|The fifth of the six Veterans AC Battersea Park League 5 mile races was held on a muggy Tuesday with intermittent sunshine and threatening clouds with the rain holding off until later in the evening. 13 out was not an unduly low field especially with so many other events and many also heading off for the European Veterans Championships at the succeeding weekend. In fact the field for the accompanying run was on this occasion, no bigger. The temperature encouraged a strong effort from most competitors but equally for many, what seemed like extra effort, yielded slightly worse times than earlier cooler performance in previous races. Once again the individuals were quite evenly spread so most had others in sight and within reach.