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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…

Intertrust Challenge Roundup
16 Jul
1:41

Intertrust Challenge Roundup

Emerging athletes impress on home turf- by Jamie Ingrouille Richard Bartram’s impressive 1500m performance was one of the highlights of an eventful athletics meet on an unassuming morning at Footes Lane, which also fostered several standout performances at U13 level. Bartram ran a personal best of 3:59.60 to gap a strong…

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…

Gotland 2017: Friday Afternoon Session
30 Jun
9:54

Gotland 2017: Friday Afternoon Session

Golden glory for Merrien and Perrio in Island Games finale– by Jamie Ingrouille Lee Merrien redressed his 10,000m defeat while Louise Perrio added a second gold to her medal tally, both over the half marathon distance, in the fantastic finale of this year’s Island Games. Merrien concluded his lengthy Games…

Gotland 2017: Thursday Evening Session
29 Jun
6:23

Gotland 2017: Thursday Evening Session

Lesbirel takes gold and Allaway silver in front of elated Guernsey crowd- by Jamie Ingrouille Two of Guernsey’s star sprinters brought back medals on a blustery evening in Gotland. Hannah Lesbirel trailed the defending champion, Bermuda’s Taahira Butterfield, around the bend then powered ahead on the straight to win the…

Gotland 2017: Thursday Morning Session
29 Jun
1:00

Gotland 2017: Thursday Morning Session

Young athletes reach finals in successful morning of sprint qualifiers- by Jamie Ingrouille Hannah Lesbirel ran a strong semi-final to cement her position as one of Guernsey’s main medal hopes on a blustery morning in which several under-17 and under-20 athletes also impressed by advancing to tonight’s finals. Lesbirel was again…

Gotland 2017: Wednesday 28 Evening Session
28 Jun
9:24

Gotland 2017: Wednesday 28 Evening Session

Distance duo bring back medals for Guernsey– by Jamie Ingrouille Excellent 5000m races by Sarah Mercier and Louise Perrio saw them mount the podium as Guernsey’s star performers of a successful evening athletics session. Reigning champion Mercier ran a bold race for silver in the wake of an injury that…

Gotland 2017: Wednesday 28 Morning Session
28 Jun
1:50

Gotland 2017: Wednesday 28 Morning Session

Sprinters safely through initial stages– by Jamie Ingrouille Hannah Lesbirel may prove one of Guernsey’s main medal prospects after a ‘quite comfortable’ 200m qualifier in a long morning of heats that evoked both joy and disappointment from the island team. Lesbirel, who holds the women’s island record in the event,…

Gotland 2017: Tuesday 27 Evening Session
27 Jun
8:41

Gotland 2017: Tuesday 27 Evening Session

Gallagher adds to Guernsey’s medal tally with record-breaking 400m performance- by Jamie Ingrouille Indi Gallagher ran hard from the start to take a bronze medal as well as a senior island record in the women’s 400m, with her time of 56.48 improving Kimberley Goodall’s 12-year old record of 56.81. ‘I did…