07 Jul

Epic Vazon Mile

After tracking early leader Joe Yeaman  Richard Bartram ran a fast closing section to post an impressive 4 min 25 sec time for a clear victory in the Epic Vazon Mile. Sarah Mercier ran a new Guernsey Women’s road best of 4 minutes 50 seconds whilst Louise Perrio followed her in just 5 seconds later.

Bartram carried his good form from the island games but Yeaman, who narrowly missed selection, can be pleased with his improving form.  Alex Rowe was a good third.

Paul Williams finished quickly to pass Ross Le Brun and Rob Gresgson in the closing stages to win the B race in 5 minutes 42 seconds with leading woman Louise Smith just 2 seconds behind in 4th.

Summer Woodhead ran a very quick time of 5 minutes 33 seconds to win the Youths race from Jack Le Tisser and Jack Riley.

Full Results

127.2 KiB

With additional support from NordBen the event was staged in conjunction with the This is Epic charity to raise funds for both local and world charity projects. Approximately £600 was raised.

2 Guernsey Athletics Club supporters, Philip Smith (a founder of This Is Epic) and Warren Mauger, will be aiming to complete 7 Ironman triathlons in 7 days (a.k.a. “7in7 EPIC Challenge”) in the week of 10-16 July . An Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile marathon to finish off and they are anticipating that they will complete each Ironman Triathlon in 16 hours.

Please help us support this very worthy (and honestly quite crazy) Challenge.

This Is EPIC helps people overcome poverty in a sustainable way through Village Savings and Loans groups. Each group, of around 30 people, meet weekly to save and loan money in an accountable environment with group members focussing on starting sustainable income generating activities which have a positive impact on individuals, families and whole communities. The projects focus on providing a help up rather than a handout and since starting in 2014 the charity has had a positive impact on over 6,000 people.

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