|Due to a number of factors the July edition of the Battersea 5 mile races organised by VAC included a good field in the running section but only three walkers – all members of Surrey Walking Club - on the road. As the run was a 5km event rather than the usual 5 miles the walk was similarly held over the shorter distance. A warm evening led to rather slower times than usual and although, fortunately, the three competitors were of a fairly similar standard competition was limited. Dan Maskell came in first about a minute clear of Paul King who was more affected by the conditions. Although David Delaney was, as expected, a couple of hundred yards behind, he had a better race and appears to be coming back to form.