News Page 2014

   
 

SCS Relay

This year saw the fifth running of this popularFestive relay event which took place on Saturday 27th December on a trail around the Ballannette estate in Lonan,  the base of Stewart Clague Services Ltd. Photos by Murray Lambden here. Results by Manx Timing Solutions here. The winning team, Santa's Stompers (right); Caroline Moran, Tadhg O'Mahony, Olivia Newstead, Emily Curphey (photo Murray Lambden)

 
 

 

Up & Running Winter Walks League - Round 3

The Up & Running sponsored Winter Walking League Round 3 took place on Sunday 14th December at St Johns. Results thanks to Steve Taylor. Photos by Murray Lambden


 

 

 

IOM Children's Centre fundraiser for the Manchester Marathon 2015

Lisa Motley, Endurance Events Fundraiser at the Isle of Man Children's Centre, is looking to take away a group of runners to do the Manchester Marathon which is on 18th April 2015. Lisa has put together a fantastic package for only £99 which covers race registration, travel, accommodation, a training schedule with advice throughout, marathon day support and a post event massage. All you have to do is  pay £99 to register, and commit to raising £300 in sponsorship which will help support children, young people and families on the Island.

Full details click here 


 

 

Up & Running Winter Walks League - Round 2

A healthy field of sixty six walkers raced in the second round of the Up and Running Winter walks league, which was held in fine conditions on the Ronaldsway Industrial Estate on Sunday 16th November. In the 10km Ian Dunbar stormed to a seven minute win, although this was subsequently found to be a typo error in handicapping from the first round. However he had improved well over a minute from the first round and looks likely to get under the hour this winter. Ian’s points score will be adjusted to reflect the handicap he should have been given.

Bob Quayle broke free from his better half to grab second and a much improved time from round one and Karen Chiarello made a stunning improvement to well and truly break the hour mark for the first time. Other big improvers from round one were Victoria Liddle, Ian Callister, Nick Wallinger and Simon Scott who all removed around 3 minutes from their time. No less than nine athletes got under the hour and one sub 50 walker in Adam Cowin who was quickest overall from Michael George and Dale Farquhar. Michelle Turner was fastest female ahead of Marie Jackson and Karen Chiarello, notable mention to Karen Lawrie who is tipped to be the next female to get in to sub hour territory.

In the 5km, newcomer Sabine Corkill took the win from junior Leah Goddard who walked well in her debut at the distance as did fellow junior Stephen Waddington who was fastest in the field with 33.37. Mary Tait took 25 seconds off her time from the first round and it was good to see Eric Horwill who is current president of the R.W.A. visiting the Island again and recording a fine time for an octogenarian.

Archie Walter was the only athlete to walk 3km but he made it count with a new lifetime best. Removing over thirty seconds from his previous mark.

Olivia Corran was a star turn in her debut at racing recording a win in the 1km with impeccable technique. Lottie Dawson improved her time from the first round to take second and there were good debut winter league walks from both Daniel Lawrie and Grayse Fletcher who walked with great technique for third and fourth.

Thanks as ever to all those who gave up their time to help with officiating at the event, if you are not able to walk but are not otherwise engaged, please consider giving up an hour or two to help out, we can always use more marshals and lap recorders.

The third round is on December 14th at St. Johns Football club with signing on at the usual time of 9.15 am. The Christmas post race social will also be held at the football club with a chance to get festive with something to eat and drink and a chance to chat.

Any donations of a small wrapped gift for the raffle which goes to help our young walkers with their development will be much appreciated. Report thanks to Bridget Kaneen

Results (thanks to Steve Taylor) & Photos (thanks to Murray Lambden)


 

 

International Cross Country call up for Sarah Astin

At the England Cross country relays in Mansfield last weekend, club member Sarah Astin continued what has been a real comeback season, and her performance gained her selection for the England cross country squad for the IAAF permit meeting in Burgos, Spain on 16th November. Sarah was racing for the St. Mary's University team where she is currently studying. She ran the 3rd fastest female leg overall, less than 5 seconds down on GB Cross International Lily Partridge and Irish Junior international Sara Treacy, and was ahead of a number of well known regular GB team members such as Elle Vernon, Sarah Tunstall, Jane Potterand Emelia Gorecka amongst others

This has followed a very successful back end of the season on the track where she collected a bronze medal in the U23 England Athletics Championships 5,000m in Bedford in a new Manx record of 16.27.4 eclipsing Brenda Walker's 16.54.4 which had stood since 1989 (before Sarah was born), which perhaps is a sign of the quality of that performance. Unfortunately this breakthrough happened too late for her to be considered for inclusion in the Commonwealth Games squad in Glasgow this summer.

