|Despite morning rain and more as everyone left the Athletics Centre the race itself was dry, sunny, cool but not cold with only a light breeze as the 40 starters set off for the 92nd staging of the Enfield 7. Surrey Walking Club had excellent representation with 11 out including a visit from our Spanish member Carlos Corrales and also racing but not yet scoring for SWC, new member Francisco Reis. This meant we had over a quarter of the total field and had two full teams of four in 3rd and 4th places and the 3rd place was only 1 point behind 2nd. First home for SWC were Francisco in 3rd and David Crane in 4th despite both of whom being isolated and not at their best. Generally results were very good and on average a minute or so better than usual. In particular Dan Maskell, just behind Paul Gaston, was inside 75 minutes with the latter continuing his excellent form inside 74. Chris Flint, Mick Harran and Shaun Lightman finished in adjacent places and all in the 79 minute bracket although Chris has been rather further up but faded in the last few of the one mile laps. David Hoben was only a couple of minutes back after a fast start and finish having fallen back in the middle while Peter Hannell, in poor form, was content with five laps along with the others at the back of the field.|
1. Dom King (Col H M35) 52 min 33 sec; 2. G.Wilkinson (E&H U20 M) 54 min 41 sec; 3.
F.Reis (Sy WC n.s. M55) 1 hr 0 min 9 sec; 4. D.Crane (Sy WC M40) 1 hr 2 min 15 sec; 11.
C.Cobo-Corrales (Sy WC M35) 1 hr 12 min 30 sec; 13. P.Gaston (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 13 min 58 sec; 14.
D.Maskell (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 14 min 42 sec; 21. P.King (Belg/Sy WC M65) 1 hr 18 min 39 sec; 22.
C.Flint (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 19 min 10 sec; 23. S.Lightman (Sy WC M75) 1 hr 19 min 19 sec; 24.
M.Harran (Sy WC M80) 1 hr 19 min 35 sec; 26. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 21 min 19 sec.
Women 7 miles
1. M.Shott (Belg W) 57 min 55 sec; 2. H.Middleton (E&H W55) 1 hr 8 min 2 sec; 3. M.Peddle (Loughton W50) 1 hr 8 min 53 sec.
1. S.Barnett (E&H W65) 55 min 1 sec; 2. S.Clements (E&H W60) 59 min 34 sec; 3. P.Hannell (Sy WC M75) 1 hr 0 min 22 sec.
Mixed 7 miles 4 to Score Team Result
1. 50pts Enfield, 2. 59 Ilford, 3. 60 SWC ‘A’ and 4. 120 SWC ‘B’.