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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,…

Gotland 2017: Tuesday 27 Evening Session
27 Jun
8:41

Gotland 2017: Tuesday 27 Evening Session

Gallagher adds to Guernsey’s medal tally with record-breaking 400m performance- by Jamie Ingrouille Indi Gallagher ran hard from the start to take a bronze medal as well as a senior island record in the women’s 400m, with her time of 56.48 improving Kimberley Goodall’s 12-year old record of 56.81. ‘I did…

Gotland 2017: Tuesday 27 Morning Session
27 Jun
2:22

Gotland 2017: Tuesday 27 Morning Session

Men’s sprint relay squad advance in short but sharp morning of heats- by Jamie Ingrouille Guernsey’s men’s 4x100m squad have qualified for Friday’s final after winning their heat in a time of 42.41. The heat team consisted of Teddy Le Clerc, Alastair Chalmers, Harry Burns and Tom Druce. Le Clerc…

Gotland 2017: Monday 26 Evening Session
26 Jun
7:47

Gotland 2017: Monday 26 Evening Session

Double silver, double gold for Guernsey in day two of Island Games athletics– By Jamie Ingrouille Louise Perrio kickstarted today’s outstanding evening athletics session with her golden victory in a thrilling women’s 10,000m. After passing the 5,000m mark in a modest 18:50, Perrio surged to the front alongside Faroe Islands’…

Gotland 2017 – Monday am session.
26 Jun
12:05

Gotland 2017 – Monday am session.

Chalmers & Wallbridge comfortably through but wind hampers sprints. Sam Wallbridge (ht 1, 1st , 56.14)and Alastair Chalmers(ht 2, 1st, 58.53) both looked impressive in qualifying for this evening’s 400mHurdles final with  each having the luxury of easing back but still comfortably securing  key lanes for the final. In the…

NatWest Island Games – Gotland2017 Sunday session
26 Jun
5:20

NatWest Island Games – Gotland2017 Sunday session

Merrien has to settle for silver. In what became a two man race Lee Merrien was outsprinted for gold by Isle of Man ‘s Oliver Lockley in the opening track final of the 2017 games. There were echoes of 2009’s 5000m final, where Merrien tracked and outsprinted Aland’s marathon specialist…