Competition Information

Dates: Friday 9th September to Sunday 11th September 2011-08-04

Venue: National Sports Centre Athletics Stadium, New Castletown Road, Douglas, Isle of Man

IAAFs Youth age category: Boys and Girls: 16 – 17 years of age (athletes born in 1994 & 1995) and younger as allowed for in the Games Technical Regulations.

Maximum athletes per CGA: 2 per event & 1 relay team.

Athletics Men & Women unless stated

100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m
400m Hurdles, 110m Hurdles (men), 100m Hurdles (women)
2000m Steeplechase
4 x 100m Relay
Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Discus Throw, Javelin Throw, Hammer Throw & Shot Putt.

Further information relating to heights and weights of equipment:

Boys Events: 110m Hurdles (0.914m)
400m Hurdles (0.840m)
Shot Put (5kg)
Discus Throw (1.5kg)
Hammer Throw (5kg)
Javelin Throw (700g)
Girls Events 100m Hurdles (0.762m)
400m Hurdles (0.762m)
Shot Put (4kg)
Discus Throw (1kg)
Hammer Throw (4kg)
Javelin Throw (600g)

Competition Equipment:-

Nordic Viking 600GM Range Javelin
Nordic 600GM Range Star 50 Javelin
Nordic Viking 700GM Range Javelin
Nordic 700GM Range Rapid Javelin 80m
Nordic Competition Shot 4kg, 104mm
Nordic Competition Shot 4kg, 100mm
Nordic Stainless Steel Shot 4kg, 95mm
Vinex Super Shot 4kg, 200mm
Nordic Turned Steel Competition Shot 5kg, 114mm
Nordic Competition Shot, 5kg 100mm
Nordic Super Spin Brass Discus 1kg
Nordic Gold Competition Discus 1 Kg
Vinex Hyper Spin 1 Kg Discus
Vinex Gold Discus 1kg
Vinex Super Spin Discus 1kg
Nordic Super Spin Brass Discus 1.5kg
Nordic Viking Fibreglass Competition/Training Discus 1.5kg
Vinex High Spin Discus 1.5kg
Vinex Discus/Shot Stand Discus
Nordic Steel Hammer 4kg
Nordic Brass Hammer 4kg
Vinex Steel Hammer 4kg 95mm
Nordic Club Competition Hammer 5kgs
Nordic Brass Hammer 5kg
Vinex Super Hammer 5kg
Stadia High Jump Landing Area

Sports Co-Ordinator - Trevor Christian
Recently appointed as the Athletics Development Officer for the Island.  Represented the Isle of Man and Lancashire in the Shot Put and Hammer Throw competing in three Island Games.  Former captain of Douglas RUFC winning two Manx Cups, South Lancs/Cheshire Division 3 Champions and Isle of Man Sports Awards Team of the Year.

The venue for the Athletics events will be the National Sports Centre (NSC), based approximately 1.5 miles (2.4km) from the Games Village on Douglas Promenade and being the main sporting centre for the Games with Badminton, Swimming, Rugby 7’s and Mens Gymnastics also taking place on the same site. This £20 million multipurpose facility is truly the sporting centre of the Island. In September, 1991 the Athletics Stadium was opened by Steve Ovett, the former British and Olympic Champion. In 1998 the Pools, main Sports Hall and Health & Fitness Suite were opened. The development was completed by the opening of an Indoor Bowls Hall, a secondary Sports Hall and six Squash Courts in late 2000.

The Isle of Man Government recently invested £500k in a new track and drainage system plus improvements to the long/triple jump, pole vault, shot and throwing facility to comply with IAAF standards in preparation of the Games. A 500 seat grandstand, which has also been recently refurbished, overviews the track. Temporary grandstands will also be erected for the Games to increase the spectator capacity to at least 1000.

Other Information
The IAAF has appointed UK Athletics to assist with our preparations: Alan Bell the Chair of UKA Officials Technical Committee and Chris Cohen, the Chair of UKA Officials Education Group are now part of our team.


Foreword from Geoff Karran, Chairman and Games Director CYG2011 OC
Geoff Karran
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