Enfield League 5 miles, Enfield 12th Jan 19
The first Enfield League event of 2019 was held in cold, dry conditions with a slight northerly breeze, and saw Surrey Walking Club’s David Crane finish fourth after catching third placer, George Wilkinson, in the last mile but Wilkinson had just enough to hold off Crane who finished in 42m 41s in line with his other recent races. Surrey’s only other competitor, Shaun Lightman, started steadily and held Lesley Morris (Ilford) for three laps but then faded to be passed by three other competitors in the last mile. He finished in 28th place in 57m 41s down on his 7 mile time but around his current avaerage.
After the race the final 2018 annual presentations were made and David Crane lifted the cup as champion of the Enfield League. Surrey Walking Club finished third team overall with a large contingent taking part in the races despite the not inconsiderable distance to Enfield from our Croydon base.

1. D.Annetts (N Herts M50) 38 min 54 sec; 2. G.Wilkinson (E&H U20 M) 42 min 31 sec; 3. D.Crane (Sy WC M40) 42 min 41 sec; 14. S.Lightman (Sy WC M75) 57 min 41 sec. 16 finishers.

1. M.Shott (Belg W) 40 min 54 sec; 2. M.Morris (M&M U17G) 46 min 28 sec; 3. J.Benson (Ashf U20W) 46 min 45 sec. 14 finishers.

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