Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

November 27, 2016

2 kms road walk

Sunday November 27th 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

Bob Wright Handicap Series Race Four

2 kilometres road walk 

Pleinmont, Guernsey

Lockwood takes the honours

Phil Lockwood held on to win the fourth race in the Bob Wright Handicap Series from the faster finishing Rob Elliott when he crossed the line seven seconds ahead in the 2 kilometres event. The race, held in good conditions on the undulating car free out and back course from the Imperial had the walkers working hard.

Second placed Elliott gained a few points in the final metres as he overtook Peter Beckerleg and Mick Le Sauvage. 

Fifth placed Donna Allan, not quite at the speed of her recent races still broke the Guernsey Age best time held by Julie Lawlor from many years ago with an actual time of 12.27. 

After four races Donna leads the series from Peter Beckerleg, with Stuart Le Noury in third place. The series resumes in 2017 with three more races. Olga Le Noury held off father in law Kevin Le Noury back in seventh and eighth places. Last to finish was Stuart Le Noury with his 11.11 actual time recording the fastest time of the day.

Special mention to Dave Dorey in fifth place. Club stalwart Dave, sometime during this year reached the milestone of 50 years as a competitor in race walking. He competed for Guernsey in the 1970 Commonwealth Games over 20 miles and has won the prestigious Guernsey Church to Church walk . At his best he walked a sub 7 minutes mile. His 10 miles time stood at 80.15, 20 kms at 1.42.28 and 50 kms at 4.42.10.

A profile on Dave Dorey and his achievements can be found at

The next walk is on Sunday December 11th at 9.00 am. The walk is over 815 metres up the Val des Terres hill climb. All are welcome to come and have a go. Details from Jayne Le Noury,

1 Phil Lockwood M40 14.28 (watch time) / 2.00 (handicap) / 12.28 (actual time)

2 Rob Elliott M55 14.35 / 3.15 / 11.20

3 Peter Beckerleg M55 14.36 / 1.00 / 13.36

4 Mick Le Sauvage M75 14.42 / 0.45 / 13.37

5 Donna Allan W40 14.57 / 2.30 / 12.27

6 Dave Dorey M65 15.00 / 0.00 / 15.00

7 Olga Le Noury W35 15.18 / 1.15 / 14.03

8 Kevin Le Noury M55 15.18 / 1.15 / 14.03

9 Stuart Le Noury M 16.11 / 5.00 / 11.11

Rob Elliott for SWC

Guernsey Race Walking

November 20, 2016

Guernsey 10 kms road

donna-allanSunday November 20th 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

10 kilometres road walk

North Side, Vale, Guernsey

Big personal best time for leading woman

Donna Allan (photo) continues to take big steps forward since taking up race walking. In her latest race over 10 kilometres at North Side, held in good conditions after the storms of the previous 12 hours, she crossed the line in 1 hour 3 minutes and 13 seconds to remove almost three and a half minutes off her previous best time. 

A good day for the women saw Olga Le Noury and Jayne Le Noury  both walking quicker than their last race. The winner of the race was Stuart Le Noury, walking well up on his last race to finish in 54.33. He had a clear win from Rob Elliott back in second place.The third man Phil Lockwood was separated by the leading woman and finished fourth overall.

Kevin Le Noury was another to perform above expectations, with a time a couple of minutes up on expected . The other walkers to finish Peter Beckerleg and Mick Le Sauvage walked to form with Marie Macdonald having to record a  “did not finish”.

Stuart Le Noury will race the London marathon next year, taking the place that the Sarnia Walking Club are entitled too as members of “englandathletics”.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 54.33

2 Rob Elliott M55 61.12

3 Donna Allan W40 63.13

4 Phil Lockwood M40 66.46

5 Kevin Le Noury M55 68.35

6 Olga Le Noury W35 70.30

7 Peter Beckerleg M55 70.37

8 Mick Le Sauvage M75 73.30

9 Jayne Le Noury W55 75.37

DNF Marie Macdonald W40

On a personal note (Rob Elliott) . Woke up this morning to see this link

It is from the 1982 Commonwealth Games in which I raced 30 kms in 2.24.28. Turned up for this 10 kms race this morning at North Side to find one of the roads closed to cars and pedestrians. So we used the extended course on which the Guernsey walkers used for the trials back then.

