|On a warm sunny but muggy afternoon in Moulton, a field of 46 faced the starter. To avoid congestion with such a large entry the race was divided into two groups with the slower contestants starting some 10 minutes before the faster walkers. At the front of the race Callum Wilkinson went off with Dominic King. Wilkinson opened up after the turn at half way and won the race by 2 minutes 27 seconds in a new course record by 10 seconds which had been held by Dom. Dominic King held off twin brother Daniel King by 13 secs to finish in second position with brother Daniel finishing in just 13 seconds behind.
In fourth position was SWC’s David Crane who had a solo race from beginning to end just outside 40 minutes and 4 minutes behind 3rd and 2 ahead of 4th but unlike most of the field performed above average. Other Surrey results were: Mick Harran who had a race long battle with Tony Wilkinson losing out in the final two miles by just 5 seconds. He finished in 15th position. Chris Flint was next home. Due to an unfortunate event, Flint had arrived late but was allowed to join in. He made his way through the field and was given a place based on his actual time which made him 16th man and by coincidence only 7 seconds behind Mick though in reality 7:30 later. David Hoben walked with Paul Frimage (Ryston R) and finished in 19th position in 59 minutes and 5 secs ahead of Frimage. Starting with the slower group Peter Crane, helping daughter-in-law Rachel, finished in 22nd position with Rachel in as 11th woman both in 63m 38s. All in all this was a pleasant race with a good SWC turnout.
1. C.Wilkinson (E&H M35) 33 min 48 sec; 2. Dom King (Col H M35) 36 min 15 sec; 3. Dan King (Col H M35) 36 min 28 sec; 4. D.Crane (Sy WC M40) 40 min 15 sec; 15. M.Harran (Sy WC M80) 57 min 17 sec;16. C.Flint (Sy WC M70) 57 min 24 sec; 19. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 59 min 2 sec; 22. P.Crane (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 3 min 38 sec.
1. M.Shott (Belg W) 45 min 37 sec; 2. H.Middleton (E&H W55) 49 min 46 sec; 3. M.Noel (Belg W50) 51 min 46 sec; 11. R.Crane (Unatt W35) 1 hr 3 min 38 sec.