In by Alex Bourne

For the fourth year in a row, the boys from down south won the men?s division. 1995 champ Fisher edged out training partner Paul Ruston to take first with a time of 31:23, while Fisher?s girlfriend, Ruth Horton, won the women?s division with a time of 38:39. Tina Devine handely beat the 1996 women?s champ, Debbie Mumma, with a time of 39:00 flat, good enough for second in her division.