Paul will be spending time over the coming 10 weeks to learn more about athletics, uncover the positives and understand the challenges being faced. This means he will be at various training/coaching sessions, attending meetings and talking to a wide range of people involved in our sport.
If you see him at a session, please feel free to say hello and offer any thoughts/ideas you may have to improve our sport or the sport your child performs in.
You will also have an opportunity to provide further feedback by completing an online survey when it is released in a couple of weeks’ time.
The ultimate aim of this project is to increase the number of athletes from the Isle of Man who are able to compete and win at World and Commonwealth level in senior competition.
Full details of what the project entails is available for you to view here.
The Isle of Man Athletics Association held an open Junior Pentathlon Championship on 3rd September 2016 at the NSC, Douglas. The conditions were far from ideal but everyone did really well. Here are the results.
Congratulations to everyone who took part.
Thanks to organiser Di Shimell and all the officials for helping on the day.
The Isle of Man Athletics Association is holding an open junior pentathlon championship on 3rd September 2016 at the NSC, Douglas.
The event is open to U13 and U15 athletes who meet the following criteria:
Under 13 Boy or Girl 11 or 12 at Midnight at 31st Aug/1st Sept 2016
Under 15 Boy or Girl 13 or 14 at Midnight at 31st Aug/1st Sept 2016
||Shot Put 2.72kg
||Shot Put 3.25kg
||Shot Put 3.00kg
||Shot Put 4.00kg
ENTRIES CLOSE ON Thurs 1st September 2016
ENTRY FEE: £5.00
Please make cheques payable to the IOM Athletics Association and send in with your completed application form to:
Di Shimell, 3 Marlborough Terrace, Alexander Drive, Douglas Isle of Man. IM2 3QJ. Enquiries to Tel: 623582/450488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST DECLARE YOUR INTENTION TO COMPETE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE COMPETITION. Registration is expected to open at 9.30 a.m. on 3rd September 2016 the first event will start at 10.00 a.m. Please check IOMAA website for updates on timings. Medals will be presented to first three in each category.
The Isle of Man Commonwealth Games is requesting names for consideration as Managers for both The Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017 being held in the Bahamas 17/24 July 2017 and the Commonwealth Games in 2018 being held in Gold Coast Australia 4/15 April 2018.
Applicants will need to be available before and after for travel to and from the Games.
It is expected that the roles will be appointed this Autumn. Male and female managers are asked to apply with the Bahamas Games requiring both a male and female alternates as the gender of nominations will not be known until selection time.
Attendance at the Games is dependent upon selection of athletes.
Initial applications of interest in these posts and enquiries about the roles should be forwarded to Allan Callow at email@example.com or you can call him on 473354 by October 31 2016 at the latest.
All applications will be treated in full confidence.
BAHAMAS 17th – 24th July 2017
For athletes who are eligible to represent the Isle of Man, below are the guideline standards for consideration to be selected as part of the IOM athletics team for Bahamas 2017 (please check eligibility by visiting the CGA website http://www.thecgf.com/about/constitution.pdf article 25.)
|BAHAMAS 2017 COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES
||1 min 57.0 sec
||2 min 15.5 sec
||4 min 06.0 sec
||4 min 39.3 sec
||8 min 51.0 sec
||10 min 07.0 sec
||14.5 sec (110mH)
||14.4 sec (100mH)
|400 metres Hurdles
||52.95 metres (700g)
||38.20 metres (500g)
||41.00 metres (1.5k)
||35.80 metres (1kg)
||13.60 metres (5k)
||11.60 metres (3k)
Performances during 2016 and the very early part of the 2017 track and field season will count for consideration. The qualifying period is between 1 April 2016 – 9 April 2017.
Achieving these standards does not automatically guarantee nomination or selection: competitive record and proof of fitness will be equally important.
Athletes selected must have been born in 2000 and 2001 (Age 16 or 17 in year of competition -1st January – 31st December).
Legal wind readings required for sprints up to 200m / sprint hurdles and jumps events.
Please keep Delia Fairclough, Athletics Head of Performance informed if you are close to or have reached a standard.