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TOM BOSWORTH secured his place in the team for Rio with a dominant display on home soil, Ian Richards reports.

With several qualifying performances in the bag already, he cruised to 20km victory in 86:15 as well as taking the England 20km title. Bosworth led his training partner Cameron Corbishley, competing in the concurrent junior 10km, through 5km in 20:59, as Corbishley chased the World Juniors qualifying ti me of 4:20. Bosworth moved away in the second 5km, passing halfway in 42:26. He cruised through the second half in 43:54, enjoying the support of the home crowd through the last few laps as he realised his Olympic dream.

Bosworth said: “This was very comfortable today and it was great to qualify for my first Olympics in front of so many family and friends. I would like to thank them and my wider support team for all their support on this journey. Four years ago I was in tears on the roadside in La Coruna after missing out by an agonising 19 seconds.”

Behind Bosworth, Daniel King got the better of a race-long battle with his twin brother Dominic King to clock a season’s best 90:23 ahead of Dominic, who has already secured his qualification for the Olympic 50km.

Corbishley started to slip off the World Junior pace and was disqualified on the last lap. A similar fate befell Guy Thomas, who was also chasing the time. This left the way for under-17 Tim Snook to take the junior win in 47:16 from Tom Partington’s 48:37.

Tom Bosworth: booked his place for Rio

Bethan Davies moved to second on the UK all-time list with a massive PB and Welsh record of 93:48 but was an agonising 48 seconds short of the UKA Olympic qualifying time of 93:00. This is inside the IAAF time of 96:00.

Davies put behind her the disappointment of an early disqualification in last month’s World Team Race Walking Championships in Rome as she put in a massive effort to chase 93:00 and passed the 5km point in 22:59. The next 5km was passed in 23.26 to give her a halfway clocking of 46:25 – spot on pace for the qualifying time. She slipped off the pace at the 15km point and, despite a huge effort in the last 5km, was unable to make the grade.

Davies said: “I am disappointed to have come so close but this is a massive performance after the disappointment of Rome. I did my first ever 20km in training in this park four years ago and I am now half an hour quicker! This shows how far I have come and I will use this as a stepping stone to qualify for London 2017.”

Siu Nga Ching of Hong Kong took second place in 1:40:17 ahead of Davies’ Welsh compatriot Heather Lewis, who moved to second on the UK 2016 rankings with 1:40:40, her third fastest time.

Hannah Hunter took the England title with 1:54:07, finishing in sixth place in the women’s event.

Emma Achurch set off in pursuit of the World Junior standard of 47:00. She passed halfway in 24:02 and hung on in the second half to record 48.09. Sophie Lewis Ward clocked another European Youth qualifier with 24:22.

Men: 10KW: 1 C Snook (AFD, U17) 47:16; 2 T Partington (Manx, U20) 48:37; 3 T Snook (AFD, U20) 49:40.

20KW: 1 T Bosworth (Ton) 86:15; 2 D King (Col H) 90:23; 3 D King (Col H) 91:30; 4 J Saelen 94:35; 5 A Cowin (Manx) 1:49:34

Women: 5KW: 1 S Lewis Ward (Camb H, U20) 24:22; 2 E Montaner Novellón 26:27; 3 N Myers (Shef/Dearn) 27:22; 4 P Spooner (Weth, U17) 27:38; 5 J Nicholls (Leic WC) 28:13; 6 A Intihar Marulc (Kladivar Celje, U17) 29:18

10KW: 1 E Achurch (Leic WC, U20) 48:09. 20KW: 1 B Davies (Card) 93:48; 2 S Nga Ching 1:40:17; 3 H Lewis (P’broke) 1:40:40; 4 A Torma 1:45:45; 5 C Conway 1:51:28; 6 H Hunter (Manx) 1:54:07



GREAT WOMEN’S 10km, Glasgow

Overall: 1 G Rankin (Kilb) 36:59; 2 S Benson (Cambus) 37:12; 3 L Chisholm (Gars, W40) 37:39; 4 M Sandison (Spring, W35) 38:08; 5 F Matheson (Falk, W55) 38:38; 6 C Mccallum (Shett) 38:55; 7 S Muir (I’clyde, W40) 38:56; 8 S Doherty 39:17; 9 C Probert (Edin) 39:19

W40: 3 C Van Der Horst 41:07. W45: 1 B O’Neil (Cambus) 41:08; 2 A Richardson 42:33. W50: 1 C Kibble 43:09; 2 F Macdougall 43:39. W55: 2 L Coyle (G’nock) 45:36; 3 E Herman 46:43


Overall: 1 A Wiles (Morp) 15:05; 2 T Geremew Mulugeta (Els) 15:18; 3 G Jayasuriya (M&C) 15:24

M40: 1 J Clifford (Even) 16:12; 2 I Dixon 16:23; 3 S Middleton (R&Z) 17:00. M45: 1 M Thompson (Sun) 16:25; 2 T Brannon (NSP) 17:22; 3 A Pearson (New M) 17:27.

M50: 1 P Clough (Crook) 17:46. M55: 1 N Walker (New M) 18:13; 2 P Routledge (Tyne Br) 18:24; 3 B Martin (Quak) 18:26.

U20: 1 D Newton (New M) 16:09; 2 J Evans (J&H) 16:29

Women: 1 J Heslop (Els, W35) 16:52; 2 A Pettitt (Bill MH) 17:08; 3 S Barlow (Darl, W35) 17:27; 4 A Sneddon (J&H) 18:02

W40: 1 L Bennett (New M) 20:00.

W45: 1 K Aspin (New M) 19:37. W50: 1 L Noble (Darl) 20:29; 2 K Gunn (NSP) 21:03; 3 P Brown (Darl) 22:00. W55: 1 C Horton (Stoc S) 22:31

The first three at Glasgow


Overall: 1 M Lalor (Barlick) 34:14; 2 D Collinge 35:15; 3 D Balshaw (Barlick) 35:46

Women: 1 L Powell-Smith (Clay, W35) 39:15; 2 A Reddy 39:41; 3 N Nuttall (Trawd, W45) 42:58

BEER 5, Romsey

Overall: 1 P Pallister (M40) 28:32; 2 K Yates (Lords) 29:01; 3 R Snell (Exm H, M35) 29:11

Women: 1 T Corker (Soton, W40) 34:12; 2 A Giles (E’leigh) 35:57; 3 S Bryan (Win, W40) 37:34

W60: 1 J Halliday (Downt) 39:19

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