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:

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.

Microgaming Cross Country League Round 3

Nunnery Estate, Douglas – Sunday 11th December

Please note that the start for Under 9 and 11 races is separate to all other races.

All finishes are the same.

Download Map here.

Time  Age Group       Distance Course letters
2.00pm Under 9 Boys 1000m Start    MNOPABJKL Finish
2.05pm Under 9 Girls 1000m Start    MNOPABJKL Finish
2.10pm Under 11 Girls 2000m Start    MNOPABJKL
2.20pm Under 11 Girls 2000m Start    MNOPABJKL
2.30pm Under 13 B&G
Short Course
2869m Start    ABJKLMNOPAB
2.45pm Under 15&17 G 3957m Start    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP
Under 17 Boys
U20/Sen/Vet Women
2.46pm U20/Sen/Vet Men 8985m Start    ABJKLMNOP


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.

 T on map marks where TOILETS can be found.

Parking at the Nunnery.

There is limited parking on site. With parking at the side of the road there could be space for about 100 cars. As such, if competitors and spectators want an assured parking space why not park in Pulrose Power Station Car Park right by the bridge and power station. Walk to Middle River Industrial estate road opposite the Power Station (the road to the Civic Amenity and Recycling centre). There is a foot path on the left before you get to Edmundson Electrical and next to the MEA works that are opposite the power station. Take this path between the high metal fences bear left and follow until you get to the nunnery estate. This is about a 10 to 12 minute walk and brings you out near to the race HQ. The Power Station car park is free at the weekend.

Note – the entrance on the Douglas side of the estate will be open all day. The entrance on the Brewery side of the estate will close at 2.20pm. This is due to races crossing the estate road after that time. As such, if parking on the estate roads and car parks follow marshals instructions and ensure other vehicles can pass your car. Some designated turning points will be marked out – please do not park in these spaces.

Hot food will be available at the Race HQ near the Douglas end of the course along with toilets. These can also be found marked on the map at different points on the estate.

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

Hopefully all will work well regarding parking if runners share transport or park away from the estate. If all is a success next year parking should be alleviated as a new car park is planned on the estate. Please do pass on feedback about the new course etc. to Andy Fox at