Heather Lewis and Bethan Davies (right) have dominated women's race walking in Britain in the last few years.

Welsh Race Walk Aces Heather Lewis And Bethan Davies In GB Team Out To Czech Mate Rivals

By Owen Morgan

Star Welsh race walkers Heather Lewis and Bethan Davies have been selected in a five-strong Great Britain team for the 2021 European Race Walking Team Championships in the Czech Republic next month.

Pembrokeshire Harrier Heather Lewis and Bethan Davies, of Cardiff Athletics, have dominated the British women’s race walking scene in recent years.

Most recently, the Commonwealth Games athletes claimed a Welsh one-two in the Müller British Athletics Olympic 20km Walk Trials at Kew Gardens last month.

Although neither has yet attained the Olympic qualifying time, Lewis sits at the top of the 2021 UK rankings in the event, while Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, Davies, is the second fastest Briton ever over 20k.

They have both been selected for the women’s 20km race at the championships in Podebrady on May 16.

Also selected is Tonbridge athlete Tom Bosworth, who finished fourth at the event back in 2019 as he led GB to team silver for the first time. He is joined by Callum Wilkinson, of Enfield and Harringay and Cameron Corbishley, of Medway and Maidstone.

Heather Lewis after winning the womens 20km walk during the Muller British Athletics Marathon and 20km Walk Trials at Kew Gardens. Pic: Getty Images.

Team Leader, Andi Drake, said: “It will be great to see these five athletes competing out in Podebrady at the European Race Walking Team Championships.

“With limited opportunities to compete against the best in Europe over the last year or so, this will be hugely beneficial for these athletes as they prepare for the busy summer ahead.”

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