Back then I averaged 48.20 for a final 2.25.00 course and Guernsey record. Today I slipped back to 61 minutes!

November 13, 2016

Bob Wright 3,000 metres


Photo Kevin Le Noury moves ahead of Peter Beckerleg

Sunday November 13th 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

Bob Wright Handicap Series Race Three

3,000 metres track

Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane, Guernsey 

Second win for Donna

Donna Allan scored her second win in the Bob Wright Handicap Series after three races to head the series overall. She smashed her previous best time set recently and recorded the fastest womens time in Guernsey for the last seven years. 

Donnas first walk was in the recent Church to Church walk in September, which she entered late in the day and has showed good form since, taking to the event with ease. Her actual time of 17.41 gave her the handicap win over Dave Dorey (pictured moving into the final laps) by 17 seconds, who finished just ahead of a fast finishing Stuart Le Noury. Stuart was showing a good return to form with his 14.17 time being the fastest of the day. dsc_0302

Fourth place went to Rob Elliott, followed by Kevin Le Noury and Peter Beckerleg who both walked well on a sunny November day with a slight wind.Mick Le Sauvage got the better of Marie Macdonald, both walking close actual times of 20.25 and 20.33 respectively. Jayne Le Noury walking her usual consistent walk despite carrying an injury got the better of Phil Lockwood. Olga Le Noury brought the field home with a time of 20.12.

The next walk is on Sunday November 20th at 9.30 am at the old Quayside premises on North Side. The distances are either 5 or 10 kilometres. 

1 Donna Allan W40 21.11 (watch time), 3.30 (handicap), 17.41 (actual time)

2 Dave Dorey M65 21.28 / 0.00 / 21.28

3 Stuart Le Noury M 21.32 / 7.15 / 14.17

4 Rob Elliott M55 21.43 / 5.00 / 16.43

5 Kevin Le Noury M55 21.57 / 2.45 / 19.12

6 Peter Beckerleg M55 22.05 / 2.15 / 19.50

7 Mick Le Sauvage M75 22.25 / 2.00 / 20.25

8 Marie Macdonald W40 22.33 / 20.33 / 20.33

9 Jayne Le Noury W55 22.36 / 1.00 / 21.36

10 Phil Lockwood M40 22.46 / 4.00 / 18.46

11 Olga Le Noury W35 23.12 / 3.00 / 20.12

October 30, 2016

Peter Kendal Pairs Trophy


Sunday October 30th 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

Peter Kendal Pairs Trophy 

3 kms handicap road walk 

Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey

Close finish in team event

The annual Peter Kendal team trophy was a decided by a close race between the first three teams with only 31 seconds separating them once the handicap times had been added on. 

The novelty race is between teams of two walkers, drawn together from a fast group of walkers and a slower group, walking together for the first 1.5 kilometres lap, before the faster walkers are allowed to race at their own pace for the next lap with team mates continuing at their pace.

Teams are started on handicap from the slower walkers 3 kilometres predicted times, with the faster walkers handicap added on at the end after their 1.5 kilometres effort. Sounds complicated but it works. 

Mick Le Sauvage and Olga Le Noury emerged as winners from Kay Coulson and Donna Allan by 28 seconds, with Jayne and Kevin Le Noury a few seconds back in third place.

Fastest of the walkers doing the 3 kilometres was Peter Beckerleg in 19.52 from Mick Le Sauvage in 20.08 with Kay Coulson with a personal best time of 20.32 in third place.

In the 1.5 kilometres race after walkers had stayed with their team mates for the first lap, Stuart Le Noury finished in 7.16. Second quickest was Rob Elliott in 8.19.

The walk of the day was by Donna Allan who is still getting used to the event after only a handful of races, recording a swift 8.46 for third place. She also recorded 19.17 for the full distance after walking the first lap with Kay Coulson, who relishes this type of competition. Officially only her 1.5 kms time will count in Sarnia records but still a 3 kms time to note.

