|The 10 miles saw a menís team victory for Surrey Walking Club with the Club having nine out in all although two were unfortunately disqualified from a very strictly judged event and Chris Flintís time was made 8 minutes longer by a late start. Although the front of the race saw high quality athletes, both men and women, their times were down somewhat with international races imminent. SWCís finishers were headed by W60 Sandra Brown easily breaking 100 minutes and winning the overall bronze medal while Roger Mitchell, in his second race, just 18 seconds ahead of Shaun Lightman with both achieving similarly good times. The third team member, Mick Harran, also achieved a better time having battled on despite several minor but distracting style warnings but no actual penalties. Sandra Campbell also kept going well, though slightly outside of the official limit, and was timed in a reasonable time especially as this was her second event. It was a remarkably warm event in what was an extreme popular public park but unfortunately the course will not be used again as the local authorities are about to imposed a very high charge on such athletic events. 25 finishers was a very poor result for such a high profile event but this will not be improved by such discouragement from the council on a course which has often been very popular. Click here for photographs from the race|
1. Dom King (Col H) 1 hr 18 min 17 sec; 2. Dan King (Col H) 1 hr 19 min 4 sec; 3. I.Richards (Steyn M65) 1 hr 29 min 30 sec; 11. R.Michell (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 43 min 7 sec; 12. S.Lightman (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 43 min 15 sec;14. P.King (Belg/Sy WC M60) 1 hr 47 min 15 sec; 15. M.Harran (Sy WC M75) 1 hr 48 min 7 sec; 20. C.Flint (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 59 min 41 sec (actual time is 8 m less - started late).
1. G.Narviliene (Belg W40) 1 hr 32 min 28 sec; 2. F.McGorum (Leic Walking Club) 1 hr 33 min 38 sec; 3. S.Brown (Sy WC W60) 1 hr 38 min 19 sec; -. (finished after time limit.) S.Campbell (Sy WC W45) 2 hr 13 min 54 sec.