11 NOVEMBER 2017 - Teams Accomplish and Conquer head to parkrun
A wet and windy morning greeted our last C25K graduates of 2017 as Team Accomplish and our buggy mums Team Conquer headed to parkrun. Despite the rain there were smiling faces all round at not only achieving their 5k, but also knowing that they can motivate themselves to get out and run even when the weather isn't in your favour.
29 OCTOBER 2017 - SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon
Whilst many of our JERSEY GIRLS were running up and down the runway or running around the lanes surrounding Jersey Zoo, one of our Leaders in Running Fitness, Kiley, was pounding the streets of Dublin taking part in the Dublin Marathon.
Kiley was running for running for and this was a big personal achievement for her. Despite the months of training and weekends being given over to long runs, she loved the whole experience and the sense of personal accomplishment.
29 OCTOBER 2017 - 13k Durrell Dash
As well as the 13k route, the Durrell Dash also has a 6k route making the event accessible for runners of all abilities. Just because this route is shorter, doesn't mean it's any less challenging with quite a few hills thrown in. It was great to see so many of our recent C25K graduates taking part in this event.
29 OCTOBER 2017 - 13k Durrell Dash
Some JERSEY GIRLS stepped up to the challenging 13k Durrell Dash route which is now in it's 10th year. There are plenty of hills on this route to work the legs and lungs but the hill training some of the girls had been doing the past week certainly paid off. Extra kudos to those that ran in Halloween fancy dress!
29 OCTOBER 2017 - Philip's Footprints Run on the Runway
Some JERSEY GIRLS headed up to Jersey Airport at 6:30am on a Sunday morning to run the runway before the red eye took off in aid of the charity Philip's Footprints. It was great to see some of the members of Team Conquer, our current Buggy Couch to 5k group, taking on the 3.2k challenge.
8 OCTOBER 2017 - Royal Parks Half Marathon
Three JERSEY GIRLS, one of our Leaders in Running Fitness Laura, Melanie and Annabel, headed over to London to take part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon.
The Royal Parks is a lovely route starting out from Hyde Park, down Constitution Hill, through St James' Park, past Horse Guards Parade, through Whitehall past the Cenotaph and Downing Street, along she Strand to Aldwych before looping back to Trafalgar Square, down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace then back to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens before finishing just by the Royal Albert Hall. A great sightseeing tour and fantastic atmosphere.
7 OCTOBER 2017 - Team Triumph head to parkrun
CONGRATULATIONS to team Team Triumph who completed their nine week C25K program with JERSEY GIRLS and headed to Jersey's parkrun to run their 5k.
One of our team members was off island for their graduation run so instead of missing out, they found a parkrun at Brighton & Hove and did their 5k there at the same time as the team in Jersey. Fantastic dedication.
1 OCTOBER 2017 - Jersey Marathon
A number of JERSEY GIRLS were running in the Marathon Relay either for JERSEY GIRLS teams, work teams or charity teams. It was great to see so many of them participating. A mention to Karran who was ran the full marathon raising funds for the Hazil Brown Trust.
3 SEPTEMBER 2017 - Jersey Spartan Athletic Club Autumn Half Marathon and Relay
A very wet and windy Sunday morning greeted those taking part in the Jersey Spartan Athletic Club Autumn Half Marathon and Relay. Three JERSEY GIRLS competed the half, and 5 teams of 3 runners also took part in the relay event. A special thank you has to go to the marshals who manned the route in the most appalling conditions.
2 SEPTEMBER 2017 - JERSEY GIRLS support Jersey's 100th parkrun
A great milestone for Jersey's parkrun reaching their 100th event which was attended by 515 runners. parkruns are fantastic community events - free, 5km timed runs which take place every Saturday morning all over the world. They are open to everyone whatever their ability.
19 AUGUST 2017 - Team Defy head to parkrun
CONGRATULATIONS to team Team Defy who completed their nine week Buggy C25K program with JERSEY GIRLS and headed to Jersey's parkrun to run their 5k.
This was the first time that JERSEY GIRLS put on a Buggy C25K and whilst the Team found running with their buggies challenging, they all still managed to complete their 5k and really enjoyed being able to get out and exercise with other mums and bring baby along too.
15 JULY 2017 - Team Aspire head to parkrun
CONGRATULATIONS to teams Team Aspire who completed their nine week C25K program with JERSEY GIRLS and headed to Jersey's parkrun to run their 5k.
