Keith Falla Memorial Full Course
Time & Location
About the Event
The Keith Falla Memorial Full Course is the second event in the Easter Festival, following a traditional 4.75 mile lap of the paths and grass trails of L’ancresse common.
Minimum age for senior Festival - 16 on day of first race.
The course is run regularly in the Island fixtures and is something of a local benchmark for performances. Whilst largely run on grass and firm dirt paths there are extended sections of tarmac which make the course unsuitable for spikes. When conditions are wet, studded shoes can be advantageous otherwise grippy trainers or racing flats are the shoe of choice for locals. The course will be well marked with gates, arrows and chalk. Where there are gates runners MUST past through them. As ever, the marshals’ instructions should be obeyed. L’ancresse Common is a public area and the Club would appreciate respect being shown to other users.
The start takes place opposite Lucksall Garage, close to Vale Church (Perry’s Guide Map reference p6 B4). Please note that the road parallel to the start will be one way towards the T-junction with the main road. Please arrange to leave yourself plenty of time to arrive park and warm up. Note there is no shelter at this venue.
Public Toilets are available at the Ladies Bay Playground, Chouet Kiosk (with-in warm up distance) and slightly further out at Pembroke.
PARKING Is available in the public car parks at Les Ammarreurs and Ladies’ Bay beaches, or slightly further afield at Chouet and Pembroke.
The land adjacent to the start (at Lucksall Garage itself) is private and parking is not permitted here. It is also illegal to park or drive on the Common itself. Please note there should be no parking in the road, which as above is one way for this event. Whilst driving in the area, please be aware of fellow athletes warming up or down.
SPECTATING This is possible at almost any point on the course though as the circuit is nearly 5 miles, watching at further points will likely mean missing the start and/or finish. Rocque Balan (c.1km), Bunker Hill (another 800m or so on), Tower No. 5 and L’ancresse Kiosk (c.2 miles) and Chouet Kiosk (c. 4 miles) are usually popular vantage points.
Entry prices are as follows, Affiliated/Non-affiliated (Affiliated Entry is for UKA-affiliated Club members ONLY):
5k: £18/20; Full Course: £15/17; Relay: £5/£5; 10k: £23/£25
- 3 in 1 - Affiliated£39£390£0
- 3 in 1 - Unaffiliated£45£450£0
- All 4 Races - Affiliated£44£440£0
- All 4 Races - Unaffiliated£50£500£0