Western Athletic Club

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If you would like any club kit or information about Club matters or events please

contact:- Rosie on 408450 or Louise on 456217.


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If anyone has or would like to send in reports and photo's from events that our athletes have taken part in could they please email wac@manx.net  and I will do my best to get them on the club web site.


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The IOMAA has launched a savings scheme for those athletes and families/supporters who hope to attend the Island Games in Bermuda in July 2013.  If you would like the opportunity to make regular savings commencing 1st August 2011 to 1st March 2013 towards the costs of transport and accommodation, please contact Cheryl on mail@iomaa.info for more information.






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Record entry at Narradale


The first long race in the 2012 Rentokil Manx Fell League on Sunday 1st April saw a record entry of 50 runners - a great turnout for one of the tougher courses in the calendar.


Sunny conditions for the Up and Running sponsored 20Km race led to a number of records being broken.


This contrasted with the last race in 2010, when wind, rain and navigation caused major problems for the small field of 17 starters.


Thanks to the organisers, landowners, and other helpers.


Draft results here:  narradale2012_results1.pdf.



IOMAA coaching pages for these workshops.  www.iomaa.info/coaching.htm


Track Training


Barry and Robbie start their middle/long distance training sessions again on Monday evenings @ 6pm.

For further details contact them via our contacts page.


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Dave Phillips Memorial road run round 3

Sponsored by Sweeney Todd


Numbers were down a little on previous rounds due to runners being involved in other events on island this weekend. Still there was a healthy turnout of 65 runners in total, the wind and odd rally car made running interesting  but all the runners seemed to enjoy the event. A big thank you to all the marshals and officials who stood around in the cold this evening so that the races could be run.

The next round is on the 15th June.

All results are provisional and subject to change, please email wac@manx.net if you spot any errors.

The Ramsey Park runs


It is good to see so many of our junior club members doing well up north in the park run series. Well done to you all.


The Ramsey Park runs are a series of handicapped races held over the spring and summer at Mooragh Park in Ramsey. There are two races to choose from, a 1 lap race (approximately 1.7 miles and a 3 lap race (3.8 miles). There is also a short race for younger athletes consisting of a loop around the lake.


Dates :- 12 June 2012, 29 June 2012


Lancashire A.A. Track & Field Championships

Stanley Park Arena - Blackpool


Good luck to all our club athletes who have travelled over to Stanley Park Arena in Blackpool to compete in this year’s Lancashire A.A. Track & Field Championships. The event is over two day and if day one is anything to go by our club athletes are going to return home with a great hall of medals.


High lights from day one came from Jack Lemaire who set a new personal best winning gold in the 100m in 11.1 seconds, then went on to get a bronze in the Shot Putt with a throw of 10.64 meters.

Other medal winners from day one were brothers Lee & Sam Corlett. With Lee winning silver in both the senior shot & discus and younger brother Sam winning a Bronze in the boys discus.


Day 2 medal action came from Will Moris winning the U15 3000m in 10.27mins, Jacob Callow won gold for his 32.44m U15 Javelin throw, Jack Lemaire did the sprint double winning the 200m gold in 23.4s, and Louise Kneen won gold in the shot with a distance of 10.53m.


Well done to all our athletes who took part and a big thank you to Louise and Danna for all their hard work organising and chaperoning the athletes.


For a full round up of all the results from both days click here



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Well-done to Club athlete Helen Taylor for her fine performance in this years 10,000 meters track race, where she recorded her PB over the track distance.




Intertrust Golden Meeting - Sat 9th June 2012


Congratulations to all our Manx athletes who took part in the Gurnsey Meeting with some top performances from our local athletes including 8 pb's, 3 Island Games A standards and a new Manx record !! For a full round up of results click the following button:-


IOMAA T&F Championships 2012


This year’s championships saw some fine performance by our club athletes with personal bests coming from the track and in the field events. You all did your club proud, and it was great to see so many smiling faces no matter where you finished in your event. Congratulations if you were lucky enough to win a medal it prove that all you hard work training was worth it.

What made the two days so special were seeing so many of you all enjoying your sport and having fun keep up the good work.


Well done to all who took part in round 5 in the series. Even though numbers were down due to the date being rearranged and the no rest for the wicked looming 44 runners still took part.

