SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY
Tom Bosworth - phenomenal athlete....Can you run faster than this man can walk?
Having spent most of my running career knowing what every minute per mile pace represents when it comes to running a marathon. When I saw race walker Tom Bosworth set a new World 1 mile Record in 2017 at the London Diamond League Games of 5:31:08 which if maintained would represent a 2:24:40 marathon, we decided to use Tom's record performance for our Sportlink Christmas Charity Treadmill Challenge in December i.e. who can run 1 mile quicker than he can race walk one. Needless to say not too many people could, but most importantly it was great fun for all who took part and of course we raised money for The Hallswood Animal Sanctuary and Nelson's Journey. To add icing to the cake, Tom was made aware of our challenge for which he got behind it, whilst encouraging people to have a go. This led to us making contact with him for which we are also now looking forward to Tom making an appearance instore at Sportlink on Saturday week (Feb 16th) where of course he will be on hand to chat, sign autographs and present the lucky winner of the treadmill challenge prize draw with their free pair of On Running shoes. Needless to say and in true Sportlink fashion, he will also be up for having a go at a couple of fun challenges too....
Everyone is welcome, so do please come along and meet the man who can race walk quicker than most can run, for which you may even be inspired to have a go at race walking yourself.
Tom should be with us from about 1pm.
See below some of Tom's amazing PB’s.
1 mile 5:31.08 World Record
3,000 metres track 10:38.28 British Record and World Indoor Record
5,000 metres track 18:28.70 British Record
10km Road 39:36.00 British Record
20km Road 1:20:13.00 British Record - 6TH place, 2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro.