Microgaming Cross Country League Round 4 (inc IOM Champs)

QE11 High School, Peel on Sunday 22nd January

There is plenty of parking and there will be changing/showering facilities available on the day along with refreshments.

The registration desk will be open before the race as usual from 1pm at the latest.

Download Map here.

xc timetable 2017

Be Ready at start line 5 mins before your start time.

Listen out for whistle and instructions from officials.

Spectators please stay off the racing line.

 

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Isle of Man Athletics Association has been arranged.

Date:  Monday 23rd January 2017

Time:  7pm

Venue:  Hydro Hotel, Queens Promenade, Douglas

Statement:

Following a very disappointing attendance at the IOMAA AGM it was agreed the meeting would be adjourned and an EGM would be scheduled early 2017.

As it stands, there is not enough support for the IOMAA to continue. Unless volunteers step forward at this EGM to offer some of their time to help lighten the load on the existing volunteers the IOMAA will be dissolved.

Whilst the Islands athletics clubs will no doubt continue their great work, they will have to do so without funding support from IOM Sport. There will be many other consequences to the IOM Athletics Association being dissolved and there is an inevitability that opportunities for our athletes will be affected.

If enough people volunteer a little of their time to help our sport will continue to flourish.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Standards

At last consideration performance times, distances and scores have been agreed by the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association (“IOMCGA”).  After much consideration the Commonwealth Games Association withdrew the plan to impose standards for some events leaving these ones IMPOSED by the IOMCGA!

The athletics standards for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are as follows:

MEN EVENT WOMEN   MEN EVENT WOMEN
TRACK FIELD
10.45 100m 11.67 2.20m High Jump 1.81m
21.04 200m 23.90 7.50m Long Jump 6.30m
47.02 400m 54.15 15.84m Triple Jump 13.07m
1.50.90 800m 2.04.50 5.10m Pole Vault 4.00m
3.43.50 1,500m 4.09.27 70.00m Javelin Throw 55.00m
13.50.55 5,000m 16.15.00 57.00m Discus Throw 52.00m
28.50.00 10,000m 33.30.00 64.00m Hammer Throw 60.00m
14.00 110m Hurdles 18.11m Shot Putt 16.00m
100m Hurdles 13.85 7300pts Decathlon
51.00 400m Hurdles 58.50 Heptathlon 5400pts
8.40.00 3,000m Steeplechase 10.00.00 ROAD
41.00 4 x 100m Relay 44.60 1.30.00 20km Race Walk 1.44.00
3.13.50 4 x 400m Relay 3.33.50 2.21.00 Marathon 2.40.00

Achieving the standards does not guarantee selection onto the Isle of Man team, but will serve as a useful guide to both the IOMAA and the IOMCGA section committee that an athlete might be considered for selection.

  • Eligibility to compete for the Isle of Man at the Commonwealth Games based on the current Commonwealth Games rules:

an athlete must have been resident on the island for 5 years prior to the Games
or
must have been born on the island
or
athlete’s mother or father was born on the island

  • The standard must be achieved within the “selection window” which for athletics commences on 1st April 2016.
  • Greater weight will be given to an athlete achieving standards nearer the date of the Games, as an indication of current form and fitness.
  • The standard should be achieved at least twice during the “selection window” for events up to 1500m and field events. Endurance and multi events once, plus a supporting performance to confirm fitness in either a shorter event or applicable events in the case of multi events.
  • All qualified athletes will need to satisfy IOMAA of their fitness at time of nomination to IOMCGA by a performance in the 2017 season – ideally as near to that date as possible.
  • The standard should be achieved in high level competition (National UK Championships or international events will be given greater consideration).
  • All timings, wind speed and distance measurements should be validated by UKA qualified officials preferably using electronic measuring devices.borobi_signature_pose_-_thumbs_up_rgb
  • Athletes working towards Gold Coast selection should register their intention with the IOMAA and Head of Performance at the earliest opportunity (mail@iomaa.info).
  • Athletes will need to maintain a good level of communication with the IOMAA and the Head of Performance so that their progress can be monitored.

December 2016

Athletics survey to make sure your voice is heard.

We recently announced that athletics had been selected by IOM Sport to be audited by Talent Development Adviser, Paul Jones. As part of this and to ensure your voice is heard Paul has put together a survey which you should all complete.

You will find the athletics survey link here.

It has taken Paul a while to get this together and to make sure it works properly and collects useful information, without going over-board.  The link will be kept open until 11:30pm on the 19th December 2016.

We would like to get a fantastic response from the athletics community so please take the time to fill in the survey in as much details as possible.  The target audience is those people who are members of or affiliated to the athletics clubs on the Island.  It is an opportunity to understand the volunteer ‘workforce’ we have within athletics so firm plans can be put in place over the coming years.

It is important to note that all responses are anonymous and the questions have been kept as open as possible to ensure there is no bias or leading of responses.

There are 5 sections:

Athletes
Parents
Coaches
Officials
Volunteer administrators

You will note that all athletes have been asked, and where applicable their parents, to give generic feedback about the athletic clubs they are first claim members of.  Each club will be provided with their own information in the New Year.  We hope you will see this as a great opportunity to develop our sport.

Those individuals who are involved in all 6 sections have the opportunity to feedback in the context of each area.  All they need to is keep responding YES when asked if they have any more roles within athletics on the IOM.  This will obviously mean the survey takes a little longer to complete but please provide as much information as possible.

For those who are only involved in one element of athletics selecting NO to the same question will finish the survey.

Children under the age of 14 have a much shortened survey to answer and they MAY require help answering the a couple of questions by themselves.  Nothing too strenuous but they may require a bit of assistance to understand what the question is asking of them.

No question is compulsory but obviously the more questions people answer, and the more constructive comments we receive, the better it will be for all involved as we will have some significant information to move forward with in 2017.