The Southern 100 Marshals Association has honoured one of its long-serving marshals during this year’s Isle of Man Steam Packet International Southern 100 Road Races.
Eric Alexander hung-up his well-used flags after the 2016 races having been an official Flag Marshal for nearly 60 years, most latterly towards the end of the Castletown By-pass on the entrance to the Paddock road.
During on interval on championship Day (Thursday 13th July) Eric was presented with a Certificate of Long Service Award by Chief Marshal, Peter Chadwick and taken for a lap of the course in the Mylchreests Roads Inspection Car before enjoying a buffet lunch in the Race Control Hospitality.
Southern 100 Racing would like to congratulate Eric on his service to the ‘friendly races’ and thank him for his dedication over the years, and hope he will still attend the races in the future, which he has served so well.
(Photo courtesy of Jim Gibson shows Eric Alexander with officials having been presented with a long-service award on Championship Day.)