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King crowned at NSC


Great Britain race walker Daniel King won the 20 kilometre race at Manx Harriers' open meeting at the National Sports Centre today (Saturday).

In bright conditions, he clocked a time of 1 hour, 29 minutes and 42 seconds to finish over six minutes ahead of Irish competitor David Kidd.

The leading Manx performer was Steve Partington in fourth place.

King was pleased with his early season form and his big target is the 50K race at next year's London Olympics.

Results, 20Km Walk: 1, Daniel King (Colchester Harriers) 1.29.42; 2, David Kidd (St Laurence O'Tooles) 1.36.10; 3, Michael Moran (Claremorris) 1.41.25; 4, Steve Partington (Manx Harriers) 1.46.21; 5, Niall Prendiville (Farranfore Maine Valley) 1.47.27; 6, Michael George (Manx Harriers) 1.48.52.
10Km Walk: 1, Cian McManamon (Westport) 44.47; 2, James Traenor (Shercock AC) 45.30; 3, Paul Fitzpatrick (Shercock AC) 46.31; Nest local: 4, Adam Cowin (Manx Harriers) 56.19.
5Km Walk: 1, Evan Lynch (Clonmel) 23.06; 2, Emma Prendiville (Farranfore Maine Valley) 24.29; 3, Emma Doherty (North Belfast) 24.45. Best local: 7, James Green (Manx Harriers) 28.24.
3Km Walk: 1, Edel Glennon (Mullingar Harriers) 16.28; 2, Sinead O'Connor (St Coca's) 16.59; 3, Siobhan Nash (St Abban's) 17.08. Best local: 7, Rebecca Greatbatch (Manx Harriers) 20.12.
1Km Walk: 1, Clodagh Morley (Claremorris) 9.55; 2, Daniel Scarffe (Manx Harriers) 11.01.
Open 10Km Run: 1, Martin Malone; 2, Ed Gumbley; 3, Mike Garrett. Women: 1, Emma McMullan; 2, Ciara Kaneen; 3, Christine O'Hanlon.



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