Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

October 22, 2017

Cambridge Park 5 kms

Sunday October 22nd 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

5 kilometres park walk

Cambridge Park, Guernsey

Three minute personal best for Wendy Wilson

Newcomer Wendy Wilson removed three minutes from her personal best time set a few weeks ago as she finished in 5th place in 36.32. A mixed morning with a bit of wind, rain and the sun saw the small field walk the five lap course unaffected by the nights storms apart from a few twigs strewn around.

Rob Elliott, walking slightly faster than his last race secured the win in 30.27, opening up an ever increasing gap on second home Donna Allan. Peter Beckerleg finished third just outside 35 minutes with MIck Le Sauvage a further minute back. Dave Dorey brought the field home in just under 41 minutes.

1 Rob Elliott M55 30.27

2 Donna Allan W40 31.25

3 Peter Beckerleg M55 35.09

4 Mick Le Sauvage M75 36.03

5 Wendy Wilson W50 36.32

6 Dave Dorey M70 40.50

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October 8, 2017

10 kms Delancey Park

Sunday October 8th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Bob Wright Handicap Series Race Two

10 kilometres road walk

Delancey Park, Guernsey

Newcomers take first two places

Newcomers Wendy Wilson and Kevin Allan made the most of their handicap times to finish first and second in the second race of the Bob Wright Handicap Series. The 10 kilometres walk was held in glorious conditions on a wind free morning over the multilap course at Delancey, with Wendy Wilson crossing the line first winning by a clear two minutes. A good walk by Peter Beckerleg got him the closest to the leading two finishing a minute down on Kevin Allan in second place.

Fourth place went to Jayne Le Noury, who although down on her expected time held off  the Series early leader Mick Le Sauvage.

Sixth place went to Olga Le Noury, holding off Kevin Le Noury by six seconds.  Olga showed no ill effects from having run the Runway run some ten hours earlier.

Stuart Le Noury, back in 10th place had the fastest time of the day recording 57 minutes dead, finishing his third race over the weekend having taken part in the park run 24 hours earlier then the Crimestoppers Runway 5 kilometres run held just before midnight on Saturday.

Rob Elliott with 1.03.57 claimed second fastest a minute ahead of leading woman Donna Allan. As last week a close eye was kept on the gap across the park as the two were set off on different handicap mark two minutes part. Elliott closing the gap early on, with Donna holding her own and even regaining a little time in the closing quarter of the race.

1 Wendy Wilson W50 1.19.29 (watch time) / 1.00 (handicap) / 1.18.29 (actual time)

2 Kevin Allan M40 1.21.29 / 0.00 / 1.21.29

3 Peter Beckerleg M55 1.22.37 / 12.00 / 1.10.37

4 Jayne Le Noury W55 1.23.25 / 4.00 / 1.19.25

5 Mick Le Sauvage M75 1.23.55 / 10.00 / 1.13.55

6 Olga Le Noury W35 1.24.30 / 11.00 / 1.13.30

7 Kevin Le Noury M55 1.24.36 / 12.00 / 1.12.36

8 Donna Allan W40 1.24.55 / 20.00 / 1.04.55

9 Rob Elliott M55 1.25.57 / 22.00 / 1.03.57

10 Stuart Le Noury M 1.27.00 / 30.00 / 57.00

Kay Coulson W45 DNF 40.29 for 5 kms.

October 1, 2017

Bob Wright Handicap One

Sunday October 1st 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Bob Wright Handicap Series Race One

5 kilometres

Saumarez Park, Guernsey

Opening win for Le Sauvage

Mick Le Sauvage claimed the opening win in the first race of the Bob Wright Handicap Series finishing seven seconds ahead of the fast finishing Donna Allan. A close race for third place was won by Dave Dorey, with the next four walkers finishing within seven seconds of him. 

Amongst those was back marker Stuart Le Noury who walked the fastest time of the day with his 26.01. Donna Allan and Rob Elliott both recorded 30.41 for second fastest times with both walkers checking out the gap for each other from other sides of the park having been set off at different times.

