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EASTER FESTIVAL INDEX

Friday Road Races

Saturday Hill Races

Sunday Road Relays

Joan Powell Memorial & Presentations

Easter Festival Extra

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ROAD RACE

RESULTS

Men – Part 1

Men – Part 2

Women

Teams

Thanks to Colin Halsall and all his team of officials for their work tonight. The results were made available to me just after 9 and, although scanning them is not the ideal solution, they were on line less than 2 hours after the end of the race.

 PICTURES

BY MURRAY LAMBDEN & ANTHONY BRAND

Ready for the off(AB)

GO (AB)

GONE (AB)

The leaders at the bottom of Bray Hill, less than a mile into the race. Richard Ward (33) of the Manchester University – Alehouse A team matches strides with team mate Owen Green (40). A third member of the club,Manuel Da Silva(39), who eventually finished 12th, is third at this point. (ML)

Manx Harrier Paul Clarke(67) leads the local charge which mainly consisted of his club but Richard Jamieson (blue vest) was the leading Northern AC runner in 15th.(ML)

At around the half way point Green has edged ahead of Ward despite going slightly astray when he arrived ahead of the marshal to direct him across the bridge. (ML)

but keep an eye on the next three, Tim Crossland of Leed University – Doss A (2), and Altrincham & District A.C. team mates Lee Hurst (49) and David Norman (54). (ML)

The Manxies are having a good battle in the top half of the field. Manx Harriers team mates Steve Partington (100), Mike Garrett and Keiron Murray (74) have Southport Waterloo’s Neil Adshead (85) and Andy Bell (95) for company.(ML)

Half a mile further down the road at the war memorial and Owen has been caught by Hurst, Norman & Crossland as Green’s makes a move. Anthony’s picture shows many of features of the Douglas sky line. The traditional promenade architecture, which at one point was consistent along virtually the whole promenade, is overshadowed by the white block on the left. This is the headquarters of Royal Bank of Scotland International and occupies the site of the former Villiers Hotel.(AB)

Karrissa Hawitt of Warrington AC won the women’s race by more than 2 minutes. Here she has international race walker Steve Partington for company. (AB)

IMPROVED COVERAGE OF THE LADIES TODAY AT PEEL WHEN THEY HAVE A SEPARATE RACE

Half a mile from the finish and a new leader has emerged. Lee Hurst has pulled right through and judged things to perfection.(ML)

And Tim Crossland has followed him through to claim second. (ML)

David Norman is on his way to third by two seconds from Owen Green with Richard Ward dropping to 5th. (ML)

The battle for the Manx honours is close again. Paul Clarke (67) finished in 8th place with Gianni Epifani (65) in 10th and Andy Fox in the background in 11th. 9th place is listed as number 50 Lee Taylor, presumably the runner behind Clarke. Number 60 is not shown on the official results. (ML)

A few years ago that honour to be the top runner from the Isle of Man would have been between Dave Newton (76) and Steve Kelly. Look closely at who is next on the road. After all those years they can’t stay apart! (ML)

Manx runner Margaret Watkins in Friday night’s road race.

 

The 1990 Easter Festival at Peel. How many can you recognise? Picture by Steve Partington.

 

 


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