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Gumbley leads IoM effort in marathon

Fifty-two Island runners have completed the 2010 Virgin London Marathon.

Thirty-three year-old Manx Harrier Ed Gumbley set the best time by a Manx runner since 1993 with a personal best of two hours, 35 minutes and 14 seconds to finish in a fine 99th position overall.

Debbie Loader was the first woman in 3:20:29 – the 277th female finisher.

Murray Lambden, Mark Clague, Tim Knott, Tom Melvin, Nigel Armstrong, Paul Cubbon, Gary Ashe and Richard Radcliffe were the other leading men.

Full results of Isle of Man competitors:
Ed Gumbley Manx Harriers (99th position) 02:35:14; Murray Lambden Manx Harriers 452 02:49:54; Mark Clague Manx Harriers 841 02:57:12; Tim Knott 1234 03:02:04; Tom Melvin Northern AC (Help for Heroes) 1292 03:02:56; Nigel Armstrong Manx Harriers 1332 03:03:42; Paul Cubbon Isle of Man Veteran Athletes Club 1713 03:08:25; Adam Russell 1832 (Children with Leukaemia) 03:14:23; Gary Ashe Manx Harriers 2358 03:14:32; Richard Radcliffe Northern AC 2555 03:16:17; Debbie Loader Isle of Man Veteran Athletes Club 2996 03:20:29; Paul Curphey Manx Harriers 3126 03:21:39; Stephen Brown Isle of Man Veteran Athletes Club (Children With Leukaemia) 3133 03:21:43; Nikki Boyde Northern AC (Rebecca House) 3647 03:25:39; Rosy Craine Manx Harriers 4304 03:29:32; Alan Sandford Isle of Man Veteran Athletes Club 5021 03:33:56; Sam Cowen Manx Harriers 5191 03:34:51; Tadhg O'Mahoney Isle of Man Veteran Athletes Club 5791 03:38:18; Martin Bell Isle of Man Veteran Athletes Club 6695 03:43:09; Rachel McGivern 7950 03:49:01; Emma Rogan Metros Running Club 8461 03:51:19; John Wilson (Whizz Kitz) 8705 03:52:17; Emma Shilling (Hospice Isle of Man) 8791 03:52:37; Mark Bridson Northern AC 9206 03:54:07; Dawne Watson (Hospice Isle of Man) 9959 03:56:41; Michael McHale (Hospice Isle of Man) 10382 03:58:06; David McHale (Hospice Isle of Man) 11877 04:03:46; Jan Cooil Manx Harriers 11913 04:03:57; Debby Ashe Manx Harriers 11965 04:04:10; Wendy Sandford Western AC 17379 04:24:38; Brian O'Neill (Marie Curie Cancer Care) 17972 04:26:47; Malcolm Kirk (Coeliac Org) 18870 04:29:50; Moira Hall Western AC 19805 04:33:31; Louise Russell (Children with Leukaemia) 36947 4:33:38; Leila Ashton (Help the Aged) 19905 04:33:52; Jon Quayle (Leukaemia Research) 21069 04:38:32; Sarah Quirk (Hospice Isle of Man) 23563 04:48:21; Matt Dyson (Hospice Isle of Man) 24246 04:51:00; Tommy Crowe (Hospice Isle of Man) 25556 04:56:20; Kevan Osborn Isle of Man Veteran Athletes Club 28999 05:15:00; Ross Williamson (Cystic Fibrosis Trust) 29421 05:17:36; Janna Williamson (Cystic Fibrosis Trust) 29422 05:17:36; Steve Cain Manx Harriers 29636 05:19:01; Rob Dickinson (Sense) 30550 05:24:58; Darran Loader (Leonard Cheshire Disability) 31332 05:30:51; Geoff Hall Western AC 31695 05:33:58; Damian Bird (NSPCC) 31873 05:35:36; David Quine Isle of Man Veteran Athletes Club 32911 05:46:17; Lynne Quine Isle of Man Veteran Athletes Club 32913 05:46:17; Stuart Thornhill (Sense) 33802 05:57:10; Hazel Webb (Southern 100 Helicopter Fund) 36036 06:55:18; Lynda Brew (Southern 100 Helicopter Fund) 36038 06:55:19.

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