Southern Area and SWC Open Road 10k, Selsdon 7th Jan 12
Once again Surrey Walking Club’s 4th winter race – its open 10km - was used for the Southern Area Championship and though this high level event attracted a rather smaller turnout than the earlier races though a total of 30 was a fair number. Roger Michell travelled all the way from his Shropshire for the Surrey team but was, for the first time in very many years, unfortunately disqualified leaving Shaun Lightman to lead SWC home. Having recently felt signs of injury he started towards the back of the field but the last couple of the 7 laps saw him accelerate to gain 5 or 6 places. The best Club performance was probably Dave Delaney’s which represented an improvement on his recent average while most were slower on this course where the undulations slow all but the fittest. Click here to see photos from the race

Results:
Men:
F.Reis (Ilf M50) 50 min 4 sec; 2. J.Ball (Steyn M45) 53 min 40 sec; 3. S.Uttley (Ilf M50) 53 min 47 sec; 4. S.Allen (Barn M55) 57 min 8 sec; 5. S.Allen (Ilf M50) 59 min 18 sec; 6. R.Elmsley (Steyn M55) 59 min 49 sec; 7. A.Thomson (E&H M75) 1 hr 0 min 15 sec; 8. A.Ellam (E&H M55) 1 hr 0 min 25 sec; 9. R.Penfold (Steyn M70) 1 hr 1 min 0 sec; 10. S.Lightman (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 2 min 48 sec; 11. S.Pender (E&H M55) 1 hr 2 min 54 sec; 12. P.King (Belg/Sy WC M60) 1 hr 3 min 7 sec; 13. M.Bradley (E&H M50) 1 hr 3 min 55 sec; 14. P.Hannell (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 4 min 4 sec; 15. G.Macdonald (Sy WC M50) 1 hr 6 min 25 sec; 16. D.Delaney (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 9 min 30 sec; 17. T.Sliwerski (Sy WC M60) 1 hr 10 min 54 sec; 18. M.Barnbrook (Ilf M65) 1 hr 15 min 45 sec; 19. B.Hercock (E&H M75) 1 hr 18 min 58 sec.
Teams: 1. Ilford 11 pts; 2. Steyning 136 pts; 3. Enfield 127 pts; 4. Surrey Walking Club 114 pts.

Women:
1. D.Bradley (Ton W50) 57 min 36 sec; 2. G.Narvlliene (ESM W35) 59 min 25 sec; 3. C.Duhig (Ryst W55) 1 hr 3 min 4 sec; 4. M.Noel (Belg W45) 1 hr 3 min 41 sec; 5. A.Belchambers (Steyn W55) 1 hr 5 min 9 sec; 6. S.Barnett (Enf W60) 1 hr 6 min 15 sec; 7. L.Spinks (Enf M40) 1 hr 8 min 4 sec; 8. A.Martin (Padd W W40) 1 hr 13 min 21 sec; 9. N.Grimsey (Enf W55) 1 hr 14 min 58 sec; 10. K.Crilley (Sy WC W60) 1 hr 16 min 14 sec; 11. G.Legon (Bexley W50) 1 hr 17 min 34 sec;

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