Surrey Walking Club Gazette Cup 4 miles, Addiscombe  27th Sep 15
The big event on the previous day prevented the usual filed appearing for SWC’s own Gazette Cup, the first race of the 2015/16 season. Conditions were ideal with beautiful autumn sunshine but not too hot as a small field but friendly pack set out. The best competition was between the first two who soon left the rest behind only to lap the rear few as they approached the finish. Mark Easton, former international, and the slightly younger David Crane were well matched and whilst handicapped to be separated by only 10 seconds Mark managed to stretch his slight lead to 20 in spite of David pushing hard to close the gap on the last lap. The incorporated handicap for the Jubilee Cup was won by next man home, Dan Maskell, overcoming Marks effort by 40 seconds in net times. He left Mick Harran and the rest of the field after the first two laps and was not to be reeled in. The only, but very welcome, visitor was Geraldine Legon from Bexley was also the only one to go faster than expected on this, not easy, course.

(SWC Handicap position in brackets)
1(2). M.Easton (Sy WC M50) 33 min 34. sec; 2(3). D.Crane (Sy WC M35) 33 min 59. sec; 3(1). D.Maskell (Sy WC M65) 41 min 32. sec; 4(4). M.Harran (Sy WC M75) 43 min 27. sec; 5. G.Legon (Bexley W55) 43 min 53. sec; 6. P.Hannell (Sy WC M70) 43 min 59. sec.

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