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EMPIRE GARAGE PEEL TO DOUGLAS WALKS

By popular demand - the first step towards a full database of results

All results on the current course 1998-2002

by Murray Lambden

Results by year - sorted by men and women separately

Results by year - men & women mixed results

Fastest times - men & women combined

Fastest times - men & women separately

 Second placed woman Marie Latham is congratulated by her partner, Paul Jackson, and David Griffiths.

Debbie Hawke and Jackie Horne.

PEEL TO DOUGLAS WIN NUMBER 3 FOR PETER KANEEN

WINNER PETER KANEEN WITH WIFE BRIDGET (WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S RACE), FOURTH PLACED OVERALL TERRY BATES (32) AND RUNNER UP ALLAN CALLOW.

 

mid field action at St Johns - Maureen Cox, Ian Callister  and Simon Cox.

 

Eventual runner up, the amazing 4 times winner 56 year old Allan Callow, battles with Bridget Kaneen and Terry Bates.

"Farewell Terry" says Bridget after she had just overtaken taken him with a determined effort in the last 100 metres!

There was flooding at the NSC during the last half mile. Western AC's Moira Hall was one of many walkers who kept their feet dry all the way until this point!

6th placed Doug Allan approaches Crosby.

RESULTS OF THE 2002 EMPIRE GARAGE PEEL TO DOUGLAS WALK

(thanks to Bridget Kaneen - not only did she win the walk but she organised it as well!)

Position

Number

Name

Club

Time

Prize

1

1

Peter Kaneen

Manx Harriers

01:16:34

1st Man

2

11

Allan Callow

Manx Harriers

01:29:27

2nd Man

3

0

Bridget Kaneen

Manx Harriers

01:31:04

1st Woman

4

32

Terry Bates

IOM Veterans AC

01:31:06

3rd Man

5

28

Mark Byrne

Sheffield

01:31:57

 

6

33

Doug Allan

IOM Veterans AC

01:32:02

 

7

15

David Griffiths

Manx Harriers

01:32:14

 

8

3

John Stubbs

IOM Veterans AC

01:34:46

 

9

4

Marie Latham

Manx Harriers

01:34:51

2nd Woman

10

14

David Cain

Unattached

01:36:46

1st Novice Man

11

38

Ian Callister

Manx Harriers

01:36:47

 

12

25

Simon Cox

IOM Veterans AC

01:39:56

 

13

24

Maureen Cox

Manx Harriers

01:41:43

3rd Woman

14

30

Allan Kelly

IOM Veterans AC

01:42:58

 

15

18

Mick Holgate

Manx Harriers

01:45:40

 

16

37

Margie Killey

IOM Veterans AC

01:45:59

 

17

10

Ray Pitts

IOM Veterans AC

01:47:16

2nd Novice Man

18

29

Ron Ronan

Manx Harriers

01:49:15

 

19

21

Kevin Tasker

IOM Veterans AC

01:49:55

 

20

39

Moira Hall

Western AC

01:50:29

 

21

13

Linda Shimmin

Unattached

01:50:34

1st Novice Woman

22

5

Karen Locking

Manx Harriers

01:51:11

 

23

20

Val Kneale

IOM Veterans AC

01:54:24

 

24

40

Alan Kinvig

IOM Veterans AC

01:54:33

 

25

2

Les Crowe

Manx Harriers

01:55:56

3rd Novice Man

26

26

Anne Oates

Unattached

01:57:00

 

27

31

Kevin Martin

Northern AC

01:57:23

 

27

8

Eammon Harkin

Unattached

01:57:23

 

27

9

Andrew Titley

Unattached

01:57:23

 

30

19

Mike Kneale

IOM Veterans AC

01:58:33

 

31

35

Sarah Goldsmith

IOM Veterans AC

01:59:26

 

32

7

Richard Fathers

Unattached

02:00:30

 

33

27

John Robinson

Unattached

02:03:38

 

34

22

Tim Layhe

Unattached

02:05:22

 

