some dreadful weather the skies cleared and the wind dropped for the
event. Up until about the 22nd lap the lead changed several times
between the eventual winner Ian White and John Sharkey of Bournemouth AC
and Mike Grist of Poole Runners. With two laps to go John Sharkey
thought that he had made a decisive move but he was hauled back by Ian
White who won in 33.15.7. John Sharkey was second in 33.19.0 and Mike
Grist third in 33.29.6. Darren Moore was fourth in 45.43.0 and Chris
Flynn fifth in 46.26.6 both of Poole AC.
In the ladies race Jenny Maloney of Royal Manor of Portland 43.23.6
overhauled Becky Neal 43.50.4 with about five laps to go to retain her
title. Dorothea Russell from Poole Runners was third in 48.22.4. Becky
had originally entered the steeplechase but that had to be abandoned
when the water jump failed to fill fully.