Isle of Man Cross Country Championships 2006

& Round 5 of the Manx Gas League



Pulrose Golf Course – Sunday 22nd January

Caress Country Champion!

Pre-race favourite John Halligan overcame an early challenge from Tony Okell to become Isle of Man Cross Country Champion during a superb afternoon of action at Pulrose Golf Course on Sunday (photo by Steve Partington)



 Manx Harriers Junior IOM Cross Country Champions

U9B Joseph Morling

U9G Sosanna Cox

U11G Alexandra Ross

U13G Sarah Astin

U13B Tom Kelly

U15G Gemma Astin

U17G Ciara Kaneen

JM James Eccles

……and U17B Andrew Newton 

(photo’s by Murray Lambden & Martin Critchley)


a small collection from the Senior Men’s race by PJ

In a field of his own, IOM Cross Country Champion John Halligan of Manx Harriers.

Runner up Tony Okell made a real race of it taking the early initiative, but the he was unable to match John Halligan’s pace over the second half of the race

Simon Skillicorn who dominated the Winter Hill League at the end of 2005, made a storming start to 2006 in the fell league matched by a great performance here for 3rd

Race organiser, course marker etc, etc, ‘Sir’ Andy Fox claimed 4th place

Hot on his heels, comeback kid Darren Gray finishes 4 seconds behind his coach in 5th place

Great performance by Mike Garrett to finish 8th

Nigel Armstrong finished just 11 seconds ahead to claim 7th

A great day for the team in red- that’ll be Manx Harriers then!. Liverpool fan Nick Percival (14th) had a taxi booked for 4pm to go and watch Liverpool (0) play Man Utd (1)

A lonely race in the later stages but an excellent top 10 finish for Peter Kaneen who next Sunday turns his athletic talents to racewalking in the Winter Walking League in Andreas.

Russell Collister ‘tri’s’ to hold off Paul Curphey

Junior Men’s medal winner Robbie Lambden


Simon Skillicorn of Manx Fell Runners (123) is pictured overtaking short course competitor John Crellin (96)

results (by Graham Davies)

Dave Kneen’s photo’s

Martin Critchley’s photo’s

Murray Lambden’s massive photo collection!!



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