35

23

Chris Bateson

Unattached

02:05:22

 

36

36

Brenda Charlton

IOM Veterans AC

02:05:30

 

37

12

Sue Furner

IOM Veterans AC

02:06:29

 

38

16

Debbie Hawke

Unattached

02:07:34

2nd Novice Woman

39

17

Jackie Horne

Unattached

02:07:34

3rd Novice Woman

40

6

Alan Paradise

Unattached

02:08:39

41

34

Alan Pilling

IOM Veterans AC

02:09:39

 

 

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Peel to Douglas Walks - winners

 

Year

Finish at

Winner

Time

1961

Quarter Bridge

Bernie May

01:32:10

1962

Quarter Bridge

Don Parsonage

 

1963

Quarter Bridge

Haydn Gawne

01:21:45

1964

Quarter Bridge

Haydn Gawne

01:20:11

1965

1 lap King George V  Park

Haydn Gawne

01:25:09

1966

1 lap King George V  Park

Phillip Bannan

01:20:58

1967

1 lap King George V  Park

Allan Callow

01:18:50

1968

1 lap King George V  Park

Phillip Bannan

01:19:59

1969

1 lap King George V  Park

Allan Callow

01:18:23

1970

1 lap King George V  Park

Allan Callow

01:19:16

1971

1 lap King George V  Park

Derek Harrison

01:24:28

1972

Groves Road

Robbie Lambie

01:24:39

1973

1 lap King George V  Park

Graham Young

01:26:07

1974

1 lap King George V  Park

Graham Young

01:23:27

1975

1 lap King George V  Park

Graham Young

01:25:09

1976

1 lap King George V  Park

Graham Young

01:22:46

1977

1 lap King George V  Park

Graham Young

01:29:35

1978

1 lap King George V  Park

Graham Young

01:29:46

1979

1 lap King George V  Park

Murray Lambden

01:24:27

1980

1 lap King George V  Park

Murray Lambden

01:16:01

1981

1 lap King George V  Park

Murray Lambden

01:14:37

1982

1 lap King George V  Park

Murray Lambden

01:20:46

1983

1 lap King George V  Park

Allan Callow

01:20:50

1984

1 lap King George V  Park

Steve Partington

01:14:39

1985

1 lap King George V  Park

Steve Partington

01:15:23

1986

1 lap King George V  Park

Steve Brennan

01:21:48

1987

1 lap King George V  Park

Steve Partington

01:14:45

1988

1 lap King George V  Park

Steve Partington

01:09:25

1989

1 lap King George V  Park

Steve Taylor

01:15:30

1990

Douglas Town Hall

Steve Partington

01:12:36

1991

Douglas Town Hall

Steve Brennan

01:15:56

1992

Douglas Town Hall

Steve Taylor

01:23:47

1993

Douglas Town Hall

Steve Partington

01:13:36

1994

Douglas Town Hall

Steve Partington

01:15:15

1995

Douglas Town Hall

Steve Partington

01:16:50

1996

Douglas Town Hall

Steve Taylor

01:14:50

1997

Douglas Town Hall

Kevin Walmsley

01:21:29

1998

NSC Roadway up to 10 miles

Peter Kaneen

01:23:25

1999

NSC Roadway up to 10 miles

Steve Partington

01:14:29

2000

NSC Roadway up to 10 miles

Steve Partington

01:12:34

2001

NSC Roadway up to 10 miles

Peter Kaneen

01:16:25

 2002

NSC Roadway up to 10 miles

Peter Kaneen

01:16:34

 

 

 

 

 

Winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Steve Partington

 

10

2

Graham Young

 

6

3

Murray Lambden

 

4

 

Allan Callow

 

4

5

Steve Taylor

 

3

 

Haydn Gawne

 

3

Peter Kaneen

 

3

8 

Steve Brennan

 

2

 

Phillip Bannan

 

2

10

Kevin Walmsley

 

1

 

Derek Harrison

 

1

 

Robbie Lambie

 

1

 

Bernie May

 

