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St Helier, Jersey, Channel Isles
07797827383
paul@trailmonkeyjersey.com

El Classico SW Trail Half Marathon

The SW

El Classico 1/2 Marathon

Britains most Southerly Half Marathon!

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What: Trail Half Marathon Along the South West Coast of Jersey.

When: Sun 25th August 2019 –  9am

Course Record

Male – Chris Mullin – 1:32.44 (2019)

Female – Faith Addison – 1:49.06 (2019)

Half MarathonvRR 2019

The second year of this event – it is going to be another classic! The Trail Monkey El Classico Trail Half Marathon! 

Course Details: Starting at Noirmont Point taking in some of the beautiful SW coastal paths, dropping into Portelet and Beauport beaches along the way, then making your way to Corbiere and then descending the railway walk back to St Aubins – this half marathon is 95% off road. Its a great mix of coastal paths with a challenging 1,100ft of elevation this is a scenic race open to runners of all abilities.

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General Information

Places are limited to 100 so get your place soon!

For your entry fee you will get a race number, finishers T-shirt, a medal, water stops, race organisation, race results and tea and cake at the end.

We love putting on these races, all runners are welcome, and will do our best to ensure you finish this race with a smile on your face.

Points to Note: 

Please note that trail shoes are mandatory for these races as the trails are slippery and with the potential to slip. There will be other mandatory kit items for this race which will be announced in due course. The race is a trail 1/2 marathon, however the distance will definitely not be bang on 13.1 miles, so please mentally prepare yourself for this. The course is marked to ensure that at decision points you will be told where to go, the general principle of these types of races is one of adventure so each twist and turn will not be marked, however as long as you keep the sea on your left, follow footpaths unless indicated to do otherwise and pay attention to the signage on the course you will be fine.

Water stations are 4 miles apart on this course you are expected to carry water receptacles to carry enough water to sustain yourself between these stations and if it is a hot day whilst we will ensure we have sufficient water at the checkpoints to ensure your safety it is your responsibility to carry enough water to hydrate yourself. From 2019 we will be going cupless, therefore if you wish to drink coke or squash at water checkpoints you will be required to carry your own re usable cup. Because the race is in August, it will generally be expected that it may be hot – please train in anticipation of this and take all necessary precautions to ensure your comfort on the day.

If you suffer from any medical conditions please ensure that you place a Red Cross on your race number before race day, and write your medical conditions on the back of the race number with a I.C.E. contact also. 

Course Video

Course Map

Photos

Event Sponsors

We are so pleased to announce a new sponsorship collaboration between Trail Monkey and Green Kiwi sports – they will be the main sponsor for the upcoming Winter Trail Series and the El Diablo Trail Half Marathon and hopefully some more of the events we have in the pipeline for this year. As our sponsors they will be offering spot prizes to runners at the races so keep an eye out for the prize draws at each of the races to come!

About Green Kiwi

Green Kiwi Sports have over 50 years experience in sports retail originating in Wheways which was located in the centre of St Helier, near the Post Office. Wheways was a family business which was operated by Mark and his Dad for many years until 2011 when we closed due to family circumstances and the growth of online sales. 

They have recently decided to re-enter the market again, this time in the guise of Green Kiwi Sports with all business based online. As the saying goes, ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’, so that’s exactly what they decided to do! 

They have put together a range of sports equipment with an aim of offering good quality products at the most competitive prices in the market. A lot of research has been done to azure their prices compete with online market places and are so sure of this they say “If you can find a cheaper price anywhere, we will do our best to beat it!”  They envisage the  range will continue to grow and Green Kiwi are open to any suggestions of products that customers would like to see.

Keep an eye out in the future: 

Key product lines will be available for delivery on the same day, 7 days a week for orders before 11am. Not including Bank Holidays and Public Holidays.

Ordered and delivered on the same day, to your door!

So last minute shopping will not be a problem…

Race Day Info

Essential Race Day Information

Environment

We are able to stage these events on the cliff paths as a privilege and on the understanding that we “leave no trace”. We ask that any wrappers for gels, water bottles or snacks are either disposed of suitably or held on to until there is a bin available. Please be considerate to other people using the paths – please give them right of way and say good morning to everyone to show what a lovely bunch us runners are.

The coastal paths can be technical in places, and slippery, please take care when running and ensure that good grippy shoes are worn.

