This section contains a comprehensive set of links to resources available to the viewer about all aspects of pluswalking. The links are presented in three groups based on: media and "other."
Web videos (YouTube +)
coaches and clinics
discussion groups (Yahoo! +)
racing (how to)
All of the following categories
are documented on our extensive
Web Links page--including
clubs and organizations
personal sites (e.g., athletes)
Certain Web sites offer far more, and/or far better, information than all the rest. They are the ones I visit most often, and the ones that provided me with the best information as I gathered materials for eRaceWalk.com. I recommend that you visit each one of them, at least periodically, if only to sample their wares and know what they offer. They are listed in no particular order.
Dave McGovern's World Class Racewalking: Dave is an outstanding American race walker and makes his living writing books, conducting clinics, and coaching. His knowledge of the world of race walking (including technique) is first rate, his collection of articles is outstanding, his calendar of events is comprehensive, and his Web site is well worth a visit.
About.com: Walking: Wendy Bumgardner has a created a Web site that contains a wide spectrum of information and links about fitness walking, race walking, and ultra-distance walking. It also includes a list of clubs, a calendar, rankings, records, has word search capability. While I find it a bit hard to navigate (there is no comprehensive site map or index), browsing about her site is well worth your time.
Multimediavisini.com: Vittorio Visini was an outstanding Italian race walker in his younger years, and currently (2009) serves as the Italian Team Race Walking Head Coach. His Web site displays an extensive collection of current and historical race walking photos from around the world. The Web site is mostly in Italian--with some English. At the site, he encourages viewers to submit their own photos for display at the site. A campanion site, marciaitaliana.com, is the official site for Associazione Italiana della Marcia (Italian Association for Race Walking). The two sites compliment one another to provide a comprehensive view of Italian race walking.
Racewalk.com: Jeff Salvage is a race walking coach in the Philadelphia PA area, and has created several race walking books and videos--some in collaboration with others. He is also an outstanding photographer. His Web site has extensive information on race walking; including technique, flexibility and technique drills, contacts, clubs, schools that support racewalking, an extensive list of links, race walking rules, a calendar of events, some race results, and race walking rankings and records. His "how to" and race results pages including many outstanding photos that he has taken.
Race Walking Association: The RWA is the governing body for race walking in England, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands (Guernsey and Jersey). The site is currently maintained by Peter Cassidy, Honorary General Secretary of the Association. With over 200 Web pages, the site offers a wide variety of information, including a very extensive list of useful links that cover race walking and athletics in the UK, other countries in Europe, and around the world.
Race Walk UK: This site, by John Constandinou, is billed as "the central information point for UK based walkers and walking events." It focuses on the statistical side of UK race walking, but also features an extensive collection of information on race results, events (fixtures), rankings, athletes, clubs, and UK Centurions. It also has a very good page of links on race walking in the UK and around the world.
Australian Centurions: This site by Tim Erickson, Secretary of the Australian Centurions Club, contains a lot of articles that are of interest to race walkers and Centurions (ultrawalkers who have officially walked 100 miles in under 24 hours). The site also offers a good view of activities "down under." (Does that mean I live "up over?")
Ultrawalking.net (in Spanish): This Web site offer extensive coverage of race walking and (especially) ultrawalking. The focus is primarily on Europe and Malaysia. The site includes a section on ultrawalking records, and regularly includes YouTube videos of events which provide the viewer with a good sense of the European walking scene. English Translations: Prueba = Event; Tiempo = Time; Nombre = Name; Nac.(Nacimiento) = Birth (Country (Year)); Lugar = Location (of event); Fecha = Date (of event); Masculinos - Male; Femeninos = Female; Pista = Track (course); Ruta = Road (course).
Ultrawalk.com: This site by ultrawalker Ulli Kamm has a wide assortment of information on ultrawalking and ultrawalks. Ulli evidently has never seen an ultra event that didn't peak his interest, and his Web site reflects his intense interest in the full scope of the sport.
Race Walking Record: The Record is the official publication of the British Race Walking Association. It is the most professional racewalking magazine/newsletter I have ever seen. The site includes many photos of UK race walkers and events. Back copies of the magazine, accessed through the site, give the viewer an outstanding look at race walking in the UK.
The Walking Site and Marathon Walking: These two, conjoined sites are by Patty Cartwright who lives in the Dallas TX area, teaches beginning race walking, coaches marathon walkers and runners, and is a certified race walking judge. Her site has many articles of interest to marathon walkers and race walkers.
Ace Walker: Through her "Walk Your Way to Fitness" program, Bonnie Stein has personally taught hundreds--if not thousands--of Americans (including me) how to race walk. Her lectures, clinics, seminars, and private lessons have done much to expand awareness of race walking in the southeastern United States. While her Web site focuses on promoting her AceWalking program, I call your attention to it because she has a very good set of articles on race walking, stretching (with illustrations), and training schedules for walking half and full marathons.
North American Racewalking Association Store: While relatively small in size, this is a sentimental favorite of mine becasue it is part of the first race walking Web site I created--and is now hosted by eRaceWalk.com. In her store, Elaine Ward offers a unique collection of books, videos, and other materials that can be found in no other place. While the items sold are included on the "media" pages noted above, I have to highlight the store here.
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