FORRESTERS ARMS AND LEGS – 24 YEARS ON
The team of Dave Newton, Steve Kelly (both former Commonwealth Games marathon runners), Phil Cain and Keith Callister won the very first Millennium Way Relay in 1979. The teamed together again yesterday and finished third. They are pictured with Keiron Murray of Mann & Partners, the legal firm who have sponsored the event since 1997.
Darren Gray (left) is currently top of the tree with a fine fourth leg time.
The storm debris can be seen as Marie Latham, part of the winning "Wrens on the run" team approaches St Marks on her longest ever run. This was during the best of the weather! Does anyone have any pictures showing the weather at its worst as my camera was well wrapped up at the time!
Ian Gale was second fastest on the gale effected first leg over the mountain and second fastest to complete the remainder of the course on his bike. Ian is rarely second in races as the event completed a great year for him which included wins in the Manx Mountain Marathon and the Close Bank Isle of Man Marathon.
MORE PICTURES FROM THE MANN & PARTNERS MILLENNIUM WAY RELAY
Its hard to imagine the Millennium Way Relay without Tony Varley who has competed since the since start in 1979. He helped to organise the event for several years and this year he had a strong family team of (left to right) sons Chistian & Mark. Gianni Epifani and himself.
It was hard to recognise the cyclists on Boxing Day as they were well clad for the atrocious weather, but I did recognise the voice of Keith Lowe (above) who I have known from primary school days at Kirk Michael. Keith completed the whole course in less that 3 hours 27 minutes.
Third place in the cycle event went to Simon Skillicorn who continues to impress on the fell running scene and is obviously a very strong cyclist as well. He is pictured with advocate and former Island Games 400 and 800 metres champion, Keiron Murray who joined Millennium Way Relay sponsors Mann & Partners earlier in the year.
Pictures by Murray Lambden
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