The organising committee of the Isle of Man Cross-Country League and Championships sponsored by Law Trust are delighted to confirm details of the rearranged presentation evening. This will take place on Saturday 25th July at the Claremont Hotel on Loch Prom in Douglas. No tickets are required – just turn up on the night. A light buffet will be served and the bar will be open.
The presentation will be split into two parts. Awards for the U9, U11 and U13 age groups will start at 7pm with doors opening from 6.45pm. Then after a short break to allow the youngsters and their families to leave and the older recipients to arrive, the awards for all age groups from U15 upwards will take place from around 8.30pm.
All the athletes listed below have won at least one prize – please do your best to attend. If your name is on this list but you are not able to attend, it would be really appreciated if you can arrange for someone to collect your award/s on your behalf.
We hope to see a big attendance at this event as we celebrate not only the past cross-country season but also the welcome return to athletics and social gatherings!
Thursday 25th June to Tuesday 30th June saw the 3km Thrash for runners moving into the final 3 weeks of the Foxy 5km Challenge. 29 completed the event and as ever the weather was against them with some high winds and torrential rain over the weekend. This turned the thrash into more of a trundle for some runners but everyone who took part gave their all. Having said that at least 6 PBs were recorded.
The youngest runner this time round was 8 years old whilst the oldest 73. Runs took place in a number of venues across the island with local promenades, the old Douglas to Peel railway line and the NSC roadway being the favourite locations. The only other location in use was in Hong Kong as Ed Gumbley’s run continued the international flavour of the events!
It has to be said that all who took part deserve admiration for sticking to their task in some very difficult conditions. We now move into the final 3 weeks of training and then the final 5km Challenge being held between Thursday 16th July and Monday 20th July. Manx Harriers hope to hold a 5km run as part of their Race walks on Thursday 16th July at the NSC Roadway based at their clubhouse. More details to follow next week in the Manx Independent, also on www.iomathletics.com & Manx Harriers Website and Facebook pages.
Here are the full results
Following yesterday’s announcement, we can now confirm that UKA have agreed to lift all competition restrictions on IOM Athletics, thus we are now in the super exciting position to return to competition!
We appreciate that all clubs and event organisers will now be looking at their calendars to salvage what they can for the remainder of the season but it is important that we do not dilute the impact of existing events with a barrage of rearranged fixtures and events.
We are therefore requesting that all event organisers contact IOMA with their plans for the months of June/July/August/September and October so that we can continue the great work of the Fixtures committee in avoiding clashes and maximising the impact of all events across the Island. It is assumed that all events post September will remain as scheduled and of course, existing events will be given priority.
We cannot wait to see you all out there smashing PB’s and sitting proudly atop Power of 10 rankings. Don’t however, forget to tip the cap to the Organisers of the events who put so much work in the background to make these things happen.
We are finally there. On Monday, Howie announced that not only has Social Distancing been removed but the upper limit on the number of people allowed to congregate has also been scrapped meaning that we can now look to a near full return to Athletics on the Isle of Man!
We have been working closely with the NSC, UKA and IOM Sport to hash out the details which are as follows:
- From Thursday, full access to the NSC and equipment will be permitted. No booking system or limits apply.
- Long Jump pits will need to be turned over before and after each use and high jump and pole vault mats need to be wiped down after use.
- Competition has been approved by IOM Sport however we are still waiting for confirmation from UKA as to what we will be permitted to run, we are hoping to salvage some semblance of a 2020 season for you all.
Please do your bit in keeping the Virus subdued by following increased hand washing and hygiene protocols so that we can continue to enjoy the fruits of the fantastic work of the IOM Govt.
Happy Running, Jumping and Throwing!
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Many newcomers to running signed up for the training programme and they were joined by a few experienced runners in the challenge which took place over 5 days between 4th and 8th June. Unfortunately the weather was not with those taking part as after weeks of glorious sunshine and still conditions we had a windy and blustery weekend. Having said that 16 personal best performances were recorded by the 58 runners who have put their time forward.
Our youngest runner was 9 years old whilst our oldest was in their 70s. It is difficult to gain an understanding of how runners performed and compare results with such an age range hence the age grading % gives an interesting way of doing this rather than relying purely on time. This gives the runners time as a percentage of the fastest time in the world recorded for anyone of their age. A rule of thumb used with age grading suggest 90%+ is world standard, 80%+ is national standard, 70%+ is regional standard, 60%+ is island standard and 40%+ is local standard.
Runners performed across the island, the UK and the world in our challenge. We had runners doing their time trial in Keswick, Bradford and Hong Kong just to name a few places. Some of the popular Island routes included the NSC Roadway, Old Railway lines in Douglas and Peel and numerous coastal routes on our beautiful island.
Here are the performances.
Whilst a number of runners have not recorded a performance on this occasion, as over 100 signed up, they have enjoyed the challenge of 4 weeks training and attempting some difficult training sessions. Hopefully the next challenge will enable them to test themselves further.
A new 6 week challenge is underway which in three weeks’ time has a 3km Thrash to test fitness and then 6 weeks from now sees the final 5km challenge. If others would like to take part and join in then email Andy on email@example.com all will be made welcome!
Well done to all who took part. Some fantastic performances have been recorded and all should be very proud of their achievements. Watch this space for more information regarding the new challenge which lies in wait in 6 weeks’ time!!