|The latest Enfield race, held at the Allianz Park in Hendon had a reasonable number of almost 30 on the start line. The heavy overnight rain had eased by the beginning of the race on Saturday. The two front walkers, Maddie Stott (Belgrave) and young George Wilkinson (Enfield) shared the lead with Stott moving just ahead. Wilkinson caught her after 8 of the 12.5 laps and a furious battle ensued with Wilkinson gaining the lead only during the final 200m. Surrey WC interest centered on Francisco Reis, who was, returning after a lay-off, but kept in front of Jacqueline Benson (Ashford) from start to finish. They were close enough to share the same time. Further down the field was Dave Hoben who had newly returned from the 4 days’ marches in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) - 50km per day for 4 days. He fell away early and finished in near the back although his time was only slightly down and faster than last time. Special mention was made on the results sheet of Blackheath and Bromley’s Jonathan Ellerton won the 3km race in a new PB by 11 secs and sliced nearly 5 minutes from his previous Enfield time. Jonny is part of Shaun Lightman’s coaching group.|
1. G.Wilkinson (E&H U20 M) 23 min 58 sec; 2. S.Zennaro (Belg M45) 26 min 57 sec; 3. V.Panico (BSC France M65) 26 min 57 sec; 4. F.Reis (Sy WC M55) 28 min 1 sec; 13. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 35 min 43 sec.
1. M.Shott (Belg W) 24 min 4 sec; 2. J.Benson (Ashf U20W) 28 min 1 sec; 3. M.Morris (M&M U17G) 28 min 14 sec.
1. J.Ellerton (B&B U15B) 20 min 27 sec