|Last Tuesday saw the first of Veteran AC’s 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.