Manx Gas Cross Challenge Round 5



Sunday 11th February at Pulrose Golf Course, Douglas

The leading pack on lap one of the senior race flanked by Andrew Newton (far left) winner of the Junior Men's race & Northern AC's Ryan Fairclough (in blue) U17 men's race winner (photo Bridget Kaneen)

Left;John Halligan was a clear winner again after sitting in with the leading pack for the first 2 laps. John's only scare was a potential re-appearance of the egg & chips he consumed pre race after hungry work helping out with marking the course. Right; A terrific battle for runner-up spot between Gianni Epifani (183) & Ed Gumbley (32) ended with both runners recording equal times & Gianni being credited with 2nd place. (photos Ian Astin)

In the ladies race Gail Griffiths (57) reversed the placings from the last round and the IOM Championships by beating close rival Sarah Nelson (151) (photos Bridget Kaneen & Ian Astin)

Sarah Astin (5) winner of the U13 Girls race (photo Ian Astin)

Left; Jack Garrett winner of the U13 Boys race beating Jake Nathan Right; Alexandra Ross took the honours in the U11 Girls event ahead of Sinead Kaneen (photos Bridget Kaneen)

Left; Will Morris (17) of Western AC won the U9 Boys race ahead of club mate Ben Stevenson (16)  Right: Gemma Astin was a convincing winner of the U15 Girls race (photos Ian Astin)

Ciara Kaneen ran well despite recent illness to finish top Junior Lady (photo Bridget Kaneen)

Full Results by Graham Davies

Photos by Ian Astin

Photos by Bridget Kaneen

Photos by Dave Kneen

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