|The weather at Lee Valley was quite exceptional for the October 5 miles with warm sunshine however there were no complaints about the heat as 34 faced the starter. TVH’s Fransisco Reis was soon well ahead only to suddenly fade to third with a recurrent injury while newcomer David Annetts pulled away from young George Wilkinson. The front of the field was stretched away down to Surrey Walking Club’s first man home, Dan Maskell, who was slightly down on the previous week but battled with David Kates to finish 40 seconds clear. From this point there was a much more crowded competition. Shaun Lightman set off unusually quickly and might have caught Dan. However this time fatigue caught up with him as he fell back after the halfway point and lost several places to competitors whom he might expect to beat. In fact he was not far ahead of David Hoben who was having an above average race less than a minute and a half behind. Mick Harran, who started late, and Peter Hannell found the competition too strong and trailed in towards the back of the field.|
1. D.Annetts (N Herts M50) 40 min 37 sec; 2. G.Wilkinson (E&H U20 M) 42 min 29 sec; 3. F.Reis (TVH M55) 44 min 1 sec; 9. D.Maskell (Sy WC M70) 54 min 2 sec;14. S.Lightman (Sy WC M75) 57 min 21 sec; 17. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 58 min 47 sec; 20. M.Harran (Sy WC M80) 59 min 18 sec (adjusted time and position); 22. P.Hannell (Sy WC M75) 1 hr 2 min 52 sec.
1. P.Cummings (AFD W40) 48 min 19 sec; 2. H.Middleton (E&H W55) 48 min 54 sec; 3. M.Peddle (Loughton W50) 49 min 52 sec.