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Fixtures until Easter

Date Event Results
Sun 01/01/2017 St Johns Fell Run Here
Thu 05/01/2017 Ramsey Bakery Firemans Runs 3 Here
Sun 08/01/2017 Winter Walk League 4 Here
Sat 14/01/2017 5K Prom Run Here
Sun 22/01/2017 Microgaming IOM Cross Country League 4 and IOM Cross Country Champs Here
Sat 28/01/2017 Ard Whallin Fell Run Here
Sun 29/01/2017 Jude Sports Hall Here
Thu 02/02/2017 Ramsey Bakery Firemans Runs 4 Here
Sat 11/02/2017 5K Prom Run Here
Sun 12/02/2017 Winter Walk League 5  Here
Sat 25/02/2017 Open Walks and Run (10km)
START LISTS HERE
Sat 25/02/2017 Glen Mona Fell Run
Thu 02/03/2017 Ramsey Bakery Firemans Runs 5
Sun 05/03/2017 Vets 20 Miles
Sat 11/03/2017 5K Prom Run
Thu 16/03/2017 Vets Spring Handicap
Sun 19/03/2017 10k Walk and Young Age Champs
Sun 26/03/2017 Ellan Vannin Fell Run
Sat 01/04/2017 5K Prom Run
Fri 07/04/2017 Park Run 1
Fri 14/04/2017 Easter Festival of Running – 10K
Sat 15/04/2017 Easter Festival of Running – Hill Race
Sun 16/04/2017 Easter Festival of Running – 5K

 
Full fixture list at
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2016 results 

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Being realistic, we are unlikely to see the world class times or the crowds of previous years at the Manx Harriers open event at the NSC tomorrow - but do prove me wrong.

In the final of three trips down memory lane tonight we see the interview (and her finish) with Gillian O'Sullivan who two years later won the silver medal in the world championships.

When she retired in 2007 she was recognised as one of Ireland's best ever athletes.

www.athleticsireland.ie/news/top-irish-athlete-gillian-osullivan-announces-retirement/
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Gladys CallowGillian is a lovely lady it was a pleasure to have her and all the irish walkers to stay !X

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There were extremely strong winds for the Manx Airlines Manx Harriers event in 1999 when Gillian O'Sullivan won the 10km walk in 47.08. The following year she finished 10th in the Sydney Olympics and in 2003 finished 2nd in the Parish World Championships.

Andi Drake, who won the 20km walk, has been head coach at the National Centre for Race Walking, Leeds Metropolitan University since 2009 and in 2013 was appointed to cover the northern half of the country as Long distance and Walks National Coach Mentor, on a 2 day per week basis, by England Athletics. As well as a 20km race walking personal best on 84.04, he switched to running for a few years and (I can't find his times but I think he was close to 30 minutes for 10km and around 2.20 for the marathon - corrections welcome!).

Larry Matthews, who won the windswept half marathon in 67.53, had a 10 mile PB of 49.18 from the previous year.

Here are the interviews.
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Neil BatesDid my first race walk in years the other night (training) and it amazes me to think of the times they and I did do back in the days. That year I remember very well as I was lucky to attempt to keep up with Andi Drake as he warmed down and he gave me tips and training advice.

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It will be the 17th time since 1983 that a 10km run has been held at the Manx Harriers open.

Other distances have included 40 miles, 50km, 30km and half marathon.

By far the highest standard in the event was in 2000 when 10th place was worth 34:48.

1 Colin Moore Bingley Harriers 0:30:19
2 Steve Green Bingley Harriers 0:30:51
3 Paul Freary Belgrave Harriers 0:31:19
4 Andy Parker Bolton United Harriers 0:31:26
5 Rick Hayman Bolton United Harriers 0:33:08
6 Paul Clarke Manx Harriers 0:33:26
7 Chris Quine Manx Harriers 0:33:37
8 Larry Matthews Salford Harriers 0:33:58
9 Andy Fox Manx Harriers 0:34:19
10 Bernard Cannan Northern AC 0:34:48

Gianni Epifani, Mike Garrett, Murray Lambden and Paul Curphey who won the event in 2008, 2006, 2005 and 2004 respectively, were all slower than the top 10 in 2000.

