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

Isle of Man 10km Road Walk Championships and Open 5km Road Run

Isle of Man 10km Road Walk Championships and Open 5km Road Run Wednesday 14th July 2021.

The Isle of Man 10km Road Race Walking Championships take place at the NSC road way on the 14th July. Manx Harriers Clubhouse is the race HQ where athletes will find toilets, signing on/registration. As well as refreshments.

Race times –

6.15pm 10km Walking Champs with 1km and 2km junior development races
7.45pm 5km Open Road Run

Accompanying the 10km walk are development races for Juniors of 1km and 2km with an entry fee for juniors of £2.

The 10km Walk Champs and 5km Open Run entry fees are £5 for attached athletes and £8 for unattached runners. There will be prizes for the 10km Walks Champs however in the open 5km run your time is your prize, although certificates are available on request.

Entries will be taken on the day in the clubhouse from 5.30pm closing at 7pm so make sure you get there on time.

Last year this event in the run saw 4 Manx 5km road records broken – Senior Men, Senior Women, over 60 Men and Under 15 Girls. It is a proven fast course so why not come along and test yourself out either walking or running.

Isle of Man Track & Field Championships 2021 – Timetable

Here is the timetable for the 2021 Isle of Man Track & Field Championships sponsored by SPAR.

Registration will open from 9.30am to collect numbers. The registration desk will be inside the track next to the stand area.

Beans will on the scene on Sunday 12 – 4pm. They sell milkshakes, coffees and treats!

Please park in the Bowl or QB Car Parks – it will be extremely busy so car sharing would be advisable!

Isle of Man Track & Field Championships 2021, sponsored by Spar

Entries for the the Isle of Man Track & Field Championship 2021, sponsored by Spar are being held at the NSC on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June are now open.

Here’s the entry form.

Entries close on Sunday 13 June 2021.

For further information contact Kelly on 451898 or email: