Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

September 16, 2018

Cambridge Park 5 kms

Sunday September 16th 2018

Sarnia Walking Club

5 kilometres road walk

Cambridge Park, Guernsey

Stuart Le Noury wins again

Stuart Le Noury was first over the line in the Sarnia Walking Clubs 5 kilometres walk at Cambridge Park. After his slower opening kilometres with two kilometres reached in 10.29, he increased the pace to record 5.09, 5.02 and 4.59 for the final three to cross the line in 25.39. Isolated second and third places went to Phil Lockwood in 32.46 and Kevin Le Noury 34.35.

The race for fourth was won by Peter Beckerleg, who had the close company of Dave Dorey for more than half of the race. Dorey looked like getting caught by Mick Le Sauvage with one kilometre to go but perhaps sensing the challenge increased his pace to pull clear by ten seconds at the finish for fifth place.

The two women Olga and Jayne Le Noury strolled around the course together in just over 42 minutes. 

The next walk is the first race in the Bob Wright Handicap Series over a distance of 5 kilometres at Saumarez Park at 9.00 am on Sunday September 30th. All are welcome to come and have a go.                

                                                       Kilometre splits

1 Stuart Le Noury M 25.39    (5.13, 10.29, 15.38, 20.40)

2 Phil Lockwood M45 32.46  (6.21, 12.53, 19.32, 26.10)

3 Kevin Le Noury M60 34.35  (6.42, 13.34, 20.25, 27.33)

4 Peter Beckerleg M55 36.26  (7.15, 14.22, 21.37, 28.56)

5 Dave Dorey M70 36.52  (7.16, 14.23, 21.40, 29.29)

6 Mick Le sauvage M75 37.02  (7.27, 14.46, 22.07, 29.33)

7=Olga Le Noury W35 42.06 (8.30, 17.02, —, 33.49)

7=Jayne Le Noury W55 42.06  (8.30, 17.02, —, 33.49)

September 5, 2018

Family connections

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FullSizeRender-1It came to light that the womens second placed Wendy Wilson, a relative newcomer to Sarnia Walking Club events, was watched on Sunday by her 86 year old father Roger Brehaut who finished second in the 1955 event.

Pictured left in front of a big crowd at the finish and below his certificate of achievement.

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M Robilliard 1938

 

 

On top of that the womens winner had a grandmother Miss Robilliard that finished as fourth woman back in 1938.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 4, 2018

Mark Easton photos

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Mark Easton, past winner of the Church to Church in 1991, 1992 and 2003, has uploaded his photos from the 2018 event, as well as photos from the 3 kilometres road walk held a few nights earlier.

Stuart Le Noury 4, Ian Torode 2, Wendy Wilson 15, Stephen Cartwright orange top, JJ Cooper 6, Sean Pender 7, David Hoben 9, Ed Shillabeer Union Jack, Rob Elliott 8, Phil Lockwood yellow vest, Glyn Jones 1.

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September 3, 2018

Church to Church 19.4 miles

Sunday September 2nd 2018

 

Sarnia Walking Club

ABN-AMRO Private Banking Church to Church 19.4 miles walk

South Esplanade, St Peter Port, Guernsey

 

Third win for Stuart in traditional Church to Church walk

 

Stuart Le Noury walked to his third overall win in the annual Church to Church walk over 19.4 miles in a walk sponsored by ABN-AMRO Channel Islands Ltd. His winning time of 3 hours 11.24 was his second quickest time and walked in conditions that grew hotter as the race progressed.

Out on his own and unchallenged throughout the walk he had built up a lead of almost 5 minutes by the 4 miles point at the airport after walking from the South Esplanade and up the twisting hills and lanes via Cornet Street and Les Vardes, passing St Martins Church on the way through.

Rob Elliott had settled into second place and walking steadily had a lead over third men Phil Lockwood and Ian Torode, a visitor in his first Church walk, of nearly four minutes at the same point.

Leading woman Wendy Wilson passed by in 49 minutes with a 50 seconds lead over Ana Sahati. The expected leading woman Donna Allan, the Sarnia Walking Club Champion, was sidelined and had to be a frustrated spectator on doctors orders after an untimely recent visit to the hospital. 

After walking on to Torteval and through the ups and down hill sections to St Peters and St Saviours, Le Nourys lead increased as he passed the ten miles point at Les Vauxbalets in 1.35.45. Elliott, as last year hit that distance in a shade over 1 hour 50 minutes but was to soon start struggling with his pace noticeably slowing soon afterwards.

Other competitors were relatively close together with local Phil Lockwood, Ian Torode and Glyn Jones all in with a chance of third place going into the final miles.

