Peel to Douglas  Walk





Sponsored by



Sunday 7th December 2008


Peel to Douglas Walk 2005 (photo by Murray Lambden)

The Empire Garage sponsored Peel to Douglas 10 mile walk starts outside Peel Town Hall on Sunday 7th December 2008 at 9am. Entry fee is £4 (athletic club members) £5 (unattached walkers) with signing on from 8.15am in the Phillip Christian Centre by Peel Town Hall

Peel to Douglas Walk 2004 (photo by Murray Lambden)

The route starts from outside the Town Hall and takes in a loop once around the block (Derby Road, Queens Drive, Tynwald Road and Athol Street ) before once again passing the Town Hall, Albany Road and heading out of Peel along Tynwald Road. The walk will continue along the main A1 to Douglas until the Quarterbridge, where competitors will turn right at the first roundabout and right again in to the TT Access Road where the race finishes.

Prizes are for 1st, 2nd & 3rd men and women, & 1st, 2nd & 3rd, novice men and women. Walkers of all abilities are welcome to participate in one of the classic events on the Manx racewalking calendar. Refreshments will be available at the end of the race at Manx Harriers clubhouse, which is situated on the perimeter roadway of the National Sports Centre.

Peel to Douglas Walk 2004 (photo by Murray Lambden)

Competitors and supporters – Important safety information

As this event takes place on a very busy main road, the organisers insist on competitors wearing bright, or fluorescent/reflective clothing or bibs, and this is mandatory. Any walker not wearing clothing deemed suitable will not be allowed to start in the event. This race takes place during the darkest days of the year and the light can be poor at this time of day so good visibility is vital to give the moving traffic awareness of your presence at the earliest opportunity. Also competitors please note the wearing of earphones is strictly prohibited. Support vehicles must not park anywhere on the roadway and may only stop in areas which are off the course i.e a layby or car park.  We have had competitors back up cars putting both the walkers and other road users at extra risk by narrowing the road further when stopping on the course. Suggested stopping points; Tynwald Inn car park, Hawthorne Inn car park, Greeba Bridge Layby, Greeba Castle Layby, Crosby Inn Car Park, Marown School car park Glen Darragh Road. It would also be helpful and advisable for the additional safety of competitors and support crews if support crews would wear high visibility clothing also please.

There will be drinks stations on the route at Tynwald Inn, St. Johns & opposite the Highlander restaurant

Further information email Bridget or phone 852884

Peel to Douglas Walk 2005 (photo by Murray Lambden)


Peel to Douglas Walk 2005 feature

Peel to Douglas Walk 2006 feature

Peel to Douglas Walk 2007 feature



return to top of page

return to home page