|Last Tuesday evening saw the Veterans AC 5km Championship at Battersea Park, the third of this year’s fixtures. This was a busy event with a large number competing in the running section while the race walking group was in line with past experience. It was a cloudy evening giving an ideal temperature for racing once again. There had been many VAC 5k championships previously in conjunction with other organisers’ races, but this was the first stand-alone event and made Penelope Cummings from AFD a new VAC championship winner. Half of the field were Surrey Walking Club members with Dan Maskell first home after a Belgrave’s Maureen Noel. David Hoben and Paul King were also close and this pushed David to an improved time just 8 seconds clear and a couple of an out-of-form Shaun Lightman.