News Page 2006

 

 

 

UK Athletics Research Squad Camp & Racewalking conferenece

Manx Harriers junior racewalker Emma Latham together with her coach Liz Corran and mother/mentor Marie Jackson attended the UK Athletics Research Squad Camp & Racewalking Conference at Leeds Metropolitan University from 26th - 29th October

details here

Brian Adams' report & Andi Drake's reflections

 

Astin sisters shine in UK Cross Challenge

Great news from the opening round of the UK Cross Challenge winter series held on 28th October at Senneley's Park, Birmingham. Manx Harriers junior cross country stars Sarah & Gemma Astin lined up against the top cross country runners in the UK with Sarah finishing a brilliant 3rd out of 49 in the U13 Girls race & Gemma a superb 14th out of 64 in the U15 Girls class. Keith Gerrard finished 16th overall in the senior men's race and was 4th U23 finisher. UK Cross Challenge report & results

 

Murray Lambden at the Cardiff Marathon

A great performance in the  Cardiff Marathon on 15th October by Murray Lambden recording his 3rd fastest time 2:45:01 the day after his 50th Birthday. Well done Murray!!

 

Inter Area Walks

Six Manx Harriers racewalkers were selected to represent the North of England in the Inter Area match at Worcester on 30th September 2006. Find out how they got on;

Report and full results from the North of England AA Website

photos by Peter & Sinead Kaneen

 

English Schools Racewalking Championships

The Moorways Stadium, Derby on 16th September hosted the Sainsbury's ESAA Combined Events & Race walking Championships Lauren Whelan won bronze medal in the Junior Girls 3K; Emma Latham recorded a big PB to claim bronze in the Senior Girls 5K. One of the biggest performances of the day, Kirsty Taylor recorded a massive PB to finish 5th in the junior girls 3K. Karen Renicle was 7th in the Inter Girls 3K and Richard Bell 8th in the Junior Boys 5K and walked impressively well in their off-island debuts. Robert Moore in his last inter schools before heading off to university next month finished 5th in the Senior Boys 5K.

Manx Harriers junior athletes shine in Blackpool Illuminations Open Meeting

A party including 10  young athletes from Manx Harriers, traveled to Blackpool for the annual illuminations open meeting held in Stanley Park and were very successful, bringing home a great medal haul and a host of personal best performances. reports Bridget Kaneen

Clara Nathan was the solitary under 13 in the team and found herself in a very competitive age group for the girls. Her best performance of the day came in the 200m where she finished 7th in 38.90. She will have gained from this experience off Island.

The under 11 boys team made up in talent what they lacked in number. Securing the first 4 places in the 80m Joel Padi was a clear winner, Joseph Morling claiming a silver and Scott Jones just edging team mate Nick White for the bronze, though both recording identical  times. In the 800m it was Joseph's turn to shine, when he dominated the race with a bold run, picking up the gold in a fast 2.42.2.  Nick picked up a bronze in clear of the 4th place. In the long jump they dominated proceedings again with Joel claiming his second gold of the day, Nick picking up a silver and Joseph making it another clean sweep for the Harriers.

The under 11 girls turned out to be a very well supported age group, with a very high standard. With 25 entries in the Long Jump the Harriers successful again with a gold medal winning performance by Sinead Kaneen with a 3m.79cm leap.  They packed well with Alice Ashe 10th, Sosanna Cox 12th, Laura Cain 14th and Rebecca Nathan 24th - all showing good jumping technique. In the 800m the standard was equally high and the competition very strong. Alice Ashe ran a very brave race to claim a hard earned bronze medal just half a second behind the silver medallist and just half a second ahead of regular rival Sinead.  Laura Cain had another great race, recording a sub 3 minute time with Sosanna and Rebecca finishing within a second of each other in 12th and 13th. In the 80m all the girls were put in the same heat. Sinead Kaneen found herself down at the start, when she found herself not quite in the set position when the gun was fired, she came through to win the heat from Alice and Laura  with Sosanna and Rebecca in 5th and 6th. This run was good enough to earn Sinead a bronze medal when the overall heat times were worked out.

