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.
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…/
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.
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.
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.
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.