Veterans AC 5 miles, Battersea Park 6th Aug 19
The fourth fixture of this seasonís Battersea Park races had a lower than expected attendance on a moderately sunny evening giving an ideal temperature for racing once again. Surrey Walking Club had four starters out of the original seven however Kevin Burnett and Peter Hannell opted for two laps. AFDís Penny Cummings and Stefano Zennaro (Bels) led from the start of the three lap course. At the end of the first lap Zennaro dropped back and on the last lap was overtaken by the fast finishing Mark Culshaw. Mark and Penny took advantage of the good conditions to post very good times with Pennyís win matching her previous 5km victory and her time only a few seconds outside of her PB from a few years back. After the first three followed a long gap of almost ten minutes before the rather older SWC contingent came in. However at fifty seven and a half minutes Dave Hoben recorded his best time this year and got the better of Paul King who was a little down two minutes later, They had had a long duel with Hoben eventually getting the best of King with one lap remaining as the former pushed on strongly while Paul fell back after his earlier battle with David

1. P.Cummings (AFD W40) 45 min 57 sec; 2. M.Culshaw (Ilf M50) 47 min 44 sec; 3. S.Zennaro (Belg M45) 48 min 40 sec; 4. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 57 min 30 sec; 5. P.King (Belg/Sy WC M65) 59 min 26 sec.

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