With a total of 11 medals won, the weekend was a considerable success, this being the first off Island competition for most of the young athletes.  A big thanks to all the parents and helpers who came along to look after the juniors and to everyone involved in organising the trip. Full results can be found at http://www.bfac.co.uk/  & view Peters Kaneen's photo's

Under 11 boys 80m

1st. Joel Padi MH 12.40, 2nd Joseph Morling MH 12.80, 3rd Scott Jones MH 13.20, 4th Nick White MH 13.20

Under 11 Boys 800m

1st. Joseph Morling  2.42.2, 2nd Harry Modley L&M 2.45.80, 3rd Nick White 2.53.40, 6th Joel Padi 3.11.80 7th Scott Jones 3.12.20

Under 11 Boys Long Jump

1st Joel Padi 3.70m, 2nd Nick White 3.58m, 3rd Joseph Morling 3.45m, 5th. Scott Jones 3.25m

Under 11 Girls 80m

1st. Sally Wareing, S&W.AC 12.30, 2nd Taegan O'Hara 12.40, 3rd=, Sinead Kaneen MH 12.50 5th Alice Ashe MH 12.90, 9th Laura Cain MH 13.30, 13th Sosanna Cox MH 13.50, 16th Rebecca Nathan MH 14.30.

Under 11 Girls 800m

1st. Hannah Davies East Cheshire 2.44.40, 2nd Lauren Alford East Cheshire 2.47.60, 3rd Alice Ashe 2.48.10 4th Sinead Kaneen  2.48.60, 6th Laura Cain 2.58.20, 12th Sosanna Cox 3.07.30, 13th Rebecca Nathan 3.08.30

Under 13 Girls

Clara Nathan 200m - 7th, 38.90, 800m - 14th, 3.14.30, long jump - 22nd, 2.71m

 

Murray claims Isle of Man Marathon Championship

Murray Lambden, webmaster of www.manxathletics.com & sponsor of this website was the outstanding Manx Harriers athlete in Isle of Man Marathon on 13th August. Murray achieved his target of a sub hours 3 time to finish third overall in 2 hrs 56mins 38s to claim the Isle of Man Championship title. He now looks forward to the Cardiff marathon in October on the occasion of his 50th birthday. Results & further coverage by Adrian Cowin at the Isle of Man Veteran Athletics Club Website

 

5K Road Walking Championships and Junior Race (report & results by Bridget Kaneen)

The 5K road walking championships were held at Peel on the evening of 14th August 2006. Peter Kaneen was a clear winner of the senior event in his first outing after a fairly long lay off and was satisfied with clocking just over the 23 minute mark in cool and breezy conditions on the Peel sea front.  Michael George took second in a personal best, ducking under 26 minutes for the first time at this distance.  Newcomer Mark Hempsell crossed the line third ahead of Dave Griffiths who was walking for the first time in over a year after a severe leg problem which hopefully will be resolved in the near future.  New junior walker Richard Bell went over distance to use the race as endurance training for 3k and did well to stick at it and walked with good technique throughout. The junior lap of the promenade was won by Sinead Kaneen, though Terence George pushed her hard the whole way.  Jessica Isherwood walked well throughout and was rewarded with the bronze medal for her efforts.

Results.

5km

Pos    Name               Club                    Time      Age cat
1.    Peter Kaneen       Manx Harriers    23.12     MV45
2.   Michael George    MH                     25.53    MV40
3.   Mark Hempsall     Unatt                  29.13     Sen
4.   Dave Griffiths      MH                    33.43     MV40
5.   Richard Bell         MH                     37.54     U15B

Junior Promenade walk

1.   Sinead Kaneen        MH                     9.12      U11G
2.  Terence George      MH                    9.22     U11B
3.  Jessica Isherwood  MH                   12.08    U11G

 

Manx Harriers at the AAA Championships

At the AAA U15 & U17 Championships at Birmingham last weekend 30th & 1st July. Lauren Whelan won the Bronze medal in the U15 3K walk in 16.41.28. Michael Haslett was 5th in the U17's 400m Hurdles Final in 56.90s.

Well done to Lauren & Michael! resultsphoto's

 

  Northern Senior League Match 4 Report (by Chris Quine)

After a sluggish start to the season, the Manx Harriers North of England League campaign ended on a high with the team finishing in second place in the final match of the season atAshton-Under-Lyne on Sunday 6th August. Scores throughout the afternoon were extremely close and after four and a half hours of competition over 35 events just eleven and a half points separated the first teams. This gave a final league position of third, thereby meaning another campaign in Division Two West next season.

