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Island Games 2019 – Team Announcement
06 May
5:28

Island Games 2019 – Team Announcement

Guernsey Athletics is pleased to announce its team for the 2019 Island Games in Gibraltar. The 32-strong team includes stars of previous editions Sarah Mercier and Louise Perrio on the women’s side, with Island Games veteran Dale Garland and the young-but-decorated Sam Wallbridge heading up the men. Mercier is arguably…

Merrien to undertake endurance management role in Gib
01 May
6:09

Merrien to undertake endurance management role in Gib

Guernsey Athletics is pleased to announce that multiple Island Games champion Lee Merrien will undertake the role of “Endurance Manager” for July’s Island Games in Gibraltar. The all-time local great will be the third member of team management alongside Team Manager Tom Druce and Assistant Team Manager Nick Marley, both…

Chalmers chalks up another Island best
28 Apr
8:37

Chalmers chalks up another Island best

As he so often does, Cameron Chalmers lived up to the pre-race billing as he claimed the Island 600m record after a searing pace first half of the race. He knocked almost exactly a second off Tom Druce’s previous mark…clocking 77.26sec. His brother Alastair could not live with the older…

Island Games stalwart Geoff is the man to lead 2021 project
24 Jan
3:13

Island Games stalwart Geoff is the man to lead 2021 project

Guernsey Athletics is pleased to confirm that Geoff King has been appointed at the Island Games 2021 Athletics Co-ordinator. The appointment has been made following a process of thorough discussion between the club board, development officer and the relevant members of the Guernsey 2021 committee. King (seen above, right, in…

Selection criteria published for Gibraltar 2019
25 Sep
12:34

Selection criteria published for Gibraltar 2019

Guernsey Athletics have published the first version of their selection criteria for the NatWest Island Games to be held in Gibraltar in July 2019. The document details similar procedures to the 2017 edition but includes some changes including adjustments of some standards. Athletics Development Officer Tom Druce explained that the…

Gotland 2017: Friday Afternoon Session
30 Jun
9:54

Gotland 2017: Friday Afternoon Session

Golden glory for Merrien and Perrio in Island Games finale– by Jamie Ingrouille Lee Merrien redressed his 10,000m defeat while Louise Perrio added a second gold to her medal tally, both over the half marathon distance, in the fantastic finale of this year’s Island Games. Merrien concluded his lengthy Games…

Gotland 2017: Thursday Evening Session
29 Jun
6:23

Gotland 2017: Thursday Evening Session

Lesbirel takes gold and Allaway silver in front of elated Guernsey crowd- by Jamie Ingrouille Two of Guernsey’s star sprinters brought back medals on a blustery evening in Gotland. Hannah Lesbirel trailed the defending champion, Bermuda’s Taahira Butterfield, around the bend then powered ahead on the straight to win the…

Gotland 2017: Thursday Morning Session
29 Jun
1:00

Gotland 2017: Thursday Morning Session

Young athletes reach finals in successful morning of sprint qualifiers- by Jamie Ingrouille Hannah Lesbirel ran a strong semi-final to cement her position as one of Guernsey’s main medal hopes on a blustery morning in which several under-17 and under-20 athletes also impressed by advancing to tonight’s finals. Lesbirel was again…

Gotland 2017: Wednesday 28 Evening Session
28 Jun
9:24

Gotland 2017: Wednesday 28 Evening Session

Distance duo bring back medals for Guernsey– by Jamie Ingrouille Excellent 5000m races by Sarah Mercier and Louise Perrio saw them mount the podium as Guernsey’s star performers of a successful evening athletics session. Reigning champion Mercier ran a bold race for silver in the wake of an injury that…

Gotland 2017: Wednesday 28 Morning Session
28 Jun
1:50

Gotland 2017: Wednesday 28 Morning Session

Sprinters safely through initial stages– by Jamie Ingrouille Hannah Lesbirel may prove one of Guernsey’s main medal prospects after a ‘quite comfortable’ 200m qualifier in a long morning of heats that evoked both joy and disappointment from the island team. Lesbirel, who holds the women’s island record in the event,…