Past competitor Darren Lynch on holiday from his home in South Africa came down to visit the older walkers and recalled that this Peter Kendal trophy was the first one that he won with Mick Le Sauvage back in 1980. In those days the event was contested between teams consisting of one senior over 17 years walker and one junior under 17.

Team result after handicaps added:

1st Team C: M Le Sauvage and O Le Noury 41.21

2nd Team B: K Coulson and D Allan 41.49

3rd Team E: J Le Noury and K Le Noury 41.52

4th Team D: P Beckerleg and R Elliott 42.13

5th Team A: D Dorey and S Le Noury 43.11


3 kms

1 Peter Beckerleg M55 19.52

2 Mick Le Sauvage  M75 20.08

3 Kay Coulson  W45 20.32

4 Jayne Le Noury W55 21.07

5 Dave Dorey M65 22.05


1.5 kms

1 Stuart Le Noury M 7.16

2 Rob Elliott M55 8.19

3 Donna Allan W40 8.46

4 Olga Le Noury W35 9.17

5 Kevin Le Noury M55 9.36

and the full workings……

Peter Kendal Pairs Team Cup 2016

“Slower walkers hat”

Team Name Predicted

3 km time

A Dave Dorey 21.50 0.00
B Kay Coulson 20.50 1.00
C Mick Le Sauvage 20.50 1.00
D Peter Beckerleg 20.20 1.30
E Jayne Le Noury 21.50 0.00

“Faster walkers hat”

Team Name Predicted

1.5 km

Half of slower predicted

3kms (ie first lap time)

Slow walkers handicap Total HCap

Based on Total.

Added after finish

A Stuart Le Noury 7.10 10.55 0.00 18.05 3.20
B Donna Allan 9.30 10.25 1.00 20.55 0.30
C Olga Le Noury 10.00 10.25 1.00 21.25 0.00
D Rob Elliott 8.30 10.10 1.30 20.10 1.15
E Kevin Le Noury 9.50 10.55 0.00 20.45 0.40

Race starts as per handicap of slower walkers as if it was a normal 3 kms handicap, except their faster partner is with them for half the race. (i.e one lap.)

All then race to finish the second lap after one lap

Slower walkers watch times are their times for final positional sheet.

Faster walkers must wait to the end when their handicaps are added to their watch times. Positions will be altered accordingly to work out final scores. Walkers final race times are added together to find winning team.


Time at


Add on fast handicap Final race time Final race pos. Half way clock time Actual

Time 1.5 kms.

Clock time minus first 1.5kms



3 kms race

(Watch minus

slow hcap)

Stuart Le Noury 17.46 3.20 21.06 5 10.30 7.16
Rob Elliott 19.36 1.15 20.51 4 11.17 8.19
Donna Allan 19.47 0.30 20.17 2 11.01 8.46
Kevin Le Noury 20.05 0.40 20.45 3 10.29 9.36
Olga Le Noury 20.13 0.00 20.13 1 10.56 9.17
Jayne Le Noury 21.07 21.07 6 10.29 21.07
Mick Le Sauvage 21.08 21.08 7 10.56 20.08
Peter Beckerleg 21.22 21.22 8 11.17 19.52
Kay Coulson 21.32 21.32 9 11.01 20.32
Dave Dorey 22.05 22.05 10 10.30 22.05



Team Name Revised final hcap race time 3kms actual 1.5 kms actual Revised


1 C Olga Le Noury 20.13 9.17 24.00
2 B Donna Allan 20.17 8.46
3 E Kevin Le Noury 20.45 9.36 24.00
4 D Rob Elliott 20.51 8.19
5 A Stuart Le Noury 21.06 7.16 24.00
6 E Jayne Le Noury 21.07 21.07
7 C Mick Le Sauvage 21.08 20.08 24.00
8 D Peter Beckerleg 21.22 19.52
9 B Kay Coulson 21.32 20.32 24.00
10 A Dave Dorey 22.05 22.05

October 23, 2016

Cambridge Park new courses

Sunday October 23rd 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

3 kilometres and 1.5 kilometres road walks

Cambridge Park, Guernsey

Double for Stuart

Stuart Le Noury scored two easy wins in the Sarnia Walking Club events held on new courses at Cambridge Park. Facing leaves and acorns on the ground, freshly fallen from the windy conditions the night before, 11 walkers started the longer walk.

