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Trident All Terrain Challenge
29 Jul
2:01

Trident All Terrain Challenge

The Mason brothers shared the headlines of the Trident Trust All Terrain Challenge and ensured that this year’s rendition of the seven-day stage race would be one of the closest to date. This came as first-timer Rosie Williams won seven from seven in an impressive clean sweep of ladies’ honours…

Summer Full Course XC Merrien still top.
28 Jun
7:01

Summer Full Course XC Merrien still top.

Image Martin Gray / Guernsey Sport Photography It was perhaps fitting that the overall course record holder was present when out-of-stadia athletics returned its traditional L’Ancresse Full Course ‘home’ and sure enough course record holder Lee Merrien cruised to a comfortable victory from James Priest and crossed the line over…

Easter Running Festival 2020: update
17 Mar
6:07

Easter Running Festival 2020: update

Guernsey Athletics Club confirm the cancellation of the Easter Running Festival 2020.  As always, the health and safety of all the participants – runners, officials, marshals and other support services – are at the forefront of our minds when organising such an event. We are all by now aware of…

FNB XC Series Finale – Footes Lane
19 Jan
6:27

FNB XC Series Finale – Footes Lane

Richard Friedrich and Jenny James are the FNB Cross country champions of the 2019/20 season. (images Phil Nicolle). On a tight one-mile loop course with a surprisingly wet section each had to yield their races to James Priest and Sarah Mercier respectively but consistency over the four races earned them…

New Year’s Day Cross Country
01 Jan
3:11

New Year’s Day Cross Country

For a newcomer Paul Barrasin had a fairly stiff handicap of 15 minutes 30 seconds but he made light work of it and eased round the 4.75 Mile L’Ancresse Full Course in an actual time of 33 minutes 14 seconds to record a gross time of 48 minutes 44 seconds…

Boxing Day Full Course XC
26 Dec
3:25

Boxing Day Full Course XC

Alex Rowe moved upwards from the middle distances to post his first major local cross-country win in the annual Boxing Day cross country raced on a single windswept loop taking in the perimeter of L’Ancresse common. (image Alex Rowe(257) leads from Sam Lesley(5) – Credit Rob Elliott). The windy conditions…

FNB Cross Country Champs – Les Norgiots
14 Dec
6:59

FNB Cross Country Champs – Les Norgiots

In more recents times Lee Merrien has been focussing on coaching and even organising the popular Zedra Primary School XC events but as a late entrant to the club’s championships he showed that despite officially retiring and also entering the veteran’s category he is still a major force as he…

FNB 3 – Bordeaux
30 Nov
6:12

FNB 3 – Bordeaux

The twists, turns and surface of the new Bordeaux course proved a popular choice for the third race in this season’s FNB Cross Country League and arguably produced the best race of the series to date as Richard Friedrich was dealt a scare by James Priest who led deep into…

FNB League Table release
15 Nov
4:40

FNB League Table release

With two races now completed the FNB league tables are now released. In a bid to cater for the consistently higher numbers that have been racing in recent years the decision has been made to extend from 6 divisions to 8. The intention is to engage as many runners in…

FNB XC Series 2019/20 Race 2 Delancey 4m/3m.
09 Nov
5:29

FNB XC Series 2019/20 Race 2 Delancey 4m/3m.

Richard Friedrich strengthened his series chances with a gun-to-tape victory in the second FNB event held over 4 twisting, hilly laps of the Delancey course. (Images:- Phil Nicolle). Jenny James again ran strongly to head the women’s field and was a superb 6th overall in another big 120+ field. Behind…