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Crimestoppers Runway Run Sept ’19 – sold out

Crimestoppers runway September 2019 has sold out. Keep up to date with event releases by following their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GuernseyRunwayRun

Guernsey Milk Run Headphone ban

Whilst a lot of runners enjoy running to music, for event organisers it poses a safety issue, particularly when athletes share the roads with other road users.

CrimeStoppers Runway run 2017

Read about this unique event and see the Chris George photo Gallery on the Guernsey Athletics website.

Crimestoppers 5k Runway Run 2017

Save the date: Guernsey Ultra 21st May 2017

Details of this 36 mile run are now available on the race’s dedicated website gu36.com  With around 1000 metres of climbing on the cliff paths and lengthy stretches of flat west coast path it makes for a unique and scenic experience for any ultra athlete.

Course Record:  4:57:40 Tiaan Erwee 2016

see also: Facebook group page

Sark 10mile & 5k Trail Race 2016 date announced

Sark : La Coupee

Sark : La Coupee

The unique ‘Sark 10’ (and 5km) will be back on 4th June 2016.  Details click here.

Guernsey endurance running’s greatest day?

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60 of GIAAC’s endurance athletes from ages 10+ headed off to the Hampshire Cross Country Championships held near Botley at the weekend. They emerged from the championships very muddy and celebrating what might have been the best day in Guernsey distance running’s history. Read Paul Ingrouille’s article on the GIAAC website :http://guernseyathletics.org.gg/…/hampshire-xc-champs-2016…/

The power of the pen

Who would have thought that a letter to the Guernsey Press by a slightly irate resident of the King’s Mills area of Castel, Guernsey would lead to a community movement that raised thousand of pounds for two local charitable causes.  Well that’s just what happened.

After a letter appeared in the Guernsey Press runners started frequenting the lanes of this corner of the Castel parish, taking cheeky selfies and before long a Facebook page emerged and gained hundreds of members.  Epic Challenges saw the opportunity to harness the community spirit for a charitable cause and on foul Sunday morning at the beginning of January hundreds of runners turned up and raised £4,657.15 for two young Guernsey people – Anthony McMahon and Jonah Gillingham who have serious medical conditions.

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Links:

Facebook page : Kings Mills Jogging Club

Charitable organisation : Epic Challenges Guernsey

Guernsey Press: News Article

Images courtesy of Facebook, Epic Challenges, The Kings Mills Jogging Club 

Aid Reaching Children Santa Fun Run 2015 : Sunday 13th Decemeber

This year’s Santa fun run tales place on Sunday 13th December, starting at 11:30am from Pembroke Car park.  The event is in support of Aid Reaching Children – for entry and fund raising details visit their website.

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Guernsey’s first Zombie run

The zombies took over Guernsey at the beginning of October in a fund raising event for Guernsey Scouts.  Checkout the great video!  We understand they hope to run it again in the future so keep an eye on their website for more details.

Guernsey Zombie run website

Time to hit the dirt!

Shortening days, falling leaves, a chill in the air can only mean one thing to seasoned runners – it’s time for Cross Country!  Whilst the very phrase cross country may evoke memories of school-day dread, cross country running  is one of the best things a runner can do to build strength which will enhance every aspect of recreational and competitive running.  GIAAC’s winter cross country series is now open for registration and the multi division format enabling athletes to race distances that are manageable for them whilst also providing a friendly competitive element by pitching runners of similar abilities together.

Five fixtures running from Delancey Park on Saturday 31st October to a finale in February at Home Farm (Rear of Saumarez Park) the series provide a variety of terrains to sample.

More details and a link to the registration page can be found on the GIAAC website : http://guernseyathletics.org.gg/events/fnb-cross-country-series/
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