|The first outdoor Track race of the Spring was held by Steyning AC at the Horsham track with three Surrey Walking Club members enjoying a warm visit to Sussex for this annual memorial race. The relatively hot March sunshine was something of a shock to the performance of many in the field although Shaun Lightman in 8th position and first man home for the club lost only a minute or so on his expected one hour target. The field ahead contained a number of strong and younger walkers but Shaun was undeterred by some inevitable lapping and indeed easily lapped a struggling Hannell himself. Chris Flint started a few minutes late due to traffic problems during a long drive from home but his relative performance was the least affected by the temperature as he was allowed to join the race a lap and a half behind Hannell. The strange result was that the latter was beaten on time by Chris without ever seeing his clubmate, who was catching him from behind, taking part.|
1. I.Richards (Steyn M60) 49 min 38.7 sec; 2. J.Ball (Steyn M45) 52 min 28.7 sec; 3. J.Hall (Belg M60) 54 min 56.4 sec; 8. S.Lightman (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 1 min 31.7 sec; 10. C.Flint (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 4 min 48.6 sec; 11. P.Hannell (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 5 min 20.1 sec.
1. J.Lennon (Steyn W50) 58 min 36.3 sec; 2. H.Middleton (E&H W45) 1 hr 0 min 28.3 sec; 3. A.Belchambers (Steyn W55) 1 hr 8 min 38.3 sec; 4. A.Martin (Padd W W45) 1 hr 11 min 5.8 sec.