|On a bright sunny October afternoon, 14 competitors faced the started on the annual Steyning 10km walk which ventures into pleasant if hilly Sussex countryside. From the off Ian Richards (Steyning) took the lead and was never headed. New comer David Kemp (Arena) battled with Paul Gaston (Surrey Walking Club) for the first half and then drew away Further down the field Mick Harran kept a 1 minute lead over David Hoben to the finish. Chris Flint was up with Ann Jones for the first 4 kilometres when Ann tripped, fell and badly cut hands and feet and was forced to retire. Chris and Sean Pender (Enfield) stopped to help and after a few minutes husband Trevor arrived and took Ann off in his car. Flint continued to finish 12th in 75m 32s including his time looking after Anne. In 13th position Kathy Crilley who was recovering from her 12 hour race in Royan France still finished in a creditable 76m 93s 2 secs faster than last year.
Prizes were awarded to competitors who walk an even paced race. This was won by Chris Flint whose hallway time was exactly the same as his return journey.
|1. I.Richards (Steyn M70) 53 min 1 sec; 2. D.Kemp (Arena M55) 1 hr 5 min 48 sec; 3. P.Gaston (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 6 min 18 sec; 10. M.Harran (Sy WC M80) 1 hr 12 min 22 sec; 11. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 13 min 34 sec; 12. C.Flint (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 15 min 32 sec; 13. K.Crilley (Sy WC W70) 1 hr 16 min 3 sec.|