RG Falla Quarter Marathon raised over £3,000 for Les Bourgs Hospice

June 22nd, 2013 by Events

RG Falla’s Quarter Marathon held in May 2013 raised more than £3,000 for Les Bourgs Hospice.

The popular six mile run from Vazon to L’Eree and back again has raised thousands of pounds Sterling for charity over the last 12 years.

Over 200 runners took part in 2013 and raised £3,284.

RG Falla is proud of its continued support of Les Bourgs Hospice. We are delighted that we are able to present them with a cheque for more than £3,000,” said Peter Gregory, RG Falla’s joint Managing Director.

“Some of the money will be used to purchase a new water cooler with the remainder being used to continue providing the invaluable support it does to islanders at a time when they need it the most,” he said.

“Having been the main contractor on the new building, we have a real understanding of just how vital the service they provide is to Guernsey and so it’s fantastic that we can organise an event which allows islanders to support that work.”

The quarter Marathon run, which took place in damp conditions on Sunday 19 May 2013, was open to both individual runners and teams.

Team entries needed to include four or more runners and the team’s time was calculated using the fastest four runners in each team.

Prizes were presented to Tristan Robilliard who was the fastest male after completing the race in 37.11 minutes.

Kerry Robin won the female prize with a time of 44.03 minutes.

The team prize went to Geomarine with a collective time of 2 hours 40 minutes and 20 seconds.

Jo Boyd, Hospice director, said the support of events like the RG Falla Quarter Marathon were absolutely essential.

“Our sincere thanks to RG Falla for organising and covering the costs of this event and to all the runners who turned out in the rain to raise these much needed funds,” she said.

“Every year, we face the challenge of trying to raise £800,000 through the generosity of islanders, so events like these are invaluable in helping us overcome that challenge,” Jo Boyd said.

 

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