The Olympic flame comes to Guernsey

Jul 15, 12 The Olympic flame comes to Guernsey

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A first for Guernsey … as part of it’s mammoth trip around the UK, the Olympic torch was in Guernsey today. Around 15,000 islanders gathered in St Peter Port to watch it process around the town before it was used to light Guernseys own Olympic beacon. There was a fantastic party and carnival atmosphere and even the weather played it’s part !...

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Santa Fun Run 2009 ….

Dec 21, 09 Santa Fun Run 2009 ….

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Phew … I did it !! I’ve just completed my first “competition run” ! 😀 hmmm … well actually not really a “competition” … and the run was actually slightly shorter than one of my weekly training sessions …… however I did achieve a personal best pace time of a 9:21 minute mile … plus this was the first time I’ve run with other runners … over 300 to be more precise ! Although this was my first one, the “Santa Fun Run” has become something of a tradition now in Guernsey. The idea is to raise some money for a local charity “Aid Reaching Children” (ARC) as well as having some exercise & a lot of fun. The adult course is about 3.6 miles and starts off from Pembroke car park and finishes in Church Square in Town [Map1 and Map2]. The children’s course runs from Bulwer avenue to Town and is joined by the adults course about half way through. I started on a running programme about 3 months ago …. entitled “Couch to 5K in 9 weeks” which basically builds you up gradually to running 5K (3.1 miles) via a series of running/walking intervals. Once I’d done this I wanted to carry on and am now doing 3 sessions a week of about 4 miles each. I’m really enjoying it, despite the freezing cold, rainy whether. You get a real buzz from running and if you’ve had a bad or grumpy day at work, going for a run is a real tonic to drive those negative vibes away :-D. So what’s next ? … not sure, but I am keen to keep expanding the distances and improving my times so we shall see...

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