The Ramsey Bakery-sponsored End to End Walk takes place on Sunday, over two distances.

The shorter race is to Peel (approx 22 miles), with the full distance race to The Sound (39 miles).

Race registration is on Friday evening between 5-8pm at Manx Harriers’ clubhouse on the NSC perimeter road. Use the car park at the rear of the clubhouse, enter from the side of the Quarterbridge Hotel.

The race starts at 8am from the Point of Ayre on Sunday, when all road users are urged to take care on the route (basically the western coast road to Rushen, then Four Roads, Port St Mary and the Howe climb to Cregneash and the final descent to The Sound.

A total of 241 have entered the full-distance event. Leading names include Richard Gerrard, Dave Walker, Adam Killip, Matthew Haddock, Brian Kelly, Michael Bonney, Karen Lawrie and Bernie Johnson. A further 20 tackle the shorter walk to Peel in which Jayne Farquhar could well start as favourite.