Jayne Le Noury walked with newcomers Wendy Wilson and Kevin Allan for most of the race, eventually crossing the line with Wendy with Kevin Allan fifteen seconds adrift at the finish.

1 Mick Le Sauvage M75 38.34 (watch time) / 3.00 (handicap) / 35.34 (actual time)

2 Donna Allan W40 38.41 / 8.00 / 30.41

3 Dave Dorey M70 38.55 / 1.00 / 37.55

4 Peter Beckerleg M55 38.57 / 4.30 / 34.27

5 Kay Coulson W45 38.58 / 2.30 / 36.28

6 Stuart Le Noury M 39.01 / 13.00 / 26.01

7 Kevin Le Noury M55 39.02 / 4.30 / 34.32

8= Jayne Le Noury W55 39.31 / 0.00 / 39.31

8= Wendy Wilson W50 39.31 / 0.00 / 39.31

10 Kevin Allan M40 39.46 / 0.00 / 39.46

11 Rob Elliott M55 40.41 / 10.00 / 30.41

September 21, 2017

The Young Ones

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IMG_2834This article appeared in the Guernsey Press yesterday in the Young Ones section. The photo is actually Jason Le Noury, not Stuart as the caption says. It’s good to see walking featured in the local paper

September 17, 2017

one mile track

Sunday September 17th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

1 mile track walk

Osmond Priaulx, Guernsey

Personal best for leading woman

After an absence of several months due to illness, Guernseys leading woman walker Donna Allan again toed the line in the Sarnia Walking Clubs one mile track walk. A cautious start saw her pass the halfway mark in 5.04 before increasing her pace to cross the line in 9.38 for a new personal best time by almost half a minute. 

Expected winner Stuart Le Noury walked a 7.27 mile, well ahead of Rob Elliott in 9.03. Third place went to Donna Allan whose second half time was only a second down on Elliotts.

A close race for 4th was won by Kevin Le Noury from Peter Beckerleg.

Second woman home was Olga Le Noury in 10.49, followed by Mick Le Sauvage and third woman Kay Coulson.

Jayne Le Noury walked her usual consistent race finishing in 11.50 ahead of Dave Dorey.

The next walk is the first race in the Bob Wright Handicap Series. It is over a distance of 5 kilometres at Saumarez Park at 9.00 am on Sunday October 1st .All ages are welcome to come and have a go at race walking in the 7 race series that finishes early next year.

This first event is held in conjunction with the Guernsey Sports Commissions “Older Peoples Week” aiming to get the over 65s into sports in general. They and all other ages will be welcomed.

Details from Jayne Le Noury lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net 

1 Stuart Le Noury M 7.27

2 Rob Elliott M55 9.03

3 Donna Allan W40 9.38

4 Kevin Le Noury M55 10.14

5 Peter Beckerleg M55 10.16

6 Olga Le Noury W35 10.49

7 Mick Le Sauvage M75 11.06

8 Kay Coulson W45 11.12

9 Jayne Le Noury W55 11.50

10 Dave Dorey M70 12.10

September 4, 2017

new fixture list

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Printable version pdf file Sarnia WC 2017 2018 fixtures

 

