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Chalmers goes 4th fastest Brit of all time – plus Mercier and Galpin break Island records
12 Jul
6:16

Chalmers goes 4th fastest Brit of all time – plus Mercier and Galpin break Island records

Alastair Chalmers more than lived up to his headline billing with an astounding performance over 300m hurdles at Footes Lane. Chalmers rarely shys away from disclosing his time goals ahead of races, and had told ITV Channel Islands that we was looking to post a time in the 35sec range,…

Main pretenders live up to expectations
28 Jun
8:43

Main pretenders live up to expectations

Chris Bain and Abi Galpin were touted to provide the highlights of Guernsey’s first ‘fully normal’ track and field meet of the summer and both duly obliged. The meet was of course also significant nationally as the first full track event to take place in the British Isles, following the…

Summer Full Course XC Merrien still top.
28 Jun
7:01

Summer Full Course XC Merrien still top.

Image Martin Gray / Guernsey Sport Photography It was perhaps fitting that the overall course record holder was present when out-of-stadia athletics returned its traditional L’Ancresse Full Course ‘home’ and sure enough course record holder Lee Merrien cruised to a comfortable victory from James Priest and crossed the line over…

Galpin and Allaway power to the top of British rankings
14 Jun
6:30

Galpin and Allaway power to the top of British rankings

Abi Galpin (above, photo courtesy of Martin Gray) and Josh Allaway both went top of their respective British rankings for 100m as Footes Lane hosted the British Isles’ first track and field meet of the summer season. The meet was held in Guernsey “Phase 4” conditions with social distancing maintained…

Virtual Mile & 5k
08 Jun
6:41

Virtual Mile & 5k

Over sixty runners from across the Channel Islands took part in the third of GAC’s virtual events this weekend. Runners were invited to submit 1 mile and/or 5k GPS tracked times run in the window June 4th-7th. Jersey’s James Faudemer was leading miler with 4:19 and Jenny James ran a…

Virtual 1m/5m & Relays April 30th – May 3rd 2020
18 May
7:58

Virtual 1m/5m & Relays April 30th – May 3rd 2020

From his base in Wales Luke Williams(24:52 5m, 4:31 1m) was the fastest overall runner across the two legs with Jenny James(28:11, 4:57) the leading woman. It was Jenny however who took the ‘overall title’ courtesy of the 88% grading average afforded to women bringing her times to 24:49, 4:22…

Virtual National Road Relays
12 Apr
8:15

Virtual National Road Relays

Virtual National Road Relay 5k: Last weekend saw many of the club’s endurance runners take the opportunity of national level competition by posting a solo recorded 5k Strava/Garmin run on a course of their choice at any time during the day. Younger athletes were overseen by householders, whilst many others…

Chertsey House Park 5k
15 Mar
1:42

Chertsey House Park 5k

Sam Lesley ended his Chertsey House series campaign on a high though he had to correct a navigational error midway through the race before catching and passing Carl Holden in the final 400m. Lesley crossed the finish line in 16:45 just 6 seconds clear of Holden and a total field…

Chertsey House Imperial 10 mile
01 Mar
6:46

Chertsey House Imperial 10 mile

Surprisingly pleasant conditions greeted relieved runners, as James Priest took the win on a second consecutive weekend, with a time of 55:56, two and a half minutes ahead of Carl Holden, giving him a 10k and 10mile championship double. Returning to local racing after a 6 month hiatus, Chris Gillman…

Chertsey House 10k
23 Feb
4:28

Chertsey House 10k

After a break from racing James Priest made light work of damp, windy conditions and led the 109-strong field from the Pembroke start to cross the North Beach finish line over a minute clear of Sam Lesley. (Phil Nicolle’s image shows Priest, Lesley and third placed Will Bodkin already established…