The second round of the Law Trust sponsored Isle of Man Cross Country League is hosted by Western AC and will be held at QE2 School in Peel on Sunday 1st November 2020.
The courses for all ages from U13 upwards take the runners onto the adjacent farmland. Strictly no dogs are allowed on any part of the course. Spectators are asked to keep the course clear during the races.
The timetable is as follows:
11.30pm to 1pm – Registration in school building
1.00pm – U9 boys – 1 small lap – 850 metres
1.05pm – U9 girls – 1 small lap – 850 metres
1.10pm – U11 boys – 2 small laps – 1750 metres
1.20pm – U11 girls – 2 small laps – 1750 metres
1.30pm – U13 boys & girls & short course – 1 small lap, 1 large lap – 2800 metres
1.40pm – U15 boys & girls, U17 women – 3 large laps – 4580 metres
U20, senior, veteran women – 4 large laps – 5920 metres
1.55pm – U17 men – 5 large laps – 7260 metres
U20, senior, veteran men – 6 large laps – 8600 metres
If you have already 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 race number. If you have lost your number and need a replacement these will be available at registration – there is a £2 charge for replacement numbers.
If you did not register prior to Round 1, you need to complete a registration form and pay at the desk on Sunday. Forms can be downloaded here and will also be available at registration.
Timetable & Lap Information
Timetable and Courses – Port-e-Chee Meadow
Course open for inspection from 12 noon.
Registration and entries from 11.30am.
||Under 9 Boys
||1 short lap
||Under 9 Girls
||1 short lap
||Under 11 Boys
||2 short laps
||Under 11 Girls
||2 short laps
Under 15 Boys
Under 17 Girls
||1 short lap & 1 large lap
||Start Fields XXYZ Fin
Under 13 B & G
Under 15 G
||1 large lap
||Start Fields XYZ Fin
Under 17 Boys
Jun, Sen, Vet Women
||2 large laps
||Start Fields XYZXYZ Fin
||Jun, Sen, Vet Men
|3 large Laps
|Start Fields XYZXYZXYZ Fin
Please be at Start line at least 5 mins early
Spectators please keep off the racing line
Obey Instructions from Marshals
Registration sessions in Manx Harriers Clubhouse at the NSC on Wednesday and Friday from 6pm to 8pm – please do your best to attend to save time on Sunday!
Here is the entry form.
Here is the Port-e-Chee map
The season gets underway with the first race on a new course at Port-e-Chee Meadow on Sunday 11th October hosted by Manx Harriers. Whilst the course is new to most of the present runners it was used back in the early 80s (nearly 40 years ago). Some of the older runners may recall it being used for school and league races. On this occasion there are no river crossings but flat fast running on agricultural grassland with one hill on each long lap. There will also be a change to the starting times for all of the events this season with signing on being from 11.30am with the first races for under 9s setting off at 1pm. The reason for the change is to allow more time for the full schedule of events and also an earlier finish – especially needed in December and January. The race registration will be at the Douglas Rugby Club Clubhouse (near Braddan Bridge on the TT Course) as will changing rooms, toilets and refreshments.
The rest of the season follows a familiar pattern with Western AC hosting round 2 at QE2 High School in Peel on Sunday 1st November followed by round 3 being hosted by Northern AC on the 6th December at Crossag’s Farm in Ramsey. The final fixture, which doubles up and the Isle of Man Championships, is scheduled for Sunday 17th January, hosted by Manx Harriers, and it is hoped it will be at Port-e-Chee, however, this is not yet confirmed. More details to follow on this, or the new course to be used, over time!!! Athletes are reminded that they need to finish 3 out of the 4 league races to complete the league.
As usual athletes can sign up early for the league on two signing on nights on Wednesday and Friday 7th and 9th of October between 6pm and 8pm at Manx Harriers Clubhouse. Athletes and parents are advised to sign up in advance for the league as this will save much time on the day of the race and avoid any queueing or the possibility of missing a race start. The entry fee for an individual event is £6 for seniors and £4 for juniors. The unattached seniors entry fee is £8. It is cheaper to enter the series with the costs being £20 for seniors, £12 for juniors and £28 unattached. Athletes are reminded that their number is to be used in all 4 leagues races so must be looked after. Replacement numbers will have a £2 charge.
Here is the Entry Form
Whilst it looks unlikely there will be much Cross Country action in the UK this year we hope to see a bumper season with big fields and competitive racing in the Law Trust Cross Country League as well as new courses to add a little extra spice. Thanks must be expressed in advance to Douglas RUFC and the land owner and farmer for use of Port-e-Chee in October. Also to our sponsors Law Trust for their much valued support.
Here are the results of the Isle of Man Athletics Track & Field League 2020 week 1 sponsored by Newfield.
The Newfield sponsored Isle of Man Track & Field League for U13’s and above kicks off at 6.15pm on Wednesday 5th August at the NSC.
Here is the programme of events.
For further information please contact Petra Acthison