Sarnia Walking Club, Guernsey
RWA Category B walks.
Fixtures September 2017 to May 2018
Sarnia Walking Club website: http://www.sarnia.wordpress.com
Sunday September 17th Track 1 mile Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane 9.30 am
Sunday October 1st Handicap 1 5 kms Saumarez Park, Castel 9.00 am
Sunday October 8th Handicap 2 10 kms Delancey Park, St Sampsons 9.00 am
Sunday October 22nd Park walk 5 kms Cambridge Park, St Peter Port 9.00 am
Sunday October 29th Peter Kendal Pairs 3 kms Amarreurs Road, Vale 9.30 am
Sunday Novcember 12th Handicap 3 3 kms track Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane 9.30 am
Sunday November 19th Road walk 10 kms North Side, Vale 9.00 am
Sunday November 26th Handicap 4 3 kms Cambridge Park, St Peter Port 9.00 am
Sunday December 10th Road walk 10 kms Amarreurs Road, Vale 9.00 am
Sunday December 17th Hill Climb 815 metres Le Val des Terres 9.00 am
Sunday December 31st Road walk 3 miles Rocquaine Circuit 9.30 am
Sunday January 7th Handicap 5 5 kms North Side, Vale 9.00 am
Sunday January 14th Pace judgement training 6 x 750 m Cambridge Park, St Peter Port 9.00 am
Sunday January 28th Handicap 6 1 mile track Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane 9.30 am
Sunday February 4th Park walk 3 kms Cambridge Park, St Peter Port 9.00 am
Sunday February 18th Handicap 7 5 miles Lancresse to White Rock 9.30 am
Sunday March 4th Philadelphia Team 1 mile Amarreurs Road, Vale 9.30 am
Sunday March 11th Eric Waldron 2 miles Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane 9.30 am
Sunday March 25th Chilcott Cup 7 miles Albecq to North Side 9.00 am
Sunday April 8th Championship 1 5 kms Saumarez Park, Castel 9.00 am
Sunday April 22nd Championship 2 10 kms Delancey Park, St Sampsons 9.00 am
Sunday May 6th Graham Mann Team 3 kms handicap Amarreurs Road, Vale 9.30 am
Sunday May 13th Championship 3 2 kms Osmond Priaulx,Footes Lane 9.30 am
Sunday May 20th Sean Pender 2 kms track handicap Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane 9.30 am
Contact Race Secretary
Jayne Le Noury, Jedburgh, Sohier Road, Vale, Guernsey, GY3 5PX
e-mail: lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net         Tel:01481 246865

Another Jonathan Hobbs victory

Sunday September 3rd 2017

 

Sarnia Walking Club

 

Church to Church 19.4 miles road walk

Havelet Bay, South Esplanade, Guernsey

RWA Permit number 7057-1

Category B

 

Third Church to Church win for Jonathan Hobbs

 

In wet and windy conditions throughout the race Jonathan Hobbs raced to his third win in the annual Church to Church road walk held in Guernsey with a new personal best time of 2.57.36 for the 19.4 miles course. This beat his previous best time set when winning in 2013.

The youngest walker in the small field of 13 starters showed no ill effects after racing last weekend in the Guernsey marathon and finishing in third place. His nearest challenger was newcomer to the race and past Olympian Ian Richards who at 69 years old still takes his race walking seriously and prepares accordingly.

After his short and fast 3 kilometres in Guernsey two evenings earlier he was obviously in good form.

From the off these two soon set themselves apart from the rest of the field moving from the coast at South Esplanade and up the hilly miles in the St Martins lanes before flattening out towards the airport and the 4 miles point.

Heading towards Torteval Church Ian Richards had established a lead of thirty three seconds at the 5 miles point with a time of 45.39 with Jonathan Hobbs chasing.

Already well behind, past winner Jim Ball and Chris Hobbs, father of the second walker, went through in around 54 minutes in third and fourth positions.

Local walker and another past winner Rob Elliott had toed the line for the first time in 15 years, after spending those years officiating. He went through looking relaxed in just over 55 minutes.

The next 5 miles moving through Torteval, St Peters and towards St Andrews saw a change at the front as Jonathan Hobbs with an increase in pace created a gap on Ian, passing through 10 miles in 90.30 with an almost two minutes lead.

Jim Ball was still in third place in just under 1 hour 40 mins.

First local Rob Elliott was still walking well and was satisfied as the clock showed him recording another 55 minutes 5 miles section.

Holding his pace well Jonathan was still increasing his lead, mastering the climb up Monnaie at 11 miles before hitting the long downhill section at Castel Church. Ian Richards was finding it hard on these stretches but his position was solid with third man Ball well behind.

Unlike during his previous two wins when Jonathan had the close company of Jason Le Noury at 15 miles, on this occasion he only needed to concentrate on walking the lonely road to the finish having created a big lead.

