Nandeli, aged 11, beats the adults in 3K race (including Dad)

He’s only just passed his 11th birthday, but already Nandeli Pelembe is proving a force to be reckoned with when it comes to running on St Helena. He won the 2012 Festival of Running 3-kilometre race in 20 mins and 32 seconds – nearly two minutes ahead of second-placed Julian Morris (22:22), and three minutes […]

New women’s record in St Helena marathon

A new women’s record has been set in the world’s most remote marathon race, on the opening weekend of the 2012 St Helena Festival of Running. Henrietta Timms won the race round the 42-kilometre circuit of St Helena’s mountain roads in 4 hours, 27 minutes and 57 seconds. She finished ahead of two male entrants, […]

St Helena’s just not horrible enough for marathon runners

A few days ago, this website pondered the reasons why the world’s most southerly marathon (Falkland Islands) was so much more popular than the world’s most remote marathon (St Helena). Perhaps it’s political: one wouldn’t want to make too much of it, but the relay event in the 2012 Stanley Marathon was won by a […]

Governor crosses line in Falklands marathon: your turn, Mr Capes?

Falklands Radio reports that the Falkland Islands’ governor, Nigel Haywood, has crossed the finishing line in the the world’s most southerly marathon “with the governor’s flag in his hand”. Which begs the question: will his counterpart on St Helena, Mark Capes, be tackling the world’s most remote marathon in June 2012? Or maybe he’ll pass […]