, England, 1988
biographies of noteworthy athletes. The selection of walkers is
inconsistent; Bautista and Gonzales are in, Matthews and Whitlock are
|Marlow, P. (1)
||The Judging of Race Walking||I.A.A.F., London, England, 1989||First Edition"A Guide for Judges, Coaches and Athletes"; dates from the days of knee straightness "for at least one moment when in the vertical upright position."|
Book of Athletics Facts and Feats
Superlatives, Ltd., Enfield, England, 1982
walkers have their fair share of attention.
||The Lost Art of
ISBN 978 1 905128 15 0
Science, Philosophy, Literature, Theory and Practice of Pedestrianism"
Chapter 5 is Eccentrics, Obsessives,
Artists: Imaginary Walks with Richard Long, Captain Barclay, Werner
Herzog et al. Refers to Barclay, Halifax, Child, Foster Powell,
Anderson and La Chapelle.
||Injuries in the
Sport of Race Walking
||San Diego State
University, San Diego, U.S.A., 1987
||Out on Your Feet
– The Hallucinatory World of Hundred-Mile Walking
London, England, 2011
ISBN 978 184514 427 3
|An account of an
attempt by the author, a Fleet Street journalist, to meet the Long
Distance Walkers' Association challenge of walking 100 miles in under
48 hours; mentions several Centurions, with detailed features of some.
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