All this has been achieved after a very limited training build up last winter. Sarah has been dogged by persistent injury problems over the last few years and it is to her credit that she has had the strength and courage to carry on with her sport, where others may have given up. She a great role model for club members who have talent but have not always had luck on their side.

Under the supportive guidance of her coach Mick Woods from the Aldershot, Farnham & District club, it is great to see Sarah really starting to show her true potential and perhaps make a very good case for herself to be included in the European Cross Country GB squad, for which the trials are at the end of November in Liverpool.

The club would like to wish Sarah the very best of luck with the International race on the 16th and hope she goes from strength to strength for the rest of the cross country season and on into next years track season and beyond. (thanks to Bridget Kaneen)

Results & Report (thanks to Bridget Kaneen for the link)

 


 

 

Welbeck Hotel & Restaurant One Hour Challenge Walk

The  “One hour challenge” walking event sponsored by The Welbeck Hotel and Restaurant was held on Sunday 12th October at the NSC Perimeter Roadway. The event is aimed at encouraging novice and new walkers to have a go at seeing how far they can walk in one hour.  Amended Results (thanks to Bridget Kaneen) Photos by Murray Lambden


 

 

 

Ever thought of becoming a coach and helping at the club?
Trevor Christian, our Athletics Development Officer has organised a Coaching Assistant Course over the weekend of 1st and 2nd November at the NSC. The Club wish to encourage more people into coaching to offer our athletes improved training. In order to encourage more people to take coaching courses and to lighten the burden of the cost of the courses Manx Harriers are offering to meet much of the cost of the course. The IOMAA are offering a discount of £85 for anyone helping at a local club. Manx Harriers are prepared to pay the balance of the remaining cost, in return for twelve months coaching at the Club. This means that after twelve months the course is free - a saving overall of up to £225. Its only by having more coaches that the Club can offer our athletes a greater variety of coacching and deliver the sort of varied programme that appeals to as many athletes as possible and retain them in the sport. This would be a great opportunity for a parent or grandparent to become involved with their child's/grandchild's coaching and also helping younger developing athletes, or an older athlete who wishes to give something back to the sport. If you are interested Trevor can be contacted on trevor.christian@gov.im about the course or if you wish to discuss the Club funding offer Niall can be contacted on niall_mcgarrigle@manx.net.


 

 

English Schools Racewalking Championships

Alex Eaton, Tom Partington and Rebecca Greatbatch completed in the English Schools Racewalking Championships on Saturday 20th September. Tom recorded a 5K PB by 20secs recording 24:30. No other details avalable.


 

 

Up & Running Track & Field League Presentation

Congratulations to Manx Harriers athletes who competed in this Summer's Track & Field League sponsored by Up & Running. The presentation was held on Friday 19th September. Photos on Facebook by Jo Glassey here


 

 

Peel to Douglas Trail Run

The Peel to Douglas Trail Run made a welcome return to the athletics calendar on Sunday 14th September following a one  year absence in 2013 and after the historic road race transferred to the Heritage Trail for safety reasons in 2011. On a revised course, a fantastic entry of 91 runners - the biggest since 1985 (104) - set off from the fish yard on Mill Road,  Peel in pleasantly warm and calm conditions. Ollie Lockley was the clear winner, retaining the title and trophy which he won in 2012 in a time of 57m 54s. Runner-up was Jamie Newton just over the hour in 60m 14s, with Nick Colburn exactly two minutes behind in third in a time of 62m 14s. First lady was Jackie Taggart in a time of 68m 11s, with  Rachael Hamilton second in 71m 08s and newcomer Sara Ismail-Sutton an impressive third place in 71m 28s. Results (thanks to Chris Cale)

 

 

 

