Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

September 20, 2016

a few non Sarnia WC events….

Three Sarnia Walking Club members race walked in the recent MIND Guernsey 10 kms fun run held on September 11th at the KGV Playing Fields. Full results

Stuart Le Noury started at the back of the 230 finishers and walked through to record a 55.47 time. Kay Coulson recorded 73.21 walking all the way, whilst Peter Beckerleg walked some and jogged some of the route in just over 70 minutes.

Last month Kay Coulson took part in a marathon race in Germany. Kay reports …

“Re my marathon… 14th August 2016 in Monschau, Germany. It’s about 1 1/2h drive south of Düsseldorf, very close to the Belgium border… in the hills. Great event!

On the Saturday there was the option of a mountain bike tour over the marathon course, as well as a 4.2k and 12.7k event meant for juniors and as a taster session/warm up for all. We did sightseeing instead :-)

Sunday was the main event, offering various disciplines such as an ultra (56k) for runners, as well as the marathon distance for runners and (nordic) walkers. You could enter as an individual or as a relay team of 2, 3 or 4.

With a picturesque course over 750 meters altitude, partly on forest tracks and partly on the road, it was an early, chilly 6 a.m. start for the ultras and walkers. Good racing conditions overall, even if it became a bit too sunny for some later on.

Expecting steep inclines at various points during the course, it turned out that these were mainly gradual, so not as bad as feared. The organisation and marshalling was excellent, with plenty of refreshment stations (with very friendly helpers) along the way… offerings included fruit gums and chocolate (!) and even small spoonfuls of local honey, besides fruit, water and sport drinks etc.

There were 131 walkers taking part, but as it was not a judged event and walkers were also allowed to run, the end results varied greatly from 4:25:50 to 8:20:08.

I walked and came 64th in a time of 6:15:29, which I was more than happy with as it was 3.5h faster than my disastrous moonwalk in London in May.

I can thoroughly recommended the event. Not as a race walk per se due to the obvious lack of racing rules and because the forest tracks do not lend themselves as suitable race walking surfaces, but it is a marathon and there is something for everybody, plus it makes for a great weekend away.”

September 19, 2016

1 mile track

Sunday September 18th 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

1 mile track walk

Osmond Priaulx Playing Fields, Guernsey

Close race for the women

 

Whilst Stuart Le Noury was enjoying an easy win over one mile, the leading women were involved in a close race as newcomer Donna Allan, who competed in her first race only weeks ago in the Church to Church walk, got the better of Marie Macdonald by one second.

In the process Marie improved on her best time and lost out on the Guernsey age best time to Donna. In third place and close to her best was Kay Coulson. Young Ellis Lockwood walked a good race at the back of the field in 11.39.

The next race is on Sunday October 2nd at Saumarez Park at 9.00 am . It is the first race in the Bob Wright Handicap Series over a distance of 5 kilometres. The series consists of races between 1 mile and 10 kilometres on a handicap start basis, giving all a chance to cross the line first . Newcomers are welcome. There are seven races in the series between October and February with five to score for the final points table. Details from Jayne Le Noury lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net.

 

Pos Athlete   Club Time
1 Stuart Le Noury M Sarnia Walking Club 7.46
2 Jason Le Noury M Sarnia Walking Club 9.47
3 Phil Lockwood M40 Sarnia Walking Club 9.49
4 Kevin Le Noury M55 Sarnia Walking Club 10.15
5 Donna Allan W40 Unattached 10.21
6 Marie Macdonald W40 Sarnia Walking Club 10.22
7 Peter Beckerleg M55 Sarnia Walking Club 10.29
8 Kay Coulson W45 Sarnia Walking Club 10.46
9 Mick Le Sauvage M75 Sarnia Walking Club 11.08
10 Dave Dorey M65 Sarnia Walking Club 11.16
11 Jayne Le Noury W55 Sarnia Walking Club 11.31
12 Ellis Lockwood U13 Unattached 11.39

 

Rob Elliott for SWC

Guernsey Race Walking https://sarnia.wordpress.com/

September 6, 2016

Press profile and Victory Cup

Filed under: church to church, Rob Elliott, Uncategorized — sarnia @ 7:17 pm

The local Guernsey Press featured race walker Rob Elliott bringing back some memories of his race walking career. For those that know Robs father Mick, he is still alive and well and not as indicated in the article. Also a feature on the Guernsey Church to Church trophy given to the first male Channel Islander , namely the Victory Cup.

