|Last Sunday Surrey Walking Club only had to travel to Victoria Park, Hackney for the 2011 National 10km championship, an event which has given them podium finishes over the past few years and once again they came away with in this accolade – 3rd this time. The field at the front was very fast thanks to 42 minute Canadian visitors who were joined by Michael Doyle and Jamie Costin from Ireland and three more all inside 45 minutes. SWC’s first man, Roger Michell, was well up to his recent speed 78 seconds inside the hour followed 5 positions later by Shaun Lightman about the same time outside of the same target. It is not an easy course with any lack of fitness penalised and Dave Delaney and David Hoben found the going hard but the third member of the scoring team, Mick Harran, showed no such effect to finish less than a minute behind Shaun. Click here to see photos from the race|
1. E.Dunfee (Canada) 42 min 17 sec; 2. I.Gomez (Canada) 42 min 22 sec; 3. M.Doyle (Ireland) 42 min 39 sec; 17.
R.Michell (Sy WC M60) 58 min 42 sec; 22. S.Lightman (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 1 min 29 sec; 23.
M.Harran (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 2 min 21 sec; 26. I.Statter (Sy WC M50) 1 hr 3 min 42 sec; 31.
D.Delaney (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 8 min 27 sec; 32. D.Hoben (Sy WC M55) 1 hr 14 min 47 sec.
Teams: Ilford A 270 points; Ilford B 250 points; 3. Surrey Walking Club 238 points.