Surrey Walking Club 7 Miles, Sandilands, Croydon 26th Nov 17
Seven Surrey Walking Club and two visitors started this Club Championship on a cold but bright Winter’s day. David Crane, in good form, was away from the start and, apparently not noticing the sharp climbs on each of the 8 laps, won both race and handicap in a good personal best time. He almost lapped the field despite a fairly good time from Malcolm Martin. The competition down the field was in two groups as Dan Maskell would have caught Steve Allen had the latter not noticed the danger and managed to accelerate to a 40 second gap. Further down the last five started together but after the first lap gradually split with the last retiring. Shaun Lightman held off Chris Flint eventually made 2 minutes on his rival. Second in the handicap David Hoben walked strongly on the hills to beat Geraldine Legon by three minutes and finding the climbs more challenging.

1. D.Crane (Sy WC M35) 56 min 58.7 sec; 2. M.Martin (Sy WC M60) 1 hr 4 min 57 sec; 3. S.Allen (Barn M60) 1 hr 14 min 58 sec; 4. D.Maskell (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 15 min 35.2 sec; 5. S.Lightman (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 17 min 51 sec; 6. C.Flint (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 19 min 51.4 sec; 7. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 23 min 34.1 sec; 8. G.Legon (Bexley W55) 1 hr 26 min 29.4 sec;

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