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Bagley Award Winners 2003

The awards by Geoff and Alan Bagley are for a male and female who have made put the most effort into the sport in the past year.

Di Shimell (above) has been involved in athletics since she was 11 and took her first coaching exam in 1974 when she was 21.  She recently told Manx Harriers newsletter editor Andy Fox: "I reckon it was around 1995 that I started coaching seriously when injury ended my personal aspirations on the track".  Her evenings are nearly all spent coaching at the track at the National Sports Centre but her contribution goes beyond coaching and she is a tireless worker in so many areas.  She seems to commute to the UK nearly every weekend in the summer either as a team manager or track and field official.

Paul Jackson is much more of a new boy to the sport.  Is was only in May 2002 that he ran in his first fell race and his main target is to repeat his 2003 Manx Mountain Marathon finish but in a much faster time. Quite how he finds the time to train is a mystery as, since organising the 2002 Douglas to Castletown road race, he has played a leading role in organising, promoting and developing road races in particular but just about every aspect of the sport regardless of which club is the official promotor. He is a major contributor to

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