Preston Park 5.5 miles, Brighton 26th Dec 14
The weather conditions were cold but with no wind and so were good for racing. Ian Richards of Steyning went into a commanding lead and was never headed, He finished first in 46m 37s. He was followed by Trevor Jones in 48m 48s. Two Surrey men Dan Maskell and Paul Gaston had a contest for third place with Dan drawing away after two of the four laps. They were chased by Sarah Lightman of Leicester Walking Club who just failed to close the gap. Behind her father Shaun Lightman, Anne Jones and John Killick were together for three of the four laps with Shaun speeding ahead on the last lap just failing to catch daughter Sarah. John got the better of Anne in the last half lap. After them David Hoben walked with the Brighton duo of Tim and Judith Carder and managed to surge ahead in the last 400 m. Preston Park includes a long hill each lap and this is a pleasant social event so it was not a times for records but of the Surrey Walking Club contingent Paul Gaston had the best race as he battled to hold Dan.

1. I.Richards (Steyn M65) 46 min 37 sec; 2. T.Jones (Steyn M55) 48 min 48 sec; 3. D.Maskell (Sy WC M65) 56 min 26 sec; 4. P.Gaston (Sy WC M65) 56 min 56 sec; 5. Sarah Lightman (Leic WC W40) 57 min 15 sec; 6. Shaun.Lightman (Sy WC M70) 57 min 33 sec; 9. D.Hoben (Sy WC M60) 1 hr 3 min 24 sec;

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