20Km Racewalking Championships

Creighton Connolly of  Manchester University was the winner of the Manx 20Km race walking championships held on the perimeter roadway of the National Sports Centre on Sunday 7th September. Creighton's time of 89m 23s was just over a minute faster than runner-up Jamie Higgins of Leeds City AC. Manx Harriers racewalkers Michael George (144) and Adam Cowin (152) had a race long battle with Michael securing third place in 1hr 44m 14s and just 13sec ahead of Adam. Fifth place overall and first lady was visiting walker Ellie Dooley of Leeds City AC who recorded 1hr 49m 38s. Dale Farquhar (150) of the host club finished sixth in 1hr 55m 19sec with clubmate Sally Walker seventh and second lady in 2hr 08min 37sec. The Junior 3Km walk was won by Stephen Waddington in 20m 18s, just 3sec clear of second placed Leah Goddard. Isaac Quayle took the honours in the 1Km in 7m 02sec. Photos by Murray Lambden & Results by Bridget Kaneen & Report by Bridget Kaneen


 

 

Southern Autumn/Winter Training Schedule

Venue: Victoria Road Primary School Sports Hall, Castletown
Day/Times: Mondays at 6pm to 7pm (up to school year 4) & 7pm to 8pm (from year 5 upwards)
Cost: approx £2 to cover the hall hire
Training commences Monday 15th September 2014.


 

 

A365 Training

Monday night A365 training for young athletes commences starts at the NSC Track at 6.00pm on Monday 8th September 2014 for one night only. It then transfers to St Ninians Lower School (Bemahague) from Monday 15th September. Thursday night A365 training also resumes for young athletes at the NSC Track at 6.00pm on Thursday 11th September. Please note registration for Mondays and Thursdays is at 5.50pm so a prompt start can be made at 6pm. (thanks Niall McGarrigle)


 

 

Foxdale 6 Run & Walk

The Anna Maria Cutillo Foxdale 6 road run & race walk promoted by Manx Harriers took place on Thursday 14th August. The run was won by Lloyd Taggart of Manx Fell Runners (pictured right by Murray Lambden)  in 34m 38s, a minute clear of Andrew Nash of Manx Tri Club. Nick Colburn of Northern AC was 3rd. First lady was Manx Fell Runner Jackie Taggart in 11th overall recording 40m 56s, with Judith Quane of Northern AC just under a minute behind in 12th. 3rd lady was Western AC's Helen Taylor. In the walk, it was a Manx Harriers clean-sweep in the men's race as Adam Cowin took the honours in 49m 24s with U17 Tom Partington an impressive 2nd in 55m 51s. Matthew Haddock finished 3rd. Western AC's Jeanette Morgan was 1st lady in 4th overall in a time of 57m 46s. In a close battle for 2nd place, Sally Walker of Manx Harriers came from behind in the closing stages to finish runner up just 4 seconds ahead of clubmate Karen Chiarello. Run Results & Walk Results (with thanks to Dave Griffiths)

Photos by Murray Lambden

 
 

Manx Harriers athletes at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Harriet Pryke finshed 6th in a time of 56.15s in 4th Heat of Round1 of the 400m Full Results.  Watch Harriet's post race BBC interview here, The Women's High Jump competition featured Regan Dee who cleared 1.71m in the qualifying round. Full Results.  Keith Gerrard finished 22nd in the 10,000m in a time of 29m 46.85s. View the Results here and Keith's post race BBC interview here. The Women's Pole Vault final featured Olivia Curran. In extremely difficult weather conditions, Olivia was unfortunately unsuccessful attempting to clear the opening height of 3.80m. Well done to you all, on behalf of Manx Harriers. Your dedication, commitment and achievement in qualifying for the Games as well as your performances were truly inspirational and you were a credit to the Isle of Man. Official website of the XX Commonwealth Games


 

Steve Jacobs Memorial Handicap Mile

The Steve Jacobs Memorial Mile was held on Wednesday 25th June at the NSC.

