Hospice 2 Hospice Half Marathon smashes its own records

Monday 03 Apr 2023

With 650 runners signed up as individuals, 2-person or 4-person relay teams, more than double the number from last year, Sunday 26 March 2023 was certainly a smashing day to go out for a run through Jersey’s countryside. With sponsorship still being collected, the fundraising total has already reached an incredible £37,000.  Surpassing the amount raised last year.

Not only did the event surpass its previous records but so did the runners. The overall winner was Bruno Francisco who took almost three minutes off the 2022 fastest time at 1:13:35. The first lady to cross the line was Kim Garrett whose time was close to 10 minutes faster than 2022 at 1:23:41

First place winners in each of the categories were:

  • Male (17-39) - James Faudemer
  • Female (17-39) - Sam Lee
  • Male (40-49) - Mike Norbury
  • Female (40-49) - Lara James
  • Male (50-59) - Mick Siouville
  • Female (50-59) - Melissa Messervy
  • Male (60-69) - Paul Bish
  • Female (60-69) – Clare Bourne
  • 70+ - Bob Hurst
  • 2-person relay – Stonehage Fleming Team 1
  • 4-person relay – EY Team

For the full list of times and results, click here.

Loraine Fulton, Volunteer Manager at Jersey Hospice Care and organiser of the half marathon, said: “What an incredible day!  The atmosphere was amazing, everyone was enjoying the route and the sun made a welcome appearance.  Many thanks to everyone who helped to make it such a great event.  From our runners for taking part and their incredible fundraising, to their friends and family who helped spur them on. Also our wonderful volunteers and colleagues at Hospice who did everything from baking cakes for the finish to being road marshalls keeping our runners safe.  A special shout out goes to our sponsors EY, who helped make it possible and to Rock n Road Run Co for all their help and advice along the way. Both expertly managed our water stations and helped keep smiles on the runners faces.”

Francis Malaspina, a Partner at EY in Jersey, added: "It was a pleasure to sponsor this year's Hospice 2 Hospice half marathon.  It was fantastic to see a record-breaking number of runners, across a range of ages and abilities, coming together in support of Jersey Hospice Care, and help raise money for such a vital cause in our local community. We are very much looking forward to building on the success of this year’s race to continue to grow the event and fundraising efforts for next year."

Save the date for next year’s event which will take place on Sunday 24 March 2024.