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Welcome to the forum.  Please share information and your views on the sport in the Isle of Man with others. 

The forum has been operating in its present form since April 2004 and I particularly welcome comments from new contributors, whether you live on or off the Isle of Man, if you have an interest in Manx athletics.

Many people have used the forum to give thanks to the officials or their own supporters when they have enjoyed an event. Contrustive criticism is always welcome as an additional means of communication, although it is not intended to replace formal communication between clubs and other bodies and their members.

If you are unable to find information about an event on any of the Manx websites, then the forum is the best place to ask for help from other people. Whilst you can email me at  and I will do my best to point you in the right direction, the people who have the answer to your question are likely to visit the forum so it is better that you ask it here. is an independent site and I do not hold office within any of the five Manx clubs.

There are a few rules. Firstly, you should always use your real name as, apart from making people accountable for what they say, one of the objectives of the website is to make the sport friendly and appealing so please do not hide behind a nickname (anonymous entries will be deleted). Secondly, (it should go without saying) you must not insult or offend anyone. Thirdly, pesistent abuse of rules 1 and 2 will result in the forum being withdrawn.

Thanks for being sensible and I hope you continue to enjoy the forum and the sport.

Murray Lambden

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Lonan Summer Fair Cross Country run

Stuart Clague is hosting the Kirk Lonan Summer Fair at his Ballacreggan home in Lonan on Saturday 15th August. As part of the day's events he is planning to organise a fun cross country race for children and adults around his estate/Clay Head. Stuart has contacted me asking if I can arrange for a couple of experienced cross country runners/organisers to walk around the proposed course with him to advise on the route in respect of distance, terrain, safety etc. As I am not Cross Country experienced , I would appreciate support from a couple of athletes to meet with Stuart and myself on Tuesday evening at 7pm at his home. It should only take an hour so if you are willing to help with this ring me on 487873 or email me - I can arrange to pick anyone up on the way from Douglas/Onchan.

Stuart already has volunteers to organise the event (registration, prizes, marshals etc)