Amongst the men, there were just two A string wins - Tom Riley in the 200m continued his great season running a time of 22.6 seconds following up on his 11.0 second effort for 2nd earlier in the afternoon. John Halligan won the 3000m steeplechase with 10 mins 03.2 seconds with Darren Gray winning the B event to make it a double win. Amongst the women there were five A string wins. Rachael Kelly showed she is over her recent illness to win both the 100m hurdles (16.6 seconds) and 400m hurdles (70.3 seconds) whilst Hollie Bass – high jump 1.50m – and Helen Sheen – javelin 32.20m – also showed their class to win their events. Perhaps the biggest surprise win of the day come from Gail Griffiths running a big PB to win the 3000m – 11 mins 28.1 seconds.

There were a number of Island Games Consideration Guideline performances. These included Tom Riley (100m and 200m), Glenn Hamilton (400m – 51.7 seconds), Shaun Cregeen (high jump 1.90m), Sarah Dowling (100m – 12.9 seconds and 200m – 26.3 seconds) and Rachael Kelly (100m hurdles). Fifteen year old Nicola Cooil recorded a development guideline performance in the 400m with a time of 61.7 seconds.

Overall there was a great team spirit with all the athletes supporting each other.  The overall winners wereBolton who deservedly took the title having won each of the four matches. However, the Manx Harriers team can be consoled by the number of emerging athletes who are coming through from the junior ranks to establish a place for themselves in the senior team. full results here

Match points:

  1. 1.Bolton                     -         367
  2. 2. Manx H                   -         364
  3. 3. Wigan                     -         357.5
  4. 4. West Cheshire         -         356.5
  5. 5. Liverpool H “B”        -         277
  6. 6. East Cheshire           -        221

League Points

  1. 1. Bolton                     -         24
  2. 2. Wigan                     -         16
  3. 3. Manx H                   -         14
  4. 4. West Cheshire          -         12
  5. 5. Liverpool H “B”         -         10
  6. 6.East Cheshire           -         8
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European Veteran Championship Bronze for Andy

Andy Fox won a bronze medal in the 3000m steeplechase V45 race in Poland at the European Veteran Athletics Championships on 30th July  Congratulations Andy!!!!.  results here  &  European Veterans Championships website here

 

North of England Senior & U20's Track & Field Championships

A great performance by John Halligan who finished 2nd in the Senior Men's 3000m steeplechase at Manchester's Sports City Stadium on Saturday 17th June competing in the North of England Senior & U20's Track & Field Championships recording a time of 9.47.32. Tom Riley finished an excellent 3rd in the Senior 100m final in 10.90s

results &  photo's &  more photo's

  Leamington Grand Prix

Manx Harriers race walkers Bridget Kaneen & Marie Latham competed in the The Leamington Grand Prix 20K race on Saturday 17th June. Bridget finished bravely in 123:48 in very hot and humid conditions whilst Marie, who also struggled in the heat, was forced to retire with illness at 10K. Steve Taylor and Doug Corkill were judges at the event and Doug also competed in the open 5K walk finishing 13th in 31:11.

Results & photo's by Tim Watt & photo's by Shelley Walsh

Harriers Struggle at Wigan (report by Andy Fox)

A depleted Manx Harriers Senior team struggled at the second round match of the North of England Senior League on Saturday 3rd. June at Wigan. The squad was just not big enough on the day to compete and with only three ladies travelling to the match just too many points were thrown away. Having said that 7 A wins were recorded by Tom Riley (2), Phil Riley (2), John Halligan, Ben Brand and the Men's 4x100m relay team. A further 2nd place and 4 thirds were recorded. In B events 3 wins, 4 seconds and thirds were also achieved. Island Games A guideline performances are underlined in the list below. The third match is at Leverhulme Park Bolton on Sunday 02/07/06. It is vital that as full a squad attend as possible if we are to avoid relegation. As usual all interested athletes are asked to contact Andy Fox as soon as possible on 626415.

Performances.

Ladies.

Name. Events/Performances.
Charlotte Christian Hammer - no distance, Shot - 7.67m, Discus - 21.32m.
Ciara Kaneen 800m - 2.31.6, 400m - 66.2, Javelin - 17.11, Long Jump - perf. not known.
Sarah Dowling 100m - 12.9, 200m - 26.8, 400m - 61.8, Javelin - 14.41.

Men.

