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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…

Winning return for Dawes LMR Park 5k – May
26 May
9:37

Winning return for Dawes LMR Park 5k – May

Winning return for Dawes. After several years focussing on two wheels Steve Dawes continued his return back to two legs with a solid victory in the May edition of the Lee Merrien Running Summer 5k series. Carl Holden ran a solid race to stretch the returning multiple island champion but…

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…

Gotland-bound sprinters make the most of wind assistance
15 May
2:26

Gotland-bound sprinters make the most of wind assistance

There were plenty of fast times by Gotland-bound Guernsey sprinters at the Hampshire County Championships in Portsmouth on the weekend as the persistent wind offered a hefty helping hand down the home straight. There were other top performances as well including European Youth Championships semi-finalist Alastair Chalmers’ season debut in…

Guernsey Athletics confirms its line-up for 2017 Island Games
11 May
1:00

Guernsey Athletics confirms its line-up for 2017 Island Games

World U20 400m semi-finalist Cameron Chalmers headlines Guernsey Athletics’ exciting squad heading to Gotland in June. 2012 Olympian Lee Merrien also makes the trip. Chalmers was expected by some to withdraw from the Games following a breakthrough performance at the British Universities Championships at the start of the month, but…

Liberation Day 7m:- Perrio in Record breaking form
09 May
3:49

Liberation Day 7m:- Perrio in Record breaking form

Lee Merrien cruised to a predictable victory from a record sized field of 183 finishers but it was Louise Perrio who had the broadest smile after demolishing her own women’s record for the Liberation Day 7m Road race.   (images Phil Nicolle) Merrien stayed with Richard Friedrich and Steve Dawes,…

Strong early season sprinting in soggy Jersey
08 May
3:20

Strong early season sprinting in soggy Jersey

It was another rainy day on the road to Gotland for many Island Games hopefuls in Jersey on Saturday. The Jersey Spartans Open still brought some good performances and early season encouragement despite the wet conditions. Toby Glass opened proceedings with a PB of 57.66sec in the 400m hurdles, a…

Commonwealth Games athlete consultation process
08 May
10:27

Commonwealth Games athlete consultation process

Guernsey Athletics are implementing a consultation process for athletes who consider qualifying for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast as a realistic and primary performance goal. Athletes will need to request a meeting to discuss the criteria for nomination. The process and outcome in reaching the nomination criteria for the…

No formal training to take place on Liberation Day
04 May
12:21

No formal training to take place on Liberation Day

There will be no formal training next Tuesday due to it being Liberation Day. Some training may be co-ordinated by individual coaches and they will communicate this to the specific athletes if this is the case.