Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Colonial Road Runners Race Walk Clinic

Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 9 AM to 11AM
at Walsingham Academy track
Jamestown Road, Williamsburg , Virginia

The Colonial Road Runners club is sponsoring a free race walk clinic on Saturday, July 18, 2009, given by Rich Higgins. Rich Higgins has been coaching race walkers with Team Flash, a local AAU affiliated track and field club, for several years. He is also the Head Coach at Walsingham Academy for Track and Field, and Cross Country.

The clinic will cover proper race walking form, basic technique, and exercises to develop better speed and conditioning. All ages are invited to participate.

To register, or for questions on this clinic, please email or call:

Rich Higgins at
Phone: 757-784-6934 (cell).

What is Race Walking?

Race Walking is a track and field, or road racing event which involves fast walking under specific rules and guidelines. Done correctly, it provides great cardiovascular exercise with low impact to the joints. The techniques for race walking can be used by all walkers looking to increase the effectiveness of their workouts, regardless of their intent to compete in judged competitions.

Directions to Walsingham Academy - From William and Mary, drive up Jamestown Road (past Lake Matoaka) to the traffic light at John Tyler Lane . Walsingham Academy will be on your left. Go left into the school grounds, and drive 3/4 of the way around the horseshoe-shaped school entrance, then take a right (just past the upper school), and continue straight to the back parking lot, adjacent to the Chismer Athletic Complex. After parking, take the gravel path (alongside the Chismer Gym) to the track.

From Newport News/Hampton and Interstate-64, take Rt. 199 West to the fourth traffic light, and take a right onto Jamestown Road . Go a quarter mile to the next traffic light ( John Tyler Lane ), and take a right into Walsingham Academy , following the above directions to the Chismer Gym parking lot.