Law Trust Cross-Country League Round 4 & IOM Championships

The local cross-country season reaches its climax on the afternoon of Sunday 16th January with the fourth and final round of the Law Trust sponsored Cross-Country League. The event also doubles as the Isle of Man Cross-Country Championship for 2022. This year’s event is hosted by Northern AC and will be held at Crossags Farm in Ramsey.

There is a team element to this event, with teams from clubs or schools competing for team medals. The medals for the Championship will be presented at the same time as the League awards – date of the awards evening to be confirmed.

The under-nine and U11 races use the bottom field. The courses for all ages from U13 upwards take the runners onto challenging terrain including a significant climb through fields and woodland with a shallow stream crossing.

There is no parking at the venue. Competitors are asked to park in the vicinity of Ramsey Grammar School and walk up Crossags Lane at Schoolhouse Corner. The tarmac lane crosses the golf course and leads to the pavilion at the campsite which will be race headquarters. Allow 10 minutes for the walk.

Tea/ coffee and drinks will be available but the showers will not be in use.

The timetable is as follows:

12 noon to 1pm –            Registration

1.00pm –                          U9 girls – 2 small laps – 920 metres

1.10pm –                          U9 boys – 2 small laps – 920 metres

1.20pm –                          U11 girls – 3 small laps – 1,380 metres

1.30pm –                          U11 boys – 3 small laps – 1,380 metres

1.45pm –                          U13 boys & girls & Short Course – 1 small lap, 1 large lap – 2,890 metres

2.00pm –                          U15 boys & girls, U17 women – 1 small lap, 2 large laps – 5,320 metres

2.00pm –                           U17 men, U20/senior/veteran women – 3 large laps – 7,290 metres

2.00pm –                          U20/senior/veteran men – 4 large laps – 9,720 metres

Here is the course map

Short Course competitors should note that their race is not part of the Championship but is a round of the league as usual.

If you have not yet competed in the series you will need to enter online by midnight on Friday – the link is There are no entries on the day. If you have not already paid for this round you need to do so by bank transfer (details on the entry form), or by cash or by cheque payable to IOM Athletics Association at Crossags between 12 noon and 1pm on Sunday.

If you have already entered and paid for the series and have your race number there is no need to attend the registration desk, just go to the start line five minutes before your race wearing your number to the front. If you have lost your number and need a replacement (for a small charge) there will be a separate desk at registration at the venue.

David Griffiths

11 January 2022