UKA/RWA/Inter County 10km Champs - Hillingdon

UKA/RWA/Inter County 10km Champs - Hillingdon

Following report courtesy of Mark Wall  -



The UKA/RWA championships were won in each instance by the leading Juniors in the UK at the moment.

In the Mens' event, after an early lead, 2012 Olympian Dom King retired from the race about the half way mark, observably carrying an injury. This left Callum Wilkinson to seize the initiative over the other King twin, Dan. He pushed on to record a clear win in what can only be described as close conditions, leaving many athletes finding breathing difficult. His time of 46:22 being a PB. 50km specialist, Dan Recorded 47:49 Third was taken by 66 year old, 1980 Olympian, Ian Richards in 50:48 . The win also gave Callum the third additional title, that of Inter Counties Champion. Callum has enjoyed a season where he has become the standout in his age group.

In the Womens' the other revelation of the season, Emma Achurch (pictured) took control early and pushed on to a clear win over RWA 10 mile Champion and ex-Lithuanian international Grazina Narviliene (54:08) and fellow V40, Manx woman, Michelle Turner (55:48). Emma recorded a comfortable 51:37. She also took the three individual wins and teams golds in the RWA title and the Inter-Counties event with debutant Lin Farrow (V55).

Callum is a very strong technician, Emma with the legginess of one yet to reach their full stature, is a sound walker.