Overall Handicap Results  &  Individual times (thanks to Chris Quine)


 

Inter Counties Schools Walks

Four Manx school children representing Merseyside/Isle of Man competed in the Inter Counties schools walks on Saturday 28th June on the track at Ashfield in Nottinghamshire. Stand out performance of the day came from Tom Partington (Ramsey Grammar School) who was in a thrilling battle throughout his 3,000m race with Hampshire athlete Tim Snook. While Tom lead the race throughout, pacing himself sensibly he turned the screws in the final kilometre and stretched his lead to around 10 metres at the finish, recording a huge personal best of 14.36.8, which is around 45 seconds quicker than the time he set at the Birmingham indoor event in the winter. Archie Walter (Kewaigue) also had a confidence boosting walk, finishing 3rd boy in the junior 2,000m, though clearly a bit nervous in the early stages he pushed on in the closing stages and finished just ahead of Leicestershire walker Kyle Smith, though they finished on the same time of 13.04.9. Stephen Waddington (Ballakermeen) walked with great technique as always and was just 15 seconds further back in 5th with a good solid walk in 13.19.4. Leah Goddard (RGS) was the sole Manx female walker in a very competitive girls 2,000m and raced well, she also finished strongly recording a personal best of 13.07.8 which was 11 seconds better than her time in the Inter area walks last month. All in all a great experience for the young athletes and hopefully more to come at the finals in Lincolnshire in September.  A big thank  you to the Manx Harriers for their assistance in getting the children to this competition. (report thanks to Bridget Kaneen)


 

Manx Telecom Parish Walk

Top 3 finishers in the Manx Telecom Parish Walk 2014 pictured by Michael George (winner in 2013) during the now traditional post event debrief on the Sunday afternoon following the event at the Woodbourne Hotel. Winner Richard Gerrard (centre), won the event in his own right for the first time in a time of 15hrs 15m 20s after his joint record breaking win with Vinny Lynch in 2012.. Dave Walker (right) finished second in a personal best time of 15hr 53m 27s beating his personal best time by just over an hour. Richard Wild (left) was the highest placed first time finisher taking third place in an impressive 16hr 03m 36s. Jeanette Morgan was the first lady finishing 6th overall in 16hr 48m 14s and 13m ahead of defending title holder Janice Quirk who crossed the line in the early hours of Sunday morning in 17hr 01m 37s. Joanne Cubbon finished third lady in 14th place overall in a personal best time of 17hr 39m 23s. Extensive coverage and links to results, photos & statistics by Murray Lambden at www.parishwalk.com

 
 

10,000m Track Run and Relay Race Night

Ed Gumbley of Manx Harriers was the winner of the 10,000m track championships which took place on Wednesday 18th June at the NSC. Ed's winning time was 34m 21.2 sec. Manx Fell Runner Ben Corkill was second in 34min 52.6sec with Jamie Newton of Manx Harriers 3rd in 35min 11.3sec. First lady was Gail Griffiths, also of the host organising club in 40min 30.0sec. Full Results thanks to Bridget Kaneen

The relay race night proved popular with 18 teams competing over a range of age groups and distances. Provisional Results thanks to Bridget Kaneen

Many thanks to the events organiser Bridget Kaneen and to all the officials, lapscorers and other helpers.


 

 

Lancashire Track & Field Championships

Manx Harriers athletes were in action over the weekend of 24th & 25th May at the Lancashire Track & Field Championships held at Stanley Park, Blackpool. Full results here


 

 

5km Walk

A 5km club walk took place on Thursday 22nd May on the TT Access Road.

Results thanks to Bridget Kaneen & Photos by Murray Lambden


 

 

Joe earns GB selection

Joe Reid earned his first GB vest having been selected to be part of the Great Britain Junior athletics team for the Loughborough International on Sunday 18th May as part of the 4 x 400m relay team as well as being entered as a guest in the 400m individual event. Results


 

 

Inter Area Match

Manx Harriers racewalkers represented the North of England in the Inter Area match on Saturday 10th May at Enfield. Danielle Oates was 3rd in the WU20 in a time of 29.54, the race was won by Emma Achurch in 25.03 who competed here in March in the Manx Open. In the U13 boys Stephen Waddington won his 2km event in 12.36 and at the same distance U13 girl Leah Goddard of Northern AC was 5th in 13.18. These races were walked in very warm sunshine but it was a different conditions for the seniors and U17 men as they walked in torrential rain, but that didn’t stop Tom Partington from gaining another pb at 5km to record 24.58 and finish 2nd. Also competing at 5km was Jock Waddington who was 4th in a time of 24.40. (thanks to Liz Corran)


 

 

