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
Come and run a mile and raise money for a great cause at Footes Lane this Saturday. Open to all ages, refreshments will be available from the GIAAC club room.
More information on GIAAC website here.
The Guernsey Post Blasters won the corporate challenge category of the prestigious Bath Half Marathon held on 2nd March 2014.
The category judged on cumulative time of five athletes: (Chip times)
Tristan Robilliard – 62nd / 1:16:39 (pictured)
Jim de Garis – 152nd / 1:22:17
Sam Dowding – 362nd / 1:27:22
Clint King – 537th / 1:30:30
Michael Bostock – 2988th / 1:50:36
Corporate Challenge Results
Saturday 15th February : Start at 2:00pm
The 2014 Mud-n-Fun run is now open for entries, sponsored by accounting firm Grant Thornton the biennial event is organised by the Hash House Harriers.
The 3.5mile course crosses the low lying land in the middle of the Island encompassing many ditches, stream and assorted man made obstacles. This year the run will start from The Track – home of Bel’s Football Club adjacent the Bowl in Victoria Avenue.
The 2014 event is raising money for Riding for the Disabled and Headway Guernsey.
More details and entries can be made from the event website : http://www.gt-ci.com/mud-n-fun
GIAAC have released more details of the New Year’s age graded road race series sponsored by Chertsey House Dental Practice. The series features runs over 5k, 5miles, 10k and 10miles between January and March. As well as a conventional set of results based on finishing position across the line, age grading of performances produces a second result listing as a percentage against the recognised age best time for the distance – effectively the results are handicapped by age giving all athletes an equal footing.
See more on GIAAC website : Chertsey House Age Grade Race Series
The 2013 Santa Run was a huge success for the Aid reaching Children charity with about 600 Santa’s taking part in the run from Pembroke to Town.
Guernsey Press write up : here
This weekend (Sat 7th December) sees race 5 in GIAAC cross country league take place at Home Farm – that’s the fields behind Saumarez Park. For the athletes contesting Divisions 3 to 5 and the junior divisions it is the final fixture with premium points awarded. Divisions 1 & 2 won’t get decided until Boxing Day.
New comers are still welcome to join in the fun – novice ladies compete over 2 miles whilst Division 4 is run over 3 miles, so there is something for everyone.
See GIAAC’s website for more details: http://runnow.eu/2013/12/training/the-workout-tempo-runs_2006
GIAAC have launched their ever popular Easter Running Festival for 2014. Check out their easter web pages here: http://guernseyathletics.org.gg/easter/
Discounted early bird entries apply until 31st December 2013.
AID REACHING CHILDREN ANNUAL SANTA FUN RUN
Sun 15th Dec 2013
All funds raised in aid of the Philippines. Starting at Pembroke and finishing in Church Square. Adult race starts 11.30am Junior Race starts at 11.45am from Bulwer Avenue. Medals for everyone taking part and a prize for most original Santa in both age groups. Registration at Aladdin’s Cave, Beau Sejour or aidreachingchildren.com
GIAAC’s FNB Cross Country Series has kicked off again with the traditional opening fixture at Delancey Park, they had a record turnout with over 120 runners completing the full distance. One of the great things about the cross country series is the format. It starts with a relatively a short race of 3 miles – or 2 miles for novice ladies and then gradually gets longer as the 6 race series progresses.
Perhaps the best factor is that after the opening two fixtures the competitors are divided into divisions by ability, giving everyone a race within a race. The higher division’s races get longer whilst at the lower end the race length is limited meaning it is accessible for all athletes.
Added to that are races for juniors in the under 13 categories – the older juniors get mixed into the lower divisions and even the under 11’s get races of their own afterwards.
Checkout the GIAAC website for details. GIAAC website