Week 19 – 8-14 May 2023


The week started with two bank holidays – Monday was for the King’s Coronation and we had a nice day doing stuff in the garden and getting bits and pieces done. Tuesday was Liberation Day and we headed down to Cobo for a swim in the murky weather, the kids stayed in for ages and then in the afternoon we went to the local parish celebrations and watch the cavalcade before heading off the L’Eree where they had a few more things going on. We had a lovely chilled out afternoon.

On Thursday I wasn’t very well with a nasty cold so stayed at home and took as many cold and flu remedies as I could find because on Friday I was singing at a concert. I just about made it but had very little voice left by the end of it!

Our friend Tom arrived on Saturday as he and The Mister, along with my sister, were running GU36, the Guernsey Ultra which is a 36 mile race; the first 16 miles are on the cliff so it is a bit brutal. It is a nice event to be around, the atmosphere is lovely and it is very supportive.

The Sister did well, coming in first woman in a time of 5 hours and 55 minutes. The Mister finished, in one piece in a time of 6 hours 58 minutes which was faster than his last time. Unfortunately Tom had to pull out at 26 miles due to problems with his calf. They all did so well though.





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Sunday 15 May 2022

15.5Today The Mister decided that he would participate in GU36. It is an ultra race which starts with 16 miles on the cliffs and then a nice gentle run around the rest of the island until you get to town. Just 36 miles.

He completed it in 29th place out of 107 and it still walking. He was beaten just by my cousins wife Vicky – another great run for her. They both did a brilliant job.

Today would also have been Mum’s birthday so we went out for dinner with my dad and sister and niece (my nephew and BIL were in Jersey). We stopped off at her grave to take a quick pic.

Well done Mister. I am super proud of you.

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Sunday 16 May 2021

16.1This is the moment my amazing sister Louise absolutely demolished the course record for the Guernsey ultramarathon GY36. She completed it in 5 hours 33 minutes and 58 seconds smashing the course record of 6 hours 9 minutes. To say I am proud in an understatement. The course is crackers, starting with about 12 miles on the cliffs and then following the coast to the north of the island, and then hitting the East coast and a nasty headwind. They finish by touching the Liberation Monument.

My sister is an amazing athlete and person and I am so grateful that she is in my life. To make things even better my cousins’ wife Vicky came in as second lady – she ran an amazing time too completing the course in 6 hours and 46 minutes. Awesome work ladies.

Well done Lou. I am so proud of you but I still think distance running is a form of self-harm!

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