Isle of Man Athletics has announced the selection of the following squad of athletes to represent the Isle of Man at this summer’s NatWest Island Games, to be held in Guernsey from 8th to 14th July:
The team is a mixture of experience and youth, headlined by four of the Isle of Man’s Commonwealth Games athletes who competed in Birmingham last year. They are middle to long distance runner Rachael Franklin (four time an individual gold medallist at the Island Games), distance runner Sarah Webster, javelin thrower Joe Harris and distance runner Ollie Lockley (twice an individual gold medallist). In addition, Alan Corlett is an Island Games gold medallist in steeplechase and 10,000 metres, and James Margrave won the bronze medal in the high jump in the last Games in Gibraltar in 2019.
No fewer than 20 of the 33-strong squad will be Island Games debutants in Guernsey. With the extra two-year gap since Gibraltar 2019 because of the Covid-related postponement, it is likely that the majority of the islands will field similarly inexperienced teams this time. The Isle of Man’s relay squads in particular are very much at the development stage at present, with the aim being to gain experience in Guernsey and to challenge for medals in the next Games in two years’ time.
The team will be under the management of Petra Atchison for the first time, with management support being provided by Steve Partington and Kelly Hillier. Steve was part of the support team in 2019 and brings invaluable experience of international competition as manager of the Isle of Man’s Commonwealth Games athletics team.
Best wishes go to the team for a successful and enjoyable week in Guernsey in July.
For athletes who are eligible to represent the Isle of Man, below are the standards for consideration to be selected as part of the IOM athletics team for Trinidad & Tobago 2023 (please check eligibility by visiting the CGA website http://www.thecgf.com/about/constitution.pdf article 25.)
|Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games – 4-11 August 2023 – Consideration Standards
||1 min 57.0 sec
||2 min 15.5 sec
||4 min 06.0 sec
||4 min 39.3 sec
||8 min 51.0 sec
||10 min 07.0 sec
||14.5 sec (110mH)
||14.4 sec (100mH)
|400 metres Hurdles
||52.95 metres (700g)
||38.20 metres (500g)
||41.00 metres (1.5k)
||35.80 metres (1kg)
||13.60 metres (5k)
||11.60 metres (3k)
Performances during 2023 and the very early part of the 2024 track and field season will count for consideration. 16 April 2023 will be the final date to achieve the standards.
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 2006 and 2007 (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 Steve Partingtion, Athletics Head of Performance informed if you are close to or have reached a standard.
Here are the results from the IOM Athletics Open Meeting held at the NSC on 29th March 2023
The Isle of Man Track & Field League 2023 kicks off on Wednesday 5th April.
The league for U13s and above is 6 nights of competition with the 4 best weeks to count.
The competition dates are:
- 5th April
- 10th May
- 24th May
- 14th June
- 28th June
- 19th July
In addition, there is an extra night on Wednesday 29th March for U17 upwards only
The cost for entering the League is £20 if your entry is received by 27th March, after that date the cost increases to £25.
To allow the League to run smoothly, please offer your assistance to help at at least 1 meeting.
Here is the entry form
Please return the completed form and bring with you to the sign on evenings at Manx Harriers Club House on 21st March or post to Tracey Bell at 42, Birch Hill Close, Onchan, Isle of Man. IM3 3DH along with cash or cheque made payable to Isle of Man Athletics Association. Alternatively you can transfer to Isle of Man Athletics Association – Sort Code 55-91-00 – Account 14347237. Please quote ref: Entrants name
If you have any questions please contact League Co-ordinator Tracey Bell on firstname.lastname@example.org or 432133
Here are the results from Round 4 of the Law Trust IOM Cross Country League incorporating the IOM XC Championships
Report to Follow.