Great Scott is hot in Switzerland

ILFORD S British number one Scott Davis finished an impressive second at the Swiss 50km Championship in Zurich on Sunday. In top class continental company, Davis held back in the opening stages, before completing each subsequent 10km section in a faster

ILFORD'S British number one Scott Davis finished an impressive second at the Swiss 50km Championship in Zurich on Sunday.

In top class continental company, Davis held back in the opening stages, before completing each subsequent 10km section in a faster time.

Davis finished the race in an impressive four hours 20 minutes and 22 seconds which propels him up the UK all-time rankings.

He was only headed by Hungarian international Zoltan Czukor, who clocked 4:14.45.


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Stephen Crane was on sparkling form, setting three personal bests at the annual Race Walking Association's Southern Area One Hour Championship at Dartford Track on Saturday.

Ilford also won the team prize for the fifth successive year in the event which requires entrants to cover as much distance on the track as they can in 60 minutes.

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With race winner, south London student Alex Wright just too far ahead to be challenged, Crane was involved in a tight battle with recent Ilford signing Phil Barnard.

Crane put in his best work over the closing stages, taking custody of second spot after 45 minutes and finishing on a personal best 11,880m.

Along the way he had also clocked personal bests at 10km (50.24) and seven miles (57.10).

Barnard was also in fine form as he powered towards an impressive 11,761m to finish third.

Steve Uttley came fifth, recording 10,646m, while the dependable Dave Sharpe filled 11th spot with 9,360m.

In 13th place overall and the fourth lady to finish, was debut girl Liz Stocker, who covered an impressive 8,685m.

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