|The first event of the New Year was held on the indoor track at the Lee Valley Sports Arena with its first rate facilities. Surrey Walking Club had one entry, Francisco Reis, and one of Shaun Lightman’s coaching group, Abi Smith , among the 14 starters. There was a big range of performances with some like newcomer Dave Annetts in second place with a one minute p.b.. Abi was a little below average which is not unusual on this this difficult banked surface. Francisco, well used to this sort of venue, was nearer to expectation but about a minute below his best but this was the first sprint of the season with several other, more important races not far ahead..|
1. L.Legon (Camb H U23 M) 13 min 41.47 sec; 2. D.Annetts (N Herts M50) 13 min 43.95 sec; 3. J.Hobbs (Ashf M) 14 min 15.38 sec; 5. F.Reis (Sy WC M55) 14 min 58.82 sec; 9. A.Smith (B&B U15G) 17 min 29.57 sec.