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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…

FNB Finale – Home Farm
11 Feb
7:14

FNB Finale – Home Farm

Emery captures title with dominant run. (image Phil Nicolle). David Emery claimed his first XC Championship title in dominant fashion with an emphatic win in the 5th and final race of the 2016/17 FNB Series and Louise Perrio claimed her 11th women’s title. The race started in sleet and a windchill…

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…

FNB Race 3 Delancey long course
05 Dec
7:35

FNB Race 3 Delancey long course

Wilesmith takes control                                                            (links to results and tables at end of text) Reigning FNB XC champion Mike Wilesmith strengthened his title…

FNB XC Race 3 : Venue Change – now Delancey Park
03 Dec
11:25

FNB XC Race 3 : Venue Change – now Delancey Park

Due to the resurfacing works on the road to the course the FNB Cross Country Series fixture to be held on Sat 5th December will now take place at Delancey Park.  Start time for the race will remain at 2:00pm.  Also note the Colts (under 11) races will precede the…

FNB Race 2 Roundup – Lucksall/Millennium Stone
20 Nov
6:26

FNB Race 2 Roundup – Lucksall/Millennium Stone

Lee Merrien made light work of the strong Northerly winds but there was a tremendous race behind him as Matt Loveridge shrugged off the effects of a fall to finish strongly and claim second just ahead of Mike Wilesmith. Whilst Merrien ran a solo race for victory in 21 minutes…

FNB Finale Race 5
18 Jan
2:54

FNB Finale Race 5

Mud without the fun ?? Dave Emery pulled clear in the final quarter of the race with a characteristic surge to claim victory in the final FNB Cross Country event of the 2014/15 season but it was second placed Mike Wilesmith who claimed the overall title. The race was run…

FNB XC Race 4 – Home Farm
06 Dec
6:30

FNB XC Race 4 – Home Farm

The penultimate event in the 2014/15 five race series proved to be Dave Emery’s race but heralded Mike Wilesmith’s championship. Ed Mason had tracked the duo for the first few laps but was forced to retire just after halfway with a recurring back problem leaving a 2 man race.  Emery…

FNB XC Race 3 – Stonecrusher Nov 22nd 2014
22 Nov
4:59

FNB XC Race 3 – Stonecrusher Nov 22nd 2014

FNB XC Race 3 – Stonecrusher Nov 22nd 2014 Mike Wilesmith extends his lead at head of Div 1 whilst Sarah Mercier eeks out an advantage in Div 2. Wilesmith ran to form for a comfortable victory but it was good to see last years Series runner-up Dave Emery back…

FNB XC Series 2014/15 Race 2 Roundup
01 Nov
5:20

FNB XC Series 2014/15 Race 2 Roundup

Richard Kowenicki did his chances of a Jersey 2015 island games place no harm with an impressive victory and a course record in the second event of the FNB Series. The Guernsey born runner, who competes for Thames Hare and Hounds was matched by Mike Wilesmith over the opening lap…