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End of season break
06 Sep
11:52

End of season break

Last weekend was the final fixture of the 2016 Track & Field season. To signify the end of the season and impending start of 2016-17 winter training (and cross country for some athletes) – there will be a two week break for the majority of training groups within the club….

Competitive javelin action closes out summer season
06 Sep
11:47

Competitive javelin action closes out summer season

Not for the first time this summer, the javelin was the main point of interest at Footes Lane as the local Track & Field season drew to a close. The distances were not as spectacular as the 70m throws witnessed at the season’s highlight, the Intertrust Athletics Games back in…

Four medals for Guernsey at Bedford
30 Aug
2:06

Four medals for Guernsey at Bedford

It was a pleasingly large party of Guernsey athletes that travelled to Bedford for the National England Age-group Championships and it yielded a pleasing haul of medals. Simply achieving the standard to compete at the championships has long been a key barometer of elite Guernsey athletes, and it was encouraging…

Chalmers and Chadwick bring back “Southerns” medals
15 Aug
1:11

Chalmers and Chadwick bring back “Southerns” medals

In a female dominated Guernsey squad, it was the two sprinters Alastair Chalmers and Joe Chadwick who took to the podium at the South of England U15/U17 Championships at Ashford over the weekend. The former would have expected to take gold in the 400m hurdles and take a medal –…

Wallbridge and Lesbirel shun weather to maintain consistency
08 Aug
11:17

Wallbridge and Lesbirel shun weather to maintain consistency

The weather put a quite literal dampener on proceedings at Footes Lane for yesterday’s Intertrust Track & Field Challenge fixture. Sam Wallbridge and Hannah Lesbirel (above) turned out the highest quality performances but plenty of others battled the cool winds to post strong times and distances. Wallbridge was first up,…

Chalmers drops down distance to take another record
01 Aug
3:40

Chalmers drops down distance to take another record

He has been making waves over the 400m for months but Cameron Chalmers finally took to the track over a shorter distance yesterday and duly lowered the Island U20 record to 10.77sec. It was a scintillating run on a clear sunny day at Footes Lane, and he and the other…

Intertrust Track & Field Challenge – schedule changes and September date switch
27 Jul
10:27

Intertrust Track & Field Challenge – schedule changes and September date switch

Some changes have been made to the final three fixtures of the Intertrust Track & Field Challenge schedule. Changes are highlighted in yellow and in red type.

Cameron “9th in the world” after fantastic semi-final effort
22 Jul
2:50

Cameron “9th in the world” after fantastic semi-final effort

After only qualifying in third place from his World U20 Champs heat the previous day – Cameron Chalmers was probably not on the radar of his opponents in the middle lanes of semi-final 3 going in search of qualification to the final. Situated out in lane 9 – it was…

Mortimore and Reid show their class at Intertrust Athletics Games
18 Jul
11:23

Mortimore and Reid show their class at Intertrust Athletics Games

Matti Mortimore wowed the Footes Lane crowd with an awesome display of javelin throwing at Footes Lane on Saturday. Leon Reid (above) did not disappoint either as he equalled the Guernsey all-comers’ record with 10.40sec in the 100m. Mortimore added his name to the Guernsey all-comers’ list in emphatic style –…

British number 1 to grace Footes Lane
14 Jul
4:26

British number 1 to grace Footes Lane

The British number 1 javelin thrower, Matti Mortimore (above), will lead the entries in undoubtedly the highest standard of javelin competition to ever take place on the island. Spectators can expect to see Mortimore launch his javelin close to three-quarters of the Footes Lane pitch on Saturday, as his PB set…