I hope this newsletter finds you all well and raring to go as the summer season fast approaches. Rest assured the club has been working hard to ensure Track and Field competitions take place as well as road and trail running along with race walking events. With lockdown now over we hope that a full season will follow so watch this space.
Below and within you will find the following information –
- Help required
- Social Running group
- Track and Field League signing on system 2021
- Guidance for athletes, parents and coaches at this time
- Track and Field competition and 365 training sessions summer 2021 – full list of both.
- IOM Athletics fixture list May to September 2021
- Final Thoughts
- Training and coaching sessions on offer this summer – over 30 per week!!!
So here goes –
Our hardworking membership secretary Jenny Dowling has got out membership forms emailed out to everyone and details are also on the club website membership page. You can pay online as well as by cheque. We very much appreciate all who have paid membership already but would ask that others do so as soon as they possibly can. The club needs funds to put on competitions, training etc. If you could sort this soon that will be appreciated. Also you need to be a full member to take part in the track and field leagues. It is not like road running where an unattached levy can be used – you have to be a member of a club so again please pay up as soon as you can. All details including the membership form can be found on the Manx Harriers website on the membership page. Thanks for acting upon this request.
We are always in need of more helpers with competitions and coaching. If you can help in any way please contact Andy 495830 or firstname.lastname@example.org or anyone from our committee (details in the last newsletter). Events coming up where help will be needed –
- Up and Running T&F League for U7, U9 and U11 athletes – raking the pit, helping at the start etc etc.
- Parish Walk – marshals, helping on the day setting up church check points etc.
- IOMA T&F League U13 and above – as Up and Running League.
- Manx Solidarity Fund Fun Run, Sunday May 2nd30am at NSC – Marshals checking runners are OK and spectators keep off the racing line – One hour with free refreshments!!!
- Trail and Road race Marshals at events like the Foxdale 5 and Pier to Pier race.
- Help at coaching sessions – possibly getting qualified and becoming a coach yourself.
Social Running Group on Mondays at 6.30pm.
The aim of the group is to provide a supportive and easy going atmosphere whilst enjoying a run, a chat and refreshments. Ray Cox is the main coach present and details can be gained from Andy Fox on 495830 or email@example.com The group meet at the Manx Harriers Clubhouse at 6.30pm and enjoy a run followed by a chat and cuppa in the clubhouse. This is open to anyone interested – you do not have to be a club member to attend. So come along and join in the fun.
Track and Field League signing on system 2021.
Our original plan was to have a signing on night at the clubhouse on Thursdays in the next couple of weeks. With the fact that there has been some community cases of Covid19 on the island and the volunteers would be meeting approx. 300 people indoors on the 2 nights it seems a risk not worth taking at this time.
As such, we aim to do the registration for the leagues online with numbers available for collection at the time of the first meeting. Hopefully by then things will have calmed down a little as well. Please keep your eyes open for information about this in the next few days!!!
Manx Harriers – Guidance for Coaches organising sessions and Athletes Attending sessions Summer 2021.
After Lockdown 3 ended on Monday 19th April 2021 it became possible for training and competition to take place as usual on the Isle of Man. Even though some community transmission cases have been detected the Manx Govt. has said that sport may continue. Certain mitigation needs to be in place to allow this. Please see below.
Before Training and Competition.
Please make sure you are aware of Govt. advice and that you are aware of the information contained within this document. Also check Manx Harriers Facebook for up to date information about training and what is on and what has been cancelled.
Parents – please make sure that your child is a fully paid up member of the club. This means that they are insured for training and competition. Also – sessions may take place but only you can decide if it is safe for your child to attend training or competition.
Athletes – please make sure that you are a fully paid up member of the club. This means you are insured for training and competition.
Coaches – at sessions you must remind athletes about taking care with distancing. In addition remind athletes to use the items listed below regularly, or as and when required.
Athletes – must accept this advice from coaches – it is for everyone’s safety, and must not get annoyed by it.
When coming to a session athletes must have the following with them –
- Hand Sanitizer
- If throwing – sterilizing wipes to clean equipment (try not to share implements)
- Own Tissues
- Bring your own water
- Allow social distancing
We suggest you have a small bag to carry the above and have it ready to bring with you to every session until further notice.
If training at the track or using the clubhouse as a base then toilets will be available to use. Make sure you wash hands after use and spend as little time indoors as possible.
We have kept this guidance as simple as possible. It is important all take precautions and care for their own safety.
