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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fixtures Page has been updated to show the provisional 2017 fixtures.
If you have any updates or amendments please email them to email@example.com
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.
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.