|Enfield & Harringay held their first Racewalking League fixture of the 2014 series on one of the few windless and dry days of this winter, so far, although there were slippery leaves in a few places on their Lee Valley Road course. The total field, including the younger groups racing a shorter distances, was almost 50 with 9 Surrey Walking Club members out ranging from Malcolm Martin, getting into the top 10 with a big personal best for the distance, down right through the field. Dan Maskell was only a couple of minutes behind Malcolm, also in a p.b. but the best overall improvement came from the middle of the field where Dave Delaney was 90 seconds ahead of recent form in a time he last recorded more than 2 years ago. Although Shaun Lightman was able to catch and pass Maskell by the half distance he could not hold Dan and was half a minute behind by the finish but in a much better time after a period of persistent injury . Current President, Trevor Sliwerski, now appearing more regularly made a valiant effort to hold club mate Peter Crane but Peter pulled away with a good performance while Trevor slowed after a strong initial effort. At the subsequent presentation various 2013 year results were revealed and though our menís team was out of the frame Angela Martin was 3rd Lady with consistent and very regular good performances. Click here for photographs from the race|
1. C.Wilkinson (E&H U20M) 38 min 54 sec; 2. F.Reis (Ilf M50) 39 min 41 sec; 3. I.Richards (Steyn M65) 40 min 21 sec; 10. M.Martin (Sy WC M55) 47 min 8 sec; 14. D.Maskell (Sy WC M65) 49 min 3 sec; 16. S.Lightman (Sy WC M70) 49 min 28 sec; 18. P.King (Belg/Sy WC M60) 50 min 37 sec; 21. D.Delaney (Sy WC M70) 52 min 52 sec; 24. P.Crane (Sy WC M65) 55 min 24 sec; 28. T.Sliwerski (Sy WC M60) 57 min 17 sec.
1. M.Noel (Belg W50) 49 min 36 sec; 2. A.Jones (Steyn W55) 51 min 20 sec; 3. H.Middleton (E&H W50) 51 min 53 sec. 6. A.Martin (Sy WC W45) 54 min 47 sec; 11. K.Crilley (Sy WC W65) 1 hr 1 min 5 sec.