THE PRAGUE PEDESTRIAN CLOCK ENJOYED THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TO THE FULLEST. OLIANOVSKA AND TOTH IN NEW FANTASTIC RECORDS!
LIUDMYLA OLIANOVSKA IMPROVED HER OWN RECORD FROM LAST YEAR BY AN INCREDIBLE 419 meters to 13.679m!!! NORBERT TOTH CREATED A NEW HOUR RECORD OF 14.373m IN A BREATHTAKING PERFORMANCE AND AT THE SAME TIME HE SET A HUNGARIAN NATIONAL RECORD WITH THIS PERFORMANCE!!!
OFFICIAL RESULTS / RESULTS OFFICIAL
On Saturday 21.10. the cozy home stadium of AC Praha 1890 hosted the tenth anniversary of the Prague Pedestrian Clock. A look at the start lists promised a great spectacle. The organizational team led by Kateřina Kautská was also blessed with the weather, so there was much to look forward to.
Due to the number of registered children, there was a delay in the schedule at the very beginning, because the organizers divided the originally planned joint start of the race into 1000m and 2000m.
1000 male and female athletes took part in the 12m race, and with them the seven-year-old Emmička Karlová tried the 500m and deservedly won her first pedestrian medal.
The guests from Slovakia dominated the 1000m race, Matúš Kučera showed a technically convincing performance and won in 5:34.89. Nelka Riečanová came in second by less than a second, and Lea Mláková completed the Slovak dominance.
Subsequently, 10 competitors set off for eight circuits, i.e. 2000m. The Slovak guests dominated here as well.
Nina Lasicová from Borské Mikuláš was leading the race from the start, whom Michal Benčík, two years younger, repeatedly tried to overtake. Nina didn't give up and ran for a narrow victory in 10: 31.22. However, they put on a wonderful fight. Third place was won by Jakub Weiss, a pedestrian newcomer from AK Slovan Duchcov, followed by Anežka Halasová from Vyškov.
3000 male and female athletes took part in the joint start in the 5000m and 20m races. Right from the start, teenager Matěj Piták set off very sharply and quickly cut the first meters. He quickly started losing laps to most of the competitors and it was surprising how easily he left the trio of students in the composition of Mochal, Plecháček, Rösler. Dan Mochal didn't have his day and was the first to start losing to the group. On the contrary, Vojtěch Vejvančický from Rumbur was able to catch up from behind and was continuously at the head of this mini group. Matěj Piták was also able to catch up with this group and overtake him by a lap, to which, however, Marek Rösler from Mladá Boleslav responded by accelerating. He began to distance himself from the slowing Piták and his 250 lead slowly shortened. Meanwhile, the winner Vojtěch Vejvančický crossed the finish line of the 3000m race in a new personal record of 15:10.07. The best competitor was Agáta Cingulová from Borské Mikuláš with a performance of 17:07.98.
And then the audience mainly watched the fight between Piták and Rösler. Both pedestrians fought, and Matěj, a year older, finally defended his victory, reducing his performance by less than 2 seconds under 25 minutes. Second place went to Rösler in the new OR 25:01.88. Third was also pupil Ondřej Plecháček in the new OR 25:59.05. Among the women, Aneta Dojčárová from Pilsen won in her debut at the 5000 long distance - 29:27.35.
And then the first group of walkers in the time trial was already on the program. Among the 22 pedestrians, the clear favorites were Josef Smola, the sponsor of the entire race day, and Lenka Borovičková, the medalist from the recent EC in Pescara. She started quickly to the front of the race, but Pepa gradually took the lead and clearly dominated this group. He crossed the 10m finish line in 000:56, which is at the level of his best performance this year, even on the road. Pepa won with a performance of 49.15m and was the only man in this group to break the 10m mark. Polish fighter Luniewski (b. 587!!!) finished second, who climbed 10m, and Tomáš Vojtíšek was third with a performance of 000m.
Among the women in this group, Lenka Borovičková (10m - 241:58) convincingly won, who was able to overcome even one competitor from the elite group with her performance. The second was the teenager Ema Kyselicová, who also broke the 41.17m by 10m, setting a new OR for 000m 55:10.
She was also the youngest participant in the watch. The third place was taken by a walker from the home team - Veronika Smolíková (9m).
The prize for the oldest participant of the race day was won by the admirable Zdeněk Gonsiorovský (born 1941), who performed a respectable 6m.
All attention was then focused on the start of the elite start category. At stake were not only cups for the winners, but above all generous financial rewards for the best 6 and high bonuses for breaking race records. Thus, unlike last year, when only the duo Durďiaková - Morávek arrived from the top Czech competitors, the race attracted almost the entire Czech top. However, despite the participation of Tereza Durďiaková, who finished tenth at the World Championships in Budapest, and Eliška Martínková, who won silver at the Universiade, the Czechs were not among the biggest favorites. Just like last year, last year's champion from Ukraine, Liudmyla Olyanovská, accepted the one-hour challenge, and Norbert Tóth arrived from Hungary, who broke the U23 national record in the 10m sub 000 in Tilburg.