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September 5, 2016

Church to church walk

A copy of the report found on the dedicated church to church website.

PHOTOS AT

Guernsey Church to Church walk photos at

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54713031@N00/albums/72157672415282281/page1/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54713031@N00/albums/72157672415282281/page2

Sunday September 4th 2016 

Sarnia Walking Club

19.4 miles Church to Church road walk

South Esplanade, Guernsey

RWA Permit: 6042-1 

Fletcher shoots to the front in final quarter

Manx Harriers race walker Sam Fletcher shot into the lead shortly after 15 miles and held on to it, to get himself into the record books of an event celebrating its 80th birthday.

Four walkers soon made themselves a big gap in the Sarnia Walking Clubs annual 19.4 miles Church to Church road walk from the start line at South Esplanade.

Local walkers Stuart and Jason Le Noury made the pace up the hills of Cornet Street and Les vardes in the early stages of the walk, closely tracked by Sam Fletcher on his first visit to the island. Past winner Jim Ball was taking the early stages at an easy pace and found himself well down on the leaders.

Olga Le Noury, the Sarnia WC champion and Marie Macdonald, last years womens winner were together at this point with neither laying claim to be the favourite to win.

Moving on to the 5 miles point and then heading towards the lanes of Torteval, the leading four were all within 36 seconds of each other led by Stuart Le Noury in 49.20. Sam Fletcher followed 14 seconds behind, with Jim Ball having made his customary effort to close the gap once he reached the flatter sections of St Martins a further 9 behind. Olga Le Noury had opened up a gap on her main challenger Marie Macdonald as she passed the 5 miles in 59 minutes with a minutes lead.

At Les Vauxbelets and the 10 miles point Stuart Le Noury had increased his lead to almost a minute, going through in 96 minutes 20 seconds. Jim Ball continued his surge in second place but only just ahead of Sam Fletcher. Fourth man Jason Le Noury was still in contention less than a minute behind the third man.

Moving on from St Andrews and Castel and down towards Vale Church to 15 miles the Le Noury brothers both went through bad patches as Jim Ball kept the pressure on at the front of the field. Surprising himself at keeping going for so long on his limited training he still led at 15 miles in 2.25.13 with Sam Fletcher only 9 seconds down. Both Le Nourys were struggling now with times of 2.26.53 for Stuart and 2.30.52 for Jason.

As last year, Jim Ball, with a best time of 2 hours 48  minutes for the full distance set many years ago, knows that he will walk out of steam around this point and face the hard walk home to the finish. But his competitive instinct still means he has a good go at the front. And so it came as Sam Fletcher moved past him a few minutes later and smoothly hit the front of the race. There was only going to be one winner from this point if he held himself together.

Looking easy over the closing miles Fletcher crossed the line in 3 hours 07 minutes and 45 seconds to become the second male Manx winner of the event after Michael George in 2010 and 2012. Jim Ball finished five minutes behind for second place with first local Stuart Le Noury in third in 3.18.09, faster than his winning effort the year before to once again secure the Victory Cup as first local to finish. Fourth place went to Jason Le Noury three minutes behind.

Coventrys Godivas Glyn Jones took fifth place in 3.22.18 with a new personal best time. Past winner Ed Shillabeer held of fellow visitor Sean Pender for 6th place, closely followed by local Phil Lockwood.