Easter Festival of Running

Rachael Franklin of Manx Harriers  became the first local athlete - male or female - to win all three races at the  Festival of Running. Overall after all 3 events Gail Griffiths finished 12th and Caroline Mayers 19th. The team finished a fine 2nd overall behind winners Cambridge University. Julie Harrison also completed all 3 events and was placed 28th overall. Andy Barron was the highest placed Manx Harriers man over 3 events finishing 7th overall. Allan Corlett was 18th and Ollie Lockley 21st. Kevin Loundes, Paul Sykes. Andy Watson and David Anderson also completed all 3 events. The men's A and B teams finished 5th and 15th overall.(photo by Murray Lambden). Full coverage at www.easterfestival.info


 

 

New Manx Harriers Road Running Organiser announced

Manx Harriers are pleased to announce that Chris Cale is the new Club road running race organiser. Chris will be taking  on responsibility for organising the Foxdale 6 on Thursday 14th August and the Peel to Douglas Trail Run which is now back on the fixture list and will take place on Sunday 14th September -  note date change


 

 

 

Manx Harriers athletes at the London Marathon

Congratulations to all Manx Harriers athletes who finished the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 13th April. Further detailed coverage and analysis by Murray Lambden at http://www.manxathletics.com/2014/LondonMarathon2014.html

  Place overall Place gender Place cat Name Category HALF Finish time
  2697 2474 401 » Armstrong, Nigel (GBR) 45-49 01:34:08 03:13:23
  3447 3107 268 » Curphey, Paul (GBR) 50-54 01:34:01 03:19:28
  8186 1527 888 » Thomas, Megan (GBR) 18-39 01:55:03 03:46:31
  5428 4640 422 » Wilkinson, Andrew (GBR) 50-54 01:43:56 03:32:06

 

 

 

Lancashire Track & Field Championships

Entry forms for the Lancashire Track & Field Championships being held on 24th & 25th May at Stanley Park, Blackpool are now available....click here. Additional details about the 5000m event here . Manx Harriers will be taking a team of athletes to this event, and should anyone wish to join us they should contact Petra Achison who is corordinating travel arrangements. grantandpetra@manx.net


 

 

National 20Km Racewalking Championships

Manx Harriers racewalkers were in action in Sheffield on Saturday 5th April at the National 20Km Championships and YAG Championships. Adam Cowin was 4th overall winning the bronze medal (3rd RWA) in a time of 109m 38s. Dale Farquahar finished a fine 8th in a time of 117m 53s. The Manx Harriers team finished 3rd. In the Younger Age Group Championships, Archie Walters finished 2nd in the U13 Boys 2Km in a time of 15m 54s. Tom Partington also won the Silver medal in the U17 Boys 5Km in 26m 17s. Rebecca Greatbatch and Danielle Oates finished 4th (63m 51s) and 5th (65m 52s) respectively in the U20 Women's 10Km. Unfortunately Alex Eaton was  DQ'd in the U20 Mens 10Km. Full results here and photos on by Steve Partington here.


 

 

 

Lakeland Trails Marathon & Half Marathon

The Lakeland Trails Marathon and Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 6th July starting and finishing on the shores of Coniston Water. If you sign up for the run with The IOM Children’s Centre this means the charity’s team of event experts will take out all the hassle of organising because we will arrange travel, accommodation and event entry. More information here.

See also event poster here Thanks to Lisa Motley


 

 

Manx 10Km and Younger Age Group Racewalking Championships

Alex Eaton won the10Km Racewalking Championship title at the NSC on Sunday 16th March in a personal best time of 46min 52sec. There were also PB's for second placed Adam Cowin in a time of 48min 05sec and third placed Jack Waddington who went under 50mins for the first time recording 49min 09sec. Sally Walker won the lady's title in a time of 58min 50sec. In the 5Km Championships, Danielle Oates took the title in a time of 28min 41sec ahead of second places Rebecca Greatbatch in second place in 30min 19sec. Archie Walter took the 2Km honours in 11min 26sec with Stephen Waddington second in 12min 53sec. The Girls title went to Leah Goddard in 12min 54sec. The 1Km Championship was won by Tom Brennan in 7min 07sec, just 7 seconds ahead of runner up Isaac Quayle. Third overall and the Girls Champion was Hannah Halsall in 7min 20sec with Scarlett Walter second Girl in 9min 01sec