Stuart, still well in control went through 15 miles at the Vale Church in around 2 hours 22 minutes and only slowing slightly claimed a convincing victory back in St Peter Port after negotiating the crowds at the Sea Front Sunday and on to the finish at South Esplanade. 

Elliott was still walking at his reduced pace as he glanced at the clock at Vale Church showing around 2 hours 50 minutes, thinking back to the days when he would reach the finish in that sort of time.

As conditions got hotter the walkers were sorting themselves out with Glyn Jones from Coventry Godiva, with a few Church walks under his belt claimed third place in 3.48.46. A couple of minutes behind was Ian Torode, a race walker from the south west of England, who held off Phil Lockwood by another few minutes.

 Stephen Cartwight, another first time competitor from Colchester and Tendring finished in 6th place in 3.55.23, ahead of regular visitor Sean Pender from Enfield in 3.57.27. Past winner and another regular walker to Guernsey events, Ed Shillabeer added another finish to his total with his slowest time in the walk, finishing in over 4 hours for 9th place. His best time was a winning 2.40.58 back in 1989. Ed recently walked for 11 hours in a 24 hours walk.

 Isle of Man walker, now working in Guernsey, John James Cooper finished in 4 hours 21.05. It was his first Guernsey walk but he has completed the Isle of Man version of the Guernsey race three times, with their distance being much further at 85 miles.

 Regular visitor David Hoben struggled in the closing stages but crossed the line for another finish in 4 hours 36. Less than five minutes behind was first local woman Ana Sahati with a winning time of 4.41.25. Second woman was regular local walker Wendy Wilson, walking much further than she has done before and struggling in the second half of the race. To her credit, she held on to finish as second woman in 4.56.41 and now has a trophy to show to her father Roger Brehaut who walked to second place in 1955 with a time of 3 hours 27 minutes in front of a big crowd at the finish.

 Today saw the end of a competitive streak by stalwart Kevin Le Noury. He first walked the event back in 1976 and was a winner of the Victory Cup for the first Channel Islander to finish back in 1987 and until today was an ever present on the start and finish line. Today he was officiating.

 

Rob Elliott for SWC

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Results and trophy list below… 

Pos.

 

Name

Club

Age

Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Stuart Le Noury

Sarnia WC

M

3.11.24

2

 

Rob Elliott

Sarnia WC

M55

3.41.56

3

 

Glyn Jones

Coventry Godiva

M75

3.48.46

4

 

Ian Torode

South West Veterans AC

M60

3.50.56

5

 

Phil Lockwood

Sarnia WC

M45

3.52.43

6

 

Stephen Cartwright

Colchester & Tendring AC

M60

3.55.23

7

 

Sean Pender

Enfield & Haringey

M65

3.57.27

8

 

Ed Shillabeer

Ilford AC

M75

4.06.06

9

 

John James Cooper

Unattached

M35

4.21.05

10

 

David Hoben

Surrey WC

M65

4.36.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Ana Sahati

Unattached

W35

4.41.25

2

 

Wendy Wilson

Sarnia WC

W55

4.56.41 

 

 

 

Men:

Open Winner

Stuart Le Noury

2nd

Rob Elliott

3rd

Glyn Jones

Victory Cup (First Channel Islander)

Stuart Le Noury

Newcomer Plaque

Ian Torode

Newcomer Trophy (First Channel Islander)

John James Cooper

 

 

Under 25 Plaque

None

Under 25 Trophy (First Channel islander)

None

 

 

Women:

Open Winner

Ana Sahati

2nd

Wendy Wilson

3rd

None

Star Trophy (First Channel Islander)

Ana Sahati

Newcomer Plaque

None

Newcomer Trophy (First Channel Islander)

Ana Sahati

 

 

Under 25 Plaque

None

Under 25 Trophy (First Channel Islander)

None

 

 

Jenny Elliott Salver                   

Ana Sahati

(first over 35 Channel Island woman)

 

 

C J Robin Veterans tankard: 40 to 49 yrs

Phil Lockwood

 

 

Healthspan Super Vets tankard 50 to 59 yrs

Rob Elliott

 

 

Winning Ways Trophy: 60 – 69 yrs

Ian Torode

 

 

Ilford AC Vets trophy : over 70 yrs

Glyn Jones

Team Trophies:

 

 

Guernsey Parish Shield :                                           

St Peter Port

Stuart Le Noury, Phil Lockwood and John James Cooper

 

 

Husband and Wife: (first couple to finish)

None

 

 

Fletchersports Team Shield (men, women, mixed)                              Sarnia WC

Stuart Le Noury, Rob Elliott and Phil Lockwood

 

 

