Collas Crill Island Walk 2014 breaks records!

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Collas Crill Island Walk broke new records in its 24 year history this weekend.

The highest ever number of walkers completed the full walk around the coastline of Jersey – nearly 75%, an increase of 10% on previous years.

The youngest walker to complete the 48.1 mile challenge was 8 years old, while the oldest was 74.

The first man home completed the distance in 7.56 hours. The last walkers to finish came in just after midnight, having started at 3am.

Walk founder Paul Owen believes the increase might have been down to the fine weather. ‘And perhaps people are getting fitter!’ he said.

And a record number of walkers joined the Island’s Lieutenant Governor, his Excellency General Sir John McColl, on the LG’s Challenge, which splits the main walk into quarters so that it can be completed over four years. 289 registered to walk the 12 miles from Le Braye to the Waterfront¬†with Sir John.

The youngest person on this shorter walk was 5, while the oldest was also 74.

Collas Crill took over sponsorship of the Island Walk from Itex this year. The Walk has been running for 24 years and has so far raised £1.8 million for charity. The amount raised this year will be announced in September when all monies have been collected.

Collas Crill Island Walk 2014 in figures:

Total walkers registered

1235

Total miles completed

34024.6 miles

Island Walk:

Registered

946

Started

871

Finished

646 (74%)

Total combined mileage

31072.6 miles

Youngest walker

8

Oldest walker

74

Lieutenant Governor’s Challenge:

Registered

289

Finished

246

Total combined mileage

2952 miles

Youngest walker

5

Oldest walker

74

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