A delighted and successful Manx Harriers walking team pictured on Sunday evening on their return from Leamington.
Neil Bates missed the big dinner on Thursday night but on Saturday was awarded a Great Britain vest. He will represent Great Britain juniors in the European Walking Cup in Russia.
Like all people who have achieved this sort of honour, it comes as a result of several years of hard work and with valuable input from his coach Allan Callow, family and friends.
He is currently so excited he says he "can’t keep his feet on the ground!"
All smiles for Bridget Kaneen – she has been chosen to represent GB veterans
Emma Latham, Callum Taylor and Ciara Kaneen pictured after their successes at the Leamington Walk Grand Prix at the weekend. Picture by Bridget Kaneen.
Our under 11’s who all pushed themselves to new bests. Lauren Whelan recorded 5.15 which I believe to be a new Manx best in this age group, reports Bridget Kaneen who took the photo.
Peter Kaneen managed a smile on his way to one of his best ever 20km walks.
Further coverage of the Leamington Grand Prix walks meeting. Pictures and comments by Bridget Kaneen.
Neil racing just in front of the very talented Ann Loughnane ( Olives younger sister.)Ann won the junior womens event in around 48 minutes with a technically superb display.
Neil with Luke Finch, race winner and team mate in Russia as well as Hugh Fitzpatrick 3rd who raced over here in the Steam Packet meeting.
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