Surrey/Sussex Combined County Track 3km Walks 8th Sep 19
As usual the Walking race within the Surrey County Championships was held in September at Sutton with the multi-events meeting rather than within the main May event and combined with Sussex County. There were 6 starters of whom five were doing the full 3km and one U13 doing 2km. Considering the range of perhaps 10 minutes that might have resulted, it was a little surprising that four finished within a range of 30 seconds so the race was remarkably competitive. Surrey Walking Club’s Ian Statter gained the Silver medal for Senior Surrey Men after a race long battle with Steyning’s Ron Penfold in a time 75 seconds faster than last year despite taking part in the multi event pentathlon the previous day. Ian started ahead of Ron with a fast pace but by halfway had slowed slightly as Ron came by with very even laps. The last lap saw Ian close slightly but fell short by just 7 seconds but a very good improvement in time. Ron also improved his time from last year. Conditions were sunny and pleasant but not too hot.


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