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5000m Track Walk Records

The 5000m track walk is an event that has never appeared at the Olympics. Track walking as a whole has only made sporadic appearances at that level, with 3000m 3500m and 10000m distances appearing up to 1924. After that all walking events were held out of stadia, on road.

An indoor track walk, 3000m or 5000m, was held in the IAAF World Indoor Championships until 1993, after which it was discontinued.

The 5000mW is a recent addition to the Wellington Champs. It was held at the North Island Champs in 2016 and sporadically prior to that. From 2018, it was added to the NZMA Champs to offset the difficulty in establishing a course on which to hold a 10km Road Walk. This event has become the de facto replacement to programme for the 10km Road Walk, though there has also been the occasional 10000m Track Walk.

Where Centre records are better performances than National or World records, this likely indicates that the athlete either failed to apply for the record within the application window or was unable to meet the stricter paperwork requirements. More recent records could still be in the processing stage at World or National level.

Electronic times are preferred but not required, with the proviso that hand times require three watch readings. Where it is not readily evident that a historical hand timed record or electronic time is faster, both will be listed. [I believe any time given with a single or no decimal is hand timed but unless marked it is not explicitly expressed.] Lap scoring sheets are required to be submitted with record applications for events 3000m and above.

Note: Athletes move. Wellington records applicable to athletes registered to Wellington at time of performance. Island championship records applicable to athletes registered to that island at time of performance. NZ records applicable to athletes registered appropriately to NZMA at time of performance. Oceania championship records applicable to athletes registered to OMA at time of performance. World records quote national affiliation of athlete at time of performance.

  Wellington North Island Champs South Island Champs NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World
M35 no record no record no record 25:08.0

D Cameron (1980)
23:12.58

Kevin Taylor (1990)
23:12.6

Kevin Taylor NZL (1990)
 18:30.43

Maurizio Damilano ITA (1992)
M40 27:46.0

 Robert Bennett
25:48.54

 Andris Lei (2009)
29:38.35

T McCashin (2012)
27:03.8

R Nxon (1980)
24:19.4

 Robert Green (1993)
22:37.0

Frank Clark AUS (1984)
19:45.65

Willi Sawall AUS (1984)
M45 28:38.90

 Sean Lake (2016)
28:38.90

 Sean Lake (2016)
27:14.1

S Farquhar (2008)
24:21.0

Maurice Hinton (1980)
20:54.4

Gary Little (1991)
22:32.0

John Smith AUS (1984)
20:28.28

Alex Florez Studer (2017)
M50 29:31.1

Robert Bennett
33:07.87

 Joseph Antcliff (2018)
no record 27:14.90

Lyndon Hohaia (2018)
21:01.0

 Gary Little (1992)
24:31.9

 Michael Harte NZL (2006)
21:01

Gary Little NZL (1992)
M55 26:16.3

Peter Baillie (2007)
25:43.7

 Eric Kemsley (2006)
30:35.7

P Hague (2008)
no record 22:14.93

Gary Little (1998)
22:14.9

 Gary Little NZL (1998)
22:11.5

Willi Sawall AUS (1997)
M60 28:55.3

Peter Tearle
25:43.7

 Peter Fox (2016)
30:39.43

 R Denton (2012)
28:26.96

Mike Parker (2018)
23:44.09

Gary Little (2002)
25:48.0

Theo Orr AUS (1984)
22:38.7

 Andrew Jamieson AUS (2007)
M65 29:15.95

 Peter Bailiie (2018)
30:51.23

 Clive McGovern (2018)
34:27.3

Danny Knudson (2009)
29:59.76

 Peter Baillie  (2018)
26:53.78

Eric Kemsley (2016)
26:47.54

George White AUS (2010)
24:13.10

Ian Richards GBR (2013
M70 30:39.13

 Peter Bailiie (2018)
30:39.13

 Peter Bailiie (2018)
35:46.63

Tom Cockerill (2017)
37:40.27

 Geoff Iremonger (2019)
29:56.55

 Eric Saxby (2007)
28:22.0

Tom Daintry AUS (1984)
25:48.50

Ian Richards GBR (2018)
M75 40:38.5

 Bernie Kaiser (2008)
no record no record no record 37:54.5

George Currie (1993)
30:33.0

Tom Daintry AUS (1990)
27:40.0

James Grimwade GBR (1987)
M80 42:38.59

John Hines (2018)
no record no record no record 38:37.0

George Currie (1995)
33:57.0

 Tom Daintry AUS (1992)
29:24.1

James Grimwade GBR (1992)
M85 no record no record no record no record no record 33:53.0