Reversing last years positions, Olga Le Noury was first woman home in 3.54.13 to take the Star Trophy and a big personal best time by over four minutes, six minutes head of Marie Macdonald who only just failed to beat the four hours mark this time, but considering her injury problems of late was a satisfactory result.

Stalwart Kevin Le Noury clocked up 41 finishes in the walk, walking home in 4.01.40. Kevin was carrying an injury but will find it hard to stop his consecutive streak of finishes. Close after Kevin was newcomer and local woman Donna Allan who claimed third place in the womens section.

Regular visitor David Hoben from Surrey WC, bringing along Kathy Crilley for her first church to church strode home ahead of locals Peter Beckerleg and John Dedman. Kathy Crilley, only a week after competing in a 24 hours walk in Belgium, completed Guernseys shorter 19.4 miles in 4.05.21 to smash the womens age best time previously set at 4.31.44 by Hilda Nyman. At the back of the field Kay Coulson walked to another new best time of 4.18.17, a well deserved result after her recent training.

A special mention for Mick Le Sauvage who is trying to reach a total of 50 finishes. After a gap of a few years he completed his 48th last year, but retired in his 49th at the 15 miles at Sandy Hook. 

The Sarnia WC would like those that helped out at the event and to our generous sponsors providing awards to the competitors. Bucktrouts, Walkers Crisps, Relate Guernsey, Bourse Trust, Network Insurance, Healthspan, Rothschild, Electrical Supplies & Machinery (Guernsey) Ltd, Guernsey Candles, Louvre Group, LInce Salisbury, Richmond Fiduciary Group, Jupiter Trust, Trust Corporation, Jenny Elliott, Fletchersports, Bedell Cristin, Randalls of Guernsey, Collenette Jones, Kevin and Jayne Le Noury.

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Pos.

No.

Name

Club

Country

Age

Time

1

54

Sam Fletcher

Manx Harriers

Isle of Man

M

3.07.45

2

60

Jim Ball

Steyning AC

England

M50

3.12.47

3

58

Stuart Le Noury

Sarnia WC

Guernsey

M

3.18.09

4

62

Jason Le Noury

Sarnia WC

Guernsey

M

3.21.08

5

53

Glyn Jones

Coventry Godiva

England

M70

3.22.18

6

55

Ed Shillabeer

Ilford AC

England

M75

3.44.59

7

64

Sean Pender

Enfield & Haringey

Ireland

M60

3.45.19

8

57

Phil Lockwood

Sarnia WC

Guernsey

M40

3.47.04

9

67

Olga Le Noury

Sarnia WC

Guernsey

W35

3.54.13

10

66

Marie Macdonald

Sarnia WC

Guernsey

W40

4.00.13

11

69

Kevin Le Noury

Sarnia WC

Guernsey

M55

4.01.40

12

70

Donna Allan

Unattached

Guernsey

W40

4.04.35

13

68

Kathy Crilley

Surrey WC

England

W65

4.05.21

14

61

David Hoben

Surrey WC

England

M60

4.07.41

15

56

Peter Beckerleg

Sarnia WC

Guernsey

M55

4.15.16

16

63

John Dedman

Sarnia WC

Guernsey

M40

4.16.58

17

65

Kay Coulson

Sarnia WC

Guernsey

W45

4.18.17

59

Mick Le Sauvage

Sarnia WC

Guernsey

M75

DNF

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Trophy Winners

Guernsey Can: Sam Fletcher

Victory Cup (first local): Stuart Le Noury

Newcomer plaque: Sam Fletcher

Star Trophy (first local woman): Olga Le Noury

Newcomer plaque (overseas): Kathy Crilley

Newcomer plaque (local): Donna Allan

Jenny Elliott Salver (first local over 35 woman): Olga Le Noury

CJ Robin Vetrans tankard 40 t0 49 years: Phil Lockwood

Healthspan Supervets Tankard 50 to 59 years: Jim Ball

Winning Ways Trophy 60 to 69 years: Sean Pender

Ilford AC trophy over 70 years: Glyn Jones

Guernsey Parish Shield: St Peter Port, Stuart and Jason Le Noury, Phil Lockwood

Husband and Wife: Stuart and Olga Le Noury

Fletchersports Team Shield: Sarnia Walking Club, Stuart and Jason Le Noury, Phil Lockwood

