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Jonathan Hobbs Wins Northern 35 Kilometre Race Walk

Posted: 10th Jul 2014 by Andrea Bennett

Ashford AC’s top Race walker continues his march to the top of the long distance rankings.   Jonathan Hobbs ventured 300 miles  from Kent to Yorkshire on the same weekend as the Tour de France Grand Depart and wearing the Yellow vest of Ashford Athletics Club won the Northern 35 kilometre Race Walking Championship.  It was the  longest race this 21 year old had entered and he started steadily but was soon joint leader with the National 50 km Champion.  By halfway on the sunny and scenic rolling Yorkshire course he had a ten minute lead and had the confidence to increase the pace eventually winning by a staggering 25 minutes.
Still very young for a long distance athlete Jon’s next target is the National 50 kilometre Race Walking Championship at the end of the Summer in London.

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