Last Friday and Saturday, like many other parts of the British Isles, the Isle of Man experienced heavy snowfalls. Some parts are still cut off without electricity. Of the parts where the Festival takes place, Peel was the worst affected and there were snowfalls on the hill. The amount of snow in around Port Erin and Douglas Promenade was a lot less and these areas are pretty well clear.
Looking ahead to the weekend, the general weather forecast is that it will continue to be cold over the next few days. At the moment the daytime temperature is around 3-4 degress celcius but there is a windchill making it feel much colder. The thing to emphasise is to bring plenty of warm clothing along with you. Weather forecast for Isle of Man
Festival Sponsorship announced
Celton Manx is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Easter Festival of Running 2013. Festival Organising Committee members Chris Quine (left) and Dave Ronan (centre) are pictured with Bill Mummery, Executive Director of Celton Manx. Full Press Release here
Many thanks to Ian Isherwood and Steve Webb of Hercules Wimbledon who got together and produced complete sets of scanned results for all the Easter Festivals between 1972 & 1985 (with the exception of 1978, when they took a break). Results 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
These links have been added to the Archives page.
Manx Harriers club member Dave Mackey of the Ascot Hotel, Douglas has kindly offered a special rate for Festival competitors and travelling companions - £45 for a single room and £59 for a double/twin room per night including breakfast - over the Easter weekend. Please see their website www.ascothotel.im or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and quote EASTER FESTIVAL.
For anyone planning to fly over for the Festival, Flybe flights are now on sale over the Easter period. Flights available from Liverpool, Manchester, Gatwick, Luton, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow - go to www.flybe.com for more
Easter Festival Promotional Fares
We are delighted to announce that Manx2.com - www.manx2.com - are offering a limited number of promotional fares for Festival competitors and their travelling companions on a range of flights available from Blackpool, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds and Gloucester. Go to www.manx2.com and enter the promotion code RUN to receive your special Festival rate.