|The Tower Insurance 100 miles in the Isle of Man was, unusually, a track event and originally aimed at achieving record times however very heavy rain and strong winds made even completing 100 miles a noteworthy event. The entry was limited to 25 for logistical reasons with 22 starters and an impressive 13 completing the full distance within 24 hours. Of these four were first timers to do so thus joining British Centurions association although all were visitors to this international race. Surrey Walking Club’s Sandra Brown was among the British contingent most of whom coming from the host Club, Manx Harriers. She finished just outside 22 hours as 2nd woman – another amazing result to add to the previous 192 completions of 100 miles or more. Her time is among her best of recent performances in spite of the terrible weather which was the worst for many years during such an event. The last competitor completing the 100 miles was Redcar’s popular and much travelled Martin Fisher who had 6 minutes to spare.|
Overall position in brackets
1(2). K.Chiarello (Manx W50) 20 hr 7 min 56 sec; 2(7). S.Brown (Sy WC W65) 22 hr 5 min 1 sec; 10(13). M.Fisher (Belg W50) 23 hr 43 min 52 sec;
1(1). D.Talcott (Australia M55) 18 hr 55 min 41 sec; 2(3). P.Jansen (Holland M45) 20hr 52 min 45 sec; 3(4). I.Matthys (Holland M55) 21 hr 0 min 6 sec.