Round-island walkers to be sure of their times

Local telecoms company Sure will once again be supplying mobile connectivity for the State Street Island Walk in June.

Walkers will be able to access accurate time records thanks to Sure supplying mobile WiFi units at each of the 12 checkpoints around the island.

Technology from Race Nation will give every walker an identity card that they can use to check in at each checkpoint and the times will then be automatically recorded.

The State Street Island Walk, which is in its 28th year, is one of the island’s great sporting challenges and has raised more than two million pounds for local charities and causes since it began.

Taking place on Saturday 23 June, the main walk consists of a 48-mile circuit around the island and is also available as a relay option for teams of four people to take on the famous route. The Lieutenant Governor’s Challenge returns in 2018, which offers a gentler but still rewarding 13-mile course.

Louise Burrows, head of marketing at Sure, said: “The State Street Island Walk is one of the island’s most well-known events and is a legendary physical challenge. We’re pleased to be involved and add an extra element for those brave enough to take part.

“Race Nation technology gets more sophisticated every year and we know this is a valuable resource for many walkers who like to see an accurate record of their times and try and beat their time year-on-year.”

Jake Crichton, round-island walk trustee, said: “Sure’s support of the State Street Island Walk has added a new element to the challenge for walkers and has made the administration of the event easier.

“We’re grateful to Sure for partnering with the walk and look forward to working with them again this year. We already have over 800 signups this year and are hoping it’s out most successful event yet.”

Registration for the walk is open now and you can sign up with Race Nation online at: