Chairperson’s Chat – January 2019

Hi Everyone,

I have the honour of serving you in my second stint as Club Chair person. My last period in the role was for 3 years in the mid to late 90s. since then, as many of you will know, I have been very active within the club as a coach and Team Manager for Cross Country whilst also doing much within IOM Athletics – presently I organise the XC Committee and so the League, Championships etc.

The intention is to email you and put messages on Facebook and the website at least once a month to outline events coming up, let you know what is happening within the club and also to seek your support and help from time to time. I will always try to keep the messages brief and to the point but being a former Headteacher I am afraid I do sometimes go on a bit – I will try very hard not to!!!

We would like to invite all parents, friends and Senior athletes looking to do more than just support their children or compete to come to a meeting on Friday 1st. February at 7.30pm in the Manx Harriers Clubhouse. We have timed the meeting to allow families to have the evening meal and maybe come along after it. The meeting will last one hour, unless you wish to stay longer and chat. You could of course leave earlier as well if you wish to. The aim is to let parents and athletes know about some of the developments in Manx Athletics that will be taking place this year as well as suggest how we feel we can help your children, our young athletes, be even more successful. In addition we would like to have your input as to how we can do this as well – your views are important to us! Refreshments will be laid on (tea/coffee and biscuits) and a number of club officials and coaches will be present to give their expert guidance and views as well as listen to yours.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event, please do try to come along if you possibly can.

I have copied a list of events coming up below and at this stage would just like to say well done to all the athletes who took part in last Weekend’s IOM XC Champs at Ramsey. It was great to see so many Harriers taking part, congratulations and keep up the training and racing.

One last point – we are getting close to the time of year when club membership needs to be renewed.  The 2019/20 Membership Form is now available and will be sent out to all members in the near future. Please forward your membership forms to Jenny Dowling or contact her if you have any questions or concerns.

All the best,

Andy Fox

Events Coming Up In February

26th January –    North of England XC Champs (entries closed)

27th January –    Jude’s Sports Hall Athletics Event (Peel – club teams already selected)

3rd February –    Winter Walking League (MH)

9th February –    5km Prom Run

23rd February –  English National XC Champs (entries closed)

23rd February –  Murray Lambden Memorial Open Walks and Runs (NSC – MH event)

2nd March –       English Schools XC Champs


More details of different events can be found here