Rob Elliott for SWC

Guernsey Race Walking at https://sarnia.wordpress.com/

September 2, 2016

Friday Evening 3 kms road walk

Friday September 2nd 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

3 kilometres road walk

Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey

RWA Permit 6041-1

Le Nourys show good form

The two Le Noury boys were too strong for masters walker Jim Ball who attempted to go with the pace in the Sarnia Walking Clubs 3 kilometres warm up race for the Church to Church walk taking place two days later.

In overcast conditions the brothers were in close contention at the head of the field going through the half way point in 7.33 and 7.34. Jim was hanging on six seconds behind.

All three increased the pace on the second lap with Stuart Le Noury claiming the eventual win from brother Jason with a 14.58 clocking. Jim, with reduced training in recent months was happy with his evenings workout and finished in 15.13.

First of the women home was Olga Le Noury in 20.11, ahead of Kay Coulson in 20.50, followed by Jayne Le Noury in 21.32.

Other visiting walkers for Sundays longer walk took part, with regular walker David Hoben finishing in 20.56 and newcomer to Guernsey Kathy Crilley who finished in 22.27.

On the officials side of the race, locals were joined by Sean Pender from Enfield and past Church to Church winner Colin Bradley from Wales.

 

Pos Athlete Club Time
1 Stuart Le Noury M Sarnia Walking Club 14.58
2 Jason Le Noury M Sarnia Walking Club 15.01
3 Jim Ball M50 Steyning Athletic Club 15.13
4 Rob Elliott M55 Sarnia Walking Club 18.42
5 Phil Lockwood M40 Sarnia Walking Club 19.06
6 Kevin Le Noury M55 Sarnia Walking Club 20.00
7 Olga Le Noury W35 Sarnia Walking Club 20.11
8 Peter Beckerleg M55 Sarnia Walking Club 20.19
9 Kay Coulson W45 Sarnia Walking Club 20.50
10 David Hoben M60 Surrey Walking Club 20.56
11 Jayne Le Noury W55 Sarnia Walking Club 21.32
12 Mick Le Sauvage M75 Sarnia Walking Club 21.32
13 Kathy Crilley W65 Surrey WC 22.27
14 Dave Dorey M65 Sarnia Walking Club 22.40

 

Rob Elliott for SWC

Guernsey Race Walking https://sarnia.wordpress.com/

Church to Church Walk https://churchtochurch.wordpress.com/

August 21, 2016

3 miles road walk

Sunday August 21st 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

3 miles road walk

Rocquaine, Guernsey

RWA Permit 6040-1

Husband and wife first man and woman

Stuart Le Noury had an easy win in the Sarnia Walking Clubs 3 miles road walk on the hilly 3 miles Rocquaine circuit. Out in front from the start at the Imperial Hotel, up the lanes to Torteval Church before dropping back to the coast road at the “cup and saucer” and then back towards the start, he crossed the line over two minutes ahead of second man home Rob Elliott.

Walking her first race as a Le Noury, Olga held off Kevin Le Noury by a few seconds to claim third place overall and fastest woman. The walk of the day was by Kay Coulson in a personal best time of 34.38 and well ahead of third woman Jayne Le Noury.

The next walk is on Friday September 2nd at Les Amarreurs at 6.30 pm  over a distance of 3 kilometres. It is a warm up event for the Church to Church 19.4 miles road walk being held on Sunday September 4th at 9.00 am. All are welcome to compete in either walk. Details from Jayne Le Noury, lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net.