There have been 35 sub 34 minute times. Here they are:

1 Colin Moore Bingley Harriers 0:30:19 2000
1 Steve Green Bingley Harriers 0:30:21 2002
1 Paul Freary Bolton United Harriers 0:30:37 1998
2 Bashir Hussain Stockport Harriers 0:30:39 1998
2 Colin Moore Bingley Harriers 0:30:49 2002
2 Steve Green Bingley Harriers 0:30:51 2000
1 Kevin Loundes Manx Harriers 0:30:55 2010
1 Peter Banks Blackburn Harriers 0:31:06 1996
2 Robert Berry Liverpool Pembroke 0:31:11 1996
1 Bernie Plain Cardiff 0:31:19 1983
3 Paul Freary Belgrave Harriers 0:31:19 2000
4 Andy Parker Bolton United Harriers 0:31:26 2000
1 Kevin Loundes Manx Harriers 0:31:27 2015
3 Larry Matthews Salford Harriers 0:31:32 1998
3 Kevin Taylor 0:31:41 1996
2 Dave Newton Manx AC 0:32:19 1983
4 Paul Clarke Manx Harriers 0:32:26 1996
1 Andy Barron Manx Harriers 0:32:47 2016
4 Chris Quine Manx Harriers 0:32:53 1998
3 Chris Quine Manx AC 0:33:00 1983
5 Rick Hayman Bolton United Harriers 0:33:08 2000
3 Chris Quine Manx Harriers 0:33:12 2002
5 Chris Quine Manx Harriers 0:33:15 1996
2 Chris Bracken Thurles Crokes 0:33:15 2010
6 Paul Clarke Manx Harriers 0:33:26 2000
1 Andy Barron Manx Harriers 0:33:27 2013
3 Martin Malone Manx Harriers 0:33:32 2010
2 Alan Corlett Manx Harriers 0:33:35 2013
7 Chris Quine Manx Harriers 0:33:37 2000
4 Paul Clarke Manx AC 0:33:49 1983
5 Paul Clarke Manx Harriers 0:33:52 1998
6 Ray Cox Manx Harriers 0:33:57 1996
1 Martin Malone Manx Harriers 0:33:57 2011
8 Larry Matthews Salford Harriers 0:33:58 2000
2 Edward Gumbley Manx Harriers 0:33:59 2011

Photo - Colin Moore, a finisher in the Parish Walker since his retirement as a runner.

PS weather conditions have undoubtedly slowed runners ome years but the best runners still produce fast times in adverse conditions.
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It will be the 17th time since 1983 that a 10km run has been held at the Manx Harriers open. 

Other distances have included 40 miles, 50km, 30km and half marathon.

By far the highest standard in the event was in 2000 when 10th place was worth 34:48. 

1 Colin Moore Bingley Harriers 0:30:19
2 Steve Green Bingley Harriers 0:30:51
3 Paul Freary Belgrave Harriers 0:31:19
4 Andy Parker Bolton United Harriers 0:31:26
5 Rick Hayman Bolton United Harriers 0:33:08
6 Paul Clarke Manx Harriers 0:33:26
7 Chris Quine Manx Harriers 0:33:37
8 Larry Matthews Salford Harriers 0:33:58
9 Andy Fox Manx Harriers 0:34:19
10 Bernard Cannan Northern AC 0:34:48

Gianni Epifani, Mike Garrett, Murray Lambden and Paul Curphey who won the event in 2008, 2006, 2005 and 2004 respectively, were all slower than the top 10 in 2000. 

There have been 35 sub 34 minute times. Here they are:

