Lewes AC Open & 3km Championship 7th Jul 18
Numbers were down perhaps due to the imminent World Cup match and the extremely hot weather however six were up for this race at midday with air temperatures around 30 degrees and the track no doubt still hotter. Half of these were Surrey Walking Club masters and two of these felt 3km was too short for the journey to Lewes and pressed on for 5km. The race winner, Under 20 Ollie Hopkins of the home Club, left and lapped the rest quickly. Although naturally a little down on his best, he was fast enough with no competition and hot conditions to take the Lewes Championship. SWC’s Peter Hannell showed little improvement as he let his club mates toil on for another 5 laps. Conditions made their efforts difficult and not their fastest and only satisfying in the fact of they completed their mission. Two other Lewes members also took part with an encouraging 4m 4s 600m from Under 13 Harvey Perry and a first venture into racewalking from M60 Mike Bale over 1km inside 8 minutes.

3 km
1. O.Hopkins (Lewes U20 M) 15 min 38 sec; 2. P.Hannell (Sy WC M75) 21 min 51 sec;

5 km
1. D.Maskell (Sy WC M70) 34 min 31 sec; 2. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 36 min 3 sec;

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