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.

 

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.