Trialling the lap of 600 metres for the first time, Stuart had the company of brother Jason for two laps as they crossed the line in 6.39, after an opening 3.19. Jason pulled out of the race at this point with reoccurring injury, whilst Stuart increased his speed over the next three laps with 3.19, 3.14 and a closing lap of 2.57 for a final time of 16.08.

Second home was Kevin Le Noury in 20.14 followed by Marie Macdonald and Donna Allan in 20.45 and 20.48 respectively. 

Marie had opened up a gap of eight seconds on Donna with a lap to go, cut to three by the finish.

Peter Beckerleg again got the better of Mick Le Sauvage with his 21.23, who in turn held off the third woman home Kay Coulson. An out of sorts OLga Le Noury finished in 22.11 with Jayne Le Noury, losing time removing a stone from her shoe on the first lap, just falling short of catching last man home Dave Dorey.

In the shorter walk over 1.5 kilometres on a 750 metres lap, Stuart recorded 8.05, another one to fall victim of a stone in his shoe, with Rob Elliott in 8.22 taking second place. Fastest of the women was Donna Allan 11.06 ahead of Kay Coulson in 11.12. Jayne Le Noury reversed the positions of the first race beating Dave Dorey by a minute.

The next walk is on Sunday October 30th at 9.30 am at Les Amarreurs. The distance is 3 kilometres for the Peter Kendal Pairs Trophy.

All Sarnia WC

3 kms road

1 Stuart Le Noury M 16.08

2 Kevin Le Noury M55 20.14

3 Marie Macdonald W40 20.45

4 Donna Allan W40 20.48

5 Peter Beckerleg M55 21.23

6 Mick Le Sauvage M75 21.29

7 Kay Coulson W45 21.37

8 Olga Le Noury W35 22.11

9 Dave Dorey M65 23.31

10 Jayne Le Noury W55 23.35

Jason Le Noury DNF

1.5 kms road

1 Stuart Le Noury M 8.08

2 Rob Elliott M55 8.22

3 Kevin Le Noury M55 10.21

4 Peter Beckerleg M55 10.27

5 Mick Le Sauvage M75 10.50

6 Donna Allan W40 11.06

7 Kay Coulson W45 11.12

8 Jayne Le Noury W55 11.25

9 Dave Dorey M65 12.26

Olga Le Noury DNF

Rob Elliott for SWC

Guernsey Race Walking

October 20, 2016

Cambridge Park trial

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On Sunday October 23rd at 9.30 am the Sarnia Walking Club will try out a couple of new laps in Cambridge Park in St Peter Port.

The first trial will be over a 600 metres lap. Total of 5 laps for 3000 metres. Lap consists of tarmac and hard compact gravel.

The second trial will be over a 750 metres lap. Total of 2 laps for 1500 metres. Lap consists of tarmac, hard compact gravel and a short section of loose gravel.

Start and finish for both will be on Churchill Avenue (near Duke of Richmond hotel) but at Les Cotils end near the small car park.

All welcome to come and try out the laps. All ages, old and new walkers.



October 16, 2016

Bob Wright 10 kms handicap

Sunday October 16th 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

Bob Wright Handicap Series Race Two

10 kilometres road walk

1.25 kms Under 11

RWA Permit 6080-1

Donna Allan well ahead in second event

Newcomer Donna Allan, with only a handful of races behind her scored an emphatic victory in the second race of the Bob Wright Handicap Series. Set off with this years Sarnia Walking Club Champion Olga Le Noury, after finishing close together in the first race, Donna pulled away mid race and looking easy crossed the line in an actual time of 66 minutes 35 seconds for a new Guernsey age best time.

