Four women with ties to Oregon competed in the National 50k Race Walk Championships on Sunday, November 22nd. Milwaukie HS graduate, Erin Taylor-Talcott, was the overall winner in a time of 5:02:48, former RWNW member, Katie Grimes finished second in 6:03, Carmen finished behind her in 6:26:18 and another former member, Darlene Backlund, took fourth place in a time of 7:02:35, along with a world record in the 70+ age group. Times were slow due to high temperatures which quickly rose to the mid-upper 80's.
Carmen recapped her race in her newsletter and ReShod Walking Shoes Facebook page. Ashley competed in the Non-Championship 20k race and cut over three minutes off last year's time, despite the heat. Read Ashley's recap of the race here.