Enfield 5 miles, 17th May 08
Once again the popular Enfield league races attracted a field of around 50 despite a few missing names. Surrey Walking Club was represented by 10 members of whom all but two were first claim scorers and did not include our Captain, Nolan Simmons, who is unfortunately sidelined by serious injury. The conditions were almost ideal with a slight breeze and slight dampness in the air between showers. Stephen Crane broke 42 minutes and was in Bronze medal position for the first time on what is not an easy course with a concrete surface and many turns. Level with the 4th place competitor at the half way point he showed his usual determination not to slow and pulled away by a clear margin. Most of the rest of the team were closely packed with Shaun Lightman next home and unable to drop a determined Mick Harran. Olympic Silver medalist Paul Nihil was out again and worked hard for an improved time (compared with recent performances) while Jack Fitzgerald, now in the 85 age group, was also pleased with sub 16 minute miles not far short of 4 mph.

1. S.Davis (Ilford) 37 min 46 sec; 2. P.Barnard (Cas Pt) 39 min 40 sec; 3. S.Crane 41 min 58 sec; 18. S.Lightman 48 min 16 sec; 19. M.Harran 48 min 30 sec; 20. P.King 48 min 48 sec; 21. C.Flint 48 min 53 sec; 24. P.Hannell 49 min 46 sec; 31. P.Nihill 52 min 19 sec; 35. P.Crane 54 min 21 sec; 37. D.Hoben 56 min 58 sec; 43. J.Fitzgerald 77 min 47 sec.

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