Results (thanks to Bridget Kaneen)       Photos by Murray Lambden

 

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prize winners pictured by Steve Brennan

 

 
 

 

New Club Codes of Conduct

Manx Harriers have introduced Codes of Conduct for Athletes, Coaches, Parents and the Club. Please take time to read the applicable Code of Conduct for yourself. If you have any concerns please email the Club Secretary Joanne Glassey joandto@manx.net who will bring your comment to the Club Committee. The Codes of Conduct come into operation immediately, Thursday 16th January 2014, and will be the basis of acceptable behaviour at the club, and for any future disciplinary procedure (Thanks to Niall McGarrigle)

Code of Conduct for Athletes     Code of Conduct for Coaches

Code of Conduct for Parents     Code of Conduct for the Club


 

 
Manx Harriers at National Cross Country
Saturday 22nd February saw Manx Harriers send a small party of athletes to compete in the English Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham. The fields in each race were large and the course was in fine condition and provided a great test for the best runners in England. It had a tough hill on each lap as well as three very muddy sections. However, the rest of the 4 km course was firm and fast.
Angela Aumonier made an impressive debut in the under 13 girls race finishing in 136th position out of 431 runners. This was a great run and should fill her with great confidence for the summer season. In the under 15 boys and girls races George Dickinson finished in 220th place while his sister Laura finished 205th. Both ran well against 350 or so competitors. Gail Griffiths produced another fine run to finish in 95th place out of 708 runners. She set off at a ferocious pace and paid a little for this in the last mile, however this was a great run and should be excellent preparation for the inter counties event in March where she will represent Lancashire.
Ollie Lockley was unable to compete in the under 20 men's event as he had been unwell for a week so could not try to better his 20th place from last year. The senior men's race was last off but saw 1657 runners finish the event. There were a number of non finishers as the 12km hill and muddy sections took their toll. One of these unfortunately was Kevin Loundes - unwell on the day. Alan Corlett performed with great tenacity and pushed hard all the way. He came home in a very creditable 176th. place. Mike Garrett was next to finish in 312th, his best position in the National. Paul Sykes, making his debut in the event, ran on well to finish 524th. Andy Watson  in 811th and Andy Fox in 902nd completed the local performances on the day.

It was a great event and all athletes learnt much from the experience. Next year the event will move to the South of England with Parliament Hill in London being the probable venue. Manx Harriers will definitely be sending a team so if interested make sure you let Andy Fox know. (Report thanks to Andy Fox)

FULL RESULTS


 

 

Birmingham Indoor Games

As reported on the Manx Harriers Facebook page, a large party of 46 Manx Harriers athletes (organised by Petra Atchison) travelled to Birmingham on Sunday 16th February for the Midland Counties Birmingham Games Open event at the NIA. Results here For further news and comments visit the Manx Harriers facebook page


 

 

Winter Walking League final round

The final round of the Up & Running sponsored Winter Walking League took place on Sunday 2nd February at the NSC Perimeter Roadway. Some of the overall league prize winners are pictured above. Dave Walker was the overall winner of the 10Km Series with Janette Kneale second overall and first lady. Dale Farquhar finished third overall with Marie Jackson second lady. Lauren Kinnin was winner of the 5Km series with Louise Smith second and the rising star of the local racewalking scene Tom Partington third. 

Results and overall league standings (thanks to Steve Taylor)

Murray's photos &  Steve's photos

 
 

 

Free entry for Manx Harriers athletes for Easter Festival of Running 2014

One of the big highlights of the Isle of Man’s athletics year is now just three months away. The IOM Easter Festival of Running is now into its 52nd year and is always a great opportunity for local athletes to run in large fields against athletes of all standards from all over the British Isles and beyond.

Not only is it a rare opportunity to compete against fields of this size and quality without having to pay to travel off-island, if you are a member of Manx Harriers you can compete for FREE! The club have generously offered free entries to club members who enter the full Festival (i.e. all 3 races). The offer does NOT apply to single races. This offer is worth £16.

No team from Manx Harriers completed the full Festival last year, despite the fact that cash prizes were on offer for the best male and best female teams from local clubs. This did not reflect well on the club, but hopefully the offer of free entries will help to attract plenty of club members to complete the full Festival this time!

