IOM Track & Field Championships 2019

The 2019 Isle of Man Track & Field Championships takes place at the NSC Douglas on August 3rd and 4th.

Please download your Entry form now, complete and return to: Kelly Hillier, 6 Close Cowley, Douglas, Isle of Man. IM2 2HX along with your entry fees:

U9, U11, U13, U15, U17, JUN  only £2.50 per event.
SEN £4.00 per event.

Please note U9’s, U11’s, U13’s, U15’s & U17’s may only compete in 3 events per day. Jun Men & Women may only compete in 4 events per day. All Athletes under the age of 15, may only compete in one distance race per day (inc Race Walks) 

Please make cheques payable to the IOM Athletics Association.

Entries close on Wednesday 17th July 2019. NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED.

Isle of Man 10,000m Track Championships – Results

Tom Partington won the Race walk in a big PB of 43 mins 56.9 secs. Adam Cowin in second also produced a great PB 45.19.3 with Dave Walker in third place 56.40.8. In the women’s event Hannah Hunter took the honours in 52.06.4 with Jayne Farquhar and Marie Jackson having a race long duel to finish 2nd and 3rd respectively in 60.51.2 and 60.56.9.

Alan Corlett won the run in a PB of 31.23.4 with Jamie Beaman smashing his best ever to come second in 35.31.7. Newcomer to the sport Louis Morris came a fine third in 36.23.0. In the Women’s event Elissa Morris ran well to finish in 37.55.4, a track PB, while Gail Griffiths and Ciara Hardisty pushed each other all the way with Gail coming out on top for second place in 40.18.9 from Ciara’s 40.28.0.

There were also 5km and 3km races within the 10kms with some fine performances recorded. Full results can be seen in the attached and a full report will appear in this week’s Manx Independent.

30 athletes took part in the event and an impressive 26 track PBs were recorded.

Here are the full results

Thanks go out to all the officials for ensuring the event went ahead on a very cold Monday evening.

Isle of Man 10,000m Track Championships – Walk and Run

Athletes are invited to enter the Isle of Man 10,000m Track Championship – Walk and Run at the NSC track on Monday 1st April.

Entries will be taken on the day of the event from 5pm at the track if the weather is good. The cost of entry is £5 for all ages and events. If the weather is poor entries will be taken in Manx Harriers Clubhouse. Entries will close at 6.30pm.

In order to enter club kit must be worn and also each athlete must have their England Athletics registration card with them to prove they are registered to take part.

The first race off will be the walk at 6pm followed by the run at 7.15pm. Walkers are advised that there is a 75 minute cut off for their event.

Championship medals will be presented for the 10,000m events, these are open events and so age group medals will not be presented. However, if athletes wish to run a 3km, or 5km, then this will be possible and must be stipulated at registration. Please note, no medals or prizes are available for the 3km or 5km your accurate track time will be the reward.

In the 10,000m athletes must be Under 20 age group or older to take part, in the 5,000m Under 17 age group and upwards and in the 3,000m under 15 and upwards to compete.

We look forward to seeing a great entry and some great racing on the night.

For further information please contact Andy Fox.

Cross Country Presentation – Friday 22 March 2019

A reminder that the presentation evening for the Law Trust sponsored Isle of Man Cross Country League and Championships will take place at the Claremont Hotel on Loch Promenade in Douglas on Friday 22 March. The trophies and finishers awards for the league, and the medals for the Championships, will be presented.

As in previous years, the presentation will be in two parts. From 7pm (doors will open a few minutes before) we will make the presentations to the under-nine, u11 and u13 age groups. Then after a short interval to allow the youngsters and their parents to leave and the older competitors to arrive, the presentations for all age groups from u15 upwards will begin at 8.30pm.

A light buffet will be provided and the bar will be open – please come along and enjoy the evening! Competitor numbers taking part in cross country have been excellent this season, and no fewer than 205 individuals have won at least one prize! These include team medals for the Championships which were held at Crossags in January.

