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New Years Day Cross Country
01 Jan
4:36

New Years Day Cross Country

Richard Wickins(above- image courtesy Phil Nicolle), a regular Guernsey parkrun entrant, was the convincing winner of the Guernsey athletics New Years Day Handicap. His time of 41 minutes 15 seconds off a 7 minute handicap made him a 4 minute winner over second placed Will Green. The first female home…

Boxing Day Cross Country
26 Dec
3:03

Boxing Day Cross Country

Commonwealth Marathon selectee Lee Merrien again underlined his class to come home over 2 minutes clear of a 130 strong field in the annual Boxing Day Cross country held over the traditional 4.75 mile L’Ancresse “Full Course” (image Phil Nicolle). In 9th place overall Louise Perrio, like Merrien, was a…

FNB 4 – Stonecrusher
16 Dec
6:06

FNB 4 – Stonecrusher

Dawes and Perrio unshaken by Stonecrusher challenge – by Jamie Ingrouille. (image Phil Nicolle) Steve Dawes and Louise Perrio won their respective gender divisions in race four of the FNB Guernsey League, which was contested in windy conditions on the ‘Stonecrusher Long’ loop. Returning star Steve Dawes demonstrated impressive form…

FNB Race 3 Delancey Reverse
02 Dec
4:56

FNB Race 3 Delancey Reverse

Steve Dawes took a significant step on his comeback trail with a dominant win over the 6 mile Delancey FNB Cross-Country. (images Rob Elliott & Phil Nicolle). Louise Perrio, who along with Dawes has dominated the domestic cross-country scene in the last 15 years is now clearly on the road…

Guernsey Juniors at Hampshire Schools.
28 Nov
8:34

Guernsey Juniors at Hampshire Schools.

More  strong Guernsey cross-country off-island performances:- This time at the Hampshire Schools cross-country championships held over a series of short courses at the picturesque St Swithun’s school in Winchester. Guernsey managed a first place as Summer Woodhead continued in her winning ways to win the year 8 girls race. Jack…

Liverpool Cross Challenge (Euro Trials)
26 Nov
7:15

Liverpool Cross Challenge (Euro Trials)

Top 100 placings for Guernsey trio in Liverpool showdown – by Jamie Ingrouille A small but dedicated contingent of Guernseywomen were rewarded with top-100 placings after making the trip to compete in the prestigious Liverpool Cross Challenge. Louise Perrio, Jenny James and Laura McCarthy took to the start line of…

Hampshire League- November -QE Park/Butser Hill
12 Nov
7:10

Hampshire League- November -QE Park/Butser Hill

Nine Guernsey athletes braved wet and windy conditions  as well as the infamous Butser Hill at November’s Hampshire League meet. Seniors Ed Mason and Pete Amy were 31st and 36th out of a quality field of 270 runners. Ed was a solid 6th U20 “it was more like a fell…

National Cross Country Relays – U20 Teams
08 Nov
6:25

National Cross Country Relays – U20 Teams

Guernsey’s FNB supported U20 endurance runners came so close to a top 20 national placing in their National relay debut but their hopes slipped away in the bedlam of a final changeover that saw them drop 10 places. Alex Rowe (seen chasing Sale Harrier Adam Spilsbury) got the A trio…

FNB 1 – Delancey 3m
14 Oct
5:09

FNB 1 – Delancey 3m

Image – the leading trio – L-R Pete Amy, Richard Friedrich, Alex Rowe. Richard Friedrich may not race often but when he does he is a difficult man to beat as it proved again in the opening 3 Mile event of the 2017/2018 FNB Cross Country series. The race unfolded…

FNB Cross Country league 2017/18 – Event Preview
27 Sep
11:33

FNB Cross Country league 2017/18 – Event Preview

Entries from athletes  covering all ages and all standards have been streaming in and the 2017/18 FNB Cross Country league looks to be heading for its biggest fields yet. Reigning Champions Louise Perrio and David Emery have already registered but the event’s appeal extends beyond such island games level athletes…