|On a day starting out damp and cold weather the penultimate Bexley race of the winter was held during the afternoon when relatively hot sun had broken through to lift the gloom. This short and strictly judged race is not to everybody’s taste hence a field of only 20 faced the starter although the accompanying younger age groups considerably added this in the shorter races. The sprint distance made for a fast start which soon spread out, but in a manner leaving most walkers within sight of the next ahead. Shaun Lightman, although not at his best, had passed Peter Hannell towards the end of the first of the four laps and went on to stretch this to over half a minute despite losing a little ground in the third quarter. Surrey Walking Club hopes that its participation gets up from 3 to the usual 7 or 8 in the upcoming , more significant events.