Jack Fitzgerald Memorial Walks, Tilgate Park, Crawley 9th Jun 18
The Veterans AC once again promoted its 10km race around the very pleasant lake at Tilgate Park and were well supported with almost 30 out including several youngsters doing 6 km with the exact distances shown in the results below. The clear menís winner was Ian Richards (Steyning M70) walking comfortably and inside 57 minutes. Not that he was without competition as the womenís winner, Maddy Shott (Bels W) was only 11 seconds behind but not far from a third of Ianís age. Surrey Walking Club were well represented with seven out the first of whom was Paul Gaston just a minute ahead of Dan Maskell. The hot weather added to the pleasure of the occasion but also to the times for most but Chris Flint improving on recent times with the equivalent of a sub 70 minute 10km. A little behind Chris, but in next position, was new M80 Mick Harran showing little sign of slowing down much. The organizer, David Hoben also had a good race in spite of his responsibilities. Although slower than last year his effort was easily good enough to leave Peter Hannell a few minutes behind. It was nice to see Peter Selby out racing again even if he was only accompanying one of his coaching charges so a little slower than his best.

1. I.Richards (Steyn M70) 56 min 42 sec; 2. M.Shott (Belg W) 56 min 53 sec; 3. M.Culshaw (Ilf M50) 1 hr 3 min 51 sec; 6. P.Gaston (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 9 min 22 sec; 9. D.Maskell (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 10 min 26 sec; 13. C.Flint (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 11 min 43 sec; 14. M.Harran (Sy WC M80) 1 hr 15 min 25 sec; 15. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 17 min 23 sec; 17. P.Hannell (Sy WC M75) 1 hr 20 min 27 sec.

1. L.Morse (Lewes U17G) 31 min 23 sec; 2. H.Hide (Win W45) 35 min 45 sec; 3. C.Wallis (AFD U15G) 40 min 41 sec; 6. P.Selby (Sy WC M75) 46 min 38 sec.

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