 

Rob Elliott for SWC

Guernsey Race Walking https://sarnia.wordpress.com/

Pos Athlete   Club Time
1 Stuart Le Noury M Sarnia Walking Club 26.26
2 Rob Elliott M55 Sarnia Walking Club 28.55
3 Olga Le Noury W35 Sarnia Walking Club 33.15
4 Kevin Le Noury M55 Sarnia Walking Club 33.17
5 Peter Beckerleg M55 Sarnia Walking Club 33.25
6 Kay Coulson W45 Sarnia Walking Club 34.38
7 Mick Le Sauvage M75 Sarnia Walking Club 34.57
8 Jayne Le Noury W55 Sarnia Walking Club 36.24
9 Dave Dorey M65 Sarnia Walking Club 38.39

August 20, 2016

Fixture list to May 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarnia @ 8:12 pm

Guernsey Fixture list for September 11th to May 2017

SWC fixtures 2016 2017 

Sunday September 11th Mind Fun Run / Walk 10 kms King George V Playing Fields 10.00 am
(not Sarnia WC event)
Sunday September 18th Track 1 mile Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane 9.30 am
Sunday October 2nd Handicap 1 5 kms Saumarez Park, Castel 9.00 am
Sunday October 16th Handicap 2 10 kms Delancey Park, St Sampsons 9.30 am
Sunday October 23rd Training including 3 kms Cambridge Park, St Peter Port 9.30 am
Sunday October 30th Peter Kendal Pairs 3 kms Amarreurs Road, Vale 9.30 am
Sunday November 13th Handicap 3 3 kms track Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane 9.30 am
Sunday November 20th Road walk 10 / 5 kms North Side, Vale 9.30 am
Sunday November 27th Handicap 4 2 kms Imperial Hotel, Pleinmont 9.30 am
Sunday December 11th Hill Climb 815 metres Le Val des Terres 9.00 am
Sunday December 18th Road walk 3 miles Rocquaine Circuit 9.30 am
Sunday January 8th Handicap 5 5 kms North Side, Vale 9.30 am
Sunday January 15th Pace judgement training 6 x 750 m Cambridge Park, St Peter Port 9.30 am
Sunday January 29th Handicap 6 1 mile track Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane 9.30 am
Sunday February 5th Road walk 10 / 5 kms Amarreurs Road, Vale 9.30 am
Sunday February 19th Handicap 7 5 miles Lancresse to White Rock 9.30 am
Sunday March 5th Philadelphia Team 1 mile Amarreurs Road, Vale 9.30 am
Sunday March 12th Championship 1 10 kms North Side, Vale 9.30 am
Sunday March 26th Eric Waldron 2 miles track Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane 9.30 am
Sunday April 2nd Championship 2 5 kms Saumarez Park, Castel 9.30 am
Sunday April 9th Chilcott Cup 7 miles Albecq to North Side 9.30 am
Sunday April 23rd Training including 5 kms Cambridge Park, St Peter Port 9.30 am
Friday April 28th Championship 3 3 kms track Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane 6.30 pm
Sunday May 7th Graham Mann Team 3 kms handicap Amarreurs Road, Vale 9.30 am
Sunday May 14th Sean Pender 2 kms track handicap   Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane 9.30 am
Friday May 26th Championship 4 5 kms track Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane 6.30 pm

August 14, 2016

1 mile track walk

Sunday August 14th 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

Heritage Group Championships

1 mile track walk

Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane, Guernsey

Newly weds are crowned as Champions

Newly weds Stuart Le Noury and Olga Sinkevica, the Sarnia Walking Club Heritage Group Champions for 2016 missed the final race over one mile as they were on honeymoon, letting in brother Jason and Marie Macdonald to take the respective victories in the final walk of the series.

Stuart Le Noury again wins the Sportsman Trophy as Champion with 2nd placed Phil Lockwood taking the Grace Mansfield Endeavour Trophy.

Olga Sinkevica wins the Carol Bates Memorial Championship Trophy retaining her title from 2015.

Junior Under 17 walker Alex Sinkevics wins the Junior Championship for the year.

