Haywards Heath Harriers Open 1km, Crawley 4th May 17
The usual evening 1km walk in the Haywards Heath Harriers Open was a little down on previous years on a cold night but featured 6 youngsters in cheerful competition. The main interest for SWC was in the winner, Ollie Hopkins from Lewes but successfully coached by SWC’s Peter Selby. Ollie achieved another personal best, this time by 16 seconds, while the rest of the first trio were some way behind from the gun but also with p.bs. SWC usually has 4 or 5 out and keenly supports the race but on this occasion only Peter Hannell raced. Coming back from six months injury he was unable to hold local man Ron Penfold. Ron however was on form and almost held the two youngsters beside him while encouraging them to make more effort.

1. O.Hopkins (Lewes U20 M) 4 min 28.2 sec; 2. J.Childs (M&M U15B) 4 min 51.7 sec; 3. R.Horningold (Lewes W35) 5 min 17.6 sec; 7. R.Penfold (Steyn M75) 6 min 21 sec; 8. P.Hannell (Sy WC M70) 6 min 49.9 sec;

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