A Windy and Soggy 3km Thrash 

Thursday 25th June to Tuesday 30th June saw the 3km Thrash for runners moving into the final 3 weeks of the Foxy 5km Challenge. 29 completed the event and as ever the weather was against them with some high winds and torrential rain over the weekend. This turned the thrash into more of a trundle for some runners but everyone who took part gave their all. Having said that at least 6 PBs were recorded.

The youngest runner this time round was 8 years old whilst the oldest 73. Runs took place in a number of venues across the island with local promenades, the old Douglas to Peel railway line and the NSC roadway being the favourite locations. The only other location in use was in Hong Kong as Ed Gumbley’s run continued the international flavour of the events!

It has to be said that all who took part deserve admiration for sticking to their task in some very difficult conditions. We now move into the final 3 weeks of training and then the final 5km Challenge being held between Thursday 16th July and Monday 20th July. Manx Harriers hope to hold a 5km run as part of their Race walks on Thursday 16th July at the NSC Roadway based at their clubhouse. More details to follow next week in the Manx Independent, also on www.iomathletics.com & Manx Harriers Website and Facebook pages.

Here are the full results