19 starters was indeed an impressive site on the track
and possibly the best turn out ever
(best since I have been keeping check).
Steve Partington's winning time is the fastest by a
Manxman for over two years.
Peter Kaneens' 5km
split is a new veterans mens record. His 5th vets record this year.
Sean Hands fought
hard to hang on to Allan Callow and
indeed caught and passed him by the
end and was rewarded with a huge pb, smashing through the 55 minute
barrier recording the sort of time that I have been predicting for him
for over 12 months now. For me the performance of the night and there
were plenty to choose from.
Les Brown, who I
don't think ever looked up from start to finish, also smashed his pb by
nearly 4 minutes.
Robert Moore was
only just outside her best ever 3km (although he doesn't race it that often
now) and shows that he has fully recovered from the illness that has
dogged him for the best part of a year.
Lauren Whelan set
a new under 13 track record for 3km breaking the old mark by 3 and a
half minutes. Her time would have placed her 6th in the under 15 at the
recent National Championships in Leamington
but she still has another year
at under 13!!
Fay Latham set a
new under 13 track record for 2km breaking the old mark by 2 and a half
minutes since 2002.