The Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon 2022 took place on Sunday 2nd October, starting and finishing at Weighbridge Place in St Helier.
The international running event, in its seventeenth year, uses the power of sport to bring together the local community, encourage health and wellbeing, and raise vital funds for charity.
The event on Sunday welcomed runners of all ages and abilities, with many travelling from abroad. Over 1,300 entrants chose between running the marathon, the marathon distance in a relay team or the marathon mile. 34 year-old Bosuben Benard Kipemoi (pictured) from Kenya was the first male to cross the marathon finishing line at 2hrs 21mins 09secs, and Lydia Wafula (34yrs), also from Kenya, was the first female with a time of 2hrs 45mins 2secs. FCM Spartan Male was the fastest Relay Team made up of five 15 – 16year-olds, and Rory Baines, 14yrs from Jersey, was the fastest to complete the Marathon Mile in just five minutes.
Standard Chartered Jersey continues to enjoy a long-standing relationship with St John Ambulance Jersey, whose fully trained and equipped volunteers deliver any required first aid cover on the day. St John Ambulance Jersey is the local chosen charity beneficiary and receives half the funds raised by runners. The remaining half goes to Standard Chartered’s Futuremakers, which tackles inequality for young people in communities and promotes greater economic inclusion.
Henry Baye, CEO of Standard Chartered Jersey, said: “The Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon is one of my favourite dates in the calendar because it’s an incredible community event that raises money for charity and there are so many inspiring runner stories.
“Thank you to St Johns Ambulance Jersey, our fantastic volunteers, partners, event organisers and the runners for choosing to run the Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon and making the day such a success. Well done to everyone involved!”
Stewart Downing, Liverpool Football Club Legend, who attended the event to start the races and cheer everyone on, said: “I’m thrilled to share my support for the Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon. Sport has the incredible ability to unite people, and this event is a great example of that. It’s fantastic to see hundreds of runners take part and fundraise at the same time.”
The Bank is committed to further improving the environmental impact of the Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon. This year, the medals and t-shirts were no longer wrapped in individual plastic bags, and the race instructions and registration materials were digitally available (not printed). Other initiatives to run a more sustainable event included a higher number of visible recycling bins for spectators and working with Jersey Water to install water dispensers at the Relay stations, which has reduced more than 2,000 water bottles.
Entry to the Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon 2023 will open soon.