The Boundary Harriers invitation walk, held
on the day of the club's dinner in February, became the Boundary
Harriers invitation meeting in 1983 when a run was added, the Manx Airlines
meeting the following year and was organised by Manx Harriers for the
first time in 1991. There is no run and no dinner this year but Manx
Harriers welcome the Isle of Man Steam Packet as sponsors of the European
Grand Prix Walks meeting.
Lambden who first competed in 1980 and who has been involved every year
since as a walker, runner, lap scorer, judge, referee, child minder, press
reporter and for many years the video editor, republishes many of the
results, comments and database of the event which was one of the first
features on www.manxathletics.com
If there is
no hyperlink from the year, it means I've still not published the result
but it is on my agenda.
- NO TIMES PRIOR TO 1980 YET INCLUDED
of three old photos supplied by Steve Partington from the invitation
Partington, Martin Rush, Darrell Stone, Jimmy
McDonald and Mark Easton.
interest centres in particular on the venue - it was the only year in the
meeting's history that a different course was used. The National Sports
Centre was under construction and so the event moved to St
Johns in 1991.
The author and webeditor
(left) with one of the stars of the meeting over many years, five times
Olympic Games walker Chris Maddocks at
last year's Commonwealth Games. Picture by Gladys Callow - not sure why she
leaned over quite so far to take it!