Name. Events/Performances.
Tom Riley 100m - 10.9, 200m - 22.4, Shot Putt - 8.19,
Michael Taubman 100m - 11.5.
Glenn Hamilton 200m - 24.2, 400m - 54.4.
Andy Fox 3000mS/C - 10.19.9, 400m - 64.1.
Tom Davies 800m - 2.52.9, 400mH - 79.4, Hammer - 15.76, Discus - 20.29,
Shot Putt - 8.10.
James Eccles 1500m - 4.23, Hammer - 14.42, Discus - 25.79.
Lee Butterworth 1500m - 4.32.1.
John Halligan 3000mS/C - 9.49.2, 400mH - 69.3, 5000m - 16.12.5, Pole Vault - 2.40m.
Phil Riley 110mH - 18.1, Long Jump - 6.23m, Triple Jump - 12.56m.
Shaun Cregeen 110mH - 19.8, Javelin - 28.89, High Jump - 1.80m.
Daniel Stewart-Clague Javelin - 37.03m, Triple Jump - 11.19m, Pole vault - 2.70m.
Ben Brand Long Jump - 6.40m, High Jump - 1.70m.

4x100m relay - Taubman, Brand, P. Riley, T. Riley - 1st. 44.6 secs.
4x400m relay - Hamilton, Eccles, Butterworth, Fox - 4th. 3.47.5.

Having said all of the above the team spirit was amazing. Everyone rallied round on the day. Ben Brand was ill and still managed to compete in 3 events!!! Sarah Dowling had a wedding party to attend yet came to the match, competed and then took a taxi to Liverpool airport to fly home for the social event. Both in my view epitomise that often used word "commitment" to their sport as individuals and to their club and team mates. To cap off a weekend of contrasting highs and lows the boat was delayed on the way home and a football match played on the grass in front of the Liver buildings. Such was the standard of the game a crowd was attracted to watch and then locals came up asking if they could join in. Great fun was had by all. It was just a shame there were not a few more there to enjoy it all!!!

We Made it!

Flora London Marathon 2006 finishers Joanne Glassey (4hrs 30mins 05)  & Debby Ashe (3hrs 55mins 39)

 

A big 'thank you' to Manx Harriers for giving me the opportunity and experience of a lifetime.  Thank you from both of us to all our friends and families for their support, encouragement and belief that we could do it! (also for all the baby sitting!!). Last but not least thanks to all our sponsors. We have hopefully raised close to £3,000 for Isle of Man Hospice. Debby Ashe

 

 

Riley romps in with Rhodes times

Manx Harriers Senior team finished a fighting fourth in Division 2 West of the North of England athletics league last Saturday. reports Andy Fox This was especially pleasing as the team was a little depleted on the day. Pick of the bunch was Tom Riley who recorded double A wins in the 100 and 200m in Rhodes A Guideline times of 11.0 and 22.1 seconds. Tom was also a member of the club's winning 4x100m relay squad. One other A guideline performance was achieved by Ben Brand when finishing second in the A 400m in 51.9secs. A total of 7 second A competition performances were recorded during the day and 8 third places.

The match was won by Bolton from Wigan and then West Cheshire, the home team. The next match in the series takes place on Saturday 3rd. June at Wigan. All interested athletes are asked to contact Andy Fox on 626415.

Individual Performances :-

Tom Riley 100 - 11.1, 200 - 22.1, Shot - 8.11.
Tony Eccles 100 - 12.0, 200 - 24.6, TJ - 11.77.
Ben Brand 400 - 51.9, HJ - 1.85, LJ - 5.92.
James Eccles 800- 2.07.8, Ham - 15.04, Disc - 24.87.
Chris Quinn 800 - 2.09.5.
John Halligan 1500 - 4.21.7, PV - 2.50, 5000 - 16.29.0.
Lee Butterworth 1500 - 4.30.2.
Andy Fox 3000 S/C - 10.18.6
Andrew Newton 400m - 60.7, 5000 - 21.12.5.
Michael Haslett 400 Hurd. - 59.8.
Daniel Stewart-Clague 400 Hurd. - 74.2, Jav - 34.54,
Rob Keelan     Ham - 21.56, Disc - 32.61, Shot - 8.93.
Shaun Cregeen Jav - 30.31, HJ - 1.85, 110 Hurd - 20.4.
Phil Riley          110 Hurd - 18.0, LJ - 5.71, TJ - 11.93.

4x100 - 45.0 (Tom Tiley, Phil Riley, Michael Haslett & Ben Brand).
4x400 - 3.46.6 ( Lee Butterworth, James Eccles, Chris Quinn & Ben Brand).

