Results from 2017

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Be-A-Walker 3K Predicted-time Walk

October 7, 2017 - Roe Park, Overland Park, Kansas (puddles & mud on the trail)


*Name Prediction PRE Actual Actual TOTAL difference Pace
Min Sec Sec Min Sec Sec Sec Finish min/mile
Swisher 19 31 1171 19 27 1167 -4 Gold 10:26
Anderson 24 30 1470 24 10 1450 -20 Silver 12:58
Cavalaro 23 30 1410 23 59 1439 29 Bronze 12:52
McCarter 21 31 1291 20 57 1257 -34 11:14
McCoy 25 40 1540 26 23 1583 43 14:09
Debault 25 0 1500 26 5 1565 65 13:59
Thornburg 25 17 1517 26 23 1583 66 14:09
Haller 29 0 1740 30 40 1840 100 16:27
Felton 26 11 1571 30 26 1826 255 16:19
Oakes 29 45 1785 34 5 2045 260 18:17
Delon-Floyd 40+
Delon-Martie 2 laps
Poisner-S 2 laps

Thanks to all who participated in the 2017 edition of our club predicted-time walk. You were not deterred by the water, mud or potential predators on the trail. The results are shown below and we offer our congratulations to our top predictors: Karen, John and Sunday. The differences from predictions are shown along with the final pace (min:sec/mile). Special thanks to those who helped sweep the trail before the race: Fred, John, Maggie, BJ, Karen (and any others I may have missed). Thanks also for those who brought the great eats and helped clean up. We also are duly impressed with seeing Pat (minus her scooter and boot). Her resilience continues to amaze us all. Thanks to Fred for helping keep track of the time. We also wish Fred 'bon voyage' on his upcoming trip to Venice and ports beyond. It was also a pleasure to see Floyd and Martie back in their old territory; and we also got to see Phil (as we infrequently do during softball season). We look forward to resuming this great tradition next year, but maybe with a little less wet stuff from Mother Nature.
- Alan



USATF Hershey National Junior Olympics

July 24, 2017 - Lawrence, Kansas

1500 meter walk

Place Walker Time Age Group Age-graded
10 Maggie Boley 8:46 11-12 70.72%

Note: Very hot, humid afternoon competing against some extremely fast walkers from across the country.



Sunflower State Games

July 15, 2017 - Topeka, Kansas

1500 meter walk- Saturday

Place Walker Time Age Group Age-graded
Gold BJ Thornburg 11:38 70-74 68.60%
Gold Sunday Cavallaro 11:04 60-64 62.65%

Note: BJ and Sunday represented HRW well with each taking 1st in their age groups.



Missouri State Senior Games

June 16-17, 2017 - Columbia, Missouri

1500 meter walk- Friday Evening

Place Walker Time Age Group Age-graded
Gold Fred Adams 11:14 80-84 78.30%

3000 meter walk - Saturday morning

Place Walker Time Age Group Age-graded
Gold Fred Adams 39:06 80-84 78.50%

Note: Fred was the only HRW member at the Missouri State Senior Games and came away with two Gold medals just a week after doing to the National Senior Games in Birmingham.



National State Games of America

Grand Rapids, Michigan - August 6, 2017

1500 meters

Walker Place Divison Time Age-Graded
Alan Poisner 1 M 80-84 9:55.7 85.7

Oldest walker of 12; beat 9/11 other walkers.



USATF National Masters Outdoor Championships

July 14-16, 2017 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

5000 meter walk July 14 - hot and humid

Place Name Time Age Group Age Graded
Gold Karen Swisher 30:28.6 65-69 86.2%
Gold Alan Poisner 36:48.7 80-84 80.7%

10K walk July 16 - hotter and more humid

Place Name Time Age Group Age Graded
Gold Karen Swisher 1:06:54 65-69 82.7%
Gold Alan Poisner 1:18:19 80-84 78.4%

In the 5000 meters on the track, Karen beat all of the women except one younger one and set a personal best with an outstanding age-graded value. Alan was the oldest walker of 19 and beat 6 younger men.
In the10K on the road, Karen was the top woman of all of the 9 women who chose to race in the brutal conditions. Alan managed to survive and beat 2 younger men; 5 men who did the 5,000 meters chose not to try the 10K.



Father’s Day Run 5K

June 18, 2017, Overland Park, Kansas

Walker Walking Division Time Age Division Running Gender Place Age Graded
Martha McCarter 1 37:10 50-59 8 62.4%
Carol Smith 2 40:58 70+ 2 73.3%
Sunday Cavallart 3 42:09 60-69 9 58.6%
Maggie McCoy 4 42:23 60-69 10 63.7%
BJ Thornburg 5 46:59 70+ 4 61.9%
Pamela Felton 6 53:41 70+ 5 58.9%
Julie Haller 7 53:53 70+ 6 60.9%

Walker Running Division Time Age Division Running Gender Place Age Graded
Karen Swisher 30:41 60-69 2 84.6%
Alan Poisner 36:27 70++ 2 81.5%


National Senior Games

June 6-8, 2017 – Birmingham, Alabama
5K June 6 – raining hard with lots of puddles

Place Name Time Age Group Age Graded
Gold Karen Swisher 31:46 65-69 81.7%
4 Pat Durkin 38:48 70-74 74.9%
7 BJ Thornburg 41:13 70-74 71.6%
Gold Alan Poisner 38:33 80-84 77.0%
4 Fred Adams 40:48 80-84 73.3%

Ribbons 4-8
Fred had to stop 4 times to retie shoe laces.

1500 meters June 8 – not raining

Place Name Time Age Group Age Graded
Gold Karen Swisher 8:41 65-69 83.2%
4 Pat Durkin 10:32 70-74 75.7%
9 BJ Thornburg 11:30 70-74 70.4%
Gold Alan Poisner 10:16 80-84 82.9%
Silver Fred Adams 11:08 80-84 77.6%

In the 1500 meters, Karen’s time now ranks as 4th best in last 30 years in her age group. Alans’s time ranks 6th while his time in 2015 still ranks 1st in the 80-84 group. His earlier times in the 75-79 group rank 4th & 5th.
In the 5K, Karen also moved into 4th place all-time. Alan ranks and 2nd all-time in the 80-84 (2015) and 1st in the 75-79 group (2011).



Hospital Hill 5K

June 2, 2017 - Kansas City, Missouri

80° very hilly no racewalking division
same finishing position as last year

Walker Place Divison Time Age-Graded
Alan Poisner 1/4 M 80-99 38:17 77.6%


World Masters Games*

April 25-26, 2017, Auckland, New Zealand

1500 meters – Tuesday evening

Division Place Walker Time Age-graded
80-84 M 1 Alan Poisner 9:53.8 86.1%

3000 meter walk – Wednesday morning

Division Place Walker Time Age-graded
80-84 M 1 Alan Poisner 21:15 83.3%

*(held every four years)
Note: Alan’s time in the 3000-meter race also beat all three medal winners in the 75-79.



USATF National Masters Indoor Championships

February 17-18, 2017 - Albuquerque, New Mexico

1 mile walk - Friday afternoon

Division Place Walker Time Age-graded
65-69 F 1 Karen Swisher 9:49 80.1%
80-84 M 1 Alan Poisner 11:07 82.4%

3000 meter walk - Saturday morning

Division Place Walker Time Age-graded
65-69 F 2 Karen Swisher 19:06 79.8%
80-84 M 1 Alan Poisner 21:15 82.0%

Note: Karen Swisher and Alan Poisner set new records in the 1-mile race in their Age groups. Karen beat the 2016 racewalker of the year in the 1-mile race by 0.5 seconds!