The TT 10,000m Track Night 2005



NSC Wednesday 1st June 2005


Peter Kaneen

Steve Partington

Marie & Emma Latham with Allan Callow

Left: Steve Partington, Allan Callow, Marie Latham & Emma Latham

Right; Blown out – Ady Cowin’s agony of just missing out on breaking the hour


report & results by Bridget Kaneen

On the night when the planned T.T. practice session was cancelled due to the poor visibility, the weather improved remarkably to give a pleasantly bright evening and even a cooling breeze and perhaps the best conditions of the summer so far for a distance race night at the N.S.C. track.

In the 10,000m track walk, Steve Partington dominated from the early stages from Peter Kaneen, both feeling the effects of increases in mileage as they prepare for 50k in the Dublin Grand Prix later this month. They nevertheless produced respectable performances on the night, with Steve dipping under 45 minutes and Peter just under 3 minutes further back. Allan Callow, returned to competition after a long lay off due to injury and was third man home and will have been pleased to be back in his racing shoes again. Michael George who completed an unusual feat by taking part in both the walk and the run just got the better of guest walker John Constandinou from Birchfield Harriers both beating the hour. Despite putting everything in to a finishing sprint  it was not to be for Adrian Cowin who missed breaking the hour by the merest of margins, just 1.2 seconds to be precise. Andrew Boardman was the final finisher, another walker having his first attempt at the track.

Marie Latham was the victor in the 5000m leading home daughter Emma who was happy to record her second best time for the distance and a confidence boost before her next big event in Dublin where she has been selected to represent England in their Annual match against Ireland.

Rachael Franklin was the only competitor in the 3,000m and walked a steady race in her first attempt at the discipline. With her fitness, and using a race walking technique she would be capable of much more.

Fay Latham just dipped under 12 minutes for 2000m ahead of Kirsty Taylor 44 seconds further back.

In the 1000m, Sinead Kaneen led home under 9 Tom Partington, another to be trying out the track for the first time

The 10,000m run took place straight after the walks and proved to be a very close and exciting battle early on with the lead constantly changing between the top four runners in the first 10 laps. It was around this point that the group was whittled down to three when Nick Percival dropped out and Murray Lambden established himself as the man to catch. A running battle between Richard Jamieson and Mike Garrett for second place was settled when Jamieson faded slightly in the closing laps. It was Lambden however who continued with a season he could only have dreamed about, pulling clear in the closing stages to record a very respectable time, just over the 35 minute mark. Evergreen Alan Postlethwaite was on his own for most of the 25 laps and will have been pleased to get a V55 track ranking at just under 38 minutes.  Paul Jackson overcame enthusiastic racer Michael George who would have no doubt been feeling the effects of also doing the walk in the latter stages of the run.

Two ladies also lined up in their first ever attempt at the distance on the track. Wendy Ross ran strongly throughout and managed to record her best ever time for the 10,000m. Catriona Farrant also had much support from the crowd as she finished her first track race ever, growing in confidence in the final few laps and finishing well. I hope more will follow her example and perhaps have a run in the Steve Jacobs mile on June 15th which is a handicapped mile and great fun for all.  Details to follow in the on the website and in the press.

Manx Harriers would like to thank the following for their help in organising the evenings events. Walking judges, Steve Taylor, Maureen Cox and Doug Corkill. Timekeepers, Di & Bernie Shimell and Colin Halsall. Lap scorers, Paul Jackson and Graham Davies. The N.S.C. staff for use of the track facilities. Thanks also to all those who came along to support the athletes.


10,000m Track walk

Pos       Name                      Club                      Time            Age Group

1st        Steve Partington         Manx Harriers        44.53.6         SM

2nd        Peter Kaneen            MH                        47.46.8         MV40
3rd        Allan Callow               MH                        56.36.2         MV55
4th        Michael George          MH                        59.30.2         SM
5th        John Constandinou     Birchfield Harriers    59.36.7         SM   
6th        Adrian Cowin              IOM Veterans         60.01.2         MV40
7th        Andrew Boardman      MH                         67.02.6        SM
DNF      Claire Franklin            MH
DNF      Alan Franklin              MH
5,000m Track walk

Pos       Name                    Club                    Time                Age Group

1st        Marie Latham          Manx Harriers        27.03.8            LV40

2nd       Emma Latham         Manx Harriers        27.49.3            U17 L
3,000m Track walk

Pos        Name                   Club                    Time                Age Group

1st         Rachael Franklin    Manx Harriers        22.53.5            U15G

2,000m Track walk         

Pos        Name                   Club                    Time                Age Group

1st        Fay Latham            Manx Harriers        11.58.0            U13G

2nd       Kirsty Taylor           MH                        12.42.0            U13G
1,000m Track walk

Pos        Name                  Club                      Time                Age Group

1st        Sinead Kaneen        Manx Harriers         6.06.5              U11G

2nd       Tom Partington        MH                         8.27.6              U9B

10,000m Track  Run

Pos        Name                     Club                    Time                Age Group

1st        Murray Lambden       Manx Harriers         35.11.6            MV45

2nd       Mike Garrett              MH                        35.42.6            SM

3rd        Richard Jamieson      Northern A.C          36.18.5            SM
4th        Alan Postlethwaite     NAC                      37.56.2            MV55
5th        Paul Jackson            MH                        41.11.2            MV40
6th        Michael George         MH                        42.06.4            SM
7th        Wendy Ross             MH                        43.51.5            LV45
8th        Catriona Farrant         IOM Veterans         61.41.4            LV35

DNF      Nick Percival             MH

Nick Percival (169), Richard Jamieson (167), Murray Lambden (168) & Mike Garrett (7)


Paul Jackson

Wendy Ross

Alan Postlethwaite (166) and Michael George (53)

Catriona Farrant


Walk photo’s by Murray Lambden

Run photo’s by Marie Latham



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