Isle of Man Junior Championship Pentathlon

The Isle of Man Athletics Association is holding an open junior pentathlon championship on 3rd September 2016 at the NSC, Douglas.

The event is open to U13 and U15 athletes who meet the following criteria:

Under 13 Boy or Girl        11 or 12 at Midnight at 31st Aug/1st Sept 2016
Under 15 Boy or Girl        13 or 14 at Midnight at 31st Aug/1st Sept 2016

Events are:

U13 Girls 70m Hurdles Shot Put 2.72kg High Jump Long Jump 800m
U13 Boys 75m Hurdles Shot Put 3.25kg High Jump Long Jump 800m
U15 Girls 75m Hurdles Shot Put 3.00kg High Jump Long Jump 800m
U15 Boys 80m Hurdles Shot Put 4.00kg High Jump Long Jump 800m

ENTRIES CLOSE ON Thurs 1st September 2016

ENTRY FEE: £5.00

Please make cheques payable to the IOM Athletics Association and send in with your completed application form to:

Di Shimell, 3 Marlborough Terrace, Alexander Drive, Douglas Isle of Man. IM2 3QJ. Enquiries to Tel: 623582/450488 or email

PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST DECLARE YOUR INTENTION TO COMPETE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE COMPETITION.  Registration is expected to open at 9.30 a.m. on 3rd September 2016 the first event will start at 10.00 a.m.  Please check IOMAA website for updates on timings.  Medals will be presented to first three in each category.

Team Managers Wanted for Commonwealth Games

The Isle of Man Commonwealth Games  is requesting names for consideration as Managers for both The Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017 being held in the Bahamas 17/24 July 2017 and the Commonwealth Games in 2018 being held in Gold Coast Australia 4/15 April 2018.

Applicants will  need to be available before and after for travel to and from the Games.

It is expected that the roles will be appointed this Autumn. Male and female managers are asked to apply with the Bahamas Games requiring both a male and female alternates as the gender of nominations will not be known until selection time.

Attendance at the Games is dependent upon selection of athletes.

Initial applications of interest in these posts and enquiries about the roles should be forwarded to Allan Callow at or you can call him on 473354 by October 31 2016 at  the latest.

All applications will be treated in full confidence.

Commonwealth Youth Games Standards

BAHAMAS 17th – 24th July 2017

For athletes who are eligible to represent the Isle of Man, below are the guideline standards for consideration to be selected as part of the IOM athletics team for Bahamas 2017 (please check eligibility by visiting the CGA website  article 25.)

100 metres 11.2 sec 12.3 sec
200 metres 22.6 sec 25.4 sec
400 metres 51.2 sec 58.5 sec
800 metres 1 min 57.0 sec 2 min 15.5 sec
1500 metres 4 min 06.0 sec 4 min 39.3 sec
3000 metres 8 min 51.0 sec 10 min 07.0 sec
Sprint  Hurdles 14.5 sec (110mH) 14.4 sec (100mH)
400 metres Hurdles 55.9 sec 61.8 sec
High Jump 1.90 metres 1.65 metres
Long Jump 6.30 metres 5.35 metres
Javelin 52.95 metres (700g) 38.20 metres (500g)
Discus 41.00 metres (1.5k) 35.80 metres (1kg)
Shot 13.60 metres (5k) 11.60 metres (3k)

Performances during 2016 and the very early part of the 2017 track and field season will count for consideration. The qualifying period is between 1 April 2016 – 9 April 2017.

Achieving these standards does not automatically guarantee nomination or selection: competitive record and proof of fitness will be equally important.

Athletes selected must have been born in 2000 and 2001 (Age 16 or 17 in year of competition -1st January – 31st December). 

Legal wind readings required for sprints up to 200m / sprint hurdles and jumps events.

Please keep Delia Fairclough, Athletics Head of Performance informed if you are close to or have reached a standard.