Peel to Douglas Road & Trail Run





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Sunday 23rd October 2011

start 9am at Peel Town Hall

Runners of all abilities are welcome to take part

Registration from 8.15am at The Phillip Christian Centre, behind Peel Town Hall

where changing facilities & toilets are available

£4 athletic club members  or  £6 unattached runners



Following the 2010 event, Manx Harriers took the difficult decision to discontinue the historic Peel to Douglas Road Run due to increased traffic on the A1 in recent years and the related safety concerns expressed by Police, competitors, marshals, vehicle owners and those responsible for organising the event. However, Manx Harriers are committed to preserving the rich history and tradition of the Peel to Douglas run and have organised an alternative road and trail run, switching the majority of the course to the Heritage Trail along the old railway line. Manx Harriers are delighted that Isle of Man Bank have confirmed their continued support and sponsorship of this event in its new form.


Full interactive map/race route


The Isle of Man Bank sponsored Peel to Douglas Road and Trail Run starts outside the Town Hall, Derby Road, Peel and begins with the familiar loop once around the block as follows; Right turn along Albany Road, right turn along Tynwald Road, right turn at the Whitehouse Pub along Athol Street and a right turn at the bus depot onto Derby Road   passing the Town Hall. The race route continues along Albany Road again, this time turning left at the end onto the main Peel to Douglas road heading towards St Johns. A short distance past Ballaharra Quarry at St Johns runners will bear right leaving the A1 to join the public footpath which leads to the Heritage Trail. (this is the same footpath linking the A1 with the Heritage Trail  as used in the reverse direction in Western AC’s Peel Heritage Trail Run in August).  Runners will then follow the route of the old railway line towards Douglas. The race finishes on the TT Access Road a short distance before its junction with the New Castletown Road.

Trail shoes are recommended for this event.

Refreshments will be served in the Manx Harriers clubhouse, followed by the prize presentation at approximately 11am.

The majority of gates along the old railway line will be manned and opened for runners by marshals with the exception of 3 locked gates which will require runners to use the adjacent kissing gates. Road crossings will also be marshalled.


Marshals & Helpers 2011

Please study the chart below and volunteer by calling Paul Jackson on 487873 or email here

Some marshalling duties in Peel, St Johns, Crosby and Glen Vine involve road junctions/crossings. The majority just involve manning the gates along the course, keeping them open for the runners as they pass through.








Town Hall (Peel)

signing on table (athletes)

Enid Watson Paul Jackson

signing on table (officials & marshals)

Paul Jackson  


Albany Road North

marshal road junction

x2 right turn

Dave Griffiths Gail Griffiths


Albany Road South 

marshal road junction

x1 right turn x1 left turn

Stan Hall Peter Cooper


Tynwald Rd (Whitehouse Pub corner)

marshal road junction

Dave Wilkinson


Athol St (Bus Depot corner)

marshal road junction

Ron Ronan


Turn-off from A1 onto public footpath

point runners right onto footpath/open kissing gates x2

Sean Hands Marie Jackson


Footpath between A1 & Heritage Trail

control green gate

Jock Waddington (open gate on way through to below)


Footpath end/Entry to Heritage Trail

Point runners left onto Heritage Trail towards Douglas

Jock Waddington


Car park area before St Johns

control pedestrian gate adjacent to locked bar gate.

Clyde Quine


Foxdale Road, St Johns (A40)

Marshal road crossing to car park opposite Farmers Arms

Dave & Gail Griffiths Sarah Goldsmith


Car Park opposite Farmers Arms

drinks station

Julia Kiefer and partner


Gate/stile under old railway bridge

control gate

Martin Bell


Adjacent to Amenity site entrance

control gate

Ron Kelly


Curraghs Road (A3)

Marshal road crossing and control gate

Ron Ronan Dave Wilkinson


Kerrowgarrow Farm roadway crossing

control 2 gates

Enid Watson


Greenway crossing

control 2 gates

Robbie Lambie


Rhenny Road Crossing

control 2 gates

Vera Jones


Cooilingel Road Crossing

control 2 gates/drinks station

Malcolm Watson Arnie Jacobs


Crosby Playing Fields/skate park

control gate

Rachael Tewkesbury’s Mum


Old Church Road,Crosby

marshal road crossing and control gate

Paul & Jo Sykes Gordon Corran


Glen Darragh Road, Glen Vine

marshal road crossing and control gate

Sean Hands Jock Waddington


Union Mills at rear of Saba’s Glen Yurt

control gate

Garry Ross


TT Access Rd entry

marshal road crossing

Michelle Turner


TT Access Rd / Finish


Bernie Shimell


Chris Quine


Sweep Cycle

stand  down marshals

  Marie Jackson


First Aid

at start & finish

Paul Jackson



race referee

Graham Davies


Clubhouse Refreshments

tea & coffee/biscuits

Paul Jackson

Kevin Campbell


Presentation of Awards/spot prizes at presentation

club & sponsor representative

Paul Jackson

Elaine Cain (IOM Bank),




1st Man, 2nd Man, 3rd Man

1st Lady, 2nd Lady, 3rd Lady

plus many spot prizes

Refreshments & Prize Presentation at 11am in the Manx Harriers Clubhouse.

Further information contact Paul Jackson 487873 or email here

Results and Photos

2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003

Full Results database from 1965 (by Murray Lambden)

History of the Peel to Douglas Run by John Wright



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