1 Colin Moore Bingley Harriers 0:30:19 2000
1 Steve Green Bingley Harriers 0:30:21 2002
1 Paul Freary Bolton United Harriers 0:30:37 1998
2 Bashir Hussain Stockport Harriers 0:30:39 1998
2 Colin Moore Bingley Harriers 0:30:49 2002
2 Steve Green Bingley Harriers 0:30:51 2000
1 Kevin Loundes Manx Harriers 0:30:55 2010
1 Peter Banks Blackburn Harriers 0:31:06 1996
2 Robert Berry Liverpool Pembroke 0:31:11 1996
1 Bernie Plain Cardiff 0:31:19 1983
3 Paul Freary Belgrave Harriers 0:31:19 2000
4 Andy Parker Bolton United Harriers 0:31:26 2000
1 Kevin Loundes Manx Harriers 0:31:27 2015
3 Larry Matthews Salford Harriers 0:31:32 1998
3 Kevin Taylor 0:31:41 1996
2 Dave Newton Manx AC 0:32:19 1983
4 Paul Clarke Manx Harriers 0:32:26 1996
1 Andy Barron Manx Harriers 0:32:47 2016
4 Chris Quine Manx Harriers 0:32:53 1998
3 Chris Quine Manx AC 0:33:00 1983
5 Rick Hayman Bolton United Harriers 0:33:08 2000
3 Chris Quine Manx Harriers 0:33:12 2002
5 Chris Quine Manx Harriers 0:33:15 1996
2 Chris Bracken Thurles Crokes  0:33:15 2010
6 Paul Clarke Manx Harriers 0:33:26 2000
1 Andy Barron Manx Harriers 0:33:27 2013
3 Martin Malone Manx Harriers 0:33:32 2010
2 Alan Corlett Manx Harriers 0:33:35 2013
7 Chris Quine Manx Harriers 0:33:37 2000
4 Paul Clarke Manx AC 0:33:49 1983
5 Paul Clarke Manx Harriers 0:33:52 1998
6 Ray Cox Manx Harriers 0:33:57 1996
1 Martin Malone Manx Harriers 0:33:57 2011
8 Larry Matthews Salford Harriers 0:33:58 2000
2 Edward Gumbley Manx Harriers 0:33:59 2011

Photo - Colin Moore, a finisher in the Parish Walker since his retirement as a runner.

PS weather conditions have undoubtedly slowed runners ome years but the best runners still produce fast times in adverse conditions.

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Keiron MurrayCracking night down the Ascot after the 2000 race. I set my 10k pb in that. 35:32. Was about 12th after a good race with Murray Lambden and Paul Curphey.

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manxathletics.com added 2 new photos.

There will be live streaming tomorrow from the Manx Harriers Open meeting via Manx Telecom 4G via www.manxathletics.com or this Facebook page. The 20km walk starts at 11.15 am and the 10km run at 2 pm. Junior walks are at 10.30.

I'll also be posting photos during the event to isleofman.in/ and later in the day Vincent Campbell's photos from the Glen Mona Fell Race will be available to view or purchase for charity from the same site.
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There will be live streaming tomorrow from the Manx Harriers Open meeting via Manx Telecom 4G via www.manxathletics.com or this Facebook page. The 20km walk starts at 11.15 am and the 10km run at 2 pm. Junior walks are at 10.30. 

Ill also be posting photos during the event to http://isleofman.in/ and later in the day Vincent Campbells photos from the Glen Mona Fell Race will be available to view or purchase for charity from the same site.

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Andrew NashThere is now no excuse Mandy Nash! Thank you Murray.

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manxathletics.com with Murray Lambden and Steve Barry.

I hope to find more time tomorrow evening to share more memories from the event previously known as the Boundary Harriers Invitation, the Manx Airlines and many other sponsors, which I shall be attending for the 38th consecutive year on Saturday.

It was one of the first events I researched and listed all the results from soon after I started the manxathletics.com website. Here to celebrate my recent communication with the great Steve Barry for many years, is how I reflected on the 1983 Manx Airlines 20km / 10km Walks along with a photo of myself with Steve Barry, the 1982 Commonwealth Games Champion, when he stayed at my house in Victoria Avenue, Douglas the previous year.

Kevin Madigan reported the walk for the Manx Star and few could argue with the following extract of his report:

“One of the largest crowds ever for a local walk turned up on Saturday last to watch Commonwealth Games Walking Champion Steve Barry compete in Manx Airlines 20 Km walk at King George V Park, Douglas.

The race, held in somewhat murky weather conditions, turned out to be a very special treat for everyone at track side as the witnessed the greatest display of race walking ever seen in Britain.”

18 years later, that time recorded on 26 February 1983 remains the third fastest ever by a British walker, behind those other two greats Ian McCombie and Chris Maddocks. The latter two were to adapt to the modern style of even paced racing, or even negative splits. Steve Barry was more of the Paul Nihill mould – flat out from the gun. No one who witnessed this performance, and that included those of us who were frequently lapped, will ever forget the courage of Barry. He covered the first mile in 6.18 and made Murray Lambden, who did one of his fastest ever in 7.01, look as if he was walking to the shops! 10km in 41.06, 15 km in 61.43, 10 miles in 66.15 and onwards to a British and Commonwealth record of 82.51.

