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Varley and Epifani live up to billing

Gianni Epifani won the half marathon walk

Competitive racing in Syd Quirk marathon

Christian Varley won yesterday’s (Sunday) Haldane Fisher Syd Quirk Half-Marathon at Ronaldsway.

The pre-race favourite finished the run in a time of one hour, 12 minutes and 58 seconds – 36 seconds clear of Jack Okell with visiting athlete Daryl Hibberd in third place.

It sealed a double for Varley who also triumphed in the Isle of Man Marathon in Ramsey in August.

Sarah Webster was the leading lady in seventh spot from Sara Ismail-Sutton and Dawn Yates.

Gianni Epifani won the half-marathon walk in a time of 1.47.10 from Erika Kelly (1.47.29) and Richard Gerrard (1.53.13).

Marie Jackson in 10th place overall was the second woman home followed by Bernie Johnson.

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