Easter Festival 2012
Friday 6th April saw the festival get underway in murky conditions with the 10k held around the southern course starting and finishing in Port Erin. With a total of 333 runners in both the men’s (221)and ladies (112) events. The eventual winner was Matt Janes of Bedford and County AC in a time of 32m 01s ahead of Cambridge Uni duo Tim Pattison and Will Mackay. In the Ladies event Rosie Smith of HBT won the race in a time of 34m 18s with 2006 Festival winner Olivia Walwyn-Bush of Durham Uni Old Girls second, and Claire Duck from Leeds/Doss AC third.
Guest of Honour this year is running legend Ron Hill MBE
Club interest came from Jason Moore in the U17 finishing 52nd overall in a new personal best time of 36:58 a new Manx record for the distance subject to ratification, with his brother Shaun in 100th place with a time of 39:17 and rounding of the trio was Dad Barry in 151st place in a time of 43:03. Also recording a time for the distance from the club were Geoff Rice 159th in 43:27, 181st Mark Spiers in 46:19 and 221st was club stalwart Geoff Hall in 63:13.
In the ladies we saw two club runners Jackie Moore in 86th place in a time of 53:19 rounding off the Moore quartet and in 104th place our other club stalwart Moira Hall in a time of 58:38.
Well done to all our club runners.