Microgaming Cross Country League – Round 1

We are pleased to confirm that round one of the Microgaming Cross Country league will be held on Sunday 8th October 2017 at Castle Rushen High School in Castletown, hosted by Manx Harriers.

This year there are two signing on nights before the first race on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th October in Manx Harrier’s Clubhouse from 6pm to 7.30pm. We encourage all athletes to sign up in advance and take the opportunity of entering the league, all four races, at a knock down rate of £18 for seniors or £10 for juniors.
On the day, signing on will take place between 1pm and the start of the first race at 2pm.  We would ask that you arrive in plenty of time to avoid any delays.
Full details can be found on the entry form.

Here is the race timetable and a map of the course.

As usual we would like to remind spectators that dogs are NOT permitted on school property, please arrive early to use the car parks or car share where possible.

Many thanks to Mr Winstanley, the headmaster of Castle Rushen High School for allowing us hold the event at the school. Mr Winstanley has asked that competitors and spectators please respect school property and do all they can to remove mud from their footwear before entering the school buildings.  We would also like to thank Mr Paul Costain for the usage and access of his land.  We would ask that all competitors and spectators keep to edges of the fields so newly planted crops aren’t damaged.

Microgaming Isle of Man Cross Country League 2017/18

Isle of Man Athletics are pleased to announce the details of the 2017/18 Microgaming Isle of Man Cross Country League.  
This year there will be two signing on nights before the first race on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th October in Manx Harrier’s Clubhouse from 6pm to 7.30pm.
The first race is on Sunday 8th October at Castle Rushen High School and on the adjacent fields. Maps and race timetable will be published shortly.  At each race venue signing on will take place between 1pm and the start of the first race at 2pm, however, we encourage all athletes to sign up in advance and take the opportunity of entering the league, all four races, at a knock down rate of £18 for seniors or £10 for juniors.
Full details can be found on the entry form.
 

The race programme sees four events taking place over the winter with the 8th October being round one at Castle Rushen High School hosted by Manx Harriers. Western AC host the second event on 5th November with Northern AC doing likewise on 3rd December. The last event which is also the Isle of Man Athletics Cross Country Championships takes place on 21st January again hosted by Manx Harriers. As ever we expect some fantastic competition over the season and results and reports will appear on this website and in the local press.

Finally Isle of Man Athletics wish to thank Microgaming for their much appreciated sponsorship of this very popular and competitive league event.

 

We need you for cross country – Urgently!

The cross country season is nearly upon us and we urgently require a number of volunteers to assist the existing cross country committee.

Specifically we are looking for people who can help out on the administration side of the organisation registering the athletes, creating the entry lists and issuing numbers etc.

This is NOT an onerous job but it is vital for the smooth running of the Cross Country League.  The volunteers will be required for an initial sign on night 1-2 hours and then for 1-2 hours on the race days.  We are looking for a number of people so the duties can be shared.

If you you can spare a couple of hours each month then please email chairman@IOMAA.info or Andy Fox on andycfox@outlook.com

Thank you in advance.

 

 

 

Isle of Man Track & Field Championships 2017 – Results

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Isle of Man Track & Field Championships 2017 sponsored by Zurich.

Here are the results:

Saturday
Sunday

The IOMAA would like to thank the organising committee, officials, volunteers, sponsors and everyone else that help make the Championships a great event.

 

 

Chimp Management Workshop: Improving Performance by Understanding the Mind

The CGA is holding another Chimp Management workshop on Saturday 8th July at the Sports Institute from 9:30 – 12:30.

This workshop would be useful for any team managers, coaches, athletes and support staff working towards Gold Coast 2018. Those working with athletes who have the potential to reach future Commonwealth Games may also find it useful.

If you would like to attend this workshop, please contact Richard Sille (headofperformance@iomaa.info) by Friday 7th July.

Improving Performance by Understanding the Mind:
An opportunity to learn how to optimise the performance of yourself, your team or organisation through the powerful mind management model that has helped support the success of Olympic and Professional teams and athletes. The Chimp model is a mind management model based on the neuroscience of the brain. The workshop will aim to develop insight into the human mind and demonstrate skills to manage your own mind more effectively to improve sports performance and quality of life