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.
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
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 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.
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