Here is the final league table

The following have won at least one prize (listed in alphabetical order):

Henry Allen

Charlie Arculus

Aalin Atherton

Paul Atherton

Emma Bareham

Jessica Bareham

Deena Barker

Liam Barker

Lottie Barron

Lola Bass

Jamie Beaman

Dave Bignall

Deaglan Blake

Liam Blake

Elijah Bradley

Thomas Bradley

Carol Brogan

Corrie Brogan

Neil Brogan

Holly Burgess

Mark Burman

David Cain

Ian Callister

Matt Callister

Scarlett Callister

Abigail Campbell

Gemma Campbell

John Campbell

Noah Campbell

Nathan Cannell

Paul Cannell

Lucy Cartwright

Harrison Chambers

Aimee Christian

Matthew Christian

Amy Clague

Abi Clayton

Lee Clayton

Kathryn Clough

Phoebe Coates

Ed Coole

Lois Coppell

Ben Corkill

Darren Corkill

Samuel Corkill

Alan Corlett

Emma Corlett

Thomas Corlett

Kayleigh-Dee Corrin

Mark Corrin

Regan Corrin

Ryan Corrin

Tonya Corrin

Leon Cowie

Adam Cowin

Carly Craig

Summer Craig

Jacob Craine

Paul Craine

Poppy Craine

Charlotte Crook

Evie Crook

Michael Crook

Ella Crowe

Freddie Crowe

Luke Crowe

Emily Curphey

Libby Curphey

Anwyn Davies

Gwyn Davies

Luca Defort

Belinda Dennett

Laura Dickinson

Ollie Dickinson

Sean Dowling

Ava Duncan

Dominic Dunwell

Mia Dunwell

Andrea Ecolango

Martyn Edwards

Gianni Epifani

Andrew Falconer

Jayne Farquhar

William Forgie

Andy Fox

Rachael Franklin

Samantha Franklin

Karen Gadsby

Lexi Gates

Fletcher Gell

Poppy Gerrard

Niamh Goddard

Florence Griffin

Freddie Griffin

Gail Griffiths

Jack Grimley

Hayden Hardie

Mikhaella Harris

Mairi Harrison

Jamie Hayes

Grenya Head

Theo Head

Caleb Hewgill

Macy Hillier

Molly Hinds

Sara Hinds

Louise Hollings

Matthew Hooper

May Hooper

Cameron Hounsell

Cian Howard

Katy Hussey

Harry Jones

Patrick Jones

Elif Karagoz

Emilie Katkjaer

Carly Kearsley

Rowan Keating

Issy Kennaugh

Jane Kennaugh

Leigh Kennaugh

Ollie Kennaugh

Ella Kennet

Alison King

Evelyn King

Kristian King

Juan Kinley

Ashleigh Lachenicht

Kathy Lane

Jo Lannon

Jack Leece

Corrin Leeming

Hope Lewis

Jan Lewis

Ollie Lockley

Dave Looker

Abraham Maddocks

Grace Maddocks

Julie Maddocks

Nigel Maddocks

Phoebe Margrave

Caroline Mayers

Fraser McKenna

Madison McMullen

Daniel Minay

Finn Murphy

Aoibh Nash

Sarah Nash

Tufty Nash

John Norrey

Lucy Ormsby

Liam Orr

Lucy O’Toole

Gethin Owen

Ieuan Owen

Catherine Perry

Samuel Perry

Timothy Perry

Luke Phair

TJ Phair

Jonathan Piggin

Louis Piggin

Margzhela Pitao-Cubbon

Daniel Pownall

Janelle Quayle

Theo Quayle

M’Kyla Quinn

Ella Quirk

Nicola Raven

Elliot Reynolds

Ruby Reynolds

Mario Ricciardi

Jake Richmond

Grace Robinson

Paul Rodgers

Holly Salter

Charlie Scarffe

Derek Scarffe

Chloe Schofield

Paul Sheard

Abi Sinclair

Alec Sorby

Ivan Sorby

Harry Stennett

Lottie Stennett

Lucas Stennett

Phil Swales

Paul Sykes

Mary Tait

Michael Tait

Helen Taylor

Charlie Teare

Ryan Teare

Brent Thomas

Henry Thomas

Tegan Thompson

Jodie Vaughan

Jock Waddington

Penny Webster

Carrie Wernham

Zac Woodward

Celize Worster

Ben Wright

James Wright

Joey Wright

 