Elliott was still moving well through St Andrews and Castel and unknown to him was making inroads on Chris Hobbs as they moved along the Friquet and then towards the Vale Church. He has his first glimpse of Hobbs around 14 and a half miles but although the gap closed in the final miles Rob Elliott was still content to walk at his own pace and not push on to chase.

Still holding his 11 minute mile pace Elliott was timed at 2 hours 45 minutes at the Vale Church 15 miles point. Climbing up the hill towards the 16 miles and then down to St Sampsons harbour the gap remained.

Moving from the calm of Grandes Maisons Road, the walkers were hit head on with a strong wind all the way to the finish line at South Esplande, some two miles away.

A glance behind from Chris Hobbs as he turned on to the seafront and he knew Elliott was close but not close enough. Both walkers were probably walking at the same pace by now so the gap remained as Hobbs finished fourth in 3.36.20 and Elliott fifth in 3.38.09.

Rob scored another victory for first Channel Islander home winning for the 18th time and 40 years after his first win as an 18 year old. He commented that it was a shame that such a time today, which was one of the slowest winning times, could still win the trophy.

An isolated Jim Ball had finished third some 15 minutes earlier in 3.20.

Past winner Ed Shillabeer and long distance specialist finished in sixth place in just under four hours, but let out a yelp of joy when told that Ian Richards had just fallen short of his age best time set in 2006.

Sean Pender finished a couple of minutes down on Ed, whilst regular visitor David Hoben just held on to beat second local Peter Beckerleg. Stalwart Kevin Le Noury was less than a minute behind, completing his 42nd consecutive Church to Church and third local home.

Next home in a new personal best time by over a minute was Kay Coulson, the new womens champion and Star Trophy winner in 4.16.59, followed by Andy Walker in 4.35.15. Kay still had a smile on her face even after facing the tough conditions that lasted throughout the day.

Thanks from the Sarnia Walking Club go to all the marshals and helpers that stood around in the rain as well as to all the events sponsors.

 

Guernsey Church to Church 19.4 miles Walk
Sunday September 3rd 2017
             
             
Pos. No. Name Club Country Age Time
             
    MEN        
1 74 Jonathan Hobbs Ashford AC England U25 2.57.36
2 77 Ian Richards Steyning AC England M65 3.08.37
3 76 Jim Ball Steyning AC England M50 3.20.02
4 73 Chris Hobbs Ashford AC England M60 3.36.20
5 82 Rob Elliott Sarnia WC Guernsey M55 3.38.09
6 75 Ed Shillabeer Ilford AC England M75 3.58.44
7 79 Sean Pender Enfield & Haringey Ireland M60 4.01.19
8 78 David Hoben Surrey WC England M60 4.10.18
9 72 Peter Beckerleg Sarnia WC Guernsey M55 4.10.18
10 81 Kevin Le Noury Sarnia WC Guernsey M55 4.11.04
11 80 Andy Walker Unattached Guernsey M60 4.35.15
  71 Des Francis Unattached England M50 DNF
             
             
    WOMEN        
             
1 49 Kay Coulson Sarnia WC Guernsey W45 4.16.59
             

 

 

Open Winner Jonathan Hobbs
2nd Ian Richards
3rd Jim Ball
Victory Cup (First Channel Islander) Rob Elliott
Newcomer Plaque Ian Richards
Newcomer Trophy (First Channel Islander) None
   
Under 25 Plaque Jonathan Hobbs
Under 25 Trophy (First Channel islander) None
   
Women:
Open Winner Kay Coulson
2nd None
3rd None
Star Trophy (First Channel Islander) Kay Coulson
Newcomer Plaque None
Newcomer Trophy (First Channel Islander) None
   
Under 25 Plaque None
Under 25 Trophy (First Channel Islander) None
   
Jenny Elliott Salver Kay Coulson
(first over 35 Channel Island woman)  
 
C J Robin Veterans tankard: 40 to 49 yrs Kay Coulson
   
Healthspan Super Vets tankard 50 to 59 yrs Jim Ball
   
Winning Ways Trophy: 60 – 69 yrs Ian Richards
   
Ilford AC Vets trophy : over 70 yrs Ed Shillabeer
Team Trophies:
   
