London and Southern Area 10km, Victoria Park 31st Jan 10
A fairly low temperature and a slight breeze did not put off an excellent total entry of 75 for this important race for the South and in such a competitive event it did not take long for the racers to warm up. Surrey Walking Club finished a team of three in the main 10km but not as well up as hoped with one disqualification and a number of regulars not racing although some were there to support. The best SWC performance came in the tightly contested Under 13 Boys 2.5km where Andrew Statter in 2nd achieved a personal best to finish only 9 seconds behind the high standard winner Guy Thomas from Tonbridge. This was a close struggle with Andrew managing to get past the 3rd competitor who finished only a further 7 second later. The Senior men’s race saw 3 break 45 minutes – the best result for many months. Once again Shaun Lightman had a good race for exactly 58 minutes and held the competitor ahead for the first 9 km. Further back Mick Harran and second claimer Chris Flint battled it out with Mick finishing 20 seconds clear. Click here to see photos from the race

Results:
Men 10km:
1. B.Boyce (Cov) 42 min 29 sec; 2. T.Bosworth (Ton) 43 min 55 sec; 3. D.Stone (Steyn) 44 min 12 sec; 17. S.Lightman (Sy WC) 58 min 00 sec; 29. P.King (Bels/Sy WC) 62 min 18 sec; 30. M.Harran (Sy WC) 63 min 40 sec; 31. C.Flint (L Vids/Sy WC) 64 min 0 sec; 34. G.Macdonald (Sy WC) 68 min 2 sec; 39. D.Hoben 73 min 19 sec. 
Team; 1.Steyning; 2. Ilford…7.Surrey walking Club.

Boys U13 2,.5 km:
1.G.Thomas (Ton) 15 min 9 sec; 2. A.Statter (Sy WC) 15 min 18 sec; 3. M.Redfern (Nun) 15 min 25 sec.

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