Veterans AC 5 miles, Battersea Park, 12th Aug 08
It was a busy week for Surrey Walking Club with the last of the Battersea 5 miles on Tuesday followed by their own Open Track 5km the next day. The field for the 5 miles was down a little compared our televised race but still almost 20 were out for a warm evening with a little sunshine. The leading four, including one lady, contested a very competitive group with all four finishing within a minute of 45 :00. Shaun Lightman could not quite match his excellent 44.15 clocking earlier in the season but still posted a time at least 2 minutes below current expectation. Mick Harran started strongly only to be caught a mile or so later by King and Hannell however this' unexpected turn of events inspired further effort from Mick and he pulled away again to finish well clear of his rivals.

1. A.Thomson (Phoe M70) 45:10; 2. C.Lawton (Bel H M60) 45:17; 3. S.Lightman (SWC M65) 45:38; 4. M.Scamell (Bel H M50) 47:05; 5. M.Culshaw (Bel H M40) 47:49; 6. M.Harran (SWC M70) 49:13; 7. P.King (Bel H\SWC M55) 49:24; 8. P.Hannell (SWC M65) 49:39; 9. C.Flint (Lon Vid\SWC M60) 50:43; 10. B.Hercock (E&H M70) 56:33; 11. D.Hoben (SWC M55)  56:40; 12. J.May (Lon Vid\SWC M75) 62:19 

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