|Only 3 days later the Enfield league combined with a London Inter-Club Challenge meeting at Lee Valley over 5km on a crowded track with 35 starters and a cold wind. The winner was a a most impressive M60 performance from Portuguese ex-international Fransisco Reis although his23:47 was below his recent best. Just about as expected SWC’s David Crane was up in 3rd as he almost held young George Wilkinson, brother of World Junior Champion Callum, who had an excellent race. Not far behind Malcolm Martin had one of the best results in 5th as he completes his recovery from injury. Down in the bottom third of the field came the other three SWC. The first of these was Shaun Lightman nursing an injury but walking steadily. Further down David Hoben once again got the better of Peter Hannell with both lacking the sprinting speed required by this short event.|
1. F.Reis (TVH M55) 23 min 47 sec; 2. G.Wilkinson (E&H U17B) 24 min 27 sec; 3. D.Crane (Sy WC M40) 24 min 31 sec; 5. M.Martin (Sy WC M60) 26 min 23 sec; 14. S.Lightman (Sy WC M75) 34 min 20 sec; 16. M.Harran (Sy WC M75) 34 min 48 sec; 18. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 36 min 17 sec; 20. P.Hannell (Sy WC M75) 36 min 22 sec.
1. P.Cummings (AFD W40) 28 min 52 sec; 2. H.Middleton (E&H W55) 29 min 20 sec; 3. M.Peddle (Loughton W45) 29 min 25 sec; 8. A.Martin (Sy WC W50) 35 min 38 sec.