Thanks to our walk sponsors

Sponsored by ABN-AMRO Channel Islands Ltd Private Banking

 

 Fletchersports, Jenny Elliott, Electrical Supplies and Machinery Ltd

 

 

August 31, 2018

3 kilometres road walk

Friday August 31st 2018

Sarnia Walking Club

3 kilometres road walk

Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey

Routine win for Le Noury

Stuart Le Noury walked to a routine win over 3 kilometres in the two lap race around Les Amarreurs. He crossed the finish line in 14.49 finishing almost two minutes up on second man home Rob Elliott. Elliott walked 16.25 to record his best time for over three years. Third place went to visitor Ian Torode from the South West Veterans AC with 18.06, finishing a minute ahead of third local walker Phil Lockwood . Kevin Le Noury, with a good walk in 19.40 got the better of Peter Beckerleg who held off Stephen Cartwright from Colchester & Tendring AC by a few seconds, with both walkers just outside 20 minutes.

First woman home was Wendy Wilson in 21 minutes with regular visitor David Hoben in 21.30. 

Regular locals filled the remaining places with Mick Le Sauvage heading Dave Dorey and Kay Coulson home.

1 Stuart Le Noury (Sarnia WC) M 14.49

2 Rob Elliott (Sarnia WC) M55 16.25

3 Ian Torode (South West Veterans AC) M60 18.06

4 Phil Lockwood (Sarnia WC) M40 19.07

5 Kevin Le Noury (Sarnia WC) M60 19.40

6 Peter Beckerleg (Sarnia WC) M55 20.01

7 Stephen Cartwright (Colchester & Tendring AC) M60 20.03

8 Wendy Wilson (Sarnia WC) W55 21.00

9 David Hoben (Surrey WC) M65 21.30

10 Mick Le Sauvage (Sarnia WC) M75 21.43

11 Dave Dorey (Sarnia WC) M70 22.14

12 Kay Coulson (Sarnia WC) W50 22.50

Rob Elliott for SWC

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August 30, 2018

Friday evening walk

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Details of the Friday evening walk:

With the Church to Church walk being held on Sunday September 2nd, the organisers have as usual put on a Friday August 31st, evening low key 3 kilometres road walk at Les Amarreurs, Vale, around the Vale Church. The venue is in the north of the island. The evening is so Guernsey walkers can meet up with those in the island and from the UK and beyond before the church event. The course used is 2 x 1500 metres. The start time is 6.30pm. All are welcome to join in. No race fee!

The start and finish point is at Amarreurs Road opposite where “Racecourse” is marked, right next to a car park.

August 27, 2018

Church to church press preview

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Annual Church to Church walk

The annual ABN-AMRO Channel Islands Ltd Church to Church walk will take place on Sunday September 2nd starting at Havelet Bay, South Esplanade at 9.00 am. The 19.4 miles route goes past all of the Guernsey Parish churches and finishes back at the South Esplanade.

A fixture in Guernseys sporting calendar since 1936, the walk is open to all, from race walkers to those that just want to complete the course within the generous time limit of 5 hours 30 minutes.

Sarnia Walking Club members are expected to be at the front of the small field with a few walkers from the UK entered. Mens Club Champion Stuart Le Noury is expected to be going for his third overall win since 2011, with Rob Elliott and Phil Lockwood, second and third in the Championship also expected to be on the line. The winner should complete the course in around three hours.

Stuarts nearest challenger though could well come from Donna Allan who has this year recorded new personal best times at shorter distances and completed a marathon and 100 kms event in recent months. Donna has a good chance of breaking the local womens record of 3 hours 25.10 set by Jenny Elliott in 1984 if she walks to form. All finishers will receive a medal and certificate recording their time.

The walk, kindly sponsored by ABN-AMRO Private Banking, is not just about race walkers and a warm welcome will be given to anyone interested in taking part. Details from Jayne Le Noury at lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net or from the Church to Church website at https://churchtochurch.wordpress.com/.

August 18, 2018

One mile track Championship

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Friday August 17th 2018

Sarnia Walking Club

Heritage Group Championships Race Ten

1 mile track walk

Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane, Guernsey

Race winner retains Heritage Group Championship 

Race winner Stuart Le Noury retained the Heritage Group Mens Championship with a win in the tenth race of the Sarnia Walking Club Championship for the Sportsman Cup. His time of 7.53 for the one mile race was 44 seconds quicker than Rob Elliott who finished the race as well as the Championship in second place and winner of the Grace Mansfield Endeavour Trophy.

