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FNB 4 – Stonecrusher
21 Jan
5:02

FNB 4 – Stonecrusher

Dave Emery moves clear at top of 2016/17 FNB XC league table following a good win over Mike Wilesmith in the Division 1 Six mile race.  After a close race held in near perfect still wintry conditions Emery moved clear in closing lap to win by 60 metres in 33…

Hampshire County XC 2017
08 Jan
7:15

Hampshire County XC 2017

Mercier and Wilesmith lead medalling senior teams at Hampshire Cross Country championships- writes Jamie Ingrouille ( images Alan Rowe, Darren Lewin & Paul Hammond[Summer Woodhead image copyright:- Hammy4321]). Saturday 7th January saw around 50 Guernsey athletes take part in one of the most competitive cross-country events on the GIAAC calendar….

Guernsey teams for Hampshire County XC
02 Jan
3:36

Guernsey teams for Hampshire County XC

Guernsey Athletics names 50 athletes

New Years Day Handicap XC
01 Jan
6:43

New Years Day Handicap XC

  Congratulations to the 74 runners who started their 2017 athletics year with some strong running in good conditions for the GIAAC new year’s handicap race. It was good to see Michel Davy leading home the men’s race in a very respectable 44 minutes off an eight minute handicap(actual time…

Boxing Day Full Course 2016
26 Dec
2:33

Boxing Day Full Course 2016

On form Mercier challenges men for podium places. (image Phil Nicolle). With the county championships less than two weeks away Sarah Mercier further underlined her form to remove 25 seconds from her personal best for the annual event and challenge some of the island’s leading men all the way to…

FNB XC League race 3- Delancey Reverse
10 Dec
4:59

FNB XC League race 3- Delancey Reverse

First senior XC win for Mason.  (images Phil Nicolle) After being hampered by injury in the opening two fixtures Ed Mason(233) got his cross country season back on track with a comfortable win over the 6 mile Delancey course, the third event in the 2016/17 FNB Cross Country series. Carl…

Liverpool Cross Challenge & Euro XC Trials
27 Nov
9:12

Liverpool Cross Challenge & Euro XC Trials

  Mercier shines amongst solid Guernsey performances at misty Sefton – Words Jamie Ingrouille, image Darren Lewin. Saturday saw eight Guernsey athletes travel to Liverpool in the hopes of doing their island proud in some high-level cross country competition. Louis Le Cheminant kickstarted GIAAC’s success by finishing 47th in the…

FNB XC 2 – Stonecrusher short
19 Nov
5:22

FNB XC 2 – Stonecrusher short

Emery(5) changes plans and edges clear of Wilesmith(1) for Stonecrusher win.  (images courtesy Phil Nicolle). After aborting his planned trip to Sunday’s Gosport Half Marathon, Dave Emery stayed closer to home and claimed victory in the second race of the 2016/17 FNB XC series run over 4 laps of an…

FNB Opener – Delancey 3m
15 Oct
6:04

FNB Opener – Delancey 3m

James & Mercier kick start their winter season.  (images Phil Nicolle). Jason James got his 2016 winter off to a good start with a well paced victory in the opening FNB XC race of the 2016/17 season, run over three laps of the  Delancey Mile loop.   Reigning women’s champion…

FNB Cross Country Series Opener – Preview
14 Oct
6:28

FNB Cross Country Series Opener – Preview

Wide open race for XC titles. In recent years it has not been easy to predict the winner of the overall title but an already close battle took a new twist with the news that reigning champion Mike Wilesmith will miss the opening two fixtures of this season’s  FNB XC…