Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC One Hour Race, Norman Park, Bromley 11th Sep 13
The annual Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC One Hour Race has in the recent past attracted around 25 to 30 runners with a few of the joint Surrey Walking Club members welcomed to take part. This year things were quite different with only one runner taking part as light rain and other factors put off the usual crowd but he was pleased to have the company of three B&B walkers plus two SWC guests. Naturally David Beadle, the sole runner was travelling 50% faster and lapped the leading walkers just about every other of the latterís race but the walkers were not isolated as they formed groups of three and two for the first half of the race. Mick Harran took the lead of the front trio after two laps with Shaun Lightman and Peter Hannell tucked in behind for the first twelve laps briefly leading when the pace slowed from itís very even 2.30 pace. At 12 laps Shaun showed that he had been taking this event easily as he pulled away only for Mick to accelerate after him while Peter tried to hold the steady pace. As Harran had to give up the chase but continued to draw away slightly from Hannell, only just missing his 24 lap target, the three ended equally spaced over 300 metres. Behind them David Delaney started cautiously at the back but caught and passed David Hoben with the latter using the competition to achieve 5.3 miles.

Walking Section:
1. S.Lightman (B&B/Sy WC M70) 9.720 km; 2. M.Harran (Hern H/Sy WC M75) 9.540 km; 3. P.Hannell (B&B/Sy WC M70) 9.400 km; 4. D.Delaney (Sy WC M70) 8.550 km; 5. D.Hoben (B&B/Sy WC M60) 8.495 km.

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