Five of the record 50 or so Manx
athletes who ran in London traveled on the Flybe
flight to London City on Friday afternoon.
Left to right: Paul Curphey, Les
Crowe, Michelle Kewley, Martin Bell & Sonya
Les Crowe proudly displays his
race number after signing on.
A spot of trouble for Paul Curphey.
He was given the wrong number in his envelope. When
the problem was eventually solved, he came away
without any of the special ties to attach to micro
An old friend of Manx athletics
was helping out on the Bourne Sports stand. Amos
Seddon, the former international race walker and
coach who has visited the Island many times and
was my roommate on my international debut, went
to school with the founder of Bourne Sports, John