Best bra none as runners cut a dash

The Granny Knitters won best team effort in Douglas

The Granny Knitters won best team effort in Douglas

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HUNDREDS of dashers showed their support for Breakthrough Breast Cancer by taking to the island’s streets for the annual Bra Dashes.

At Friday lunchtime, more than 100 dashers dressed in decorated bras and pink fancy dress took part in the Douglas Dash.

It was started by Lloyds TSB managing director Peter Reid, main sponsors of the event for the ninth time.

A number of dashers turned spectators’ heads including Julie Clarke who took part along with her two dogs, Marley and Lizzie, who of course were dressed in pink too. Marks & Spencer had a Recycle Team, complete with recycled plastic carrier bags for skirts, a hanger hat, and the large clothes showpping box.

Stars of the day were The Granny Knitters who all looked like they were sitting on the sofas knitting, but in fact ran round the course holding on to their sofas.

They won best team effort.

Fastest dasher, for the fourth year in a row, was Adam Boyd in a time of 5 minutes, 39 seconds.

Best dressed dasher was jockey Jackie Turley riding Pink Gin, and best dressed child was Harvey Dale.

The sun shone for the Castletown Dash, organised by the Castletown Ale Drinkers Society and led by Tracy Clayton.

It saw a good contingent of students from Castle Rushen High School taking part, with many of the young male dashers donning bras to tackle the course.

Fastest dasher was CRHS student Joe Callaghan while best dressed was Mike Vinton.

Castletown Insurance won best team effort and Abby Hampton was best child.

Then on Saturday, there was a good turn out of dashers in Ramsey.

Lots of money was collected on the streets thanks to the generosity of spectators.

Best team was Lisa Montgomery and Sally Roddy and best dressed was Gill Higgins.

Mariella Pollard won best dressed child.

Finally, Peel was bedecked in pink for about an hour while the dash took place.

Helen Watson won fastest dasher, while Betty Moore on her mobility scooter won best dressed.

Best team went to Frank, Sean and Claire while best dressed child was ‘Pink welly young lady’. Breakthrough Breast Cancer Isle of Man branch chairman Angie Aire said: ‘There was approximately £5,000 collected on the streets across the island which for a 10 minute dash was amazing.

‘Thank you to everyone for their fantastic costumes, and coming along to dash the Dash and continually support this fun event.’

She also thanked Lloyds TSB Bank, Shoprite, 3FM and Marks & Spencer for their support.

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