|The first of this winter’s Cambridge league races was held in cold, windy and slightly wet conditions. The weather and the hilly nature of the course probably depressed times by around 30 seconds on average but did not put off the participants of whom there were almost 40 including the younger age group races. It was good to see that such a large number were not put off by the strict judging which is deliberately applied to these races to give aspirants to the higher levels of the event some experience of the standard required. In fact there were no disqualifications indicating a high standard of racing. Perhaps it was not a coincidence that Surrey Walking Club (and Belgrave) member, Paul King, whole style is always good had by the far the best race to finish less than a minute behind Shaun Lightman, SWC’s first man home, who was unable to match last week’s performance. The Club had four out with Chris Flint and David Delaney both walking satisfactory times under the difficult conditions and if their positions were rather lower than usual this was a reflection of high standard of the relatively large field.|
1. A.Wright (Belg U23M) 20 min 55 sec; 2. C.Corbishley (Medway U17B) 24 min 14 sec; 3. F.Reis (Ilf M50) 24 min 48 sec; 9.
S.Lightman (Sy WC 1st M65) 29 min 25 sec; 12. P.King (Belg/Sy WC
1st M60) 30 min 10 sec; 17. C.Flint (Sy WC 2nd M65) 31 min 27 sec; 19.
D.Delaney (Sy WC 3rd M70) 33 min 27 sec.
The ranks against age groups refer to the VAC age group championships