Open Meeting 2007




NSC Douglas – Saturday 10th March

30K Walk

Colin Griffin’s preparations for his first ever 50K race in Dudince in two weeks time were boosted with a solid performance in the 30K walk. Colin finished in 2:13:16 with Ilford AC’s Scott Davis recording 2:33:31 (photo by Murray Lambden)

20K Walk

Dan King of Colchester Harriers won the 20K race in 1:29:05, whilst first lady and 3rd overall Johanna Jackson recorded 1:37.18. They both achieved the qualifying standard time for the European Cup in Leamington Spa in May as did Lisa Kehler of Wolverhampton & Bilston AC (pictured below) with a time of 1:43:03. (photos by Murray Lambden)




Left; Peter Kaneen finished 2nd in the 20K event with a time of 1:36:17, whilst Michael George posted a massive personal best time of 1:46:02 to finish 5th. Right: A delighted Jock Waddington completed his first ever 20K race comfortably under 2 hours  recording 1:54:52 (photo by Murray Lambden)

5K & 10K Walk

Micheal Doyle (left) of Eire won the 10K walk with a time of 48:22 ahead of the National 100 mile Champion Sean Hands of Manx Harriers (right) who clocked 54:44 (photos by Adrian Cowin)

Left: Marie Jackson (67) finished 3rd in a season’s best 55.46 ahead of Simon Capelen (69) with Marie’s daughter Emma Latham (66) in 5th (photo by Adrian Cowin) Right; Alan Callow finished 6th in 59:03. He is pictured with Lauren Whelan who competed in the 5K race finishing 3rd in 28:52 (photo by Murray Lambden)

Left; Winner of the 5K event was Paul Fitzpatrick of Shercock AC in 22:10 (photo by Murray Lambden) Right; A terrific walk by Kirsty Taylor of Manx Harriers in her first ever race over 5K recording 30:43 (photo by Adrian Cowin)

Junior Half Mile & One Mile Walk

Left; Alice Bell of Manx Harriers winner of the one lap event in 5:26 ahead of Catreena Moore in 2nd and Juan Moore in 3rd Right; Sinead Kaneen (50) and Alexandra Ross (47) both of the host club finished 1st & 2nd respectively in the one miler. Sinead’s time was an impressive 8:47 with Alexandra just 5 seconds behind. Richard Bell also of Manx Harriers finished 3rd (photos by Adrian Cowin)

10K Run

Paul Clarke (6) winner of the 10K run in 34:21. Kevin Vondy of Northern AC (30) & Manx Tri Club’s Andy Bell had a terrific scrap for 2nd place, with Kevin eventually pulling away with 4 of the 12½ laps to go (photos by Adrian Cowin)

Eve O’Hare also of Manx Tri Club ran a very strong last third of the race to overcome the early clear leader Sarah Jackson of Liverpool Harriers (photos by Murray Lambden & Adrian Cowin)

Samantha Cowen (3) of Manx Harriers also finished strongly over the closing laps to shake off a determined run from Sarah Nelson (9). Samantha eventually finished 25 seconds clear in 41:41. Sarah was involved in an exciting sprint finish for the line with Western AC’s Robbie Lambie (15) & the unattached Robbie Flanders (36) who recorded identical times just 1 second ahead of Sarah. (photo Adrian Cowin)



½ Mile Walk Results

1 Mile Walk Results

5K Walk Results

10K Walk Results

20K Walk Results

30K Walk Results

10K Run results

(Results by Nicky & John Davison & PJ)



All the weeks of hard work by event secretary Bridget Kaneen and the Manx Open Committee paid off after a successful day of competition at the NSC. Bridget is pictured by Murray Lambden with ex – Commonwealth Games racewalker Cal Partington.

photos by Murray Lambden

Junior, 5K & 10K walks photos by Adrian Cowin

10K Run Photos by Adrian Cowin

Thanks go to all who helped with organising of the Manx Open, and to the many people who contributed and helped on the day with officials duties, marshalling, refreshments, results. See you all again in 2008!


Event Preview, timetable, entry lists, Colin Griffin & Jo Jackson interviews

Open Invitation Meeting past photo’s and results page

All the action from the Manx Harriers Open 2005

All the action from the Manx Harriers Open 2006



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