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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…

FNB XC Series 2019/20 Race 1 L’Ancresse Stonecrusher 3m.
19 Oct
5:26

FNB XC Series 2019/20 Race 1 L’Ancresse Stonecrusher 3m.

Ryan Burling and Jenny James take the honours. (Image credit Phil Nicolle). Despite a fall in the closing stages and being hard pressed by Richard Friedrich Ryan Burling made sure his return to the local racing scene was a successful one with a gun-to-tape finish in the opening race of…

Fort Group Summer Full Course
23 Aug
6:25

Fort Group Summer Full Course

Richard Bartram made a swift transition from his track focussed summer season to show he still had the endurance to mix it over the longer distances as he won the 4.75 mile summer full-course with a well timed finish from Carl Holden and James Priest. Louise Perrio ran a solid…