Guernsey Parish Shield : None
(first Parish with 3 to finish)
   
Husband and Wife: (first couple to finish) None
   
Fletchersports Team Shield (men, women, mixed)   Sarnia Walking Club
athletic / race walking team of 3 walkers to score   Rob Elliott, Peter Beckerleg, Kevin Le Noury
   
Thanks to our walk sponsors
 
Relate, Network Insurance, Healthspan, Electrical Supplies & Machinery (Guernsey) Ltd
Guernsey Candles,Healthspan, Randalls of Guernsey, LInce Salisbury
Trust Corporation, Fletchersports, Jenny Elliott, Kevin and Jayne Le Noury, Collenette Jones
 
   

 

September 1, 2017

Evening 3 kms road walk

Friday September 1st 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

3 Kilometres road walk

Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey

Easy win for Ian Richards

Winner Ian Richards was away from the off to secure an easy win in the Sarnia Walkings Clubs race over 3 kilometres at Les Amarreurs. A hot summers evening brought a number of competitors due to race the Church to Church down to the event. Grateful thanks to those from outside Guernsey that helped out with the judging.

Whilst winner Richards was racing to a fast 14.16 clocking and breaking Ed Shillabeers all comers age best in the process, Jim Ball and Rob Elliott were swopping race positions throughout before crossing the line together in 17.15 for second place.

Local walkers Kevin Le Noury and Peter Beckerleg claimed equal fourth place ahead of Mick Le Sauvage. Regular visitor David Hoben was close behind in 7th with Kay Coulson bringing up the rear with 22.25.

1 Ian Richards M65 (Steyning AC) 14.16

2= Jim Ball M50 (Steyning AC) 17.15

2= Rob Elliott M55 (Sarnia WC)  17.15

4=Kevin Le Noury M55 (Sarnia WC) 19.44

4=Peter Beckerleg M55 (SarniaWC) 19.44

6 Mick Le Sauvage M75 (Sarnia WC) 20.40

7 David Hoben M60 (Surrey WC) 20.56

8 Kay Coulson W45 (Sarnia WC) 22.25

August 27, 2017

Church to Church

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The annual Church to Church walk over 19.4 miles will be held on Sunday September 3rd starting at 9.00 am at Havelet Bay, South Esplanade. The walk takes in a circular course around the island passing all the Parish Churches and finishing back at South Esplanade and has been a regular event in the Guernsey sporting calendar since 1936.

The event is open to all with a generous time limit of 5 hours 30 minutes. The walk attracts those who just want to get around the course to those who wish to race it. All walkers will be welcome.

This year only a small field is expected with the local walkers joined by some regular visitors to Guernsey. Amongst them, past winners Ed Shillabeer from Plymouth and Jim Ball from Southampton will once again toe the line, with Ed quoted as “walking around my favourite course!”. Fine praise from a man that has walked in races worldwide.

Although past their glory years they still remain competitive. Pre race favourites are probably the young Jonathan Hobbs from Ashford who has won the event twice in recent years with a best time of just outside three hours and newcomer to the Guernsey event Ian Richards from Steyning. Ian should be well up for the challenge despite his 69 years. He has recently walked for second place in the European road walks championships in his age group over 20 kilometres , followed days later by a 20 miles in England in 3 hours 11 minutes, a similar distance to the Church to Church walk. He represented Great Britain in the 1980 Olympic Games.

Their could well be a new name on both the trophies for the first locals to finish as last years winners Stuart and Olga Le Noury will both be off the island when the walk starts.

The Sarnia Walking Club are also holding a 3 kilometres road walk at Les Amarreurs on a two lap course around Vale Church a few days before the Church to Church. This will be held on Friday September 1st at 6.30 pm. All welcome to walk.

Details from Jayne Le Noury lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net.

August 20, 2017

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Youtube version now uploaded at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxg-ErpWjDU&feature=share

BBC site ..Go to approx 27 minutes to see Tom Bosworth race walking

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b092prcy/athletics-iaaf-diamond-league-2017-birmingham-grand-prix-part-1

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