Isle of Man Bank Junior Hill Running Championships 2015

Isle of Man Bank Junior Hill Running Championships 2015
*New Venue: Port Erin - above Bradda Glen
Date and Time:
Saturday, 10th October 2015. Racing to commence at 1:30pm with year 2 and then
rising up through the year groups.


Venue and Start/Finish Area:
Bradda Glen, Port Erin. The start/finish area is above the car park at
Bradda Glen. It will be signposted on the day.

Age Groups:
Races for primary school children in years 2 through to and including year 7. If
numbers allow there will be separate races for boys and girls in each year group,
otherwise the girls and boys will be combined. Results will be declared for boys and
girls. Year 2 is the strict age limit. Children in lower year groups might be very keen
to have a go, but we must hold them back from competition until they reach year 2.
*Please note that year 7 are being included this year, as FRA regulations will
prevent young people under 12 years old competing in the Winter Hill League.

Entry Forms: Please read carefully.
Entry forms are available for a school/club block entry or by individual entry.
Teachers/Coaches may block enter children, but they MUST have an individual
entry form signed by a parent for each of the children on the block entry sheet. Only
the block entry sheet needs to be sent in, but teachers/coaches are asked to hold
onto the signed individual entries until after the race, in case of any incidents. It
would be very helpful to enter in advance to help with organisation, although
individual entries will also be taken on the day.
Advance entries can be emailed/posted to David Griffin (see below).
Race numbers and pins will be provided at Registration.
The races are free of charge for all children, thanks to the kind sponsorship
provided by the Isle of Man Bank and the Manx Fell Runners Club.


Open from 12:30pm and located at the start/finish area above Bradda Glen. If
raining on the day we may move registration to a sheltered spot in the Bradda Glen
car park. Registration will be signposted on the day.

The courses will include flat sections, hill climb and descent for all year group.
There will be some wide and narrow paths with plenty of twists and turns. The
distance for each race will increase as we progress up the year groups, the
maximum distance for each race will be as follows:
Years 2 & 3 800m Years 1000m Years 6 & 7 2000m
The courses will be clearly marked with flags and tape. Marshals wearing high-viz
vests will be positioned over the length of the courses. There is plenty of
opportunity for excellent spectating, but we do request that spectators stand back
and keep the course clear for the competitors.

You can view a map of each course here

The ground is predominantly short grass, but there is also some stony path. It is
advisable for competitors to wear running shoes with grip. The grass can become
very slippy.

Car Parking:
We recommend parking on the road up from Port Erin promenade. Access by foot
will be signposted from the road. Bradda Glen Car park should be kept clear for
cafe customers and other visitors. Please take care if driving as there will be lot of
children and pedestrians along the road in and around the entrance to Bradda

There are public toilets located on Port Erin Promenade close to the Cosy Nook

First Aid:
First aid will be in attendance on the day. Please ask any marshal if first aid
assistance is required.

Every competitor will receive a treat for competing after finishing their race. Awards
will be issued through the schools after the event. We ask that schools complete
the certificates with the names of the children who take part. Details will be
A trophy will be awarded to the school which enters the most runners. The size of
the school will also be taken in to consideration.
Poor Weather:
Rain will not be enough to postpone the event! But should the forecast be very poor
we shall make an announcement to postpone the event on the Manx Fell Runner’s
website and via Manx Radio early in the morning.

In case of any queries, please contact David Griffin on 464411
Post to: Melvaig House, 32 The Park, Onchan, IM3 1HS

Okells Isle of Man Mountain Ultra

With only 26 days now until the Isle of Man Mountain Ultra, its final reminder time to get serious, put those entries in and commit. 
Entries close at midnight on the 27th September.
Entry remains a bargain £20, with a T shirt and bottle of beer for every finisher!
The shorter Mountain Race ran over the second half of the course is also a bargain at only £15!
Don't forget this year the Ultra also forms part of the Run Further UK ultra race series, at only 67p per mile this could be bargain race of the series!
For more information and entries see -

Don't wait until next year, as next year MAY mean 2017 !


Final instructions and route maps will be updated and uploaded this week.

Kate's Race 2015

Kate's race will count towards the Callin Wild Manx Fell Runners league for 2015, all runners wishing to take part in this race MUST pre register directly with Sean Mclaughlin via -

See the race entry link on the Kate's Race web page for entry and payment details, pre registration will NOT be possible via the Manx Fell Runners website. 