1

 

Don Parsonage

 

1

 

Total

 

42

 

STEVE TAYLOR REPORTS ON THE PEEL TO DOUGLAS WALK

and supplies to Junior walk result    02-12-02

 

Junior 3km

1       Emma Latham             18.36

2       Callum Taylor   19.19

3       Bronwen Kaneen  22.16

Junior 1km

1       Lauren Whelan   5.33

2       Kirsty Taylor   6.47

3       Sinead Kaneen   7.14

4       Abbi Moore              7.26

5       Adam Locking    7.29

6       Ben Locking             7.38

7       Mathew Locking  8.08

                

The juniors competed on the Access Road and times were again of a good standard. Despite being on crutches after the cross country at Abbeylands Lauren Whelan is back to her best with 5.33 for 1km dominating the race.

Kirsty was a clear second followed by Sinead setting a pb for the distance. (Winter League at Andreas two weeks ago not included) Abbi Moore continues to impress having only started walking a few months ago. I can easily see her breaking through the 7 minute barrier by the end of the winter. Close behind was the first of the Locking brothers Adam seemingly finding the shorter distance more to his liking and getting the better of his brother Ben on this occasion, Mathew closed the field some way down on his best time.

Only three athletes competed over 3km two of whom were competing at the distance for the first time. I would have expected Callum Taylor to post a faster time than he did but on the day he wasn't up for it and at the same time came up against a very much inform Emma Latham who gradually pulled away and finished very strongly only just outside her pb. Bronwen Kaneen made a conservative start and maintained an even pace throughout to complete her first ever 3km.

Like the senior race the juniors had a number of regulars missing who would have made for a more competitive race on the day.

I would have expected to see a much bigger field in the main race, notable absentees from the starting line up include Steve and Cal Partington, Paul and Carol Jempson, Graham Young (partying in Leicester) Brian Brough, Steve Locking (child minding duty?) George Callister, Dave Wilkinson, Brian Goldsmith, Kevin Walmsley (heavy rain the night before so likely to be fishing) and lots more.

Peter Kaneen walked better than I have seen him do in a while finishing 9 seconds slower than last year. He appeared to be working very hard to maintain technique at times but on other occasions flowed smoothly. Its always good to see Allan Callow competing although he looked to be holding back early on no doubt testing himself in his first race since the Parish when it will be remembered he retired at Glen Maye. Bridget Kaneen got the better of Terry Bates in the end after a race long battle. Both Terry and Peter were reported to be showing less than perfect techniques early on and should remember that if it takes two or three miles to loosen up then the race is not the place to do that as we can be gaining an advantage over our rivals and subsequently be disqualified as a result.

Always a welcome visitor to the Island is Mark Byrne of Sheffiled. He was 6 minutes quicker than last year enabling him to move up the finishing order from 9th to 5th. Marie Latham was also faster than last year but still finished just behind John Stubbs.

I thought that David Cain in winning the first novice prize produced the performance of the day, it will be interesting to see how he goes through the winter over 10km having come into the sport through the longer distances. He was tracked every step of the way by Ian Callister walking with an excellent technique and showing a good turn of speed. Obviously no need to be tactical as in the winter league!?! Does any one know the where abouts of the Willie Turnbull trophy awarded to the first novice in the Peel to Douglas. We are asking for sponsors of trophies but if we can't look after the ones we have then its not a great advert for ourselves is it!

Mick Holgate walked the majority of the way with Margie Killey but this year managed to get ahead by the line by 9 seconds. Last year they crossed togther.

Linda Shimmin was another outstanding performance for me, showing great improvement in only two weeks since the winter league, one can for see great battles through the winter between Linda, Moira Hall and Karen Locking. Well done to Les Crowe for sticking it out, Les was suffering from cramp due to dehydration as early as St.Johns but kept on going to claim the 3rd novice award.

I must make a mention of my good friend Alan Paradise a former work colleague and landlord who showed the dangers of bravado when drinking g&t's the night before. He was talked into competing by Richard Fathers at 3am whilst in the Casino and has certainly had more enjoyable Sunday mornings than the one he experienced on this occasion.

