|Enforced changes in the date of the usually popular Slater/ Bryce 10km led to reduced numbers with only 8 out including one Under 13 doing 2km. Of the rest Surrey Walking Club supplied three. The event also included the Sussex Championships won by Ian Richards (Steyning) with SWC’s Paul Gaston in 2nd Man with a time nearer his form than most. Times were generally on the slow side due to the lack of competition but the race included several individual battles. After a few laps David Hoben fell slightly behind Peter Hannell but held the gap at around 100 metres for the rest of the race. Conditions were good with a slight breeze but just warm enough on the unshaded track.|
1. I.Richards (Steyn M70) 55 min 18.8 sec; 2. P.Gaston (Sy WC M70 and 2nd Sussex) 1 hr 7 min 59.1 sec; 3. S.Maidment (Steyn M65) 1 hr 8 min 36.5 sec; 4. P.Hannell (Sy WC M75) 1 hr 15 min 1.8 sec; 5. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 15 min 42.2 sec.
1. E.Payton_White (Lewes U20W) 1 hr 7 min 37.3 sec; 2. A.Jones (Steyn W60) 1 hr 8 min 43.1 sec.