EMAC Venice 2019 – A look ahead to Running and Walking
Photos © A. Hermes: SMEETS Hans NED (M70 800/1500) – HORDER Jane GBR
(W60 80m/300m Hs) – IAN Richards GBR (M70 walk) – MAZZENGA Emma Maria
ITA (W85 100/200) – GOUGH Joe IRL (M65 800)
EMAC 2019: Looking forward to intense running and walking competitions
highlighted by head-to-head duels and record-breaking performances.
At the W65 400m races an exciting competition between the British
Caroline Powell (WR W60, ER W60 400m indoor)and Saunders-Mullins Joylyn
(ER W65) is to be expected. Let’s look forward to the W55 meeting of
Mitchell Virginia (GBR, WR 800m indoor)and Clare Elms (GBR, WR 3000m
indoor) at the highest level in the 800m races and to the expected
head-to-head race between the M70 European record holder in 800m Hans
Smeets (NED) and Jean-Claude Demarque (FRA). Clare Elms also starts in
the 5000m. An exciting question is whether she can improve Silke
Schmidt’s W55 European record. Jane Horder (GBR) is holding the W60
world record in the 80m HS. Jane’s fiercest competitor will be Rosa
Escribano (ESP), who this year set a world record in the heptathlon with
6255 points. In the 200m hurdles of the age group M80 you can expect a
thrilling race for the gold medaille between Tony Bowman (GBR, ER 80m
Hs), Kjartan Soelvenberg (NOR, ER 200m Hs) and Alan Carter (GBR).
Richards Ian(M70, GBR) set in 2018 a new M70 world record in the 5000m
track race walk. He is the favourite in the 5000m track race walk as
well as in the 10km and 20km road walks.
Focus on records in the running and walking competitions at EMAC/Venice
(World record WR, European Record ER)
M65: PETERS Steve GBR 100m 12.50 (ER 200m); 200m 24.80 (ER)
W85: MAZZENGA Emma Maria ITA 100m 21.56, 200m 44.47 (WR 60mm/400m
indoor, ER 200m)
M55: GROEGER Roland GER 53.29 (WR 400m M50). Roland is also registrated
W65: An exciting competition between Caroline Powell and
Saunders-Mullins Joylyn is to be expected
POWELL Caroline W65 GBR 1:08.94 (WR W60, ER W60 400m indoor)
JOYLYN Saunders-Mullins W65 GBR 1:09.79 (ER W65)
M85: MUELLER Herbert E GER 1:32.83 (ER 400m) will turn 90 in November.
Herbert intends to participate in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m
W50: TROST Eva GER 2:25.00 (WR)
W55: Let’s look forward to a competition between Mitchell Virginia and
Clare Elms at the highest level!
VIRGINIA Mitchell GBR 2:25.2 ((WR 800m indoor)
ELMS Clare GBR 2:22.38 (WR 3000m indoor)
M65: GOUGH Joe IRL 2:16.88 (ER, WR indoor)
M70: SMEETS Hans NED 2:28.20 (ER indoor and outdoor)
M80: ALONSO DOMINGO Manuel ESP SPAIN 2:55.48(ER)
W70: COPSON Angela GBR 2:56.00(WR in/out; WR 1500 indoor). She is not
registered for the 1500m races.
W50: TROST Eva GER 4:45.00 (WR 800m)
W55: ELMS Clare GBR 4:46.64 (WR 3000m indoor)
M70: A head-to-head race between Hans Smeets and Jean-Claude Demarque is
to be expected.
SMEETS Hans NED 5:11.72 (ER, WR indoor)
DEMARQUE Jean-Claude FRA 5:10.12
M80: ALONSO DOMINGO Manuel ESP 5:47.35 (WR)
W55: ELMS Clare GBR 17:42.99 (WR 3000m indoor). The exciting question
is whether Clare can improve Silke Schmidt’s European record. Clare also
takes part in the 800m and 1500m races.
M40 (110m Hs): DIAZ Aramis ITA 14.38 (ER 400m Hs)
M45 (110m Hs): KELLER Thomas SUI 14.80 (ER)
W60 (80m Hs): HORDER Jane GBR 13.10 (WR). One of Jane’s competitors is
Rosa Escribano (ESP), who this year set a world record in the heptathlon
with 6255 points.
W75 (80m Hs): MAIER Marianne AUT 17.43 (WR 80m HS, 200m HS)
M80 (80m Hs): BOWMAN Tony GBR 14.86 (ER)
M80 (80m HS): SOELVBERG Kjartan NOR 18.20 (ER 200m Hs)
M40 (400m Hs): DIAZ Aramis ITA 50.10 (ER)
M45 (400m Hs): BETTS Edward GBR 57.13 (WR)
W60 (300m Hs): HORDER Jane GBR 51.40 (WR)
M80 (200m Hs): BOWMAN Tony GBR 38.90 (ER 80m Hs)
M80 (200m Hs): SOELVBERG Kjartan NOR 40.20 (ER)
2000m Steeple Chase
W65: REIJONEN Eliisa FIN 9:47.36 (ER)
5000m Track Race Walk
M70: IAN Richards GBR 25:48.50 (WR)
Richards is also registered for 10km and 20km road walk.
W90: PAGU Elena ROU 44:25.05 (ER)