Over the 5 rounds in this year’s series there were a total of 133 runners who competed.  Congratulations to all the eventual category winners. The provisional results and fastest times can be found by clicking on the buttons below. Also we mustn’t forget all the officials, helpers who give up their time to put on these races.

A special thank you to our Sponsor Ray Faragher from Sweeney Todd and St Johns AFC for the use of their club house.

Northern league match at Macclesfield


Sunday 1st July saw Western athletes taking part in the 3rd round of the UK Northern League Isle of Man B tean. Danaa Callow came away with 3 island records for the Long, Triple and High Jumps and then did the last leg of the 4x100 relay. Jaimee Fenton also competed in the long jump finishing 3rd in the B event. Lisa Pugh and Louise Kneen won the A and B Shot, Discus and Javelin and were both 2nd in the Hammer. unfortunately Louise slipped in the wet Discus circle midst turn and is now on crutches having damaged the ligaments in her knee!


On the track Helen Taylor was very busy in the 800m, 1500m and 3000m and came away with 2 new pbs for her efforts. Johnny Pugh made his debut  with 22:06.9 to finish 6th in the mens 5000m race as well as accompaning Geoff Hall in the Shot Putt and Javelin. Jack Martin and Jak Morris also had busy days competing in the sprints and middles distance races respectivley with Martin falling foul of the starter to be DQ'd from the 100 only to comeback and win the non scoring 100m in a time of 12.4. Morris also had a good day in the 800 and 1500 races both lads them went on the compete in the relays to cement the teams overall 2nd place. Congratulations to all those who competed and many thanks to all the officials who gave up their time to officiate on such a wet day.

Team East Cheshire 1st 417

Isle of Man B          2nd 313

Oldham & Royton    3rd 288

Salford                   4th 247

Stockport               5th 230.5

Bradford                 6th 214.5

Chorley                   7th 185



 Northern Inter-Counties Championships


Well done to all our island/club athletes who competed in the Intercounties on Saturday (30th June) as Lancs/IOM. Individual results as follows:-


Jack 2nd in A race 11.66 - into -3.6 headwind

Charlotte 3rd in B race 13.31 same wind

Joe 2nd in A race 50.68

Stephen 2nd in B 8th overall 9.36 pb

Jacob 1st in B 4th overall 34.59 pb


Charlotte, Jack and Joe also took part in the relays. They all did really well in what were difficult weather conditions, but they all seemed to enjoy the experience of competing for the county.


Jacob Callow in Action




Peel Hill 

Well done to all who competed in this year’s Peel Hill race in what was less than ideal conditions on the hill. With the mist closing in the race got under way at 7pm and by the time the first runners made the top the visibility was down to only a few feet which made for some interesting running.

Thanks go to all the officials and marshals, also a special thanks to the Moore quartet for marking the course out earlier in the day. For a full list of results click the button below.




SalClear Marathon 2012


Congratulations and a big well done to all our club runners who competed in this years  SalClear Marathon and half marathon. In fine conditions, but a little windy 375 runners took to the roads with 94 runners in the full and 281 runners in the half marathon. Club interest came from Richard Shipway finishing in 8th position in the full and Geoff Rice finishing 34th in the half distance.  The club had good age group placing’s throughout the different groups. See below for club results and overall results. Good luck to those taking part in the full NRW weeks racing with Peel Hill tomorrow evening. 

In the end all top three places in the Full distance went to local runners Ed Gumbley 1st, Rob Sellors 2nd and third place to Murray Lambden.

Peel Heritage Trail run


Congratulations to all our club runners who managed to finish all of the NRW 2012 week. The results and more photos will be posted soon. Also to everyone who ran in this evenings race well done. Thank you to all the marshals, officials, Peel A.f.C, the girls who did the buffet and our sponsors for thier continued support. Heres to NRW 2013 because there really isn't any rest for the wicked!


Just to let you know that at the IOMAA committee meeting last night, the decision was taken to continue with the combined A and B Team IOM in next season's Northern League.


The feeling was that the trial year had been a great success - the Ateam won all four events and will be promoted from Division 3 to Division 2, and the B team came third in their Division, which was very impressive, considering they only competed in 3 out of 4 events.


A vote of thanks was given for Anthony and for Louise, for all their hard work in making this such a successful season.