Sarah Dowling   200 - 27.3, 400 - 61.4.
Cara Kaneen     200 - 29.2, 800 - 2.30.6, LJ - 4.11, TJ - 8.60.
Nicola Cooil       400 - 63.8, 800 - 2.25.5, LJ - 4.17.
Sarah Nelson    1500 - 5.41.6, 3000 - 12.03.4, Jav - 8.91.
Charlotte Christian   Ham - 24.15, Disc - 20.80, Shot - 8.97.
4x100 - 58.5 (Charlotte Christian, Nicola Cooil, Sarah Nelson & Sarah Dowling).

Keith Gerrard at the BUSA Track & Field Championships

Keith Gerrard came 2nd. in the British Universities 10,000m track champs on Saturday 29th April (reports Andy Fox). It was his first track 10,000m. He sat in the pack going through slow first laps of 80 and 78 secs. He went through half way with the group in 15.26 and ran the second half in around 15.04 to finish in an unofficial time of 30.30. Keith finished second behind the winner Matt Ashton (also of St. Mary's and a couple of years his senior). A very promising debut. He ran a sensible pace, never taking the lead on a windy day and came out of the race feeling very much that he can run faster on a better day with a group running at a faster tempo. He is planning another 10km later in the season. It will be interesting to see how he goes

Walk for Joan

Many thanks to everyone who supported this fundraiser for Manx Harriers young athletes on Sunday 23rd April. The Peel to Douglas non competitive walk on the old railway line was well supported and we were blessed with good weather. The amount raised on the day was £380

Silver medal for Lauren in National Younger Age Group Championships

In the National Younger Age Group championships, which were held on Saturday 22nd March on the roads in and around the athletics stadium in Sheffield, Sinead Kaneen was first to race in the under 13 girls 2 kilometre event. Competing as a guest walker at ten years old, she is still a year too young to compete in this age group. Sinead headed the entire field of boys and girls and was first to finish her event in a personal best time of 11.43, eight seconds ahead of the leading boy and 21 seconds clear of the girls championship winner Jessica Tandy from Nuneaton Harriers in 12.24. In the under 15 girls 3 kilometre event, Lauren Whelan claimed a silver medal in 16.30 which equals her personal best at the distance.  She finished seventeen seconds behind the winner, Natalie Myers from Sheffield. Kirsty Taylor also raised her game and recorded a big personal best finishing her race in 5th position and recording 18.37. Both girls have another year in this age group so should be very happy with their results. The Manx girls also claimed a team silver medal, behind the City of Sheffield club. (report by Bridget Kaneen)

results

Parti Ends on a high in 6th place

Steve Partington ended his Commonwealth Games career on a high note with sixth place in the men's 50-kilometre race walk on Friday (24th March). The 40-year-old milkman from Laxey has represented the Isle of Man with great distinction at international level for the past 20 years. And he produced one of his gutsiest displays yet to record a time of four hours, 25 minutes and 39 seconds on the sun-drenched Docklands course in Melbourne. The 50km walk stands alone as the biggest test of endurance on the Commonwealth Games athletics programme. And with temperatures hitting the 90s, Partington had to show tremendous strength and courage to walk through the pain barrier. He set a good pace from the outset and shrugged off a niggling injury to complete 25 laps of Harbour Esplanade course adjacent to the Telstra Dome. Story courtesy of

www.iomonline.co.im

 

Nathan cheers on Steve in the race

full results

Commonwealth 'Double Double' for Australian Nathan Deakes

Steve's Weblog

Steve's Photo's from Melbourne

Official Commonwealth Games Website

English Schools Cross Country Championships

Ciara Kaneen, Gemma Astin & Nicola Cooil of Manx harriers competed in the 46th Boys and 38th Girls ESAA National Cross Country Championships at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield on Saturday 25th March. results in full

Manx Harriers success at the Inter Counties Cross Country

Woolaton Park, Nottingham on 17th March - Andrew Newton running in the under 20 men's race, was 140th out of a field of 187. Emily Ashe was 83rd and Sarah Astin a tremendous 8th out of a field of 292. Sarah was part of the Lancashire Bronze Winning Team. (Emily was unfortunately 5th by 4 seconds - first 4 to count) Gemma Astin was 41st and again part of the under 15 Bronze Medal Winning Team. We had to leave just as Keith Gerrard was finishing and he finished 20th. All in all a tremendous result for the Manxies and a great day (report by Debby Ashe)

 photo's by Ian Astin here

results and more photo's at UK Athletics website

 

A message from Steve Partington before he departs for the Commonwealth Games

Well, off tomorrow (Friday 3rd March). It has come around so fast. I'm really looking forward to the Games and to a great team performance from the Isle of Man. With Mark Cavendish - a genuine, real-life World Champion - in the team it should be an exciting few weeks. After the cold and snow this week it will also be great to feel the sun on my back for the final couple of weeks training.

