On Sunday 24 October 2021 over four hundred runners took part in the Guernsey Marathon, Mourant Relay Race and 2K Fun Run.
Marathon and Relay runners made their way from the new start line on South Esplanade in St Peter Port clockwise around the beautiful coastline of Guernsey before crossing the finish line in St Peter Port.
The event welcomed runners from Guernsey, Jersey, the United Kingdom, as well as from further afield including Poland and Denmark. The marathon saw the fastest male, William Bodkin, cross the finish line in 2 hours 35 minutes with the fastest female, Vicky Carre, finishing in 3 hours 10 minutes. Organisers were delighted to see two local Guernsey people take first place in both categories.
ActiveGsy took first place in the Mourant Relay Race - Team of 5 male category, finishing in a fast time of 2 hours 25 minutes. The fastest female team, Wildcats and the fastest mixed team, Imperium Trust Company Limited weren’t far behind finishing in 3 hours 10 minutes and 3 hours 12 minutes respectively.
The Mourant Relay Race – Team of 2 saw the fastest male team, Tri Hard, fastest female team, The Last Minute Loons and fastest mixed team, Quockey all finish close together with the times of 2 hours 45 minutes, 3 hours and 3 hours 8 minutes respectively.
Pictured: Vicky Carre
John Lewis, Mourant Guernsey Managing Partner, commented "We would like to congratulate all the teams that took part in this year's Mourant Relay Race. There was an incredible marathon atmosphere cheered on by spectators and volunteers along the route.
This community event and our partnership with the Guernsey Marathon truly aligns with our firms' values and focus on wellbeing, teamwork and inclusivity. We look forward to supporting and having our teams and volunteers involved in the event again next year."
The event helped raise just under £2000 for the official two local charities: Bowel Cancer Guernsey and Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation. Along with this, the event was also used as a fundraising platform for several other charities which runners chose to support. This included Cancer Research UK, St George’s Hospital, Guernsey Motor Neurone, St Johns Emergency Service and many more.
Katie Millar, Event Director commented “It was brilliant to work closely with hundreds of volunteers from course marshals, CPV officers and St Johns Ambulance volunteers - events like this could not happen without them, so a huge thanks to them all. The weather was on our side, and it was great to see hundreds of runners take part in the Guernsey Marathon. The 3D events team are planning ahead for the 2022 event, we look forward to seeing you on the start line!”
Organisers would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to everyone who made this event possible from suppliers, volunteers and wonderful sponsors. The event hopes to welcome even more runners in 2022 which is due to take place on Sunday 3 April 2022. To register visit https://race-nation.co.uk/register/guernsey-marathon/guernsey-marathon-2022.