Coaching and T&F Racing Schedule
Mon 19/04 Coaches Meeting on zoom
Thurs 22/04 U13/15+ 365 coaching
Mon 26/04 U9/11 365 coaching
Thurs 29/04 U13/15+ 365 coaching and IOM Lge Sign on U13+ open
Mon 03/05 U9/11 365 coaching(Bank Holiday)
Wed 05/05 Waiting room session 5 to 6pm
Thurs 06/05 U13/15+ 365 coaching and U7/U9/11 Lge Sign on open
Mon 10/05 10km Track Champs – run and walk – No coaching U9/11
Wed 12/05 Waiting room session 4 to 5pm
IOM Lge 1 U13+
Thurs 13/05 U13/15+ 365 coaching
Mon 17/05 U9/11 365 coaching
Wed 19/05 Waiting room session 5 to 6pm
Thurs 20/05 Up and Running Lge 1 U9/11 – no coaching – U13/15+
Mon 24/05 U9/11 365 coaching
Wed 26/05 IOM Lge 2 U13+
Thurs 27/05 U13/15+ 365 coaching
Mon 31/05 U9/11 365 coaching
Wed 02/06 Waiting room session 5 to 6pm
Thurs 03/06 Up and Running Lge 2 U9/11 – no coaching – U13/15+
Mon 07/06 U9/11 365 coaching
Wed 09/06 IOM Lge 3 U13+
Thurs 10/06 U13/15+ 365 coaching
Sun 13/06 Jude’s Sports Hall Event – NSC Main Hall – U11 and U13
Mon 14/06 U9/11 365 coaching
Wed 16/06 Waiting room session 5 to 6pm
Thurs 17/06 Up and Running Lge 3 U9/11 – no coaching – U13/15+
Mon 21/06 U9/11 365 coaching
Wed 23/06 IOM Lge 4 U13+
Thurs 24/06 U13/15+ 365 coaching
Sat 26/06 Isle of Man T&F Champs 1
Sun 27/06 Isle of Man T&F Champs 2
Mon 28/06 U9/11 365 coaching
Wed 30/06 Waiting room session 5 to 6pm (last one as Andy is away)
Thurs 01/07 Up and Running Lge 4 U9/11 – no coaching – U13/15+
Mon 05/07 U9/11 365 coaching
Wed 07/07 IOM Lge 5 U13+
Thurs 08/07 U13/15+ 365 coaching
Mon 12/07 U9/11 365 coaching
Thurs 15/07 Up and Running Lge 5 U9/11 – no coaching – U13/15+
Mon 19/07 U9/11 365 coaching
Wed 21/07 IOM Lge 6 U13+
Thurs 22/07 U13/15+ 365 coaching
Mon 26/07 U9/11 365 coaching
Thurs 29/07 U13/15+ 365 coaching
Sat 31/07 Manx Harriers T&F Champs 1
Sun 01/08 Manx Harriers T&F Champs 2
Mon 02/08 U9/11 365 coaching
Thurs 05/08 Up and Running Lge 6 U9/11 – no coaching – U13/15+
Whether Coaching will continue every week depends on coach availability at this point. Information will be posted in late June so parents and athletes are aware of what is available in the summer holidays.
Mon 09/08 U9/11 365 coaching
Thurs 12/08 U13/15+ 365 coaching
Sat 21/08 IOMA Pentathlon Champs U13 & 15
Present Lockdown Fixtures and beyond – From April 2021
A number or events have been lost eg Murray Lambden Runs and Walks, The Easter Festival, The Northern 10 among others. However, a pretty full spring and summer season is just about ready. The Autumn and Winter events will be published in a month or so. There are some more T&F weekend events to add but these will be included when dates have been identified. Hopefully the list below will give a reasonable record of where things stand at present so athletes can plan for the season.
Andy Fox and members of all island clubs with responsibility for fixtures.
- Events Postponed from earlier in the year with a date organised for the event –
Jude’s Sports Hall event – postponed to 13th June
10km road race walk Champs – Manx Harriers – postponed to 14th July
Dave Phillips Run 1 – Western Athletics Club – postponed to 27th August
- Events postponed but no date identified for them as yet –
Vets Spring Handicap 10km – IOM Vets
- Events that will hopefully go ahead as normal, some with a new date.