As far as my race is concerned... Having missed the whole of January with a knee injury, I am very pleased to be on the plane. I would not travel if I was injured, and for a while (January mainly), I really doubted my participation. However, after a month of running and cycling, I got going again and have been working hard since. February has deliberately not been a big mileage month, but I have fitted in some quality sessions.

The 20km race at the NSC last weekend was a real surprise. I think it is the fastest 20km I have done for at least four years. I really didn't know what to expect, especially as I didn't really ease down for the race and was at work before racing. However, a tough three hour session with Peter Kaneen yesterday (Wed) has proved that I'd be daft to contemplate doubling-up. Can anyone hear Nathan Deakes' sigh of relief? No, thought not.

Hopefully three weeks of sleeping for as long as I need to will work wonders and I'll be calm, refreshed and confident on the start line on 24th March. Actually, any one of those three would be good.

I'll try and keep Paul informed about how things are going. If anyone wants to e-mail me, try stevep@manx.net
Thanks for all the support and good wishes over the last few weeks. It's great (but also a bit daunting) to know so many people are interested in how I get on.

The National Cross Country Championships  

Some great performances in cold and windy but sunny conditions at Parliament Hill Fields in London on Saturday 25th February. (reports Chris Quine) Keith Gerrard failed in his bid to retain his under 20 title but still finished 3rd to complete a full set of National medals in the last four years. John Halligan was first local home in the senior men’s race finishing 121st in his full National debut with Darren Gray just getting to better of Andy Fox after a race-long battle eventually coming home in 273rd with Andy 25 seconds and 28 places behind! A close race too between Lee Butterworth and Andrew Newton in the Under 17s.

Positions were:

Senior Men: 121st John Halligan: 273rd Darren Gray: 301st Andy Fox: 586th Dave Newton: 901st Nick Percival (injured) (1289 finishers)

Junior Men: 3rd Keith Gerrard: 127th Andrew Duncan (175 finishers)

Under 17 Men: 116th Lee Butterworth: 118th Andrew Newton (282 finishers)

results here       UK Athletics report

 

Richard Sille at the Horwich Winter Hill race

A proud moment for Richard Sille the Winter Hill race at Horwich on Sunday 12th February as he competes for the first time off Island in a Manx Harriers vest. Richard reports "It was a very tough course made even more difficult by the monsoon rain & poor visibility but one which I'd definitely recommend if you get the chance next year! I was thankful to be able to follow some of the Horwich & Chorley lads who obviously knew the moors inside out. If I'd had to navigate the course myself, I'd probably still be out there now!"   Richard finished in an excellent 26th place out of 147 finishers.   "Exiled Manxman" Lloyd Taggart finished 2nd, with last years Manx Mountain Marathon winner Paul Thompson of Clayton le Moors 5th. Local resident and "Exiled Pudseyman" Paul Sheard finished 11th. Ken Taylor winner of the 1982 MMM also features in the results in 21st place. full results here photo by Dave Quine

Dave & Gail's Wedding

 

CHEERS!!  (photo by Martin Critchley)

 

Congratulations to Dave and Gail Griffiths of Manx Harriers who tied the knot on Friday 10th February at Castle Rushen. Dave is a former accomplished runner and racewalker He is now a Manx Harriers committee member and involved in organising club events. Gail Musson was one of the Islands most improved female runners of 2005 and looks set for another successful year competing on the roads, fells and cross country. Martin Critchleys photo's

BUSA Cross Country Championships in Stirling

GB Junior Cross Country international Keith Gerrard finished 9th in the British Universities Cross Country Championships held in Stirling, Scotland on Saturday 4th February. Keith was 3rd counter for the St. Mary's team who finished second behind Birmingham University In the Mens 'B' race fellow Manx Harrier Andy Duncan came 49th competing for Cambridge University results here

Chris Quine's Lifesyle Advisor accreditation

Congratulations to Manx Sports Aid Foundation Performance Co-ordinator Chris Quine who has been accredited by U.K. Sport as a Performance Lifestyle Advisor. The concept originated in Australia and the basic idea is that if athletes have fewer "off the pitch" concerns they will be able to concentrate more on their performance "on the pitch". Chris is one of only around 45 accredited advisor's working in the U.K. He will use his newly acquired skills to help the top performers in Manx sport achieve better results. (January)

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