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Manx Harriers were at Stockport in Division Two West yesterday in the first North of England league of the season writes Chris Quine.

Unofficial position was 5th - we had to leave before the results were finalised. 

There were still some very good performances including a number of PBs, particularly in the middle distance events. Amongst the men, Keith Gerrard was second in the 1500m in a PB of 4.02 and Chris Shimmin was a PB in the 1500m B of 4 m 17.9s. He has now promised to do some running specific training! I believe he has big potential. Darren Gray is overcoming a virus so was please to sneak under his PB. 

Amonst the women, Julie Harrison was the 800m in 2.15 (just outside her PB) and the 400m too. Ciara Kaneen knocked five seconds off her PB in the B 800m and Rachael Kelly ran a PB of 5m 13.9s in the 1500m. 

In the field, Chris Whitlow won the long jump. 

Some of the old stalwarts including Andy Fox and Dave Anderson were in action too setting times that will be amongst the best for their age groups in Britain. 

At Blackpool, the Harriers B team and Northern/Western team were in action in Division Four West, the latter coming second. Not too much info by way of times. Best I heard about was 14 year old Ben Brand running 2m 04.9s for the Harriers B. 

Ben Brand



NORTHERN LEAGUE UPDATE by Andy Fox (06-05-04) 

Manx Harriers came 4th. in the end and not 5th. Not a bad result as we did not have enough athletes. The men had no specialist sprinters and only one thrower.

The Women no specialist jumpers and only really 1 or 2 in the middle distances. Basically those athletes who competed are easily good enough for this division. We just need to get more out. I will be chasing people up soon for the next match on 5/6/04. If anyone is keen then give me a ring on 626415. If you know of any male sprinters who play football etc. but are quick, get them down the track. It seems incredible that we are struggling so much in this area. Full results attached. The independent will not have a report this week as I have had no time to write it up fully yet. They did have a preview last week but had no space to print it.





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