Run Guernsey

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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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2015 SARK 10miles and 5km : Sat 6th June

Sark : La Coupee

Sark : La Coupee

This is a truly unique run and offers the opportunity to spend a fantastic summer’s day or even weekend enjoying the island of Sark.  This year’s race is being held on Saturday June 6th to start at 12:00pm. There is a boat departing Guernsey at 10.00 a.m. and Sark at 5 p.m.  Registration and start will be at Stocks Hotel.  The course is a trail run (Sark has no paved roads) and uses Sark’s lanes (sharing with horse and carriages and the odd tractor) as well as footpaths and cliff paths.

All entries are on the day and are 10miles £10, 5k  £5.00    A junior race will be organised if there is sufficient interest.

Friday evening (5th June) Stocks Hotel will host a pasta night for all runners!  Contact : pdl_007@hotmail.com

See also facebook page Sark Amateur Running Klub (sic)  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sark-Sark-Amateur-Running-Klub/1552692951635822

AID REACHING CHILDREN SANTA FUN RUN

Sun 14th Dec 2014
£5 entry.

Starting off at Pembroke, adult route is along route Militaire to the “Half Way” then along the front, up The Pollet and finishing off at the Town Church. (That’s about 6km)

Runners/walkers and bikers are asked to sign in before 10.30am, children are asked to sign in at Bulwer Avenue by the Media Centre no later than 11am.
Details from Linda on 07781 103369.

This Is EPIC Night Time Marathon.

12 people joined Philip Smith and Warren Mauger at 2am on Friday 5th December to run the full 26.2 miles marathon – various other runners joined in and by then end of the run there were 30 runners enjoying running under the moonlight sky to support and stand alongside Marathonmanuk.

More details on the This is Epic facebook page