From the first meters, a member of the Ostrava training group, Jaromír Morávek, who then took turns in the lead with Norbert Tóth, took a sharp lead. After the illness, the starting Moravek gradually started to lose, but even he showed more than quality performance. However, Norbert Tóth clearly dominated the race and, in a thrilling performance, first flew through the finish line of 10m (000:41) to then set a new race record and the best performance in Hungarian history of 41.21m! Amazing performance by the young Hungarian. This record will be really hard to beat. The second Moravek showed a quality performance as well, who covered 14m in 373:10 and from the clock he dares a new OR of 000m. Unfortunately, in the last third of the race, his performance was greatly affected spectator Malík, who at other times also acts as a walking referee at Czech races and evidently in some kind of personal vendetta against the athlete, began to convince the referees at the stadium to disqualify Morávek. His action around the track was so significant that Moravek made sure in every lap whether he could continue. Fortunately, most of the judges did not let themselves be broken, they refused to see non-existent mistakes and Morávek was able to finish the race. It should be emphasized that similar behavior of the spectator is completely unacceptable and the Czech organizers of walking races should really consider whether they will invite Mr. Malík as a judge in the future, because he is obviously not capable of unbiased decision-making (we take this opinion from one of the judges on the spot). Third came Moravka's training partner Adam Zajíček, who started more cautiously and set the pace for the junior hope from the same training group, Kukl. In the second half of the race, Zajíček decided to help the Ukrainian star. Albert Kukla, who came fourth at the finish line, also showed a pleasing performance, gradually returning to his spring form (47:04.90 and 12m).
However, despite the great quality, the men could not match what the Ukrainian pedestrian showed. Olyanovská, who walks beautifully technically, was in third place from the start and showed world-class walking. 10m in 000:43 is an extremely high-quality performance in the women's race (according to the Hungarian tables, it is 37.78 points better than Tóth's performance), here we can see something similar sometimes only in Poděbrady, and the ease with which Liudmyla did it was breathtaking. In the last 77 minutes, she managed to avoid even the distraught Moravka and surpassed her own record of last year's race with a performance of 10m. Like Tóth, she took home a well-deserved prize of €13 (€679 race record + €1700 for the win).
Far behind the Ukrainian star was the battle for other places on the podium. The trio of women in the composition of Biré-Heslouis (FRA) - Durďiaková - Martínková had their own race, and Rosťa Kolář held on for a long time with them. The French walker, who in her youth was a great rival of Eliška Martínková in the fight for world medals, is returning to training after a series of illnesses and injuries. She slowed down in the second half of the race and was still not enough for our walkers, but the return will obviously be successful. Tereza gradually overtook Eliška quite easily and at the training-race pace she managed to take second place (48:18.47 - 12). Eliška Martínková came third (439:48 - 40.21).
We had the opportunity to watch truly world-class walking, almost a hundred athletes from nine countries took part in the race! There was a lot to look at and the anniversary Prague Pedestrian Clock was a truly wonderful sporting experience. After the races, the participants of the beautiful sports day had the opportunity to have sausages from the Fatka butchery, also a traditional snack of the Prague Clock, which is free for all competitors, spectators and their companions.
A big thank you to all the organizers, judges and sponsors for the experience they prepared for us.
LIST OF STARTERS, DIVISION OF THE WATCHMAKERS INTO TWO GROUPS, LIVE STREAMING / TEILNEHMERLISTE, EINTEILUNG DER TEILNEHMER DES 1-STUNDE BEWERBES IN ZWEI RENNSTARTS, LIVE STREAMING
Due to the large number of participants in the 1-hour walking race, the race will be divided into two starting groups. It is still possible to register on the spot at the stadium on the day of the race until 9:00 a.m. There is no entry fee.
GROUP I starting at 11:10 AM / GROUP II starting at 12:30 PM.
Division of competitors in the time trial into I. and II. GROUPS and the overall list of starters for all tracks can be found at the link below:
Due to the high number of participants, the 1-HOUR race will be divided into two race starts. Es besteht immer noch die Möglichkeit sich vor Ort am 21.10.23 bis 9:00 Uhr zu anmelden. Es wird kein Startgebühr bezält.
Der erste Gang = I. GRUPPE mit dem Start at 11:10 Uhr / Der zweite Gang = II. GRUPPE mit dem Start at 12:30 Uhr.
Einteilung der Teilnehmen des 1-STUNDE Bewerbes in zwei Rennstarts, sowie GESAMT TEILNEHMERLISTE finden Sie unter folgendem link:
Invitation / Einladung:
Applications / Anmeldungen: https://www.sportt.cz/register/1290
Venue address / Adresse des Veranstaltungsortes: http://www.ac1890.cz/pages/oddil/kontakt.php
List of registered ON-LINE / Anmeldungsliste ON-LINE: https://www.sportt.cz/races/all/startlist/1290
Proposition / Ausschreibung: