Newfield Isle of Man Track & Field League – Week 3 – Results

Here are the results from week 3 of the Newfield Isle of Man Track & Field League held at the NSC on 22 May 2019.

The third round of the Isle of Man Track and Field League sponsored by Newfield took place on another fine Wednesday evening.

Aimee Christian was the Athlete of the night, winning all of her events in personal best performances. She lowered her time in the 200m by 2 seconds recording an impressive 30.6. Aimee also increased her long jump best by almost a metre from last season, jumping 4.45m. In the 300m, she ran 51.1 taking almost 7 seconds of her previous best set in 2018.

In the u13 age group Lola Bass showed her consistency across the disciplines, by winning the hurdles, long jump and 800m. In the boys category there was a great battle between Sam Perry and Charlie Teare in the 200m in which they were given joint first place. Sam also took the win in the 800m.

Keira Gray won the hurdles, long jump and the 300m in the u15 category and Macy Hillier took the victory in the 200m and 800m. Ben Sinclair continues to show his class in the U15 age group by winning the 200m, equalling his personal best, in a superb time of 23.9. Ryan Corrin won the 800m in a time of 2.35.9.

New comer Adrian Chisoi ran an impressive 16.5 on his own in the 100m hurdles. It was great to see Callum Sherry back to winning form in the u17 200m, opening his season with a time of 24.1. Tazmin Fayle continues to show good form in the hammer by throwing 40.97m to take first place from Sarah Vondy.

Island Games athletes are showing great form in the run up to Gibraltar. Keoghan Taylor won the u20 200m in a time of 23.7 with Andy Curphey taking 2nd in 24.3. In the u20 ladies age group, Phoebe Coates won the 800m and Megan Lockwood won the hammer.

Elissa Morris took the senior womens 3000m, running very close to her personal best time that she set in 2016. Multi talented Aimee Cringle won the long jump and the 400m. Richard Bell won the men’s hammer and Brandon Atchison won the 200m.

The veteran categories were also well represented. Louise Kneen won the v40 hammer in a throw of 31.73m and Gail Griffiths won the v50 3000m in a time of 10.53.1. Neil Vondy won the v55 mens 200m, 800m and javelin and Andy Fox won the mens 3000m.

• Many thanks go to all the many hard-working officials and volunteers.
• Many thanks to Newfield for their continued support
• Round four of the series takes place on Wednesday 12 June (this includes the Steve Jacobs mile). Entries are £5 for the evening.

Hannah Riley

Newfield Isle of Man Track & Field League – Week 2 – Results

Here are the results from week 2 of the Newfield Isle of Man Track & Field League held at the NSC on 1 May 2019.

The second round of the Isle of Man Track and Field League sponsored by Newfield took place in glorious sunshine on Wednesday evening.

All the events across the disciplines were heavily contested and there was some fabulous performances by existing and developing athletes. The most notable performance was by u15 Ben Sinclair in the 300m. His time of 36.9 puts him firmly at the UK Number 1 spot for his age group. Ben also ran an impressive 11.8 for the 100m. In the Long Jump Sebastian Sgouraditis jumped into a UK number 16 spot with a leap 5.68m.

There were also some excellent performances by the u15 girls. Ella Crowe jumping 1.60m in the High Jump to rank her number 9 in the UK. Mairi Harrison knocked 15 seconds of her previous personal best by running 4.54.5 in the u15 1500m. Sienna Dunne took the win in the Javelin by a margin of 8m launching a huge throw of 22.81m.

In the u13 category Regan Corrin is the dominant force across the disciplines with wins in the Pole Vault, Long Jump and 100m. Lola Bass, fresh from her success on her horses over half term, showed that she to can excel on her own 2 legs by taking the win in both the 100m and 1500m.

Anna Lashley dominated the u17 girls 100m race by running 12.6, a fabulous return to form after breaking her foot last summer. Max Moore Lees took the boys race, equalling his personal best, in 11.7. Lydia Morris also showed current form by running personal bests in the 100m (13.1) and 300m (43.1).

The junior and senior mens 100m had all 8 lanes occupied with established and up and coming athletes. One of the Isle of Man’s all time fastest sprinter, Thomas Riley, led for 80m when the in form Jack Lemaire showed his 200m strength in the last 20m chasing down Riley and taking the win in 11.2. Island Games athletes Brandon Atchison, Keoghan Taylor, Elliot Callow and Daniel Stewart-Clague also showed fine form taking the minor places with only 3 tenths separating 3rd and 6th.

Island Games athletes Aimee Cringle and Daniel Stewart Clague showed fine early season form by running personal bests in the senior 400m. In the veterans category Neil Vondy, who is showing the young athletes that age is just a number, ran 60.0 and gained a UK number 7 spot and he also ran 12.8 in the 100m, which ranks him UK number 2.

• Many thanks go to all the many hard-working officials and volunteers.
• Many thanks to Newfield for their continued support
• Round Three of the series takes place on Wednesday 22nd May. Entries are £5 for the evening.

Hannah Riley

28 athletes chosen for Island Games – Gibraltar 2019

Isle of Man Athletics is pleased to announce a team of twenty eight athletes for the 2019 Natwest Island Games, which will be held in Gibraltar from 6-12 July.

Oliver Lockley who won the 10000m title in Gotland two years ago will seek to improve on his individual Silver medal in the Half Marathon whilst attempting to retain his Island Games Half Marathon Team title with new Half Marathon team mates Alan Corlett and Max Costly, both medal winners at previous games. Max Costley will also be competing in the 3000m Steeplechase and will be looking to improve on his previous bronze medal. Hannah Howard and Elissa Morris return to seek to retain their Half Marathon Team title, with the Isle of Man Team also defending the womens 4x100m and 4x400m relay titles.  

Gotland medalists Rachael Franklin and Bethan Pilley return to improve on their Silvers in the 1500m and Long Jump respectively whilst Hannah Riley, competing in her 9th games, will look to improve on the Bronze she won in the 100mh in Gotland.

The team is a blend of previous medal winning and established senior athletes who have competed at the games on many occasions along with a number of development athletes who will be competing at an Island Games for the first time. This approach has been the successful model from previous games.

Team Manager Anthony Brand said: “I am delighted to announce a very strong Isle of Man team to compete at the 2019 Natwest Island Games in Gibraltar.  Already this year we have seen some extremely promising performances from our athletes and we look forward to seeing what they can do in Gibraltar in a couple of months. This is the largest team we have taken to an Island Games in recent years and is reflection of the quality and the strength and depth of athletes the Isle of Man is producing.  It is always a great opportunity to compete against the best islands from Europe and beyond and we expect to be competitive across the board.”

The Isle of Man team selected for the Natwest Island Games Gibraltar 2019:

Women:

Bethan Pilley – 100m / Long Jump / 4x100m
Meghan Pilley – 100m / 4x100m
Ashleigh Lachenicht – 200m / 400m / 4x100m / 4x400m
Bethany Carridge  – 200m / 4x100m
Lydia Morris  – 400m / 4x400m
Rachael Franklin  – 800m / 1500m / 4x400m
Phoebe Coates – 800m / 1500m / 4x400m
Hannah Riley – 100mh / 4x100m / 4x400m
Aimee Cringle – 400mh / Long Jump / 4x400m
Elissa Morris – 10000m / Half Marathon
Hannah Howard – 10000m / Half Marathon
Megan Lockwood – Discus / High Jump
Tazmin Fayle – Discus

Men:

Brandon Atchison – 100m / 200m / 4x100m / 4x400m
Thomas Riley – 100m / 4x100m
Jack Lemaire – 200m / 4x100m
Elliott Callow – 4x100m
Rhys Owen – 400m / 800m / 4x400m
David Mullarkey – 800m / 1500m
Stephen Garrett – 1500m / 5000m
Max Costley – 3000m Steeplechase / Half Marathon
Alan Corlett – 10000m / Half Marathon
Ollie Lockley – Half Marathon
Michael Haslett – 400mh / 4x400m
Daniel Clague – 400mh / High Jump / 4x400m
Keoghan Taylor – Long Jump / 4x100m
Anand Patel – Triple Jump
James Margrave – High Jump

Management and Support Team:

Anthony Brand – Team Manager
Danaa Callow – Assistant Team Manager
Steve Partington – Assistant Team Manager
Matt Harrison – Sports Therapist

The Isle of Man Island Games Athletics Team is kindly supported by Full Factory Winnerswear.