|The annual hour race at Lee Valley was held in steady rain with gusts of cold wind. This did not put off the stalwarts of Enfield as they recorded the laps of the 37 walkers who started the event. With so many on the track there was competition right through the field and performances were generally on the positive side. Surrey Walking Club had seven out with David Crane going furthest in 3rd place with a distance he was pleased with and not far from 7 miles. Just into the top half was Dan Maskell only 30 metres short of 9km and well above recent form as he held David Kates (Ilford) to within 50 metres. Mick Harran, now 80, started near the back but had a strong race to finish in front of Arthur Thomson in the same age group. Shaun Lightman also started cautiously but came through in the second half as he begins a return to form. Overall a good result for the Club particularly in respect of participation.|
1. G.Wilkinson (E&H U17B) 11.971 km; 2. D.Annetts (N Herts M50) 11.835 km; 3. D.Crane (Sy WC M40) 11.040 km 11. D.Maskell (Sy WC M70) 8.967 km; 15. M.Harran (Sy WC M80) 8.591 km; 17. C.Flint (Sy WC M70) 8.547 km; 19. S.Lightman (Sy WC M75) 8.470 km; 21. P.Hannell (Sy WC M75) 8.276 km; 25. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 8.168 km.
1. H.Middleton (E&H W55) 10.084 km; 2. P.Cummimngs (AFD W40) 10.076 km; 3. M.Peddle (Loug W45) 9.833 km.