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Porter shows quality in penultimate Intertrust fixture
09 Aug
11:34

Porter shows quality in penultimate Intertrust fixture

The final Intertrust T&F Challenge series event before the season highlight of the Intertrust Athletics Games saw sprint performances again blunted by a troublesome cross-wind but Sophie Porter (above in action in Bahamas) made light work of it in the 300m hurdles as she recorded her 2nd-fastest time over the…

Intertrust Athletics Games confirmed for Saturday 2nd September
31 Jul
12:38

Intertrust Athletics Games confirmed for Saturday 2nd September

Intertrust Athletics Games – the island’s premier track and field meet – returns for 2017 on Saturday 2nd September. As last year – Footes Lane will stage elite and local events during the programme, and this year will include the majority of Intertrust Track & Field Challenge Final programme that was originally…

Colts Summer Training Camp
17 Jul
11:18

Colts Summer Training Camp

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Chalmers’ silver-lining at a challenging weekend in Birmingham
11 Jul
11:06

Chalmers’ silver-lining at a challenging weekend in Birmingham

Alastair Chalmers came away with a silver medal in the senior boys 400m hurdles at the English Schools’ Championships in Birmingham on a weekend that proved a challenging one for most of Guernsey’s contingent of athletes. Peter Curtis had arguably the most positive weekend of all the athletes as he…

Chalmers makes decision to target London
21 Jun
4:10

Chalmers makes decision to target London

Cameron Chalmers yesterday made the decision to withdraw from the Island Games squad in favour of targeting a place at the IAAF World Championships in London. He had earlier this summer hoped he could broker an agreement with British Athletics to miss the World Trials event in Birmingham but this…

Double gold for the Chalmers brothers
18 Jun
11:00

Double gold for the Chalmers brothers

Sunday saw three Guernsey athletes make national finals at the England Athletics U20/U23 Championships in Bedford and all three came away mightily satisfied with their weekend’s work. Cameron and Alastair Chalmers (above) both continue to get faster over the 400m and 400m hurdles respectively and they both claimed age group titles…

Island Games teams confirmed
31 May
11:39

Island Games teams confirmed

Following the squad announcement earlier this month, Guernsey Athletics is pleased to announce the final team following a selection meeting last night. The original squad list was definitive in terms of personnel, but the events which each respective athlete will undertake have now been decided. The men’s and women’s team…

Hampshire Champion Galpin added to Commonwealth Youths squad
28 May
9:53

Hampshire Champion Galpin added to Commonwealth Youths squad

Hampshire U17 100m champion Abi Galpin (above, left) has been handed a late call-up to the athletics team for the Commonwealth Youth Games taking place in Nassau, Bahamas in July. The sprinter had been listed as a reserve after athletics were initially handed three spots – with Alastair Chalmers, Sophie…

Lesbirel obliterates 23-year old 200m record
26 May
10:45

Lesbirel obliterates 23-year old 200m record

Like the women’s 400m on Sunday, Thursday’s 200m received top billing and was promoted as a battle between 200m athlete Hannah Lesbirel and 400m specialist Indi Gallagher. It was safe to say that the race lived up to expectations as both women attacked the bend and were neck and neck…

Gallagher takes U20 record as 400m lives up to top billing
21 May
2:10

Gallagher takes U20 record as 400m lives up to top billing

In stark contrast to the first event of the series, the sun was beating down for the second fixture of the Intertrust Track & Field Challenge. The women’s 400m looked to be the standout event in terms of the island’s elite athletes, and it certainly lived up to that billing…