5 New Road Running Records Ratified

Congratulations to Jack Okell, Vicki Rawlinson, Peter Cooper, George Henthorn and David Mullarkey who have all had their Manx road running records ratified.

If you have a road running record you would like to claim please download the form from the Records Page and send to Terry Bates at the address on the form.

For further information about road running records please contact Terry on: 4t8@manx.net


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.




Become an Assistant Coach – Help our Sport!

Please help our sport!

Without enough qualified coaches, the success of the last few years cannot be repeated or improved upon.

A new generation is required to assist with the nurture our young people, to guide our current runners, throwers and jumpers and advise mature athletes returning or trying the sport for the first time.

This November Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th The IOMAA is staging a course facilitated by England Athletics to help you become an Assistant Coach, the first rung on the ladder to gaining your Coach Award.

It is open for all people over the age of 16.

The IOMAA is generously donating £100 towards the £245 fee and there is a further discount for being a club member.

If you are not a club member, please join one, as it will be cheaper than paying the extra £60.

Therefore please send a cheque to:
Michael George, 27 WOODBURN SQUARE, IM1 4DE, made out to IOMAA NOT England Athletics as it says on the form or BACS to 14347237 55-91-00 with Assistant Coach as the reference.

More information is available here.

I would be grateful to receive your application at your earliest convenience as time is no longer on our side and the Isle of Man must display enough enthusiasm for England Athletics to run the course.

Michael George

English Schools Fell Running Championships 2017 – Selection Policy

English Schools Fell Running Championships
24 September 2017
FRA / Manx Fell Runners
Selection Policy – published September 2016

Manx Fell Runners continues to provide young fell runners with experience on a national stage by assisting athletes to attend the English Schools Fell Running Championships. It is the intention of the club to send up to 12 athletes in 2017.

There is no single trial race. Instead, performances in the following events, from 1 September 2016 will be used to guide selection:

English Schools Fell Running Championships – 25 September 2016
Junior Hill Race – Bradda (Year 6 only) – 8 October 2016
Winter Hill League (Years 7-13) – October to December 2016
New Years Day Fell Race (Years 8-13) – 1 January 2017
Carraghan Fell Race (Years 8-13) – 17 May 2017
Snaefell (Years 8-13) – 28 July 2017
FRA / BOFRA UK Fell Races – March to July 2017

All athletes who wish to be considered for selection and are not available to run in any of the above events must ensure that they inform Manx Fell Runners of their situation by 30 June 2017.


  1. To be considered for selection, athletes must satisfy the following;
    a. athletes will be eligible for selection if they are entering school years 7-13 on 1 September 2017

Selection Process

  1. The team will be selected in one selection meeting in July 2017 and successful athletes will be contacted by email.
  2. Any athletes completing three or more FRA Junior Championship Races or BOFRA Junior Series Races will be automatically selected.
  3. The selectors will endeavor to enter athletes in four of the eight race categories to ensure eligibility for the overall School trophy.
  4. Athletes may be selected for their perceived potential and selection will not necessarily be based on an athlete’s current performances.
  5. The number of athletes selected will be dependent on accommodation availability and financial budgetary constraint.
  6. Athletes will be expected to contribute towards the cost of the trip although this cost is likely to be heavily subsidised.
  7. Team vests will be provided for use on the day only.
  8. The decision of the selectors is final.