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Kate Burge


The terrible news that Kate Burge had died in a tragic road accident in Kirk Michael has completely stunned the close knit fell running community on the island, writes Manx Fell Runners chairman Richie Stevenson. A very pleasant and likeable person, Kate was also a talented athlete who could perform to a very high standard on fells, road and cross country. Manx Fell Runners would like to pass on their condolences to all Kate`s family and friends. A big thank you also to everyone who fought in vain to save Kate`s  life on Monday evening. RIP Kate.


It is with great sadness we have to inform you that on Monday night (4/8/14) Kate Burge was killed in a road accident whilst cycling on the Isle of Man where she lived.

A local girl, Kate joined the Harriers in 1994 and she was a runner of National renown. She was a winner of many local races and also races all over the country. She was an accomplished Fell Runner and Tri-athlete. She was held in high esteem by all who knew her.
She was well known for encouraging and helping all of us who ran with the Harriers and she will be very sadly missed.

Our thoughts are with her family, loved ones and friends.

Kate took the island’s distance running races by storm when she arrived in 2011 writes local athletics commentator David Grifiths . After some brilliant performances on the fells, she then competed in a couple of cross country races, making her debut at Crossags in November 2011 where she won the senior women’s race. My report on that race for the Manx Independent read:

“The senior/veteran women’s race over three laps was won by league debutant Kate Burge, who finished 13 seconds clear of Gail Griffiths. The Noble’s Hospital physiotherapist is a recent new resident, and is an athlete who will add further quality to the women’s fields in all disciplines of distance running."




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