To take advantage of this offer, you need to enter by post only (the online entry system isn’t set up for this offer) by the closing date for entries which is 5th April. Entry forms are available here

Please note that the offer covers entries only – if you want a t-shirt / ticket for the presentation / coach travel to the Friday and Saturday races, you will have to pay for these. So for example if you want a full Festival package which is worth £27, you will need to pay £11. Or if you want entries for the 3 races plus a presentation ticket (but not t-shirt or coach), you will need to pay £5. Please write ‘Manx Harriers Offer’  in the Amount Due boxes that correspond to the three races.

Please note however – you MUST BE A FULLY PAID UP member of Manx Harriers for 2014 to take advantage of this offer. Another good reason to get your subs paid today!!

All the information you need about the Festival is on the official event website here . We also have a Facebook page here  which is packed with information about the event. (Thanks to Dave Griffiths)


 

 

Microgaming Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to Manx Harriers Athletes Kevin Loundes and Rachael Franklin who won the Men's and Ladies IOM Cross Country Championship titles at Crossags Farm, Ramsey on Sunday 19th January. Katie Astin also took the U17 Women's title whilst Laura Dickinson won the U15 Girls event. Oliver Sykes and Mairi Harrison won the U9 Boys and Girls titles respectively. Full results here


 

 

Martin Bullock Manxsport athletes sponsorship announced

Pictured: Martin Bullock ( centre ) owner of Martin Bullock Manxsport ( MBMS ) will be supporting Ryan Fairclough ( left ) and Rachael Franklin ( right ) during 2014. Martin Bullock, Manxsport help will include regular sports therapy sessions, which will prove extremely valuable during intensive training and competitive periods as the momentum builds towards the start of the athletic season. Both Rachael and Ryan are capable of winning medals at County and Regional level, and possibly, if everything goes to plan this season, selection for Glasgow and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Martin Bullock, Manxsport also continues to support Glasgow Commonwealth Games hopeful, Harriet Pryke. (thanks Jo Glassey)

 

 

 

Heart Screening for athletes in April

UK Athletics is promoting heart screening for athletes between the ages of 14 and 35. The screening company is on the Isle of Man 26 and 27 April 2014. To book the free test the company carrying it out can be contacted at www.c-r-y.org/ecg.htm or by phone on 01737 363222. We understand but we've not been able to confirm the Craig Heartstrong Foundation also supports the testing by this company.


 

 

Up & Running Winter Walking League Round 4

Round 4 was held on Sunday 5th January at Ronaldsway Industrial Estate. Three fastest walkers Adam Cowin (49.54), Richard Gerrard (50.48) and Michelle Turner (52.28) are pictured right by Steve Partington. See Steve's full collection here The overall winner on handicap was Ian Callister in an actual time of 62.21. Results here thanks to Steve Taylor

 

 

 

Nine medal haul at Lancashire Cross Country Championships

Manx Harriers athletes were in action at the Lancashire Cross Country Championships on Saturday 4th January at Witton Park in Blackburn. The highlight of the club's 9 medal haul was a brilliant performance by Rachael Franklin who secured a convincing win and GOLD medal in the Senior Ladies race with Gail Griffiths finishing 4th (V45 GOLD) and Caroline Meyers 14th (V40 SILVER). Rachael, Gail and Caroline won the Ladies Team GOLD Medal. The men combined to win Team SILVER and Veteran Team SILVER with Ollie Lockley finishing10th (U20 SILVER), Allan Corlett 13th, Ed Gumbley 18th, Mike Garrett 23rd (V40 SILVER), Stephen Garrett 34th, Gianni Epifani 36th (V40 BRONZE), Paul Sykes 42nd, Chris Quine 61st, Murray Lambden 79th & Andy Fox 100th. There were excellent performances by the younger Manx Harriers athletes; George and Laura Dickinson competed in the U15 age group events with George finishing 15th in the U15 Boys race and Laura 18th in the U15 Girls whilst Angela Aumonier was 16th in the U13 Girls event and Nathan Cannell 11th in the U11 Boys. Full results

For more comprehensive coverage go to Manx Harriers Facebook Group and  Murray Lambden's coverage here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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