WORLD MARATHON TOUR: JERSEY

2015 JERSEY MARATHON, JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS: 5:04:30 (2015-10-04)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Biking-Viking-730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=736594119829259

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/jersey-marathon-2015-10-04/

JERSEY

Capital: Saint Helier (28,300)

Population: 98 000

Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)

Fun facts about Jersey:

Two golfers from Jersey have won The Open Championship 7 times between them, Harry Vardon winning 6 times and Ted Ray winning once. Harry and Ted also won the U.S. Open one time each and Harry’s brother Tom Vardon had some smaller wins on European Tours.

The Channel Islands are actually made up of seven different islands: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Brecqhou and Lihou.

Jersey is officially the sunniest place in the British Isles.

Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey both issue their very own bank notes and coins, although UK currency is widely accepted on the islands. The islands also have their own phone and postal systems.

Jersey was a favourite holiday destination of the Father of Communism, Karl Marx.

Herm is home to the smallest prison in the world. It has room for just one person!

The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles occupied by the Germans in World War II.

Jersey and Guernsey were the home in exile of French playwright and author, Victor Hugo who completed Les Miserables on Guernsey.

The islands are self-governing and have their own parliaments.

The Channel Islands are all smaller than Greater London!

More facts:

https://www.jersey.com/business/archive/tradeinformation/Pages/DidYouKnow.aspx

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g186230-Jersey_Channel_Islands-Vacations.html