20Km racewalking Championships 2008

 

 

Sunday 11th May

photos by PJ

Top 3: Winner Michael George (164), 2nd placed Steve Partington (182) and Sean Hands (189) who was 3rd

Junior 1 mile winner Jessica Isherwood (183), 2nd placed Hannah Kelly (187) and Alice Bell (right) who finished 3rd

Early leader Peter Kaneen unfortunately retired at halfway

National U17 Women's racewalking Champion Lauren Whelan (left) & pride of Bride, Brian Brough (right) completed the 5Km supporting event.

Robbie Callister & Andy Green together in the early stages.

Left: Bethany Clague (195) of IOMVAC walked well to finish first lady in 2:13:26. Right: Vinny Lynch (194) also of IOMVAC smashed his personal best by almost 7 minutes to finish in 2:01:09. Marie Jackson (191) retired at around 14Km with bad guts

Not fit for the knackers yard just yet. And the horses are in good shape too.

Steve Partington makes a break for it with 3 laps to go.

Left: 3rd place for Sean Hands in a time of 1:46:33 Right; Alan Kinvig finished well in 2:17:18

 Left: Ian Wakley (188) finished in 2.13.06 after a good battle with Bethany Clague. Right: Dave Mackey was given race number 007 by the organisers after being accused of budgie smuggling.

Cheers! Getting a drink out of Les Brown is a rare occurrence indeed. But the beverages were on him for the entire duration of the race.

Michael George battled with Steve Partington for the majority of the race. Steve made a break for it with 3 laps to go, only for the hotelier from Douglas to reclaim the lead on the final lap and take the title. Steve, who came out of retirement for Sunday's event, reckons this was his first 20Km finish time over 100 minutes for more than 25 years! A terrific performance nevertheless without any racewalking training for many months.

Poor Les. That was a very expensive round

Unknown to the organisers and competitors, there was also a 20Km tractor race over the same course this morning which attracted a seemingly huge entry. Pictured above are the top 2

Results (thanks to Bridget Kaneen)

 

Pos./no.

Name

Age

Club

Time

1st -  164

Michael George

M40

Manx Harriers

1.43.18

2nd -  182

Steve Partington

M40

Manx Harriers

1.43.24

3rd -  189

Sean Hands

M45

Manx Harriers

1.46.33

4th -  190

Robbie Callister

M50

Isle of Man Veterans

1.56.02

5th -  194

Vinny Lynch

M45

Isle of Man Veterans

2.01.09

6th -  193

Andy Green

M50

Manx Harriers

2.10.18

7th -  007

Dave Mackey

M40

Manx Harriers

2.11.41

8th -  188

Ian Wakley

M35

Unattached

2.13.06

9th - 195

Bethany Clague

W35

Isle of Man Veterans

2.13.26

10th - 186

Alan Kinvig

M50

Isle of Man Veterans

2.17.18

  -      184

Peter Kaneen

M45

Manx Harriers

Dnf

  -      191

Marie Latham

W45

Manx Harriers

Dnf

 

Results Supporting Races 5k

 

Pos/No

Name

Age

Club

Time

1st - 185

Lauren Whelan

U17W

Manx Harriers

28.06

2nd - 196

Brian Brough

M70

Manx Harriers

41.32

 

Results Junior mile race

 

Pos/No

Name

Age

Club

Time

1st -183

Jessica Isherwood

U15 G

Manx Harriers

10.54

2nd -187

Hannah Kelly

U13 G

Manx Harriers

11.11

3rd -008

Alice Bell

U11 G

Manx Harriers

11.47

 

Results- 2 circuits

 

1st 192

James Green U15 B Manx Harriers 21.51

 

 

Bethany Clague and Michael George, winners of the women's and men's 20Km racewalking titles

 

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