English National Cross Country Championships 2019

17 athletes from the Isle of Man, one of the biggest ever local representations, competed at last Saturday’s English National Cross Country Championships held for the first time at Harewood House. The thousands of competitors who assembled at the picturesque country estate north of Leeds basked in gloriously warm and sunny weather more akin to early summer than February. The extraordinarily dry winter had ensured that the ground was firm everywhere, in keeping with this highly untypical cross country season. These conditions suited some more than others.

There were several terrific performances, making it difficult to pick one out as the best of the day by the Manx contingent. Perhaps that honour narrowly went to David Mullarkey, now Leeds-based so competing in what was a local event for him. His 14th place finish in the 10-kilometre Junior Men’s race was impressive indeed and one of his best-ever performances. He was part of the leading pack in the early stages, settling into a good rhythm once the leading runners had broken away and keeping calm and composed. A strong finish saw him cross the line in 14th place in a strong field of extremely good athletes.

For the first time in four years Manx Harriers were able to field a team in the Senior Men’s race, with the best six results to count for the team score. In a field of over two thousand runners, Alan Corlett produced yet another confident and assured run to finish in 62nd place, his best result to date at this event. Birmingham-based Stephen Garrett was 167th with a strong and committed run, and Jamie Beaman improved on last year’s position with 510th place.

Next came Ollie Dickinson in 709th, also his best result to date, followed by Andy Watson in 862nd and Andrew Falconer in 974th, the latter being delighted to break into the top half of the field. These six brought the team home in 46th place out of the 144 clubs that completed teams, a very creditable effort. Club stalwart Andy Fox completed the team in 1,168th place.

Ahead of the Manx Harriers contingent was Ollie Lockley who finished 42nd running for the very strong Leeds City team who won the gold medal in the team event. Ollie frustratingly just missed out, being the team’s seventh scorer. Southampton AC’s Max Costley finished in a very good 117th place.

Rachael Franklin produced another wonderful performance in the 8-kilometre Senior Women’s race, finishing in 24th place in a field of well over a thousand athletes. Working hard throughout but looking well in control, she held a position of around 30th halfway round the second of two laps before unleashing her usual surge at the end which gained several places. Manx Harriers teammate Elissa Morris, sporting a splendid pair of sunglasses, finished in a very respectable 105th place to improve on last year’s result by three places.

Sarah Astin, representing City of Norwich AC, was competing for the first time over the country this winter after injury, and finished in a solid 41st place. She was part of the bronze medal-winning team in the race, and aims to be fully race fit for the summer season.

Four female athletes competed in the younger age group races and all achieved positions well inside the top hundred. Laura Dickinson of Manx Harriers, in her eighth consecutive National, gave her all as always to complete the Junior Women’s race in 94th place.

Northern AC duo Lorna Spiers and Ella Crowe finished in 72nd and 87th places in the U17 Women’s and U15 Girls’ races respectively. Ella has had a fine season and ran as strongly as ever, and Lorna should be pleased with this result in a season during which she has not raced as much as usual.

The youngest of the locals in action was Macy Hillier who finished 81st in a field of over 400 in the U13 Girls’ race. She was representing WESPA (World Elite Sports Performance Academy).

Several Isle of Man athletes will be representing Lancashire at the Inter-Counties Championships in Loughborough a week on Saturday.

David Griffiths
26 February 2019