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contact:- Rosie on 408450 or Louise on 456217.


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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.



Track & Field Club Nights 2012


It was good to see so many new and old faces up at WAC trial event on Thursday night with over 90 athletes in attendance. This year’s league officially gets under way next week 26th April 2012 at 6:30pm. If any parents or athletes feel they could lend a hand helping with events please make themselves known to Gordie or Rosie on the evening. You wouldn’t be expected to help each week but the more help we get the smoother the events will run.






10k Results

Well done to all the Western athletes who took part in the 10k race hosted by the Veteran Athletes’ Club on Thursday night, It was nice to see the event was well supported, nearly 50 runners on the night. With some club runners covering the distance for the first time while some old hands were setting new PB's.


Not long now until the first round of this years Dave Phillips memorial series starts 13th April 2012


Liverpool half marathon

Well done to Helen on setting a new PB over the Half Marathon distance in Liverpool at the weekend. All looking on track for London.

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Most Promising young Manx male athlete of 2011


Well done to club member Jack Lemaire heres to this season.

Pictured here with Reagan Dee most promising female of 2011


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Easter Festival 2012

Day 1


Friday 6th April saw the festival get underway in murky conditions with the 10k held around the southern course starting and finishing in Port Erin. With a total of 333 runners in both the men’s (221)and ladies (112) events. The eventual winner was Matt Janes of Bedford and County AC in a time of 32m 01s ahead of Cambridge Uni duo Tim Pattison and Will Mackay.  In the Ladies event Rosie Smith of HBT won the race in a time of 34m 18s with 2006 Festival winner Olivia Walwyn-Bush of Durham Uni Old Girls second, and Claire Duck from Leeds/Doss AC third.  


Guest of Honour this year is running legend Ron Hill MBE


Club interest came from Jason Moore in the U17 finishing 52nd overall in a new personal best time of 36:58 a new Manx record for the distance subject to ratification, with his brother Shaun in 100th place with a time of 39:17 and rounding of the trio was Dad Barry in 151st place in a time of 43:03. Also recording a time for the distance from the club were Geoff Rice 159th in 43:27, 181st Mark Spiers in 46:19 and 221st was club stalwart Geoff Hall in 63:13.


In the ladies we saw two club runners Jackie Moore in 86th place in a time of 53:19 rounding off the Moore quartet  and in 104th  place our other club stalwart Moira Hall in a time of 58:38.


Well done to all our club runners.


Peel Hill Race

Day 2


Day two got under way over in Peel on a sunny but cold day, again a with a good field of runners taking part in both the Mens and Ladies races. Club runners came in the form of the Moore brothers and new club member running Peel Hill for the first time Geoff Rice.


40    Moore, Jason  U17  24:18

57    Moore, Shaun U17  25:16

125  Rice, Geoff     VM    30:00


Photos by Alan Vincent.Click on the Photos below to enlarge.

 4 x 5k relay

Day 3


On a dull and damp morning the relay races got underway with 41 teams entered in the Men’s and 20  teams in the ladies event. Club result’s from the day were:-

36th place  Moore, Jason U17 in 17:23 a new Manx record for the distance subject to ratification, his second record of the series. Brother Shaun finished in 65th place out 174 runners in a time of 18:19

Both lads doing the club and their parents proud.


A BIG thank you goes out to all the organisers and helpers who go to make these events such a success each year and to all the visiting athletes for keeping us entertained here’s to 2013.



For a full round up of all the festival results click here

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.





Dave Phillips Road Race Next race  27th April


The scratch races for this year’s series got underway in sunny but cool conditions. With 90 athletes in total taking part across the different races. 1st home in the 4lap mens and Ladies races were Gemma Aston in 30.24 and Gianni Epifanni in 27.14. In the 2 Lap races 1st home were Stephen Garrett in 13.18 and Katie Astin in 14.14.

Thank you to all the officials and marshals who without the races couldn’t go ahead. Also to Peter Kelly for getting the results 1st draft to me for publishing. Next race takes place 27th April please remember your numbers and if you have someone you can bring along to help marshal that would be great a great help. See you in two weeks.



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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.


Well done and congratulations to all our runners from WAC and the west on finishing the Virgin London Marathon 2012. Reports so far from the runners was that it was very hot again as last year which made running tough. Click on image below to view the results.

IOMAA Open T&F Meeting

Monday 30th April 2012 held at the NSC

6 p.m. onwards   under 11's upwards


Results from the 1st open meeting held on the 30th April can be found by clicking here


For further details and entry form click here



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Snaefell fell race

A top effort from our club athletes in this years Snaefell fell race with the following results:-


Christine  Barwell        01:04:43

Roger        Moughtin   01:12:04

David        Quine        01:23:32

Moira        Hall             01:23:45

Geoff        Hall             01:24:51

Eric        Lee             01:30:02


Well done to you all


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 :- 25 May 2012, 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