Jersey Marathon standard 'improving every year'

Jersey Marathon

Standards at the Jersey Marathon are getting better every year, according to the organiser of this year's race.

The event takes place on Sunday 6 October, with more than 500 runners expected to take part, as well as relay teams and 3K fun-runners.

"You only have to look at the wining times which are getting better and better," race director Andrew Thomas told BBC Radio Jersey.

"It's a hugely competitive event and we encourage people to come here and run."

Last year's men's marathon was won in a course record time of two hours, 24 minutes and 42 seconds by Thomas Abyo, more than five minutes quicker than the previous best, while Shona Crombie-Hicks holds the women's record in 2:53:36.

"We're well supported by sponsors and equally we're pushing for increased entry year-on-year and the profile we're getting in the media locally and nationally is fantastic," added Thomas.

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