Scotia Race Walking Club

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You can walk.

So come join us!

Walk your way to WOW !!!

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On Tuesday 26 April 2016, Scotia RWC's newest venture, the Kirky Group: A well supported session, where everybody is welcome to join.

You'll learn the tricks of the trade through discovery, activities, fun and games.


We welcome everyone to the Kirky Group:

Kids adults, families:

"You can walk, so come join us!"




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Further details are available here

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A further update for you (30 April 2016)


With funds secured from our 'Friends of Scotia' Scheme, Andrew Fraser participated in, and successfully completed, the 'In Safe Hands' course conducted by SportsScotland.


In summary, this keeps Scotia legally above board in terms of ensuring that the way we conduct ourselves, and the policies we follow, are in line with those expected of Scotia by our gverning body, Scottish Athletics.


In simple English, you now know that you will be in safe and a competent coaching environment at all times.


This newest Club qualification makes us verylucky, in that we now have 2 Child Protection Officers, with Andrew now officially joining Bill McFadden in that vital role.


This is a remarkable milestone and a highly-exceptional case:

Seldom does any Club have 2 Child Protection Officers (Scotia has 2).

For more details, check things out here.


1 March 2016:

The Child Protection Officer / Club Welfare position is now strengthened with Andrew Fraser completing the 'Safeguarding and Protecting Children' course (the accredited Sports UK Council course)


So, when Andrew completes the Children 1st 'In Safe Hands' course (in April), then Scotia Race Walking Club will have 2 fully-qualified and active Child Protection Officers . . . . great success for such a small, new Club.


Many thanks to Willie Murray for sponsoring this Course:  Very much appreciated (our whole Club will benefit from your generosity)


Check out our Club's Welfare info here:     

July 2015:

More publicity for our Club ...

This time at the Greenock parkrun (20 February 2016):

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Read the mentions of Scotia and its members here

Latest news brought to you on Friday 19 February 2016:


Andrew Fraser has successfully attained his UKA Level 3 Coaching Qualification.


He joins Bill McFadden with the same qualification, UKA Level 3:

This is the highest International-level coaching qualification currently available.


This means they are the most qualified race walking coaches in Scotland . . .

                                                                                                                                     and they're both at Scotia Race Walking Club!

Agnes Ellis gives us her view of our Secret Santa-style EASTER Scotia RWC parkrun get-together (19 March 2016)  Choc bunnies found here

An exciting quick read for you . . .  submitted by new Club member, Gordon Jenkins.

Read his tale about a tail here

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Scotia RWC's first ever AGM took place on Friday 4 December 2015: Minutes & follow-up news will be communicated shortly.

Any questions about the AGM? Simply e-mail

Scotia RWC Club members sure do get about . . . 

Agnes Ellis

and friend:



Andrew Fraser met his life-long athletics idol / hero while on holiday in Cuba in April 2016) . . . 

Current Men's World High Jump Record Holder, Cuban Javier Sotomayor


Read more about Javier here

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Scotia Open Championships 2016    (Holyrood Park, Edinburgh: 26 June 2016)


Sunday 26 June 2016 (Queens Drive, Holyrood Park)


We were delighted to see so many Scottish walkers compete in the first walking race on Scottish soil in about 3 decades . . . . 

Beginners, first-timers, experienced, youngsters, aspiring Scottish Champions, they were all there.

The first 3 in each age group recieved their gold, silver or bronze medals, too


All the information is available in our website . . .  Go on . . .  invite ithers to join you in this new evolution of race walking in Scotland . . . 



WALK YOUR WAY TO WOW !             NOW!

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Andrew Fraser at the lowest place on Earth (Dead Sea, Israel)

Scotia RWC Club's next FoS draw takes place on 1 July 2016 . . . .  Is your name next out of the hat on the 1st July?


Read all about our 'Friends of Scotia' scheme 

Scotia RWC is best in Britain, while Agnes Ellis is the new British 5km Champion  (19 June 2016)


At the British Masters 5km Road Championships in Horwich on 19 June, Agnes Ellis led the Gold Rush for Scotia.


She became the new British 5km Champion (F55) . . .  Huge congratulations, Ellis: A thoroughly-deserved victory!


The Men's Team were declared Gold Medal winners, beating every other team in Britain (not bad for a Club that is not even 2 years old!)


We also represented Scotland:

Narrowly finished 3rd.


Check out further details here

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