|On the warmest afternoon of the year 36 walkers set out in the beautiful Suffolk countryside around Moulton in Suffolk. Surrey had five walkers out. The first three walkers in the field were well clear of the rest and separated from one another. Current International Dominic King led the field home in 36m 26s followed by under 20 George Wilkinson (Enfield and Haringay) in 39m 49s Surrey’s David Crane came in third in 43m 22s. Further down the field Dan Maskell had a race long battle with Dave Kates and George Nibre (both of Ilford) before losing out to Kates whose style drew the judges attention but did not lead to a disqualification. Maskell finished in overall 17th position in 54m 52s. David Hoben battled with Arthur Thompson (Enfield and Harringey) to get the better of him even though he was slowed by a wedding party! Hoben finished in 58m 35s. In 30th position Mick Harran walked with Angela Martin also of Surrey and just forged ahead in the final to finish in 61m 37s to Martin’s 62m 26s.|
1. Dominic King (Col H M35) 36 min 26 sec; 2. G.Wilkinson (E&H U20 M) 39 min 49 sec; 3. D.Crane (Sy WC M40) 43 min 22 sec; 14. D.Maskell (Sy WC M70) 54 min 54 sec; 18. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 58 min 35 sec;23. M.Harran (Sy WC M80) 1 hr 1 min 37 sec.
1. E.Dyos (Ilf W40) 48 min 41 sec; 2. M.Peddle (Loughton W50) 48 min 55 sec; 3. J.Benson (Ashf U20W) 49 min 49 sec; 8. A.Martin (Sy WC W50) 1 hr 2 min 26 sec.