Cambridge Harriers 5km League, Bexley 8th Feb 14
The fourth and last of the 2013/14 Cambridge Harriers Winter League races was held was held in pleasant weather with blue skies however the 10 minutewalk to the start was interrupted by a severe outburst of rain ensuring the officials and competitors were unpleasantly soaked. The total finishing the races was a little down at 26 and so in general walkers were somewhat isolated but this did not prevent several good performances from the sizeable Surrey Walking Club contingent. Once again it was Angela and Malcolm Martin with the best performances and a p.b. from the former. It was great to see 3 of the first four in the menís race under 20 years of age including two under 17s and the pace was fast at the front with third place fractionally outside of 24 minutes. Up in 5th was Malcolm in a time near his best followed by four other SWC including second claim Paul King. Shaun Lightman in 6th continued his progress towards his current potential and dropped a slightly under par Dan Maskell in 7th. Dan and Paul King were together for 3 laps but the last lap left Paul some way adrift. The womenís race was also won by Sophie Lewis-Ward, an Under 17 from the host club, who finished 17 seconds ahead of Malcolm and 2 minutes ahead the next lady. Having just broken 33 minutes last week Angela Martin almost broke 32 and a half this time finishing not far behind Chris Flint. Behind her new SWC walker Sandra Campbell found the speed difficult but managed to maintain pace with Mick Barnbrook right to the finish with the same time. As this event was the last of the season there was a presentation and SWC had two third places as Angela and Shaun were in the frame for the female and male sections.

1. C.Corbishley (M&M U20M) 23 min 31 sec; 2. L.Legon (Camb H U17B) 23 min 56 sec; 3. F.Reis (Ilf M50) 24 min 3 sec; 5. M.Martin (Sy WC M55) 27 min 33 sec; 6. S.Lightman (Sy WC M70) 29 min 49 sec; 7. D.Maskell (Sy WC M65) 30 min 29 sec; 8. P.King (Belg/Sy WC M60) 31 min 10 sec; 9. C.Flint (Sy WC M65) 32 min 18 sec.
1. S.Lewis-Ward (Camb H U17G) 27 min 16 sec; 2. P.Cummings (AFD W35) 29 min 17 sec; 3. M.Noel (Belg W50) 30 min 51 sec; 6. A.Martin (Sy WC W45) 32 min 32 sec; 8. S.Campbell (Sy WC W45) 38 min 38 sec;

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