|The National 10 miles used to be the top event of the year until falling numbers resulted in its cessation some 7 years ago but on the initiative of Enfield Harriers it was tried again in conjunction with the Essex Championship and their own league race. It was quite a success with over 70 out on a bright winterís day around the new Picketts Lock arena in the Lea Valley. Surrey Walking Club had over 10 on the programme but various injuries removed one or two of the fastest competitors. Nevertheless the team well were well represented through the field with Stephen Crane, first home, just making the first 10 after showing his usual determination to hold one of his rivals with a similar target to himself he finally came out on top. Shaun Lightman started steadily and was able to pick up the pace around half way and pass several others and beat 100 minutes - not too far behind second claim members King and Flint who had started quickly and avoided slowing too much to end with good times. In the ladies race Shaunís daughter Sarah gained a team winners medal for Leicester, her first claim club. Click here to see photos from the race|
1. D.Stone (Steyning) 73 min 41 sec; 2. S.Davis (Ilford) 76 min 1 sec; 3. M.Williams (Tamworth) 76 min 39 sec; 10. S.Crane 86 min 7 sec; 27. P. King 98 min 8 sec; 28. C. Flint 98 min 27 sec; 29. S.Lightman 99 min 25 sec; 33. P.Hannell 102 min 4 sec;
40. P.Crane 106 min 44 sec; 41. T.Sliwerski 109 min 15 sec; 47. D.Hoben 121 min 4 sec.
7. Sarah Lightman 113 min 19 sec; 10. Pam Ficken 126 min 57 sec.