Gus Theobald AUS (1984)
33:15.0

Gus Theobald AUS (1982)
M90 48:56.81

Peter Tearle (2016)
no record no record no record 48:56.81

Peter Tearle (2016)
no record 35:10

Gus Theobald AUS (1987)
  Wellington North Island Champs South Island Champs NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World
  Wellington North Island Champs South Island Champs NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World
W35 no record 37:49.31

 Vicky Jones (2016)
27:58.14

Wendy Healey (2012)
no record 23:04.72

 Gabrielle Gorst (2003)
23:49.0

 Gabrielle Gorst NZL (2002)
20:12.41

Perronne ITA (2003)
W40 27:08.10

Amelia De Lorenzo
no record 27.39.86

Julie Edmunds (2014)
no record 24:50.85

 Jane Jackson (1987)
27:00.5

Annette Major AUS (2006)
21:57.40

Kelly Ruddick AUS (2013)
W45 33:48.0

A Bowles
34:49.08

Arlene Wong-Tung (2018)
31:23.0

Y Shaw (2008)
no record 26:40.36

N Amyes (2001)
27:03.1

Pam Tindall AUS (2008)
23:42.4

Lynette Ventris AUS (2005)
W50 29:54.22

Terri Grimmett (2012)
27:05.31

Corinne Smith (2016)
33:17.46

Gillian MacDougall (2012)
27:18.83

Corinne Smith (2018)
27:05.31

Corinne Smith (2016)
27:15.97

Ann Staunton-Jugovic AUS (2014)
23:37.78

 Lynette Ventris AUS (2007)
W55 32:40.71

Terri Grimmett (2016)
29:52.70

 Sue Hoskin (2009)
no record no record 29:52.70

 Sue Hoskin (2009)
26:21.4

Heather Carr AUS (2006)
23:57.58

Siw Karlstrom SWE (2012)
W60 32:45.77

 Barbara Tucker
34:00.56

Terri Grimmett (2018)
36.45.93

Claire McKenzie (2018)
34:05.66

Theresa Large (2018)
30:59h

Sue Hoskin (2012)
27:18.93

Heather Carr AUS (2010)
25:41.58

Lynette Ventris AUS (2018)
W65 31:38.35

Sue Hoskin (2016)
no record 37.33.24

Shirley Ralston (2018)
no record 31:38.35

 Sue Hoskin (2016)
28:57.97

Heather Carr AUS (2015)
27:19.1

 Brenda Riley AUS (2006)
W70 31:43.15

Jacqueline Wilson (2016)
31:49.87

Jacqueline Wilson (2016)
38:14.81

Ann Henderson (2010)
32:09.63

Jacqueline Wilson (2018)
31:43.15

Jacqueline Wilson (2016)
31:45.1

Jean Albury AUS (2002)
29:16.0

Britta Tibbling SWE (1989)
W75 35:30.14

Daphne Jones (2019)
35:39.39

Daphne Jones (2016)
no record 35:30.14

Daphne Jones (2019)
35:30.14

Daphne Jones (2019)
36:41.40

 Daphne Jones NZL (2018)
32:44.76

Britta Tibbling SWE (1993)
W80 no record no record no record no record no record 39:24.83

 Christianne Duaphinet AUS (2008)
34:48.49

Britta Tibbling SWE (1999)
W85 no record no record no record no record no record no record 40:06.96

Heather Lee AUS (2012)
W90 no record no record no record no record no record no record 41:04.87

Heather Lee AUS (2018)
  Wellington North Island Champs South Island Champs NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World

World Records from World Masters Athletics as at 31 December 2018.

Oceania Championship Records from Oceania Athletics as at January 2018.

NZ Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at 18 August 2019.

NZMA Championship Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at 8 March 2019.

South Island Championship Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at November 2018.

North Island Championship Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at November 2018.

Wellington Records as at 8 September 2019.


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Last Updated 14 October 2019