|Another Saturday beset by cold winds saw 20 facing the starter at Horsham track including four of Peter Selby’s young coaching group from Tonbridge and Lewes. Now, walking at around the same pace as the older masters, they were encouraged to good times with a personal best from Lewis Burr. In the senior race Surrey Walking Club had three out with Paul Gaston first home in 9th and 4th in the Sussex Championship and battling with Steyning’s Stuart Maidment and only a second adrift at the finish. Chris Flint and David Hoben completed the team with the former just outside 71 minutes while David Hoben was isolated down the field. Peter Hannell opted for 5km after injury. At the front the winner, David Annetts (N.Herts) was also isolated but dropping the rest spurred him on to a personal best.|
1. D.Annetts (N Herts M50) 48 min 29.3 sec; 2. G.Dudas (Hun M50) 52 min 40.1 sec; 3. I.Richards (Steyn M70) 52 min 46.9 sec; 9. P.Gaston (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 7 min 46.9 sec; 11. C.Flint (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 11 min 9.5 sec; 13. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 15 min 20.9 sec.
1. P.Cummings (AFD W40) 59 min 12.6 sec; 2. A.Jones (Steyn W60) 1 hr 9 min 22.1 sec.
1. P.Hannell (Sy WC M75) 37 min 26.9 sec