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Welcome to the forum.  Please share information and your views on the sport in the Isle of Man with others. 

The forum has been operating in its present form since April 2004 and I particularly welcome comments from new contributors, whether you live on or off the Isle of Man, if you have an interest in Manx athletics.

Many people have used the forum to give thanks to the officials or their own supporters when they have enjoyed an event. Contrustive criticism is always welcome as an additional means of communication, although it is not intended to replace formal communication between clubs and other bodies and their members.

If you are unable to find information about an event on any of the Manx websites, then the forum is the best place to ask for help from other people. Whilst you can email me at  and I will do my best to point you in the right direction, the people who have the answer to your question are likely to visit the forum so it is better that you ask it here. is an independent site and I do not hold office within any of the five Manx clubs.

There are a few rules. Firstly, you should always use your real name as, apart from making people accountable for what they say, one of the objectives of the website is to make the sport friendly and appealing so please do not hide behind a nickname (anonymous entries will be deleted). Secondly, (it should go without saying) you must not insult or offend anyone. Thirdly, pesistent abuse of rules 1 and 2 will result in the forum being withdrawn.

Thanks for being sensible and I hope you continue to enjoy the forum and the sport.

Murray Lambden

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Brass Monkeys Half Marathon

A big party of local distance runners are off to York this weekend to take part in the popular Brass Monkeys Half Marathon on Sunday morning. The majority (but not all) are members of the IOM Veteran Athletes Club.

Two of the local competitors, Darren Gray and Gail Griffiths, are targeting Island Games guideline times in this race. They will be hoping that the gale force winds that are forecast for most of the country over the next few days manage to avoid York - the 5-day forecast presently suggests that Sunday there will not be too bad.

Les Brown and Lesley Christian are travelling with Darren, Gail and myself - if anyone can confirm who else from the IOM is competing please post details here. I think there are at least 10 others.

The event website is here

Re: Brass Monkeys Half Marathon - by David Quine - Jan 15, 2009 8:50am
Re: Brass Monkeys Half Marathon - by Robbie Lambie - Jan 17, 2009 9:21am
Re: Brass Monkeys Half Marathon - by Murray Lambden - Jan 17, 2009 6:14pm
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