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Richard Gerrard wins 2014 Manx Telecom Parish Walk

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Red hot favourite Richard Gerrard beat the red hot conditions to win the 2014 Manx Telecom Parish Walk on Saturday.

The 2012 joint winner scooped his second Parish title with a dominant performance that saw him lead virtually lead from the off of the 85-mile slog round the island.

Gerrard came home around 35 minutes outside his own course record in a time of 15 hours, 15 minutes and 20 seconds despite suffering from bouts of sickness from Andreas onwards.

David Walker was second home 38 minutes behind Gerrard. Richard Wild was a further 10 minutes back in third.

Janette Morgan was first woman home in a time of 16:48:14. Morgan, who finished sixth overall, was 13 minutes quicker than second woman Janice Quirk.

Earlier in the day Alex Eaton won the under-21s’ race to Peel in what is believed to be a new record of 5:44:58. Craig Fletcher was second and Chris Biddulph third, while Danielle Oates was first u21 woman to complete the 32.5 miles to the Sunset City.

Report in Tuesday’s Examiner and don’t miss our 12-page Parish Walk special in Thursday’s Manx Independent.

 

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