IOMAA AGM NOTICE

The AGM of the IOMAA will take place at The Hydro Hotel, Queens Promenade, Douglas at 7.00 p.m. on Monday 12th December 2016.

We would encourage all members of the IOM athletics community who are interested in the future of the sport on the island to attend this meeting.

Nominations for Executive Committee Positions

All nominations submitted after the deadline will be maintained in the nominations pool for consideration next year.

The IOMAA seeks a balanced committee membership that mixes bright, enthusiastic people with seasoned members interested in helping to lead our sport into the future. The association encourages members to self-nominate, or recommend another candidate for one of the various executive committee positions.

If you are interested in putting your name forward for one of the executive committee positions please send an email to chairman@iomaa.info

 

Revised format for Microgaming Cross Country League 2016/17

As many of you may have already noticed this season’s league has been reduced from five rounds to four. There are two reasons for deciding to drop the February fixture; firstly, it is typically not as well attended as the earlier rounds and secondly, it is a move to help alleviate a congested fixture list.

Also, league positions will now be calculated using a competitors’ best three performances and there will no longer be double points for the championship race.

As has already been announced, the first round will be held at Castle Rushen High School this weekend. We intend to hold the remaining three rounds at Ballasaig Farm (Maughold), Crossags and Glen Lough (Championship race) respectively.  More details regarding these fixtures will be announced in due course.

Best of luck to all competitors and we hope you all enjoy this year’s cross country season.

Microgaming Cross Country League – Round 1

We are pleased to (finally) confirm that round one of the Microgaming Cross Country league will be held on Sunday 16th October at Castle Rushen High School in Castletown.

Pre-registration will be held at the Manx Harriers clubhouse on Friday 14th October from 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Competitors can register on the day however we would ask that you arrive in plenty of time to avoid any delays.

Here is the race timetable and a map of the course and an entry form

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.

Finally, Betty Pie Co will be our caterers for the event.

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NSC Athletic Facility Announcement

Please see below a letter from the Temporary Head of Sport, Youth and Recreation Department of Education and Children:

Dear All

Following consultation with the Minister and the CEO, it has been decided that all access to the Athletics facility is to be made free of charge to all users and hirers until Monday 13 June 2016. This includes individual use and any events or competitions that the Governing Body may have over the next few weeks.

This is a gesture of good will, given the ongoing difficulties we have regarding the sandpit and indeed the delay to the opening of the long jump, pole vault and hammer/discuss cage. It is important to note that all of these issues are as a result of contractors and suppliers failure to meet our expectations and timescales.

There will also be some further disruption to athletes once the TT Campsite is operational from the 30 May until 12 June. Athletes will be able to access the track during this period at agreed times as well as the long jump areas and high jump, again at agreed times. Unfortunately the Hammer cage and Pole Vault will not be able to be used during these dates.

On the 13 June, the normal price will be charged for access to the Athletics facilities and existing members will have the necessary refunds arranged there-after, where necessary.

I apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

Andy – please can you pass this information onto all the Outdoor staff and also the Athletics Association and make the users of the facility aware of this information please, whilst also conveying my apologies and thank them for their understanding regarding this ongoing matter.

Kind Regards,

Paul Bridson