Law Trust IOM Athletics Cross Country League 2019/20

IOM Athletics is pleased to provide details of the 2019/20 Law Trust IOM Athletics Cross Country League.

There will be two signing on nights before the first race on Wednesday 9th and Friday 11th October in Manx Harriers Club House from 6pm to 8.00pm.

At each race venue signing on will take place between 1pm and the start of the first race at 2pm, however, we encourage all athletes to sign up in advance and take the opportunity of entering the league, all four races, at a knock down rate of £18 for seniors (attached) or £10 for juniors. For unattached senior athletes the cost is £26 rather than the full fee of £28. Make sure you bring your cash or cheque book with you!

Early registration means no queuing on the day of a race (you must look after and remember to bring your number) – just turn up, warm up and be at the start line 5 mins before your race begins so saving you time and energy!!!

Full details of entry charges can be found on the entry form. The league race programme sees four events taking place over the winter with the 13th October being round one at Castle Rushen High School hosted by Manx Harriers. Northern AC host the second event on 3rd November with Manx Harriers again doing likewise at the Nunnery on the 1st December. The last event which is also the Isle of Man  Cross Country Championships takes place on 19th January and is hosted by Western AC. As ever, we expect some fantastic competition over the season, on some varied and interesting courses with results, photos and reports appearing in the press and here on the IOM Athletics website and Facebook sites.

Finally IOM Athletics wish to thank Law Trust for their very much appreciated sponsorship of this very popular and competitive series of league events.

We’re Hiring – Athletics Development Officer – Full Time

Isle of Man Athletics is a forward thinking, progressive association that oversees a multiple faceted structure of athletics in the Isle of Man.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join IOM Athletics as the Athletics Development Officer for the Isle of Man. Our plan is to significantly increase the number of people engaged in all aspects of athletics, whatever their background for recreational, performance and wellbeing together with supporting the structure through volunteering, officiating and coaching.

Salary – Based on experience
Hours – 35 per week
Period – Initial 2 year contract

As Development Officer you’ll play a key part in our efforts to deliver our strategy, continuously improve the experience, helping to ensure that activities provided are both enjoyable and safe. You’ll work directly with all of partners, commercial and otherwise to deliver this and raise the overall standards.

The ideal candidate will have a background in sport and a Higher Diploma/Degree level qualification in a sports related area or equivalent, and be passionate about sport. You will require experience in dealing with volunteers/organisations/athletics events in a support capacity.

In addition, excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills are required with a strong working knowledge of Excel, Word and Email. The ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. Time management skills are essential.  A level 2 UKA coaching licence or working towards this within an agreed timescale.

Here is the full job description.

If this role is of interest to you please send your CV with a covering letter to Cathy Dawson, Secretary, Isle of Man Athletics by emailing .  

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 13 September, with interviews being held soon after.

Isle of Man Junior Open Pentathlon 2019

On Saturday 7th September 2019, Isle of Man Athletics will be holding the Isle of Man Junior Open Pentathlon at the NSC in Douglas.

The competition is for the U13 and U15 age groups and will consist of 5 events over the course of the day – Hurdles, Shot Put, High Jump, Long Jump and 800m.

Here is the Timetable.
Here is the Entry Form

Competition starts at 10am however you must declare your intention to compete at least 30 minutes before the start of the competition.

Entries cost £7.50, close on 5th September2019 and should be sent to Kelly Hillier, 6 Close Cowley, Douglas IM2 2HX.

For further information please contact Kelly on 451898 or by email on