Andy Garrett knocked over 10 minutes off his best, John Cannell recorded what at the time was his personal best, Allan Callow walked a steady walk but was actually slower than his then regular Tuesday night training sessions with Murray Lambden. Lambden walked what was to be the 3rd best 20km of his career at the start of what or season that promised so much but ended in injury and illness induced retirement just 9 months later.

Women’s walking, so long dominated by Irene Corlett, saw two personal bests from Margaret Brooks and Ann Cain who, with Irene, became the team to beat in Britain over the next couple of years.


Position
Christian Name
Surname
Time
Club / Country
1
Steve
Barry
01:22:51
Roath Labour Walking Club
2
Murray
Lambden
01:33:25
Boundary Harriers
3
Allan
Callow
01:38:40
Boundary Harriers
4
John
Cannell
01:41:02
Boundary Harriers
5
Andy
Garrett
01:42:56
Boundary Harriers


Position
Christian Name
Surname
Time
Club / Country
1
Margaret
Brooks
00:56:24
Boundary Harriers
2
Ann
Cain
00:58:45
Boundary Harriers
3
Ann
Kelly
01:02:53
Boundary Harriers
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I hope to find more time tomorrow evening to share more memories from the event previously known as the Boundary Harriers Invitation, the Manx Airlines and many other sponsors, which I shall be attending for the 38th consecutive year on Saturday. 

It was one of the first events I researched and listed all the results from soon after I started the manxathletics.com website. Here to celebrate my recent communication with the great Steve Barry for many years, is how I reflected on the 1983 Manx Airlines 20km / 10km Walks along with a photo of myself with Steve Barry, the 1982 Commonwealth Games Champion, when he stayed at my house in Victoria Avenue, Douglas the previous year.
 
Kevin Madigan reported the walk for the Manx Star and few could argue with the following extract of his report:
 
“One of the largest crowds ever for a local walk turned up on Saturday last to watch Commonwealth Games Walking Champion Steve Barry compete in Manx Airlines 20 Km walk at King George V Park, Douglas.
 
The race, held in somewhat murky weather conditions, turned out to be a very special treat for everyone at track side as the witnessed the greatest display of race walking ever seen in Britain.”
 
18 years later, that time recorded on 26 February 1983 remains the third fastest ever by a British walker, behind those other two greats Ian McCombie and Chris Maddocks. The latter two were to adapt to the modern style of even paced racing, or even negative splits. Steve Barry was more of the Paul Nihill mould – flat out from the gun. No one who witnessed this performance, and that included those of us who were frequently lapped, will ever forget the courage of Barry. He covered the first mile in 6.18 and made Murray Lambden, who did one of his fastest ever in 7.01, look as if he was walking to the shops! 10km in 41.06, 15 km in 61.43, 10 miles in 66.15 and onwards to a British and Commonwealth record of 82.51.
 
Andy Garrett knocked over 10 minutes off his best, John Cannell recorded what at the time was his personal best, Allan Callow walked a steady walk but was actually slower than his then regular Tuesday night training sessions with Murray Lambden. Lambden walked what was to be the 3rd best 20km of his career at the start of what or season that promised so much but ended in injury and illness induced retirement just 9 months later.
 
Women’s walking, so long dominated by Irene Corlett, saw two personal bests from Margaret Brooks and Ann Cain who, with Irene, became the team to beat in Britain over the next couple of years.
  
 
Position
Christian Name
Surname
Time
Club / Country
1
Steve
Barry
01:22:51
Roath Labour Walking Club
2
Murray
Lambden
01:33:25
Boundary Harriers
3
Allan
Callow
01:38:40
Boundary Harriers
4
John
Cannell
01:41:02
Boundary Harriers
5
Andy
Garrett
01:42:56
Boundary Harriers
 
  
Position
Christian Name
Surname
Time
Club / Country
1
Margaret
Brooks
00:56:24
Boundary Harriers
2
Ann
Cain
00:58:45
Boundary Harriers
3
Ann
Kelly
01:02:53
Boundary Harriers