Moulton racewalker Wilkinson inspires England triumph

Race Walker Callum Wilkinson set a new national junior record at the Euro Junior Champs in Sweden.
Picture Mark Westley ANL-150721-204844009

Race Walker Callum Wilkinson set a new national junior record at the Euro Junior Champs in Sweden. Picture Mark Westley ANL-150721-204844009

Suffolk and Enfield Harriers Athletics Club member Callum Wilkinson claimed his second international victory within a month on Saturday.

The outstanding young race walker was triumphant at the IAAF permit meeting in Podebrady, Czech Republic.

Competing in the junior 10km, which attracted almost 50 competitors from a dozen European countries, Wilkinson was never headed.

The former King Edwards VI Upper School pupil, from Moulton, near Newmarket crossed the finishing line in 41.33.

This was within three seconds of the time he posted when winning in Dudince, Slovakia, a month earlier.

Wilkinson’s win triggered an England team win with Cameron Corbishley 10th in 43.05 and Guy Thomas 11th in 43.15.

They both set pb’s to back up the Newmarket athlete to register a significant victory over Belarus and Italy.

The GB team for the Walking World Cup in Rome is expected to be selected and announced on May 8.

It will be a step up in standard with the likes of China, Spain, Japan and Australia in the line-up.