Thursday 29th April Signing on IOM T&F League U13 and above – IOMA
Sunday 2nd May Slooby Dhoo FR – Manx Fell Runners
Thursday 6th May Signing on – Up and Running Junior T&F League – MH
WAC T&F League 1 – WAC
Monday 10th May IOM 10km Track Run and Walk Champs – MH
Wednesday 12th May IOM T&F League U13 and above 1 – IOMA
Thursday 13th May WAC T&F League 2 – WAC
Friday 14th May Dave Phillips Runs 1 – WAC
Sunday 16th May 20 mile race – IOM Vets
Thursday 20th May Up and Running T&F League 1 – MH
WAC T&F League 3 – WAC
Sunday 23rd May Race the Sun – Children’s Centre
Wednesday 26th May IOM T&F League U13 and above 2 – IOMA
Thursday 27th May WAC T&F League 4 – WAC
5Km walk – MH
Friday 28th May Park Run 1 – Northern AC
Saturday 29th May MMM – Manx Fell Runners
Thursday 3rd June Up and Running T&F Lge 2 – MH
WAC T&F Lge 5 – WAC
Wednesday 9th June IOM T&F League U13 and above 3 – IOMA
Thursday 10th June WAC T&F League 6 – WAC
Sunday 13th June Jude’s Sports Hall – WAC
Thursday 17th June WAC T&F League 7 – WAC
Up and Running T&F League 3 – MH
Friday 18th June James Coulson FR – MFR
Saturday 19th June Parish Walk
Sunday 20th June Parish Walk
Wednesday 23rd June IOM T&F League U13 and above 4 – IOMA
Thursday 24th June WAC T&F League 8 – WAC
Friday 25th June Dave Phillips Races 2 – WAC
Saturday 26th June IOM T&F Champs – IOMA
Sunday 27th June IOM T&F Champs – IOMA
Tuesday 29th June Mooragh Park 5km – NAC
Thursday 1st July WAC T&F Lge 9 – WAC
Up and Running T&F League 4 – MH
Friday 2nd July Park Run 2 – NAC
Sunday 4th July Bradda Fell Race – MFR
Wednesday 7th July IOM T&F League U13 and above 5 – IOMA
Thursday 8th July WAC T&F League 10 – WAC
Saturday 10th July NAC T&F Champs – NAC
Wednesday 14th July 10km IOM Road Walk Champs and 5km Road Run – MH
Thursday 15th July WAC T&F League 11 – WAC
Up and Running T&F League 5 – MH
Friday 16th July Park Run 3 – NAC
Sunday 18th July Pier to Pier Race – MH
Wednesday 21st July IOM T&F League U13 and above 6 – IOMA
Slieau Ruy FR – MFR
Thursday 22nd July WAC T&F League 12 – WAC
Friday 23rd July Dave Phillips 3 – WAC
Thursday 29th July WAC T&F League 13 – WAC
Friday 30th July Carraghan FR – MFR
Sat 31st July MH T&F Champs 1 – MH
Sun 1st August MH T&F Champs 2 – MH
Thursday 5th August Up and Running T&F League 6 – MH
Sunday 8th August IOM Marathon and HM – IOM Vets
Monday 9th August Peel Hill Race – WAC
Tuesday 10th August 10km – NAC
Wed 11th August Killer Mile – MFR
Thursday 12th August Foxdale 5 – MH
Friday 13th August Heritage Trail Run – WAC
Friday 20th August Park Run 4 – NAC
Saturday 21st August U13 & 15 Pentathlon – IOMA
Friday 27th August Dave Phillips Races 4 – WAC
Saturday 4th Sept Challenge Event – MFR
Sunday 5th Sept IOM 20km Road Walk Champs – MH
Sunday 12th Sept Peel to Douglas Trail Run – MH
Saturday 18th Sept Ellan Vannin FR – MFR
Sunday 19th Sept End to End Walk – IOM Vets
Saturday 25th Sept Junior FR Champs – MFR
Sunday 26th Sept One Hour Walks Challenge – MH
Training and Coaching Sessions on Offer this Summer – over 30 of them!!!
Please see the attached document which can also be found on the Manx Harriers Website.
As you can see the club has been busy in preparation for the summer season. There is still more to do and we hope that members will support the club as much as they can by taking part in competitions, helping at events and maybe coaching as well. Just contact any committee member or Andy on 495830 or firstname.lastname@example.org if more information.
Hopefully we will see a great summer season, plenty of PBs, fun and great weather.
Chairperson Manx Harriers.