Jason Le Noury walked away from the field to win easily in 7.31 from Phil Lockwood, whilst Marie Macdonald in 10.27 raced to a new Guernsey womens age best time, ahead of Jayne Le Noury.

Jayne Le Noury won the Jubilee Tankard for the handicapped section held in conjunction with the Championships with 89.5 points, ahead of Kay Coulson with 80 points and the first man Mick Le Sauvage.

The next race is on Sunday August 21st at 9.30 am for a 3 miles road walk on the Rocquaine Bay Circuit, starting at the Imperial Hotel and finishing at the Rocquaine coast road car lay-by.

Only a few weeks after that is the annual Church to Church road walk over 19.4 miles on September 4th starting at 9.00am. It is hoped for a close walk between the womens Church Champion Marie Macdonald and 2016 Club Champion Olga Sinkevica, now Le Noury.

Stuart Le Noury the reigning mens Champion can expect the close attention of visitors Jim Ball, himself a past winner and newcomer to the event Sam Fletcher from the Isle of Man. Added to the mix could be Jason Le Noury who has raced sparingly this year.

The event is not only about winners but is open to all standards of walkers with a generous time limit of 5 hours 30 minutes. Details from Jayne Le Noury lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net

 

Pos Athlete Club Time
1 Jason Le Noury M Sarnia Walking Club 7.31
2 Phil Lockwood M40 Sarnia Walking Club 9.45
3 Kevin Le Noury M55 Sarnia Walking Club 10.10
4 Marie Macdonald W40 Sarnia Walking Club 10.27
5 Peter Beckerleg M55 Sarnia Walking Club 10.37
6 Mick Le Sauvage M75 Sarnia Walking Club 10.50
7 Jayne Le Noury W55 Sarnia Walking Club 11.23
8 Dave Dorey M65 Sarnia Walking Club 11.39
9 Ellis Lockwood U13 Unattached 12.03

Mens and Womens Championship positions for the Sportsmans Trophy, Grace Mansfield Endeavour Trophy and the Carol Bates Memorial Championship Trophy

Stuart Le Noury 15 15 0 15 15 10 15 12 15 0 112 0 0 112
Phil Lockwood 9 10 12 0 9 12 12 9 12 12 97 0 9 88
Kevin Le Noury 0 9 10 12 8 0 10 8 10 10 77 0 0 77
Rob Elliott 12 12 15 0 10 15 0 10 0 0 74 0 0 74
Mick Le Sauvage 7 8 9 10 6 9 8 6 8 8 79 6 6 67
Peter Beckerleg 8 7 8 0 7 8 9 7 9 9 72 0 7 65
Jason Le Noury 10 0 0 0 12 0 0 15 0 15 52 0 0 52
Dave Dorey 6 0 7 0 5 7 7 0 0 7 39 0 0 39
Olga Sinkevica 15 15 0 15 15 15 15 15 15 0 120 0 0 120
Kay Coulson 12 9 12 0 9 12 12 12 12 0 90 0 0 90
Jayne Le Noury 10 10 15 10 10 0 10 10 10 12 97 0 10 87
Marie Mcdonald 0 12 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 15 51 0 0 51

 

Handicap positions: handicap plus watch time

1 Jason Le Noury (3.40) 11.11, 2 M Macdonald (o.55) 11.22, 3 Jayne Le Noury (0.00) 11.23, 4 K Le Noury (1.15) 11.25, 5 P Beckerleg (0.50) 11.27, 6 D Dorey (0.00) 11.39, 7 M Le Sauvage (0.50) 11.40, 8 P Lockwood (2.25) 12.10

