Call us tel: +290 22158 | Email us: enquiries@tourism.sh

Festival of Running

Festival of Running

 Festival of Running 2017

 

18 – 26 November

The annual St Helena Festival of Running is only weeks away!

 

This is a sponsored event to raise money for NASAS (National Amateur Sports Association of St Helena) from the Trail Run, Marathons, Fun Runs and Jacob’s Ladder. Competitors will have to raise a minimum of £5 for the full event, so it doesn’t matter if you are competing in one or all of these events, the minimum fee is only £5!

 

The Triathlon will be used to raise money for the New Horizons Youth Centre, and the sponsorship minimum is again only £5!

 

 

 

Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Fun Run and 3km Fun Run, 19 November 07:00 and 09:00

42KM FULL – The Marathon is a challenging but rewarding feat along a breath-taking route over varied terrain. The route passes through Sandy Bay Ridge, Halley’s Mount, Green Hill and Levelwood.

Click here for a visual map of the route

Record Holder: Martin Collins, 2016: 3 hrs, 44 mins, 05 secs

 

21KM HALF – The Half Marathon route takes you to White Gate, through Sandy Bay Ridges, Gordon’s Post and New Ground.

Click here for a visual map of the route

Record Holder: Jean-Paul Van Belle, 2001: 1 hr, 40 mins, 46 secs

 

10KM – The 10km route goes through White Gate, Red Hill and Rosemary Plain.

Click here for a visual map of the route

Record Holder: Jean-Paul Van Belle, 2001: 42 mins, 22 secs

 

3KM – The 3km Fun Run goes through White Gate, Red Hill and Scott’s Mill.

Click here for a visual map of the route

Record Holder: Rocky Stroud, 2007: 18 mins 19 secs

 

Jacob’s Ladder Challenge, 22 November 16:30

Challenge the 699 steps from Jamestown to Ladder Hill!

Record Holder: Graham Doy, 2013: 05 mins, 16 secs

 

Trail Run, 25 November 08:00

A race from the lowest point on the island, Jamestown, to the highest Peak, Diana’s Peak.

Click here for a visual map of the route

Record Holder: Martin Collins, 2016: 56 mins, 55 secs

 

 

Triathlon, 26 November 09:00

The Triathlon will challenge your swimming, cycling and running abilities along a route in and around Jamestown.

Record Holders: Colby Thomas, Anthony Thomas, Martin Collins, 2016: 55 mins, 47 secs

 

Contact Juliet Williams for more information

juliet.williams@tourism.co.sh

00 290 22158

 

 

Here’s a look back at the 2016 Festival!

 

Marathons and Fun Runs

img_6203 img_6207 img_6167

 

On 19 November 2016, the marathon, half marathon, 10km and 3km took place with around 60 taking part. The marathon a challenging but rewarding feet took runners through the varied scenic and jagged terrain of Sandy Bay Ridge, Halley’s Mount, Green Hill and Levelwood.  The winner of the marathon was Martin Collins for the gents at 03:44:05 and Megan Vas at a time of 04:24:12 for the women, both participants broke previous year’s records.

 

For the half marathon, the first male who crossed the finishing line was John Wollacott and the first lady Chanelle Marais.

 

Winners of the 10km was Philippe Faucheux and Anita Robbertse for the adults and Chloe Yon and Luke Ansell for the children.

 

The 3km race saw Bradley Paterson, Kenon Bargo, Gloria Yon and Demi George win in their related categories.

 

 

Jacob’s Ladder Challenge

img_6739 img_6670 img_6767

 

The Jacob’s Ladder Challenge followed on 21 November, where the current record of 5m 6s remains unbroken.  Winners of this event was Martin Collins, Aiden Yon Stevens, Fiona Mcintosh and Chole – Jayne Yon.

 

 

 

Trail Run

img_7097 img_7152 img_7093

The next event was the Trail Run which took place on 26 November, starting from the sea front to the highest peak on the island.  Martin Collins reached Diana’s Peak as the first gentlemen, with a new record time of 0:56:55.  Kathy Squires was the first lady and Jake Ansell the first boy.

 

 

Triathlon

img_7366 img_7434 img_7553

 

The final competition of the event took place on 27 November at the Wharf, where spectators gathered to witness both teams and individuals tackle the mini triathlon.  Competitors swam out to the Papanui and then cycled and ran through routes in and around Jamestown.  For the teams Colby Thomas, Anthony Thomas and Martin Collins triumphed and in 1st place of the individuals were Richard Dobson.

 

  Return to Events

Cancer Awareness