Almost five minutes behind, Olga held on for second place with only half a minute separating positions 2 to 5, as she led in Peter Beckerleg who walked close to his best ever time, Kevin Le Noury and Mick Le Sauvage.

An off form Phil Lockwood finished 6th with Stuart Le Noury, with the fastest time of the day, finishing well down on expected time having run two races over 5 kms the day before.

Young Ellis Lockwood walked two laps of the course for 1250 metres in an under 11 years development walk, recording a time of 9.36, 25 seconds faster than his effort two weeks ago.

The next walk is at Cambridge Park, St Peter Port where the distances will be 3 kilometres and 1.5 kilometres. All welcome to come and try out a new course. Start time of 9.30 am on Sunday October 23rd. Details from Jayne Le Noury at

Pos Athlete Club Watch Time Hcap Actual time
1 Donna Allan W40 Sarnia Walking Club 1.12.35 6.00 1.06.35
2 Olga Le Noury W35 Sarnia Walking Club 1.17.23 6.00 1.11.23
3 Peter Beckerleg M55 Sarnia Walking Club 1.17.34 7.00 1.10.34
4 Kevin Le Noury M55 Sarnia Walking Club 1.17.42 7.00 1.10.42
5 Mick Le Sauvage M75 Sarnia Walking Club 1.17.52 4.30 1.13.22
6 Phil Lockwood M40 Sarnia Walking Club 1.19.39 12.00 1.07.39
7 Stuart Le Noury M Sarnia Walking Club 1.22.44 25.00 57.44
1 Ellis Lockwood U11 Sarnia Walking Club 9.36 1250 ms Development

October 2, 2016

Bob Wright Handicap Race One

Sunday October 2nd 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

Bob Wright handicap series race one

5 kilometres road walk

1250m Development walk

Saumarez Park, Guernsey

RWA Permit 6079-1

From last to first

Stuart Le Noury, carrying the heaviest handicap time, walked through the field to win the first race in the Bob Wright Handicap Series held over 5 kilometres at Saumarez Park.

The series is now into its 13th annual edition and finishes next February after seven walks.

With his best performance for a while at this distance he crossed the line in an actual time of 25.32, almost half a minute ahead of second man home Peter Beckerleg. Newcomer and first woman to finish was Donna Allan in 34.14, finishing just ahead of last years series winner Mick Le Sauvage.

In fifth place was Dave Dorey twenty seconds behind holding off Olga Le Noury, followed closely by Kay Coulson. There was almost a minutes gap then to Rob Elliott and Phil Lockwood, both walking well below there best.

Jayne Le Noury and Marie Macdonald brought up the rear of the field, gaining themselves a few points which could still be quite handy come the end of the competition.

Regular walker Phil Lockwoods son Ellis walked in an Under 11 Development walk over 1250 metres finishing in 10.01 and looking good for a young walker who has only just started the event.


Pos Athlete Club Watch Time  



Actual time

1 Stuart Le Noury M Sarnia Walking Club 36.47 11.15 25.32
2 Peter Beckerleg M55 Sarnia Walking Club 37.16 3.00 34.16
3 Donna Allan W40 Unattached 37.29 3.15 34.14
4 Mick Le Sauvage M75 Sarnia Walking Club 37.31 2.30 35.01
5 Dave Dorey M65 Sarnia Walking Club 37.51 0.00 37.51
6 Olga Le Noury W35 Sarnia Walking Club 38.13 3.45 34.28
7 Kay Coulson W45 Sarnia Walking Club 38.35 2.30 36.05
8 Rob Elliott M55 Sarnia Walking Club 39.25 8.45 30.40
9 Phil Lockwood M40 Sarnia Walking Club 39.54 7.45 32.09
10 Jayne Le Noury W55 Sarnia Walking Club 40.49 1.00 39.49
11 Marie Macdonald W40 Sarnia Walking Club 41.48 3.15 38.33
1 Ellis Lockwood U11 Unattached 10.01 1250 ms Development

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


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

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