2017 Race – Press Release
The 2017 Rotary Alderney Half Marathon and 10km Run was held on Saturday 2nd September starting at The Butes at midday.
Organiser Helen Ackrill said “There was a much better than hoped for response to this event with entrants coming from Guernsey, the UK and France as well as our faithful local contingent. Once again we had 12 French people who sailed over from Cherbourg.”
The sun came out and the breeze that had been there in the morning died down, so it was a little bit too hot!. Lead car set off driven by Neil Harvey, the 62 runners and walkers followed on and were accompanied by last man cyclist Adam Barnes. Rotarians and friends provided the marshals, the timekeepers, photographers and the St John’s Ambulance were on call for the event. The finish was at The Sailing Club where there were prizes for every category. The overall winner was Jamie De Garis in a time of 1 hour 21.19 minutes. The competitors were treated to sandwiches, quiche, cakes, soft drinks,teas and coffees and came away with a mug, a medal and a tee-shirt for participating.
Our thanks go to the States Of Alderney, The Cheape Trust, Stenham Trustees and The Fort Group for their sponsorship. Also the services of St John’s Ambulance, The Sailing Club (for the venue) The Football Club (put out the signage) and Johny Parmentier for his help in mile markers, start and finish flags, water tables and generally assisting in the morning. IlonaSoane Sands was the official photographer and took some really fabulous photos. Special thanks must also go to the States Works Department and the Police for arranging to close Victoria Street for half an hour in order to allow the runners to go through the Town safely.
Everyone agreed that it was a good event and hopefully many will return next year.