VAC, Surrey, Middlesex and Herts County 10km, Battersea Park 25th Apr 18
After a thin spell of events April has seen the start of the crowded summer programme. As usual among the first of these was the combined VAC 10km track walking Championships and County events for Surrey, Middlesex and Herts. 18 starters represented a fair turnout for this popular event with one DNF and no DQs. We were without David Hoben as he was the organizer of this very professional event which included chip timing. The lap recording was spot on with no queries. First SWC was Shaun Lightman who started very cautiously but soon picked up to a fair speed until the last lap or so when he slowed in an isolated position. Mick Harran was considerably better than other recent events while Peter Hannell, near the back of the field showed faint signs of improvement.

Results:
Men
1. D.Annetts (N Herts 1st M50 and 1st Herts) 52 min 41.4 sec; 2. I.Richards (Steyn 1st M70) 53 min 30.5 sec; 3. T.Guttulsrod (HW 1st M55 and 1st Surrey) 55 min 48.7 sec; 9. S.Lightman (Sy WC 1st M75 and 2nd Middlx) 1 hr 9 min 34.2 sec; 11. M.Harran (Sy WC 2nd M75 and 3rd Sy) 1 hr 11 min 25.8 sec; 12. P.Hannell (Sy WC 3rd M75 and 4th Sy) 1 hr 14 min 12.8 sec.

Women
1. P.Cummings (AFD 1st W40 1st Sy) 59 min 53.3 sec; 2. M.Noel (Belg 1st W50) 1 hr 4 min 47.9 sec; 3. F.Bishop (AFD 1st W55 and 2nd Sy) 1 hr 7 min 27.4 sec.

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