St Helier, Jersey, Channel Isles

El Classico SW Trail Half Marathon

The SW

El Classico 1/2 Marathon

Britains most Southerly Half Marathon!

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

When: Sun 30th August 2020 –  9am

Course Record

Male – Chris Mullin – 1:32.44 (2019)

Female – Faith Addison – 1:49.06 (2019)

The third 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.


General Information

Places are limited to 170 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


Event Sponsors

Trail Monkey & True Food Nutrition

We are so pleased to announce a new collaboration between the guys at True Food Sport Nutrition and Trail Monkey. They are sponsoring the upcoming El-Diablo Trail Half and the El-Classico Half in August.

Kit Chamier and Paul Garrod are specialists in Sports Nutrition and can provide you with personalized training and race nutrition advice to help you excel with running. They work with a wide range of athletes including endurance runners. They aim to provide trustworthy nutrition advice to help support and maintain quality training and race performances. You can visit to find out more, or pop into Bond Street Health to meet them. They work with you as an individual to make sure your needs are tailored, effective and realistic.

If you want to contact them directly just email them here

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