Roy Gunnett reports:
The Dick and Zena Smith 10 & 5k Trophy races took place at the Bury Track a week later than originally planned. The event was initially scheduled for June 4th – however, the lack of numbers resulting from the Queen’s Jubilee necessitated a postponement.
Six walkers lined up for the start of the 10k race and 1 for the 5k (Greg Smith). The walkers were very ably assisted by Eric Horwill as Timekeeper and Sailash Shah, Irene Pike and Martin Payne as lap recorders.
Both Dave and Pat Evans could not attend the race as they are participating in a ’30 days x approximately 20 miles a day’ Civil Service challenge. More news to follow.
The promised BBC weather forecast of dry sunny weather did not fully materialise. The first third of the race was in light rain – the remainder was warm and overcast with occasional sunny spells.
All the 10k walkers for the first 5k stuck together and went through the 5k mark in 35m 56secs.
A lap later Tony Bell broke away from the ‘peloton’ and walked strongly all the way to a scratch victory – with a second-half negative split time.
Shortly after Tony’s breakaway Roy Gunnett also drew away from the others. However this was short-lived and Ian Hilditch overtook Roy and then, towards the end of the race, he was also overtaken by Phil McCullough.
Phil McCullough won the handicap race and was presented with the Dick Smith trophy.
A special thank you to Eric Horwill must be made as without his help in timekeeping etc it would have been very difficult to manage this race.
- Tony Bell 68m 28secs
- Ian Hilditch 70m 21secs
- Phil McCullough 71m 39secs
- Roy Gunnett. 72m 15secs
- Steven Wilde. 73m 17secs
- Joe Hardy. 73m 53secs
1. Greg Smith. 35m 41secs
- Phil McCullough 58m 09secs
- Steven Wilde. 59m 47secs
- Ian Hilditch 60m 51secs
- Greg Smith. 60m 52secs [using a formula based on 5k time]
- Tony Bell 61m 28secs
- Joe Hardy. 61m 53secs
- Roy Gunnett. 62m 45secs
Thanks to Greg Smith and Martin Payne for the photos Much appreciated.
A couple of results you might find of interest – thanks to Dave Ainsworth
The first is of the classic Moulton 5 miles organised by the Lancashire Walking Club legend, Ron Wallwork
|2022 Enfield Race Walking League|
|21st Anniversary Moulton Five||11th June|
|1||George Wilkinson||Enfield H AC||SM||36.55|
|2||Steve Uttley||Ilford AC||M65||48.34|
|3||Dave Walsh||Enfield H AC||M60||49.00|
|4||Mike George||Vets AC||M50||50.45|
|5||John Arthur||Ilford AC||M60||52.01|
|6||Simon Morgan||Ilford AC||M50||53.26|
|7||John Borgars ©||Loughton AC||M75||53.44|
|8||Mark Culshaw||Belgrave H||M55||56.22|
|10||Dave Hoben||Surrey WC||M65||61.30|
|11||Chris Flint ©||Surrey WC||M75||61.34|
|12||Paul Firmage||Ryston R||M65||64.00|
|14||Chris Warner||Moulton W||M65||72.45|
|15||David Ainsworth ©||Ilford AC||M70||78.44|
|1||Melanie Peddle||Loughton AC||W50||45.32|
|2||Jacqueline Benson||Ashford AC||SW||46.37|
|3||Emma Dyos||Ilford AC||W45||47.42|
|4||Maureen Noel||Belgrave H||W55||52.54|
|5||Fiona Bishop||Enfield H AC||W60||54.11|
|6||Sue Barnett||Enfield H AC||W70||54.35|
|8||Diana Braverman||Enfield H AC||W70||61.22|
|9||Phyllis Pope||Moulton W||SW||65.33|
|10||Elizabeth Edgell||Moulton W||SW||72.45|
|12||Shaeda Arthur||Ilford AC||W60||86.51|
The second is of the British Masters 3,000 metres walk track championship
British Masters Track & Field Championships
11 June 2022