The main aspect of the newsletter this month is the training and racing programme over the summer. Please read the information carefully and see what is happening. Hopefully then everyone will know what is happening and when.
The other aspect is a request for help with some of our road and trail races. Without marshals and volunteers we will not have a sport of long distance running and walking so please do offer to help if you have a few hours spare at the relevant time.
Lastly you will find the fixtures left to run over the season through to late September. Hopefully October to December will follow soon.
Enjoy your summer!
Chairperson Manx Harriers.
Manx Harriers Training and Coaching Summer 2021
As we move into July it is important we share with parents and athletes what will be available over the summer. Please bear in mind that all coaches are volunteers. As travel restrictions ease many will be venturing to the adjacent Isle to visit relatives not seen for 18 months or more. In addition, we have to ensure that at our group sessions at least one level two coach is available. This means some sessions will end over the summer while some will continue for periods but not necessarily every week.
Please read the below carefully and as a result you should know exactly what is happening this summer. Look out for emails and messages on Facebook or the website over time regarding the restart of training in September.
Waiting room session (usually Wednesdays late afternoon).
This has ended now until September.
365 Session Under 9 and 11s (usually Monday evenings).
This will not take place on 5th July or 12th July. It will take place on 19th July. From that point the session will cease until it restarts in September. More information to follow.
365 Sessions Under 13 and Under 15 & older (usually Thursday evenings).
This session will take place on 8th and 22nd July. It will not take place on the other July dates due to the Up and Running Junior League using the track. When training is on in July it will follow the usual format – 6 to 7pm for under 13s and 7 to 8.15pm for under 15s and older.
In August the session will alter. Both age groups will meet from 6 to 7.15pm This will continue throughout August apart from the 5th when the Up and Running League takes place. So it is on Thursday 12th and 19th August. Training will cease after the 19th August and restart in September. Please look out on FB, website etc for information about the restart.
Please bear in mind that the training on Thursdays will not take place on evenings that the Up and Running Junior T&F League takes place. The dates planned are – 15/07, 29/07 and 05/08.
Probable Summer Training and T&F Competition Schedule.
Wed 07/07 IOM Lge 5 U13+
Wed 08/07 U13/15+ 365 coaching – U13 from 6pm U15 and older from 7pm
Thurs 15/07 Up and Running Lge 5 U7/9/11 – 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 – U13 from 6pm U15 and older from 7pm
Thurs 29/07 Up and Running Lge 1 U7/9/11 – (postponed earlier due to weather) no coaching U13/15+
Sat 31/07 Manx Harriers T&F Champs 1
Sun 01/08 Manx Harriers T&F Champs 2
Thurs 05/08 Up and Running Lge 6 U9/11 – no coaching – U13/15+
Thurs 12/08 U13/15+ 365 coaching – All meet at 6pm training until 7.15pm
Thurs 19/08 U13/15+ 365 coaching – All meet at 6pm training until 7.15pm
Sat 21/08 IOMA Pentathlon for U13 and U15 athletes along with some open events – check information nearer the time.
Information will appear in Mid to late August about the restart of Training in Mid to Late September. Check out emails, Facebook and the club website!!!
Event Group Sessions.
The club runs sessions in endurance running, race walking, High Jump, Horizontal Jumps, Throws and Pole Vault. Many of these will continue over the summer. For more information contact the relevant coach on the list below.
- 365 Programme – There is a waiting list – contact – Andy Fox – 495830 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Developing & Progressing Programme Under 13 & 15s and older – Niall McGarrigle – 497473, email@example.com
- Expert Programme – Race Walking –Marie Jackson 470220 or firstname.lastname@example.org Allan Callow 473354 or n.k.@manx.net and Steve Partington 489582 or email@example.com
- General Endurance – Andy Fox – 495830/626415 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sprints and Hurdles – Andy Fox as above
- Horizontal Jumps – Peter Kaneen – 852884, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- High Jump, Pole Vault and Throws – John Whitlow – 435148, email@example.com
- Marathon – Nigel Armstrong – 487478, firstname.lastname@example.org
We need your help!
We have a number of our stalwart helpers and organiser unavailable over the summer. As such we need your help. If you can spare a few hours please do get in touch and let us know you can help. The dates where this is requited and who to contact is listed below as well as the date to contact us by. Many thanks for considering this request!!!
Wednesday 14th July 10km IOM Road Walk Champs and 5km Road Run – MH
Andy Fox – contact email@example.com by 7th July
Sunday 18th July Pier to Pier Race – MH contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com by 10th July
Thursday 12th August Foxdale 5 – MH contact Chris Cale as above by 1st August.
Sunday 5th Sept IOM 20km Road Walk Champs – MH – contact Marie Jackson on
firstname.lastname@example.org or Allan callow on 473354
Sunday 12th Sept Peel to Douglas Trail Run – MH contact Chris Cale as above by 1st
Members are reminded that membership fees should have been paid by April 2021. The club is working hard to put on training sessions, competitions and other events. As such, it is important that we have the finances to help us run such events – many of which make a loss. If you are unsure of what to do please check out the website and the membership page and/or contact jenny Dowling on email@example.com
Fixtures July, August and September 2021.
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
Up and Running T&F League 1 – postponed from earlier – MH
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