Final points table

Jayne Le Noury 12 15 9 12 13.5 0 8 5 10 10 94.5 0 5 89.5
Kay Coulson 15 7 5 0 6 10 15 15 7 0 80 0 0 80
Mick Le Sauvage 6 12 10 8 3 12 10 7 12 6 86 3 6 77
Peter Beckerleg 7 6 8 0 10 7 12 9 15 8 82 0 6 76
Olga Sinkevica 9 10 0 15 8 9 6 10 6 0 73 0 0 73
Kevin Le Noury 0 8 12 9 5 0 7 8 8 9 66 0 0 66
Stuart Le Noury 10 5 0 7 7 5 4 4 9 0 51 0 0 51
Rob Elliott 8 4 15 0 4 8 0 6 0 0 45 0 0 45
Jason Le Noury 4 0 0 0 13.5 0 0 12 0 15 44.5 0 0 44.5
Dave Dorey 3 0 7 0 1 15 9 0 0 7 42 0 0 42
Marie Macdonald 0 9 0 10 9 0 0 0 0 12 40 0 0 40
Phil Lockwood 5 3 6 0 2 6 5 3 5 5 40 0 2 38

August 6, 2016

Mr and Mrs Le Noury

Congratulations to two Sarnia Walking Club members married yesterday in Latvia . Olga Sinkevica married Stuart Le Noury .Stuart is the eldest son of Jayne and Kevin Le Noury.

July 31, 2016

Piette Trophy at Rocquaine

Sunday July 31st 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

Piette Trophy

Rocquaine Bay, Guernsey

3.8 miles handicap road walk

RWA Permit no: 6039-1

Following in fathers footsteps

image4Rob Elliott, the leading race walker in Guernsey many years ago, had only one trophy on the Sarnia Walking Clubs calendar open to him, that had eluded him. The handicapped Piette Trophy, held along the coast road at Rocquaine Bay and usually in conjunction with the Rocquaine Regatta was always out of reach in spite of Rob managing to set the course record three times.

Father Mick had won the first two events way back in 1971 and 1972 and until this year the family name was absent from the trophy. A small field of 6 walkers raced this year due to the absence of other regulars being off island.

In form Kay Coulson started impressively but slowed towards the end as she was reeled in by the first three walkers, but still recorded a huge personal course best time of 43.31, well ahead of her old 45.08 time.

Rob Elliott, off last on handicap, over took Phil Lockwood early on and made inroads on the others on the two lap course. He sensed his first win as he made the final turn for home with three quarters of a mile to go. It was only a matter of time before he hit the front with a wry smile as he went past eventual second placed walker Marie Macdonald to continue to victory.

Marie had the race of the day as she removed 2 minutes 14 seconds off her best time and kept Mick Le Sauvage back to third place.

At the back of the field Peter Beckerleg could not hold off Phil Lockwood who passed him late on.

The next race is on Sunday August 14th at Footes Lane. The distance is 1 mile and is the final race in the Heritage Group Championships. Looking further ahead, the annual Church to Church road walk will take place on Sunday September 4th at 9.00 am over the one lap course between the islands parish churches, starting and finishing at the South Esplanade.

 

The event, celebrating its 80th birthday in 2016, started out as a challenge to walk the 19.4 miles route in 3 hours 20 minutes. The challenge was met and the time broken as 38 walkers finished the walk. Todays walkers have a generous five and a half hours time limit, catering for those who just want to say they have completed the Church to Church.

Amongst the walkers expected this year are members of the Sarnia Walking Club as well as a few regular overseas walkers.The organisers welcome anyone wishing to take part, experienced at walking or not. Walk details can be found at https://churchtochurch.wordpress.com/ or email lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net .

 

Pos Athlete   Club Watch Time  

Hcap

 

Actual time

1 Rob Elliott M55 Sarnia Walking Club 42.48 6.30 36.18
2 Marie Macdonald W40 Sarnia Walking Club 43.19 1.30 41.49
3 Mick Le Sauvage M75 Sarnia Walking Club 43.25 1.30 41.55
4 Kay Coulson W45 Sarnia Walking Club 43.31 0.00 43.31
5 Phil Lockwood M40 Sarnia Walking Club 44.26 5.30 38.56
6 Peter Beckerleg M55 Sarnia Walking Club 44.48 1.30 43.18
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