|The usual bank holiday Monday afternoon spin round the hilly rural lanes of Buckinghamshire saw three members of Surrey Walking Club in action in the unexpected spring sunshine.
The race was comfortably won by former Portuguese international Francisco Reis of Ilford AC, his two fellow team mates coming in equal second. SWC's own Mick Harran and Chris Flint were highly placed in the first ten of about thirty starters, and achieved times hardly any different from recent form on much faster and flatter courses. The field was reasonably large as this event also doubled up as the Bucks County 5 mile Championships and there were participants not normally seen in other road races.
1. F.Reis (Ilf M50) 41 min 52 sec; 2. S.Uttley (Ilf M50) 44 min 19 sec; 3. P.Ryan (Ilf M55) 44 min 19 sec; 4. S.Allen (Barn M55) 45 min 32 sec; 5. J.Ralph (E&H M55) 46 min 32 sec; 7. M.Harran (Sy WC M70) 51 min 4 sec; 8. C.Flint (Sy WC M65) 51 min 22 sec; 13. D.Hoben (Sy WC M55) 57 min 18 sec; 19. B.Hercock (E&H M75) 1 hr 2 min 50 sec.
1. H.Middleton (E&H W45) 47 min 38 sec; 2. F.Bishop (AFD W50) 54 min 59 sec; 3. N.Grimsey (E&H W55) 57 min 58 sec.