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Lloyd Taggart and Michael George retain titles

Lloyd Taggart and Michael George
Taggart and George both won the 2009 events

Lloyd Taggart and Michael George retained their Syd Quirk Memorial Half-Marathon titles in calm and dry conditions on Sunday.

Taggart won the 13.2-mile running title in one hour 13:54 minutes, whilst George claimed the race-walk title in a time of one hour 52:16 minutes.

Taggart told BBC Isle of Man: "The conditions were much better than last year and I was made up to win."

A record number of athletes started and finished the event.

Taggart finished three minutes 23 seconds ahead of Mike Garrett with Stuart Christian less than a minute further back in third.

The quickest woman in the running event was Gail Griffiths in a time of 1:28:41, a time that placed her 13th overall.

Meanwhile, George retained his race walk title with a 10-minute winning margin.

He beat Richard Gerrard by 10 minutes 22 seconds with Andy Green completing the top three.

"It's always nice to win but I was after a much quicker time. I will use the performance as an indicator of where I want to be," he said.

Judith Quane was the quickest lady and seventh overall in a time of 2:14:39.

Result, 7 November

Syd Quirk Memorial Half Marathon

1. Lloyd Taggart 1 hour 13:54 minutes

2. Mike Garrett 1:17:17

3. Stuart Christian 1:18:08

For full running results click here

Syd Quirk Memorial Half Marathon Walk

1. Michael George 1:52:16

2. Richard Gerrard 2:02:38

3. Andy Green 2:07:19

For full walking results click here

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