Old marathon results

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31/03/2005 at 21:44
Is there anywhere I kind find old marathon results,I ran in the first 3 Manchester and Stockport marathons in the early eighties but can't remember my times(Didn't get the medals engraved)
Just started running again after 20 odd years and just wanted to compare times.
Any help or advice would be appreciated.
31/03/2005 at 22:24
If you e-mail me I may be able to help. Neil Shuttleworth has written a book (with Ron Hill) called Manchester Marathons, which included Stockport maras. Whilst it does not have full results I probably have Neil's address, or that of a guy called Hamish Thomson who is both a Stockport Harrier and a contributor to the book.

Incidentally, I doubt if you ran the frst three Manchester marathons: the first was in 1908! In the "modern" era there was the maxol series in the early 70s, followed by the 80s revival, with the 1981 to 1985 series, often known as the Picadilly marathon.

Standards were high: Steve kenyon ran 2:11, and 2:40 did not always guarantee a place in the top 100.

The Stockport(or Daffodil) Marathon was a much tougher proposition, both because of the course, and early April weather.
31/03/2005 at 22:37
Sorry yes I ran in the Piccadilly marathons 81~84 and the Daffodil 81~83
I remember running it on the day my niece was born which funnily enough is this Saturday comimg up,she's 22 on Sat.
15/08/2012 at 18:49

If you're still logging on here and still running and are still after the results (unlikely after 7 years) I think i have the Stockport 1983 results somewhere, which I ran when I was 17.

15/08/2012 at 21:47

shame the stockport marathon is still not held

13/08/2013 at 09:39

I have the 1982 results!

06/04/2014 at 16:11

I ran the 1982 Piccadilly Marathon, it would be great t get the results if M Cortvriend has them, I have always estimated my time from memory. I ran the 2014 Manchester marathon today, 32 years later, ran about 20 minutes faster I think!! 

29/06/2014 at 09:08
Hi is it possible for one of you guys to look up my time and position in the Stockport marathon? I think it was 82 or 83 also I did the Piccadilly in 81. It would be much appreciated. My name is ralph casson I ran for Stockport harriers.
29/06/2014 at 13:24

Hi Ralph

My results are sitting in a container somewhere and I won't be able to get to them for a year or so. As soon as I can I'll look up your name to see if it's there. I do recall that the winner was from the USA. I also ran Piccadilly in '82 and the Bolton Pony Marathon (up Plodder Lane!) in either '81 or '82 but I don't have those results - can anyone else help. (Just out of curiosity you know!)


29/06/2014 at 18:05
Hi thanks for the response I'll keep looking in the mean time thanks.
29/06/2014 at 21:13

I guess looking through local newspaper archives might be a way of finding out some old race results. 

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