Third place went to Phil Lockwood in 9.36. Wendy Wilson was the quickest of the women with her 10.45, ahead of Kay Coulson and Jayne Le Noury. The absent Donna Allan had done enough prior to the race to win the womens section of the Championships and the Carol Bates Memorial Trophy. Jayne Le Noury took second place overall from Olga Le Noury. Youngest walker in the race was Ellis Lockwood who walked to finish only a few seconds down on the womens winner, with a time of 10.47 wins the Junior Under 17 Championship.

The Jubilee Tankard for the handicapped section of the Championship for both men and women was won by Stuart Le Noury from Phil Lockwood, closely followed by Mick Le Sauvage in third.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 7.53

2 Rob Elliott M55 8.37

3 Phil Lockwood M45 9.36

4 Kevin Le Noury M60 10.22

5 Peter Beckerleg M55 10.36

6 Wendy Wilson W50 10.45

7 Ellis Lockwood U13 10.47

8 Dave Dorey M70 11.29

9 Mick Le Sauvage M75 11.31

10 Kay Coulson W50 11.43

11 Jayne Le Noury W55 12.08

Handicap positions (handicap) / handicap time

1 W Wilson (1.00) 11.45, 2= R Elliott (3.15) 11.52, 2=K Le Noury (1.30) 11.52, 4 D Dorey (0.30) 11.59, 5= P Lockwood (2.30) 12.06, 5= P Beckerleg (1.30) 12.06, 7= S Le Noury (4.15) 12.08, 7=  J Le Noury (0.00) 12.08, 9 M Le Sauvage (0.45) 12.16, 10 K Coulson (0.45) 12.28.

Heritage Mens Championship for Sportsmans Cup and Grace Mansfield Endeavour Trophy

1 Stuart Le Noury 120 points, 2 Rob Elliott 102, 3 Phil Lockwood 88, 4 Kevin Le Noury 74, 5= Peter Beckerleg 62, 5= Mick Le Sauvage 62, 7 Dave Dorey 37.

Heritage Womens Championship for Carol Bates Memorial Trophy

1 Donna Allan 90 points, 2 Jayne Le Noury 75, 3 Olga Le Noury 63, 4 Kay Coulson 49, 5 Wendy Wilson 25.

Heritage Jubilee Tankard Handicap Championship

1 Stuart Le Noury 80.5 points, 2 Phil Lockwood 75.5, 3 Mick Le Sauvage 75, 4 Kevin Le Noury 66, 5 Rob Elliott 64, 6 Peter Beckerleg 61.5, 7 Dave Dorey 60, 8 Jayne Le Noury 55.5, 9 Donna Allan 47, 10 Olga Le Noury 41, 11 Kay Coulson 31, 12 Wendy Wilson 30.

Heritage Junior Under 17 Championship

1 Ellis Lockwood 15 points

Rob Elliott for SWC

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August 11, 2018

Church to Church walk sponsor for 2018

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ABN-AMRO Private Banking are the sponsors for the 2018 edition of the annual Church to Church walk. The club wish to thank them for their support of the walk which has its roots back to 1936.

August 5, 2018

Rocquaine Piette Trophy

Sunday August 5th 2018

Sarnia Walking Club

Piette Trophy 3.8 miles (approx) handicap road walk

Rocquaine Bay, Guernsey

Elliott cruises to second Piette Trophy win

Rob Elliott secured his second win in the annual Piette Trophy handicap walk, adding to his win two years ago. The small field off walkers contested the race in hot conditions on the two lap out and back course along the coast road at Rocquaine, aided by a welcome sea breeze.

Rob passed Kay Coulson, first away and leading the race with half a mile to go and with a watchful eye on quickest in the field Stuart Le Noury coming the other way, soon worked out that victory was secure.

Kay held on to second place ahead of Phil Lockwood. 

The next club race is the final one in the Heritage Group Championships over one mile. Moving ahead to September, the annual Church to Church 19.4 miles walk will take place  on Sunday September 2nd starting at 9.00 am at South Esplanade. The route passing all the Parish Churches is open to all walkers and has a generous time limit of 5 hours 30 minutes. Details from the Sarnia Walking Club website dedicated to the Church walk https://churchtochurch.wordpress.com/ or from Jayne Le Noury at lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net.

1 Rob Elliott M55 44.27 (watch time) / 7.30 (handicap) / 36.57 (actual time)

2 Kay Coulson W50 45.13 / 0.00 / 45.13

3 Phil Lockwood M45 45.42 / 6.30 / 39.12

4 Stuart Le Noury M 47.57 / 13.30 / 34.27

5 Wendy Wilson W50 48.19 / 1.30 / 46.49

6= Olga Le Noury W35 49.40 / 2.30 / 47.10

6= Kevin Le Noury M60 49.40 / 2.30 / 47.10

Rob Elliott for SWC

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