Enfield Harriers 5 mile League, Donkey Lane 22nd Feb 14
A busy weekend saw two events with several athletes doing both as they wanted to record a score in the 2014 Enfield League while also supporting their Veterans Area Club in the national indoor match. Although dry and sunny as the Enfield race returned to its historic venue at the park in Donkey Lane, the strong breeze and twisting course increased times by an average of about a minute. In spite of this Malcolm Martin produced another p.b. for 5 miles to head the 9 strong Surrey Walking Club contingent as 9th in a total field of around 60. Although the last of the 5 laps saw some slowing he had managed to hold the two in front for the previous 4 miles. Chris Flint a little further back had a long battle with Steyning’s Anne Jones losing out by only 7 seconds and recording a good time in spite of the wind. Most of the SWC had good competition in this large field although Peter Crane also managed a reasonable time in the conditions despite being isolated. Newcomer Sandra Campbell managed almost hold Ilford’s Mick Barnbrook and stayed 20 seconds ahead of Kath Crilley.

Results:
Men 
1. C.Corbishley (M&M U20M) 38 min 29 sec; 2. F.Reis (Ilf M50) 40 min 35 sec; 3. F.Deuter (Hill) 42 min 9 sec; 9. M.Martin (Sy WC M55) 45 min 34 sec; 16. S.Lightman (Sy WC M70) 50 min 21 sec; 18. P.King (Belg/Sy WC M60) 51 min 35 sec; 21. C.Flint (Sy WC M65) 53 min 0 sec; 30. D.Delaney (Sy WC M70) 54 min 35 sec; 32. P.Crane (Sy WC M65) 56 min 48 sec; 39. D.Hoben (Sy WC M60) 57 min 52 sec.
Women
1. H.Butcher (Camb H U17G) 47 min 43 sec; 2. R.Crossnan (Belg/NZ W) 49 min 34 sec; 3. M.Noel (Belg W50) 51 min 8 sec; 11. S.Campbell (Sy WC W45) 1 hr 1 min 41 sec; 13. K.Crilley (Sy WC W65) 1 hr 2 min 3 sec.

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