The group started off the program in the middle of May and immediately bonded, often meeting up to do their weekend runs together to provide additional support to each other. As well as the ladies pictured, we had a further two ladies withing the group completing their 5km.
27 MAY 2017 - JERSEY GIRLS Race for Life
Hundreds of women walked, jogged and ran the Cancer Research UK Race for Life with the options of a 5k or a 10k route. Lets beat it together.
14 MAY 2017 - JERSEY GIRLS take up the Challenge
22 JERSEY GIRLS took part in the 2017 Durrell Challenge alongside Jersey's own Superman, Henry Cavill. The Durrell Challenge is a 13k road race from West Park to Jersey Zoo which includes a few challenging hills.
Many of these women have been through our Couch to 5k program within the past year with two having only just started running at the beginning of 2017. Some of them have also been training on our 5k and Beyond program with the specific goal of completing the The Durrell Challenge.
29 APRIL 2017 - Team Motivate graduate from C25K
Team Motivate completed their C25K program. Because this was such a small group, we headed away from our usual haunt along the front, and explored the lanes around St John and Trinity. This was great for Emma and Freyja as it meant they trained on varying terrain.
2 APRIL 2017 - Jersey Spartan Athletic Club's Spring 10k
WELL DONE to our JERSEY GIRLS who took part in the Jersey Spartan Athletics Club's 10k race. Debbie and Kathryn have been training on our 5k and Beyond program which started in the middle of January and has built them up from 5k to be able to run 10k.
18 MARCH 2017 - Team Transform go Beyond 5k
Team Transform completed their 5k and Beyond program. Starting at the beginning of January, trained with intervals, tempo runs and long runs gradually building up from 5k to 10k.
11 MARCH 2017 - Teams Inspire and Achieve head to parkrun
CONGRATULATIONS to teams Teams Inspire and Achieve who completed their nine week C25K program with JERSEY GIRLS and headed to Jersey's parkrun to run their 5k.
The two groups of eleven ladies started off at the beginning of January and have battled through sleet, torrential rain, temperatures barely above freezing and storm force winds but have never lost sight of their goal to be able to run for 5k.
11 DECEMBER 2016 - Christmas Fun Run and Lunch
JERSEY GIRLS organised a Christmas Fun Run followed by a lunch at Coco Rico. Two routes were set, one for 5k and another for 10k so that all JERSEY GIRLS could be included. Great start to the festive season.
13 NOVEMBER 2016 - Jersey Spartan Athletics Club Half Marathon
Six JERSEY GIRLS took part in the Autumn Half Marathon which took them on a challenging 21.1km route from FB Fields, up Rue Saint Thomas at the side of Longueville Manor, past La Hougue Bie and on to St Martin. After all the climbing, they were then reward with downhill towards Gorey before then heading on to the coast all the way to Le Hocq then back inland to finish at FB Fields.
This was a fantastic personal challenge and for most JERSEY GIRLS, their first half marathon. Many JERSEY GIRLS also gave up their time to marshall on the day too.
12 NOVEMBER 2016 - second group of C25K graduates at parkrun
CONGRATULATIONS to our second group of C25K graduates who completed their nine week C25K program with JERSEY GIRLS and headed to Jersey's parkrun to run their 5k.
These women battled through some atrocious autumnal weather but hung in there and their dedication paid off.
16 OCTOBER 2016 - JERSEY GIRLS Dash for Durrell
We had a good turnout for the Durrell Dash with some ladies taking on 6k and other opting for the challenging 13k. Both distances had hill after hill but the girls attacked the course with smiles and ditermination.
2 OCTOBER 2016 - Mourant Ozannes Marathon Relay
JERSEY GIRLS fielded three teams on the Marathon Relay. The relay was made up of 5 legs varying in distance from 4.8k to 11.2k. It was great to see so many women rise to the challenge especially since many had never run before starting out on our Couch to 5k in June.
18 SEPTEMBER 2016 - JERSEY GIRLS Run the Runway
Some JERSEY GIRLS rose bright and early on Sunday morning to have the opportunity to Run the Runway in aid of the charity Philip's Footprints. As soon as the first aircraft of the day had taken off, Ports of Jersey closed the runway and participants had 30 minutes to run the 3.4km course before the runway reopened. Such a unique experience and for a good cause.
6 AUGUST 2016 - JERSEY GIRLS' first parkrun
What a fantastic day! Our first group of C25kers headed up to parkrun to complete their first 5k. What an amazing 9 weeks we've had with them.