|The August race in the monthly Enfield series was upgraded to 10km and was adopted as the National Masters Championship which led to visitors from the Midlands and north and a total field of about 45. The race was also much more competitive with National medals at stake for the various age groups. Six Surrey Walking Club turned out giving a full team and taking away four medals. Mike Harran, who also runs for Herne Hill Harriers, is a comparative novice to Race Walking but was able to maintain a good and steady pace to claim 3rd M65 – a very competitive group with the group winner a prominent ex-international. Nolan Simmons reappeared after a month’s break to find reasonable pace and leave Peter Crane almost 2 minutes behind. Although towards the back of the walkers Pam Ficken completed the distance in a good enough time to win our only gold medal. Altogether a satisfying afternoon’s work in pleasant but not over-hot sunshine.|
|13 (2nd M60). P.Hannell 60 min 39 sec; 18(3rd M65). M.Harran 62 min 43 sec;
25(3rd M60). N.Simmons 65 min 32 sec; 29. P.Crane 67 min 22 sec; 37. D.Hoben 69 min 40 sec;
43(1st W65). Pam Ficken 76 min 32 sec.
Team: 4. Surrey Walking Club.