|Although billed as the usual five miles, the results and the times indicated that the distance was around 5.4 miles. A cloudy but mild October day avoided the forecast rain and provided benign conditions for the field of 36 including 9 Surrey Walking Club. The first two home were under 20 and 17 respectively which is a healthy sign with most of the rest of veteran age. Apart from the young winner’s excellent improvement the best relative performance was yet another best from Malcolm Martin worth under 58 minutes for 10km. It was good to see both David and Stephen Crane out with the former ahead of recent times while the latter was not far off mid-field after a period away from walking. The other notable time came from recent winner of the Club’s 4 mile handicap who continues to come back to his best time since he returned to the sport. Click here for photos from the race|
1. C.Wilkinson (E&H U20M) 43 min 21 sec; 2. L.Legon (Bexley U17B) 46 min 21 sec; 3. P.Ryan (Ilf M55) 46 min 38 sec; 6. D.Crane (Sy WC M35) 48 min 26 sec; 9. M.Martin (Sy WC M55) 49 min 18 sec; 15. D.Maskell (Sy WC M65) 53 min 34 sec; 18. M.Harran (Sy WC M75) 54 min 14 sec; 20. P.King (Belg/Sy WC M60) 55 min 50 sec; 22. D.Delaney (Sy WC M70) 57 min 19 sec; 26. D.Hoben (Sy WC M60) 1 hr 0 min 38 sec.
1.S.Barnett (E&H W60) 57 min 8 sec; 2. A.Jones (Steyn W55) 57 min 38 sec; 3. A.Martin (Sy WC W45) 58 min 36 sec.