It has been encouraging to see the average age of the leading runners in the Ascot Hotel 10km decline and, not surprisingly therefore, the average time declining. Early leader, 22 year old Alan Corlett knocked 1:35 off his personal best to finish second in 33:35. He is trailed by eventual winner, 26 year old Andy Barron whose time of 33:27 was 1:20 better than his 2010 time set before long term injury. Four of the top 6 were under 28 – the way it should be. Photo by Peter Bradley. A few more highlights to be featured this week.
Judy Morrey’s stopwatch records a personal best of more than three minutes for Michael George as he crosses the line to win the Ascot Hotel Manx Harriers 20km Walk on Sunday. He was the first local to win the event since Steve Partington in 2005. His reply to a spectator who said he had never seen him walk like that before was: "That’s because I haven’t."
Michael (photo below) was 8th and last in 2005; 8 years later he won walking three minutes a mile faster.
Joined at the hip. Caroline Mayers heads to victory in the Ascot Hotel Manx Harriers 10km run whilst Paul Jackson takes photos for the manxharriers.com website. This photo by Peter Bradley