Friday April 28th 2017
Sarnia Walking Club
3,000 metres track walk
Osmond Priaulx, Guernsey
Another win for Stuart Le Noury with Rob Elliott taking second place almost two minutes behind. A close race for third with Kevin Le Noury getting the better of Peter Beckerleg. An isolated Mick Le Sauvage walked for fifth place with the only woman starter Jayne Le Noury finishing ahead of final man home Dave Dorey.
All walkers were down on expected times for some reason. Winner Stuart had run the London marathon only five days earlier so his time was justified. He ran the distance in 3 hours 23.01.
The next race is for the Graham Mann Memorial Trophy starting at Les Amarreurs at 9.30 am on Sunday May 7th. The distance is a 3 kilometres handicap team event with walkers watch times added up to find the winning team.
This race will be the 50th walk for the trophy, starting out as a 6 miles team event in 1968 before moving to a 3 x 2 miles relay and now a 3 kms team event. The trophy is in memory of young Graham Mann, a walker in the 1960s and a Sarnia Walking Club treasurer who tragically lost his life in an accident.
The Mann relations have been involved with the club from its inception with the late Wyndham Mann being the President in its early years . The late Austin and wife Hazel Mann, sponsors of the event in the latter years were secretary and treasurer for many years. Hazel passed away recently.
1 Stuart Le Noury M 15.16
2 Rob Elliott M55 17.09
3 Kevin Le Noury M55 20.06
4 Peter Beckerleg M55 20.28
5 Mick Le Sauvage M75 21.16
6 Dave Dorey M70 23.58
1 Jayne Le Noury W55 22.12
Mixed handicap (handicap, handicap time)
1 P Beckerleg (2.00, 22.28), 2 R Elliott (5.45, 22.54), 3 M Le Sauvage (1.45, 23.01), 4 K Le Noury ( 3.00, 23.06), 5 J Le Noury (1.00, 23.12), 6 S Le Noury (8.00, 23.16), 7 D Dorey (0.00, 23.58).