Callin WIld Fell League Rd-10 North Barrule

Don't forget tomorrow night (Wednesday 19th August) is round 10 in the Callin Wild Manx Fell League - North Barrule.

This testing classic kicks off at 7pm from Ballure reservoir.

Signing on from 6pm on the main lane to the reservoir from Ramsey coast road. 
Full kit will be required as this is a cat A race and the forecast is iffy to say the least! 

Please park considerately using the car park at the Gooseneck on the TT course and walk down to the start.

James Coulson Laxey Race - Results

Thanks to all the marshalls, helpers and landowners involved in yesterday evenings race - a good turn out of 43 running over the traditional course. Many thanks also to the host family for providing post race refreshments!

Results can be viewed here -

3 weeks on Saturday until the big one!

Bradda Niarbyl (Championship Race) - Marshalls

Marshalls are required for the upcoming Bradda Niarbyl Race in July. A chart has been put together indicating where marhsalls are required and how many. Please use the contact form - to indicate which position you would prefer and also let us know contact details (phone number, email) and whether you are first aid trained (not a requirement).

Some have already volunteered to help prior to this chart being published so if you have a preference as to where you want to be positioned priority will be given.


Rob Campbell Trig Point Challenge - This Sunday

A reminder that this challenge takes place this Sunday (3rd May) - thanks to all that have been in touch already. There may be some space available if there is any further interest so please get in contact with us.

We will be meeting at 9am at St Ninians Upper School (Somerset Road) - please see documents below for more information. Also included is a sponsorship form.

More Info

Sponsor Form

Creg Ny Baa Race

The latest news from the Department of Infrastructure is the Mountain Road will remain closed all of Saturday.

The Bungalow is accessible from Tholt-Y-Will Road.

For the race, we have permission to travel with caution on the Mountain Road from Brandywell Road or Ramsey Hairpin to the Bungalow. The only vehicle with permission to travel from the Brandywell Road in the direction of Windy Corner is the official marshal. Runners have permission to cross the road at Windy Corner. Please proceed with caution when on the Mountain Road as there could be Infrastructure teams at work in the area. A big thankyou to the guys at Infrastructure for their help and assistance.

The post race meeting drinks at The Railway, Union MIlls.

Don`t forget if you fancy a pint on Saturday evening we are meeting in the Woody at around 7.30pm. The birthday boy will be there!

Rob Campbell Trig Point Challenge

Please see details below on what sounds a great challenge and fun day out, perfectly suited to fell runners! Details via Jim MacGregor from St Ninians High School. Jim worked with Rob Campbell who tragically lost his life last year. Rob had participated in several fell runs and the IOM Mountain Ultra as well as being a keen footballer. Any money raised will go toward a new gym for the students of St Ninians for whom Rob was a much respected and popular PE teacher.

Team Challenge - Sunday 3rd May
The plan is that each team taking part tries to get at least 10 participants for the challenge or
as many as they can. The aim is to visit all 13 checkpoints in the shortest amount of time. This
does not including driving between points. Each minibus will have two support staff who will time their group and record their times. The 3 fastest cumulative times from each group will be added together to give the groups times in a league table. A prize will be awarded for the fastest group.If any members wish to stop they will either need to arrange their own transport to be collected or carry on in the minibus and support their group. All groups will follow the same route and order of trig points starting at trig point 1 (Sartfield) and finish at trig point 13 (Howstrake golfcourse)


The minibuses will depart at 9.00am from St Ninians High School and will have two support staff who will be able to provide first aid cover and Communications. It is important that the support staff have phone numbers and emergency contact numbers for all participants.

It would be great if each participant tried to raise £30 (roughly £2 a trig point) but any money
raised would be great and would go towards kitting out a new gym for the students at St Ninians High School.


Access: Some trig points have required special access arrangements and so should only be attempted at the stated time using the route described. Unfortunately there are 15 trig points on the Isle of Man but two landowners have declined access.


Ellan Vannin - Results


Tom Cringle took a comfortable victory over Ian Gale and Peter Bradley with Rosie Craine finishing first lady. Full results will follow but for now here are the top 10:

  1. Tom Cringle (2:15:54)
  2. Ian Gale (2:30:44)
  3. Peter Bradley (2:34:23)
  4. Neil Brogan (2:41:48)
  5. Nigel Maddocks (2:41:56)
  6. Nick Colburn (2:45:50)
  7. Mark Murphy (2:46:30)
  8. David Griffin (2:47:20)
  9. Shaun Hubbard (2:59:12)
  10. Paul Kinnin (2:59:48)