Alan Pilling also improved on last years finishing time but on this occasion came in at the back of the field such was the quality of this years field.

                        2001            2002

No. of finishers        40              41

1st place               1.16.25 1.16.34

Last place              2.15.31 2.09.39

Sub 1.20                1               1

Sub 1.30                0               1       

Sub 1.40                8               10

Sub 1.50                9               7

Sub 2.00                9               12

Sub 2.10                8               10

Sub 2.20                5               --

 

 

Peel to Douglas winner Peter Kaneen after the race.

He is not amused by Steve Taylor's comments.

I feel that I must write in to defend myself and voice my disgust at Steve Taylor's critical comments on my technique during the Peel to Douglas race.

I know the rules and risks of walking as fast as I can, but there can only be one time and place for technical infringements of the rules and that is during the race.

It should be remembered that we get warnings during races to give us the opportunity of making adjustments, which I do not have a problem with. I do however have a problem with people who publicly insinuate that I may have been cheating at any time during the race.

It should also be noted that I have walked approximately 110k in National or International races this current year with ' 0 ' cards.  This is not to say that I will not receive them in the future and I will be more than happy to take my medicine when it is administered.

The write up sounded like sour grapes to me.

Yours sincerely

Peter ( Mr Angry) Kaneen

 

TIGGER STANDS BY HIS WORDS    05-12-02

Steve Taylor thinks we all benefit from criticism

 

Someone once said that if you keep your mouth shut then you will never say anything that you may later regret. Not a philosophy that I have taken to really and I stand by everything I have ever written and submitted to you for publication. Peter Kaneen states that he is disgusted at my comments but obviously hasn't read the report as I clearly state that he had been reported as having a less than perfect technique I on the other hand said that I thought he had walked better than I had seen him for a long time.

I have expressed my opinion to you regarding Peter's technique on a number of occasions and you witnessed how bad it can be with me at the Manx 20km championships in May this year.

I have tried as yet unsuccessfully to bring over Peter Marlow in order to set up a race walking judging structure here on the Isle of Man in order that we may help our athletes develop their techniques. From this I have nothing to gain I am trying to help others.

I assist where possible in the coaching of others especially the youngsters, I have nothing to gain by this, I am trying to help others.  

People have asked me for advice on walking which I have freely given, I have nothing to gain by this, I am trying to help others.

My biggest critic when walking was Steve Brennan a very close friend of almost 30 years, he criticised me because he wanted to help me, he had nothing to gain by it. At the same time I criticised him and we both criticised Steve Partington when warranted, all of us very good friends but we wanted to help each other in any way we can.

Peter says that my write up sounded like sour grapes, yet I have written about a number of races over the last year and yet no one has thought to make the same comment. "Sour grapes" on what grounds could he possibly base that statement. Let me remind Peter and anyone else who cares of my official personal bests

3km     12.15.2 I       track

5km     21.53.2 track

10km    42.42   road

10km    44.38.6 track

20km    1.28.46

30km    2.21.34

Peel to Douglas

Finishing with one full lap of the bowl pb      1hr 15m 30s

Finishing at Douglas Town Hall          pb      1hr 18m 11s

Winner 3 times

Second 8 times

I have represented Lancashire County, Northern Area of England, Great Britain and the Isle of Man at the Commonwealth Games. I am probably the second fastest Manxman ever in race walking but I do not consider myself to be the even in the top three of all time Manx race walkers.

If Peter thinks I am in any way jealous he is sadly mistaken or has a very strange outlook on life. I have nothing to prove to anyone. I did well in my walking, yes I could have done better but that was down to me. I would only hope that others who come after me can learn from my mistakes, Peter if you know it all already then fair enough.

 

Ray Pitts splashes through the flooding at the NSC last Sunday. You can see some great pictures (taken by John Watterson lurking in the background in this one) in this week's Manx Independent.

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