VAC Summer 5 mile League, Battersea Park 16th Apr 19
Last Tuesday saw the first of Veteran ACs 2019 Summer 5 miles league in Battersea Park on a warm if humid evening and using a new 3.5 lap course avoiding the Battersea Park Japanese Peace Pagoda. Numbers were about typical with half the field being Surrey Walking Club members the rear half as it happens. At the front David Annetts (N Herts RR) was well clear of the rest with another personal best in sub 39 minutes. Two guests, Melanie Peddle (Lough) and Stefano Zennaro (Bels), almost ten minutes behind David, completed the frame with a battle for the line and a difference of just one second and a p.b. for Stefano. Of the SWC contingent Shaun Lightman was ahead by a minute of Paul King as he had let 80 year-old Tom Casserly go by about the same amount. Only half a minute behind came Mick Harran and David Hoben only a few seconds apart.

1. D.Annetts (N Herts M50) 38 min 47 sec; 2. M.Peddle (Loughton W50) 48 min 33 sec; 3. S.Zennaro (Belg M45) 48 min 34 sec; 6. S.Lightman (Sy WC M75) 56 min 47 sec; 7. P.King (Belg/Sy WC M65) 57 min 44 sec; 8. M.Harran (Sy WC M80) 58 min 20 sec; 9. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 58 min 23 sec.

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