Manx Open Meeting 2006








Saturday 25th February 2006

(photos by Murray Lambden except where otherwise stated)

Andi Drake of Coventry Godiva (41) with Katie Stones (56) of Kingston upon Hull AC who achieved a qualification time in the 20K race for the World Cup of Racewalking in La Coruna, Spain on 13th & 14th May.

Winner of the Junior Mile was Sinead Kaneen of Manx Harriers in 9:50 (photo by Adrian Cowin)

Second place went to Adam Cowin also of Manx Harriers in 10:14 (photo by Adrian Cowin)

Lauren Whelan was comfortable winner of the 5K event in 28:14 ahead of Steynings Chris Ball

  Chris’s elder brother Nick Ball won the 10K walk in 43:50 well inside the qualification time for the IAAF World Cup in La Coruna Spain in May

Laura Reynolds of Mohill AC was the fastest lady over 10K recording 51:52

Second Lady Marie Latham recovered from an ankle sprain earlier in the week to record a morale boosting 54:57 in preparation for the 20K in Dudince, Slovakia next month

Second place in the 10K was Micheal Doyle (26) of Cushinstown AC in 47:35. Peter Muldhoon (30) of Shercock AC was unfortunately DQ’d

Young Ben Wears (23) of Redcar RWC was 3rd in the 10K finishing in 47:39. Lisa Motley  (39) continues to improve as does Chis Cale (right) who posted a massive PB by nearly 4 minutes to record 58:28


Colin Griffin of Ballinamore AC, Ireland (42) won the 20K race in 87:15. There was disappointment for Yorkshire’s Dave Turner (far left) who failed to finish and mixed fortunes for Commonwealth Games bound Steve Partington and Dan King. Steve (53) has overcome recent injury and leaves for Melbourne this week with a confidence boosting performance in the Manx Open. Both Dan and his brother Dominic were disqualified. (photo by Adrian Cowin)

Jamie Costin of West Waterford was 2nd in the 20K in 88:55. Peter Kaneen of Manx Harriers was pleased with his 4th placed finish in a time of 95:19

Ann Loughnane of Craughwell AC was fastest Lady over 20K in 97:54. She was supported from the sidelines by her sister Olive who won the same event last year 45 seconds faster.

Michael George is fast becoming one of the biggest stars of Manx Athletics – and a good athlete too!!. A great performance from Michael in the 20K to finish fractionally outside 2 hours in 120:15


Mike Garrett (43) was a popular winner of the 10K run. He set a fast early pace and held on to win the IOM 10K Road Running Championships in 35:20. Despite minimal training since his injury in the Lancashire Cross Country Champ