|Despite the fact of being held in a somewhat isolated Sussex village Steyning AC’s usual 10km retained its faithful 17 starters perhaps because of the attractive and course through the countryside – a rare scene nowadays. Although grey, cool and damp for the spectators and officials, it was ideal for the racers and several good times were achieved including Surrey Walking Club’s Shaun Lightman. The first of SWC’s 6 starters, Shaun achieved a time for 10km he has not managed for almost ten years and he beat super-vet Arthur Thomson in the process. Some five minutes later Mick Harran arrived having chased Peter Hannell all the way back and closed the gap down inside one and a half minutes. Peter Crane and David Delaney resumed their friendly rivalry to finish less than half a minute apart with Peter in front this time with the battle ensuing improved times for both.