Vets AC 5 mile, Battersea Park 18th Apr 17
Tuesday marked the first of this yearís 5 milers in Battersea Park with 9 out on a sunny but somewhat cold evening. As usual Surrey Walking Club made up half of the field the first of whom was Shaun Lightman. Although numbers were small most were not isolated and Shaunís group of three were close all race. Towards the end he broke away from the others but David Bowker (Fairlands) was only a few yards back and only Shaunís determination as he held on to complete exhaustion kept his position. Third in this group was Dan Maskell who did not have the speed to hold on to the othersí competing pace and he lost ground quickly. In the last two places were David Hoben and Paul King although Davidís time was not far from normal but Paul, a minute or so, ahead is still far from full speed yet.

1. M.Culshaw (Belg M50) 48 min 29 sec; 2. S.Bishop (SEAC M50) 48 min 41 sec; 3. S.Bennett (Ilf M55) 48 min 51 sec; 5. S.Lightman (Sy WC M70) 51 min 16 sec; 7. D.Maskell (Sy WC M65) 53 min 10 sec; 9. P.King (Belg/Sy WC M65) 57 min 18 sec; 10. D.Hoben (Sy WC M60) 58 min 33 sec.

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