Vets AC 10km Track Championships, Battersea Park 25th Apr 12
The first important track race of the year, including County Senior and Area Veteran championships was rather down in numbers with the heavy showers over several days putting off many from what is usually a pleasant Spring evening. In spite of the wind and rain, often heavy at times, Surrey Walking Club had four entries and there were some good times recorded. Shaun Lightman was pleased to break the hour for the first time in a while to become 1st VAC M65 but not fast enough to achieve 1st Middlesex, just one place behind county champion John Hall. Also Mick Harran continued his form for the season and became 1st for the County of Surrey just outside his one hour target, only slightly behind police champion Gary Smith from Enfield AC. Making the rest of the line-up were Chris Flint, 2nd VAC M65 and David Hoben 1st VAC M55 and 2nd for Surrey County. Sole representative of the ladies was Maureen Noel in a fine time of 62.11 when she had only just run in London Marathon 2 days earlier in a very respectable time.

1. S.Allen (Barn M55) 55 min 32.3 sec; 2. J.Hall (Belg M60) 55 min 58.6 sec; 3. S.Lightman (Sy WC M65) 59 min 57.7 sec; 4. G.Smith (Herts M55) 1 hr 0 min 24.4 sec; 5. M.Harran (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 1 min 43.2 sec; 6. M.Noel (Belg W45) 1 hr 2 min 11 sec; 7. C.Flint (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 2 min 57.4 sec; 8. D.Hoben (Sy WC M55) 1 hr 13 min 38.2 sec; 9. B.Hercock (E&H M75) 1 hr 17 min 24.8 sec.

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