Derek Harrison C 466

Derek (Boundary Harriers/Isle of Man) left us on the 16th July 2021 aged 86. He qualified as Centurion 466 in the Ewhurst 100 (1971) clocking 19:34.35.

In total he completed 5 UK sub-24 hours 100 mile races. His fastest time of 17:15:50 was achieved at his third race, the 1976 Woodford Green A.C.24 Hours at Ashtons Track. He set the 25 hour track record and won the race for covering the total distance of 131 miles and 336 yards. At the time of writing Derek still holds Isle of Man track records for his times at 150k, 100 miles and 200k in this race.
Derek completed many ultra-distance races at home and abroad. He set the world 24-hour walking record in 1978 at Rouen, France, where he covered a distance of 219 kms 570 m. In 1974 he represented the Isle of Man in the Commonwealth Games 20 miles race walk held at Christchurch, New Zealand.

Derek inspired other walkers and will be remembered as a legend of Manx athletes.