Points to Note: 

Please note that trail shoes are mandatory for these races as the trails are slippery and with the potential to slip. There will be other mandatory kit items for this race which will be announced in due course. The race is a trail 1/2 marathon, however the distance will definitely not be bang on 13.1 miles, so please mentally prepare yourself for this. The course is marked to ensure that at decision points you will be told where to go, the general principle of these types of races is one of adventure so each twist and turn will not be marked, however as long as you keep the sea on your left, follow footpaths unless indicated to do otherwise and pay attention to the signage on the course you will be fine.

Water stations are 4 miles apart on this course you are expected to carry water receptacles to carry enough water to sustain yourself between these stations and if it is a hot day whilst we will ensure we have sufficient water at the checkpoints to ensure your safety it is your responsibility to carry enough water to hydrate yourself.

This is a Cupless Race

From 2019 we will be going cupless, therefore if you wish to drink coke or squash at water checkpoints you will be required to carry your own re usable cup. Because the race is in August, it will generally be expected that it may be hot – please train in anticipation of this and take all necessary precautions to ensure your comfort on the day.

If you suffer from any medical conditions please ensure that you place a Red Cross on your race number before race day, and write your medical conditions on the back of the race number with a I.C.E. contact also. 

Parking

In the interest of not impacting other cliff path users we request that where possible participants either share a car or get a lift to the start. Noirmont is a site of natural beauty and other people will be using the carparks so please be mindful of this.

Key Event Times

Friday 23rdAugust – Race Pack Pickup From Big Maggies Cycle Shop Between 12pm and 2pm

Race Briefing – Will be held at 8:45am on Sunday 25thAugust

The race will start at 9am – The Start and finish is at Noirmont Point

Race Pack Contents

Event T-Shirt

Race Number

Event HQ

Will be at the start and finish point

Assistance During The Event

The course will be marshalled and there will be a tail runner on the course – There are water points at St Brelades Beach, Corbierre Lighthouse and in St Aubins. In the event that you encounter any difficulties please make note of my telephone number at the end and contact me or if near a water station contact a marshal. If you wish to pull out please ensure that you notify either myself or a marshal on the course, to ensure that we can account for your presence at the end of the race.

The Course

The course is 13.1 miles mostly off road with a little bit of road from St Aubins to Noirmont. The Course will be signposted or marked with red and white barrier tape.

A course description video is available on Youtube: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw4QAtdUoLg

 Minimum Kit Requirements

-A bottle or receptacle to carry water – 500ml minimum requirements

-Energy Gels or Snacks

-A charged mobile phone

-Suitable running shoes for trails

-Sun cream if it is sunny

-Waterproof jacket if raining

-Clothing that will enhance visibility

Results

Event results will be posted on our Facebook page within 48 hours of event end and will be emailed out to all competitors also.

Event Sponsors

A massive thanks to Green Kiwi Sports who are our event sponsors.

Green Kiwi Sports have over 50 years’ experience in sports retail originating in Wheways which was located in the centre of St Helier, near the Post Office. Wheways was a family business which was operated by Mark and his Dad for many years until 2011 when we closed due to family circumstances and the growth of online sales.

They have recently decided to re-enter the market again, this time in the guise of Green Kiwi Sports with all business based online. As the saying goes, ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’, so that’s exactly what they decided to do!

They have put together a range of sports equipment with an aim of offering good quality products at the most competitive prices in the market. A lot of research has been done to azure their prices compete with online market places and are so sure of this they say “If you can find a cheaper price anywhere, we will do our best to beat it!” They envisage the range will continue to grow and Green Kiwi are open to any suggestions of products that customers would like to see.

We would also like to thank the department of the environment for letting us put this event on and also showcasing the beautiful cliff paths and coastal paths here in Jersey.

A big thank you also to everyone who will be marshalling the course to make the event a safe fun one. Thanks for your ongoing support guys I couldn’t do these events without you

Event Contact Details

In the event of an emergency during the event, call 999 to get help. Once the emergency has been resolved please contact myself on the number below:

All entrants must make a note of this number and carry a phone on them during the race

Paul Burrows 07797 827383

Any further questions you may have can be directed to

Paulburrows2000@yahoo.com

We hope you enjoy the event and look forward to seeing you on 25thAugust!

Paul and the trail monkey team

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