VC&AC member Rod Paris will be hosting the annual Alderney Half Marathon & 10K in the Channel Islands on Saturday, 4 September. It starts at midday to give runners time to come from off-island without incurring overnight costs.
The race starts in the middle of the historic old town of St Anne then spews out on to the coast road for a downhill 6 miles to the finish of the 10km race. Half marathon runners continue for another lap of the island. Fantastic scenery, smooth empty roads and a small friendly field of runners.
After the race there is a great goody bag and a free sandwich lunch and hot drink for all finishers, then prize giving – all held at my house at the finish, where there are showers and changing facilities.
Now for the best bit – as the organiser I’ve ensured this race is veggie friendly and the lunch is vegetarian or vegan.
VC&AC and Vegan Runners are welcome to stay in the house – there are beds for 6 and then it’s sleeping bags. You can see all the details of the house at www.alderneyholiday.co.uk and the race at www.alderney-half-marathon.org
I hope to see lots of green vests on September 4th!