Graham Mann Trophy winners Jayne Le Noury, Dave Dorey and Kay Coulson receive trophy from fellow competitor and RWA President Mark Easton.
Sunday May 5th
Sarnia Walking Club
Graham Mann Team race
3 kilometres handicap road walk
Les Amarreurs, Guernsey
Kay takes individual and team wins
A good walk by Kay Coulson gave her both an individual handicap win and a share in the winning team for the Graham Mann Team Trophy. Teaming up with Dave Dorey in 4th place and Jayne Le Noury in 6th, their combined watch time of 69.17 was three quarters of a minute faster than the second team combination.
The handicapped 3 kilometres walk saw Kay cross the line first, 15 seconds ahead of Rose Druckes and a further few seconds up on third placed Harriet Payne. Harriet had a good race removing 40 seconds from her previous best time.
The fastest time of the day was visitor Mark Eastons time of 14.08. Walking for Surrey Walking Club, he is the current Race Walking Association President and a regular walker in Guernsey. Mark is still the British record holder of this distance on an outdoor track with a time of 11.24.4 set many years ago.
He could have done with this speed today as having set off 30 seconds after Jason Le Noury, he caught the youngster today after 2.5 kilometres and moved ahead before Jason came back and left Mark behind by seven seconds in the final few minutes of walking.
Easton had the final say with actual times as his 14.08 was ahead of Jasons 14.31, with Stuart Le Noury the third quickest with 14.53. Fastest of the women was Jayne Le Noury with 20.33, followed by Rose Druckes 21.14 and Harriet Payne on 22.17.
Dave Dorey edged out Mick Le Sauvage for 4th place, both walkers started together but Dave had the dip finish at the end. Jayne Le Noury doing likewise to Joanne Le Prevost after making up her 2.45 handicap. Rob Elliott was happy with his walk, being his quickest for nearly four years. Backmarkers were Kevin and Stuart Le Noury, both carrying injuries.
On a sad note and reproduced from the church to church website:
We have had sad news in Guernsey this week on the sudden passing away of Les Fallaize, at the age of 73 years. Les would be known to many of you, maybe just by sight, as the regular marshall in the Church to Church Walk at the Longfrie crossroads along with his wife Pam. This point is at the 7.5 miles distance and both covered the two crossings for many years up to last year and then moved on to the latter stages.
Les, a past member of Sarnia Walking Club, friend and supporter has walked in the Church to Church on occasions and has a best time of 4.09.27 set 20 years ago. His wife Pam, another past competitor in the Church walk and Les also took part in Sarnia Walking Club events many years ago.
A minutes silence was held in his memory before our race last weekend. Les is pictured below at the end of the 2009 Church walk and again, above, in a SWC event around 20 years ago alongside wife Pam at the Red Lion finish.
Our condolences go to his wife Pamela and daughter Ann.
Les and Pam at the finish of 2009 Church to Church.
The next walk is on Sunday May 19th over a distance of 10 miles from Pleinmont to Lancresse. The event is Race Four in the Heritage Group Championships, with a start time of 9.00 am. Details from Jayne Le Noury, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team result for Graham Mann Trophy
1st Team C , K Coulson, D Dorey and Jayne Le Noury 69.17
2nd Team B, R Druckes, Jason Le Noury and R Elliott 70.02
3rd Team A, H Payne, J Le Prevost and S Le Noury 70.44
4th Team D M Le Sauvage, M Easton and K Le Noury 70.59
||Mick Le Sauvage
||Jayne Le Noury
||Joanne Le Prevost
||Jason Le Noury
||Kevin Le Noury
||Stuart Le Noury