Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games – 4-11 August 2023 – Consideration Standards

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 article 25.)

Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games – 4-11 August 2023 – Consideration Standards
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 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.

Island Games Guernsey 8 – 14 July 2023

After a two year delay the Island Games is being held in Guernsey from 8th to 14th July 2023.  We are now well into the qualification period which started on 1st Jan 2022 and will run until early April 2023.  The exact date will be confirmed later and will be based on when our entries have to be added to the Island Games system.  The Island Games Association of Mann (IGAM) have always been very generous to IOM Athletics, allowing us to push the deadline as far back as possible to allow the outdoor athletics season to start so our athletes have the maximum opportunity to gain the qualification standards. Selection will take place in April 23.

The entry standards are published here:

I have as usual indicated that we will be taking a team of 30 – made up of a Team Manager, 2 Assistants, a Sports Therapist and 26 athletes.

Whilst nothing has yet been finalised by IGAM, the plan is to fly direct from the Island to Guernsey on Friday 7th July, returning on Saturday 15th July.  I have put our accommodation preferences into IGAM and we wait to hear from Guernsey , who do the allocation, as to where they allocate us.  Following a report from IGAM, which highlighted some serious issues with the tented village, I have decided to move away from that and into a hotel.

Unfortunately, all this comes at a cost with estimates currently coming in at about £2000 per person.  This will be reduced by the Government grant (approx. £180 per person based on IOM Team size) and by any funds IOM Athletics can raise. I estimate the final cost to the athletes to be around £1200-1400!!  IGAM have confirmed they will have received all the quotes by our next meeting (next month) so I will have a clearer picture then.

I am acutely aware of how expensive the Island Games has become but please be assured that I am doing everything I can to reduce these costs and still provide our athletes with the very best opportunity to perform at the highest level and have a positive experience that will stay with them for many years ahead.  If anyone has any contacts that would be interested in sponsoring the team, please let me know.  Petra has kindly agreed to lead a fund-raising committee, so please get in touch with her if you’re willing to get involved. Funds will be required immediately on selection (Apr 2023) so you have a little time to start saving!

Once again it has been indicated that Anti-Doping testing WILL take place.  Compulsory Anti-doping training will be provided at a later date by IGAM but please take the time to make yourself aware of the latest rules and regulations and start your diaries now (if you aren’t already doing it) covering what medicines you’re taking and confirmation that you have checked that they are suitable. You can check here:

If you are looking to put yourself forward for selection (even if you haven’t yet achieved the standards), please let me know initially by messaging me and then following up by providing the Declaration of Intent form as soon as possible.  Please detail the events you are looking to compete in and any standards you have already achieved. If I would be expecting you to be going and you’re not then please also let me know so I can get an accurate picture of numbers and exclude you from the plans.

Full details of the Selection Policy & Declaration of Intent are published here:

I am planning to have a meeting for all interested parties once the full details are known but If you need any further information at this stage, please get in touch.

Isle of Man Track & Field League 2022

The Isle of Man Track & Field League 2022 kicks off on Wednesday 6th April.

The league for U13s and above is 6 nights of competition with the 4 best weeks to count.

The competition dates are:

  • 6th April
  • 4th May
  • 18th May
  • 15th June
  • 6th July
  • 27th July

The cost for entering the League is £20 if your entry is received by 29th 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 10th March and 24th 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 Manx Harriers. Alternatively you can transfer to Manx Harriers – Sort Code 55-91-00 – Account 14356414. Please quote ref IOMAA T & F League (All payments received into Manx Harriers account will be transferred to IOMAA at the end of the Track League)

If you have any questions please contact Petra on  or the League Co-ordinator Tracey Bell on or 432133