Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Standards

At last consideration performance times, distances and scores have been agreed by the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association (“IOMCGA”).  After much consideration the Commonwealth Games Association withdrew the plan to impose standards for some events leaving these ones IMPOSED by the IOMCGA!

The athletics standards for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are as follows:

10.45 100m 11.67 2.20m High Jump 1.81m
21.04 200m 23.90 7.50m Long Jump 6.30m
47.02 400m 54.15 15.84m Triple Jump 13.07m
1.50.90 800m 2.04.50 5.10m Pole Vault 4.00m
3.43.50 1,500m 4.09.27 70.00m Javelin Throw 55.00m
13.50.55 5,000m 16.15.00 57.00m Discus Throw 52.00m
28.50.00 10,000m 33.30.00 64.00m Hammer Throw 60.00m
14.00 110m Hurdles 18.11m Shot Putt 16.00m
100m Hurdles 13.85 7300pts Decathlon
51.00 400m Hurdles 58.50 Heptathlon 5400pts
8.40.00 3,000m Steeplechase 10.00.00 ROAD
41.00 4 x 100m Relay 44.60 1.30.00 20km Race Walk 1.44.00
3.13.50 4 x 400m Relay 3.33.50 2.21.00 Marathon 2.40.00

Achieving the standards does not guarantee selection onto the Isle of Man team, but will serve as a useful guide to both the IOMAA and the IOMCGA section committee that an athlete might be considered for selection.

  • Eligibility to compete for the Isle of Man at the Commonwealth Games based on the current Commonwealth Games rules:

an athlete must have been resident on the island for 5 years prior to the Games
must have been born on the island
athlete’s mother or father was born on the island

  • The standard must be achieved within the “selection window” which for athletics commences on 1st April 2016.
  • Greater weight will be given to an athlete achieving standards nearer the date of the Games, as an indication of current form and fitness.
  • The standard should be achieved at least twice during the “selection window” for events up to 1500m and field events. Endurance and multi events once, plus a supporting performance to confirm fitness in either a shorter event or applicable events in the case of multi events.
  • All qualified athletes will need to satisfy IOMAA of their fitness at time of nomination to IOMCGA by a performance in the 2017 season – ideally as near to that date as possible.
  • The standard should be achieved in high level competition (National UK Championships or international events will be given greater consideration).
  • All timings, wind speed and distance measurements should be validated by UKA qualified officials preferably using electronic measuring devices.borobi_signature_pose_-_thumbs_up_rgb
  • Athletes working towards Gold Coast selection should register their intention with the IOMAA and Head of Performance at the earliest opportunity (
  • Athletes will need to maintain a good level of communication with the IOMAA and the Head of Performance so that their progress can be monitored.

December 2016

English Schools Fell Running Championships 2017 – Selection Policy

English Schools Fell Running Championships
24 September 2017
FRA / Manx Fell Runners
Selection Policy – published September 2016

Manx Fell Runners continues to provide young fell runners with experience on a national stage by assisting athletes to attend the English Schools Fell Running Championships. It is the intention of the club to send up to 12 athletes in 2017.

There is no single trial race. Instead, performances in the following events, from 1 September 2016 will be used to guide selection:

English Schools Fell Running Championships – 25 September 2016
Junior Hill Race – Bradda (Year 6 only) – 8 October 2016
Winter Hill League (Years 7-13) – October to December 2016
New Years Day Fell Race (Years 8-13) – 1 January 2017
Carraghan Fell Race (Years 8-13) – 17 May 2017
Snaefell (Years 8-13) – 28 July 2017
FRA / BOFRA UK Fell Races – March to July 2017

All athletes who wish to be considered for selection and are not available to run in any of the above events must ensure that they inform Manx Fell Runners of their situation by 30 June 2017.


  1. To be considered for selection, athletes must satisfy the following;
    a. athletes will be eligible for selection if they are entering school years 7-13 on 1 September 2017

Selection Process

  1. The team will be selected in one selection meeting in July 2017 and successful athletes will be contacted by email.
  2. Any athletes completing three or more FRA Junior Championship Races or BOFRA Junior Series Races will be automatically selected.
  3. The selectors will endeavor to enter athletes in four of the eight race categories to ensure eligibility for the overall School trophy.
  4. Athletes may be selected for their perceived potential and selection will not necessarily be based on an athlete’s current performances.
  5. The number of athletes selected will be dependent on accommodation availability and financial budgetary constraint.
  6. Athletes will be expected to contribute towards the cost of the trip although this cost is likely to be heavily subsidised.
  7. Team vests will be provided for use on the day only.
  8. The decision of the selectors is final.


Island Games – Gotland 2017

The IOMAA is pleased to announce that it has published the athletics Selection Policy for the 2017 Island Games being held in Gotland.

Anyone wishing to be considered for selection and representing the Isle of Man in Gotland should complete and return a Declaration of Intent form to the Team Manager, Anthony Brand by 31st December 2016.

Further details including the 2017 Standards can be found on the Island Games page.


Island Games – Jersey

If you have indicated interest in being put forward for selection for the Island Games team you should have recently received an email from Team Manager Anthony Brand requesting certain information.  This information is required by 13th March.

If you have not yet received an email from Anthony and would like to be considered then please email