Enfield Open 7 miles, Lee Valley 6th Nov 10
There are three famous 7 mile Open Road Walking races in November and the Enfield is the first with a healthy total 2010 field of 54 including 8 who only wished to complete 3 – 5 miles. Most of the regulars were there although two of Surrey Walking Club’s fastest were only spectators and our Captain was elsewhere. The 5 taking part all went well but not outstandingly so. The first three Surrey men were closely packed in positions 19 to 22 but Paul King just failed in a bid to catch Hannell. Meanwhile, Mick Harran tracked both of them but, though closing slightly in the last lap, also failed to bridge the gap. David Hoben had a steady race and managed a time much nearer to his 11 minute mile target than the rest of the team were to theirs. The comfortable facilities at this newly built stadium, the sunshine and the quiet roads used for the course added to the pleasure of this sunny event with many familiar faces competing and supporting. Click here to see photos from the race

1. Dom King (Col) 52 min 20 sec; 2. Dan King (Col) 52 min 20 sec; 3. F.Reis (Ilf) 55 min 59 sec; 19. P.Hannell (SyWC) 1 hr 10 min 59 sec; 20. P,King (Lon Vd/SyWC) 1 hr 11 min 30 sec; 22. M.Harran (SyWC) 1 hr 12 min 18 sec; 28. P.Crane (SyWC) 1 hr 15 min 34 sec; 33. D.Hoben (SyWC) 1 hr 18 min 27 sec

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