Revised Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Standards

Further to the previous announcement the IOMAA have now received revised consideration performance times, distances and scores from the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association (“IOMCGA”).

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

10.45 100m 11.67 sec 2.16 metres High Jump 1.78 metres
21.02 200m 23.90 sec 7.50 metres Long Jump 6.14 metres
47.02 400m 54.15 sec 15.84 metres Triple Jump 13.00 metres
1 min 50.90 800m 2 min 05 sec 5.10 metres Pole Vault 4.00 metres
3 min 44 sec 1500m 4 min 14 sec 70.00 metres Javelin 51.00 metres
13 min 55 sec 5000m 16 min 30 sec 57.00 metres Discus 52.00 metres
29 min 00 sec 10000m 34 min 00 sec 64.00 metres Hammer 60.00 metres
14.00 sec 110m hurdles 18.00 metres Shot 15.50 metres
100m hurdles 13.85 sec 7300 points Decathlon
51.00 sec 400m hurdles 58.50 sec Heptathlon 5400 points
8 min 45 sec 3000m Steeplechase 10 min 20 sec ROAD
* 1 hr 30 min 00 sec 20km Walk 1 hr 44 min 00 sec
* 2 hr 21 min 00 sec Marathon 2 hr 42 min 00 sec
*Relay standards removed as not applicable.

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
must have been born on the island
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 and ends on 30th November 2017.
  • 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 (
  • 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.

Would you like to become an Athletics Official?

The IOMAA have planned the following courses to allow you to become a qualified level 1 athletics official.

Saturday 18th March 2017  Time – 10am to 12noon Level 1 Race Walking North West NO0285RW National Sports Centre, Grove Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 1RB Ian Richards
Saturday 18th March 2017  Time– 10am to 12noon Level 1 Field Course North West NO0285FD National Sports Centre, Grove Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 1RB Shaun O’Donnell- NEW COURSE
Saturday 18th March 2017 Time – 2.45pm to 4.45pm Level 1 Track Course North West NO0285TR National Sports Centre, Grove Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 1RB  TBC
Saturday 18th March 2017 Time – 2.45pm to 4.45pm Level 1 Timekeeping Course North West NO0285TK National Sports Centre, Grove Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 1RB Shaun O’Donnell -NEW COURSE
Saturday 18th March 2017 Time – 12.30pm to 2.30pm Generic- inc Health & Safety North West NO0285HS National Sports Centre, Grove Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 1RB Shaun O’Donnell

If you are interested please book your place here on the England athletics website.   We will need a minimum number of people booking on each course for them to go ahead.

If you expressed an interest last year then Bridget will be in contact.


Proposed New IOMAA Structure

Ahead of the IOM Athletics Association (IOMAA) EGM on Monday 23rd January 2017 (to be held at The Hydro Hotel, Queens Promenade, Douglas. Commencing at 7pm ) the current IOMAA committee felt it would be useful to share the new proposed structure for the IOMAA.


If you are interested in any of the roles and would like to know more please email

If we can find enough volunteers we are confident that the time commitment for each individual will average no more than 2 hours per week, can you spare 2 hours each week to help ensure that our sport is the best it can be? Parents, athletes, coaches and officials we need your support….. we hope to see you at The Hydro Hotel on Monday.

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


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.