Surrey Walking Club’s Alec Potton Memorial 7 miles, Selsdon 5th Nov 11
November saw the start of the season’s 7 miles races with Surrey Walking Club’s Championship held in honour of former President Alec Potton. A total field of 22 was about in line with their other events although a few Club members were absent. There was a warm welcome for current Lithuanian international Neringa Aidiete who has a 20km best just inside 94 minutes and provided the first female winner of this race. Mark Easton, who has now won this Club Championship almost 29 successive times, took the honour again in 3rd place overall a couple of minutes below his 56 minute target which would have brought him into competition for 2nd. The most successful SWC competitor was, like the winner, female with Kathy Crilley not only taking the ladies Club Championship but also finishing about two and a half minutes ahead of the handicapper’s expectation and winning that award too. The other net times were surprisingly close and an evenly spaced field meant most competitors had someone ahead to go for and pushed on hard for good times with Dave Delaney, second in the handicap, having, like Kathy, a particularly good race.

Results:
Men 
1. F.Reis (Ilf M50) 55 min 49 sec; 2(7). M.Easton (Sy WC M45) 57 min 49 sec; 3. S.Uttley (Ilf M50) 1 hr 0 min 22 sec; 4. S.Allen (Barn M55) 1 hr 3 min 13 sec; 5. A.Thomson (E&H M75) 1 hr 6 min 7 sec; 6. M.Fisher (Redc M45) 1 hr 7 min 24 sec; 7. R.Penfold (Steyn M70) 1 hr 8 min 17 sec; 8. D.Sharpe (Ilf M55) 1 hr 9 min 35 sec; 9(4). S.Lightman (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 10 min 48 sec; 10. S.Pender (E&H M55) 1 hr 11 min 6 sec; 11(3). P.Hannell (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 11 min 20 sec; 12(6). P.King (Belg/Sy WC M60) 1 hr 11 min 42 sec; 13(5). I.Statter (Sy WC M50) 1 hr 12 min 20 sec; 14(2). D.Delaney (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 17 min 13 sec; 15(8). P.Crane (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 17 min 28 sec; 16. B.Hercock (E&H M75) 1 hr 27 min 50 sec.

Women:

1. N.Aidiete (Ilf W) 54 min 10 sec; 2. H.Middleton (E&H W45) 1 hr 5 min 28 sec; 3(1). K.Crilley (Sy WC W60) 1 hr 23 min 23 sec; 4. G.Legon (Bexley W50) 1 hr 31 min 4 sec.

Junior 3km:
1. L.Legon (Bexley U15B) 18 min 7 sec

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