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Thompson and Taggart take honours

Paul Thompson and Lloyd Taggart produced some fine performances to take the honours in the Manx Mountain Marathon on Easter Saturday.

Thompson secured his fourth success in the event in a time of four hours, 42 minutes 17 seconds.

The run, which covers all peaks between Ramsey and Port Erin, was well contested with Dan Gay the runner-up a further five minutes behind and Andrew Brierley in third place.

Meanwhile, Taggart knocked an incredible 11 minutes off the record to win the half-marathon.

He finished in a time of one hour, 39 minutes.

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