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The Victorian Race Walking Club runs three points competitions during the winter season

  • The Handicap Competition
  • The Actual Times Competition
  • The Style Award Competition

Points are progressively accumulated as the winter season progresses with trophies to be awarded at our Winter Season Presentations at the end of the Winter Season. The winners of each Style Award division and the first 3 places in each division of the Handicap and Actual Times competitions will be awarded trophies at our end of season presentations on Saturday 2rd September 2017.

After the last round of our points competition on Saturday 12th August, the final points for the Handicap, Style Award and Actual Times competitions are shown below.

For questions regarding the Handicap or Actual Time points, contact Mark Donahoo (mdonahoo@optusnet.com.au). For questions about the Style Award points, contact Tim Erickson (terick@melbpc.org.au).


Our three Points Competitions are explained below

The Handicap Competition

Handicap Points will be allocated in the following divisions: U10, U12, U14, U18, Open, Masters to 59yrs, Master 60 yrs + . 

Each athlete who is financial and has previously walked the distance or a similar one in the current season or the previous season will be given a handicap time. This time will be deducted from the finish time of the athlete to determine the net handicap time.

  • To receive a handicap times for 1km, 1.5km, 2km or 2.5km, you need to have raced one of these distances.
  • To receive a handicap times for 3km, 4km, 5km or 6km, you need to have raced one of these distances.
  • To receive a handicap times for 8km, 10km or 12km, you need to have raced one of these distances.

Points are then awarded to all walkers, in their respective divisions. Non-members and unfinancial members are permitted to start in these races, but will not receive points.

Handicap points are awarded as follows:

  • All walkers receive 1 point for starting.
  • All walkers receive 1 point for finishing.
  • 1st place in the handicap receives 3 additional points, giving them 5 points
  • 2nd place in the handicap receives 2 additional points, giving them 4 points
  • 3rd place in the handicap receives 1 additional points giving them 3 points
  • No other finishers receive additional points, so they end up with their basic 2 points
  • Those who either do not finish or are disqualified get 1 point for starting.

The Actual Times Competition

Actutl Times Points will be allocated in the following divisions: U10, U12, U14, U18, Open, Masters to 59yrs, Master 60 yrs + . 

Actual Time points are awarded as follows:

  • All walkers receive 1 point for starting.
  • All walkers receive 1 point for finishing.
  • Fastest time walker receives 3 points, giving them 5 points.
  • 2nd fastest time walker receives 2 points, giving them 4 points.
  • 3rd fastest time walker receives 1 point, giving them 3 points.
  • No other finishers receive additional points, so they end up with their basic 2 points
  • Those who either do not finish or are disqualified get 1 point for starting.

The Style Award Competition

A good style is a walker's greatest asset and we as a club want to reinforce the importance of this aspect of racewalking. Hence, we ask each judge to award 3,2 and 1 points for the male and female walkers who walk with the fairest and best style each week. It does not matter in which event the walker is competing, nor does the age of the walker matter. A judge might award the 3 points to a 9 year old walker and the 2 points to an 80 year old walker!

What is a good style? We all have our own ideas but the ones best situated to decide are the judges. All points are collated in confidence by the Secretary and tallied week by week with a view to awarding Style Award Trophies at the end of the season for the 'best' stylists in the male and female categories.

Note that yellow numbers in the range 481-500 are not allocated Style Points as they are 'Club Rules' walkers.