5km walk this evening, Race the Sun on Saturday

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Manx Harriers is holding a 5km club walk this evening, Thursday, on the TT Access Road, Braddan.

Signing on will be at Manx Harriers’ clubhouse on the NSC perimeter road from 6.30pm.

Entry is £1 to all, including club members, guest walkers, unattached and juniors who can walk a distance appropriate for age at either 1km, 2km or 3km.

Everyone welcome.

Anyone available to help with marshalling or lap recording please contact Allan on 473354.

l Round two of Western Athletics Club’s Dave Phillips Memorial running series takes place this Friday.

It will involve a two-lap race over four miles and a single lap of two miles over Peel promenade and headlands area.

In addition there are races for ounder and over-nines on the promenade.

Sign-on close to Empire Garage showroom from 6pm for a 7pm start. The final two dates are: Fridays June 23 and July 7.

l The annual Race the Sun relay run round the island’s coastal footpath takes place this Saturday, starting on Peel promenade at sunrise, at 5.07am.

The race, which goes in a clockwise direction, is organised by and in aid of the Children’s Centre, sponsored by Mann Made Group.

The idea is to complete the whole of the 95-mile Raad ny Foillan by official sunset at 9.25pm.

l The Harbour to Harbour Walk, supported by Dandara Homes, takes place this Sunday, starting 10am from Port Erin beach.

The route is: Port Erin beach, St Mary’s Road, The Howe, Glen Chass, Fistard, Port St Mary Harbour, Gansey, Carrick Bay and Scarlett, finishing at Market Square, Castletown. It covers a distance of nine miles on varied terrain.

It is open to walkers of all ages and abilities, including dogs. Fees: Adult £12.50, youths under-18 £7.50 (these must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times).

Registration opens at 9am.

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