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Good Friday 10th April   Easter Sunday 12th April

Matt Bond of Manchester Alehouse (no.95) took the overall Men’s Easter Festival honours with Junior athlete Matt Gillespie of Glasgow University in second. Top local finisher Kevin Loundes (no.125 above) of the host club Manx Harriers had an outstanding festival finishing third overall in the points tally after all three events. (photo Murray Lambden)

Two wins and a second place secured the ladies title for Dosser Emma Waterhouse. Leeds Doss AC occupied the top four positions overall with Lisa Da Silva second, Clare Duck third and Sarah Graham fourth. Gail Griffiths of Manx Harriers was the top local lady in ninth overall following superb PB busting runs in the 10Km and 5Km.

Good Friday 10Km- Port Erin

The 2009 Isle of Man Easter Athletics Festival got underway with the Good Friday 10Km road run in Port Erin. The race was won by local hero Keith Gerrard (no.17) of Manx Harriers. Photo by Paul Sheard.

Paul Sheard’s photos from the 10Km here

10Km race feature including video coverage at Murray Lambden’s Manx Athletics website here

Isle of Man online website coverage

Saturday Hill races – Peel

Glorious conditions in Peel on Saturday afternoon for the hill races. Clare Duck of Leeds/Doss AC (above) was the winner of the ladies race. Photo by Murray Lambden.

Murray Lambden’s YouTube video of the Peel Hill Races here

Murray Lambden’s photos from the Peel Hill Races

Manx Radio website report

Sunday’s 3Km & 5Km – Douglas

On the web – a photo of James Raven of Leeds Doss AC

Junior 3Km & 5km Ladies race photos by Murray Lambden

477 Photos by Beth Gosschalk (aged 10)

Photos by Ian Astin


Easter Boys Feature by Murray Lambden


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The IOM Easter Athletics Festival was organised by Chris Quine, Dave Ronan, Kim Harding and Paul Jackson on behalf of Manx Harriers. Thanks to everyone who supported the event in 2009 by taking part or helping with the events in any way. See you on 2nd-4th April 2010. Visit this website again in October 2009 for full details & entry forms.




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