Skanco sponsored local athlete Rachael Franklin dropped into to see us before she heads to Gibraltar for the Island Games
Rachael dropped by to show us her new Isle of Man athletics team kit and tell us what she hopes to achieve at the upcoming Island games. This will be her seventh games, having first competed in 2007
The athletics team leave the Island on Thursday for the opening ceremony on Saturday and Rachael gets underway with the 1500m athletics heats on Sunday. The final is on Tuesday where she hopes to go one better than her second place finish in 2017. She then starts the 800m heats on Wednesday with the final on Friday and she is hoping to make a big impression after missing the 800m event at the last Island games through injury. As if this isn’t enough she is part of the 4 x 400m relay team which hopes to be going for a medal on Friday.
Good luck to Rachael and the rest of the Manx athletes and we look forward to hearing about both Rachael and the teams successful exploits on her return