Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

March 18, 2009

Guernsey 10,000 metres track walk times

Filed under: 10 kilometres — sarnia @ 8:35 pm

Guernseys 10,000 metres track walk.

Guernsey Record holder John Moullin (10) walked 45.48.6 in 1973 in Brighton, knocking seconds of the previous best time of 45.50 set by Len Duquemin (6) in 1969 in Battersea Park.

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Photo (left) shows Len Duquemin leading John Moullin in a track walk at Battersea in the late 1960`s.

Third fastest on the track list is Rob Elliott who walked 46.32 in Brisbane in 1982. At the time he was completely unaware of Guernsey`s track best. A small field of 4 contested the pre – Commonwealth Games walk. Rob won the race ahead of Mike Parker of New Zealand and John Mutinda of Kenya. Fourth walker Kevin Taylor retired injured early on. Rob recorded a moral boosting  win over Parker who at the time was a leading walker in the UK, with National titles to his credit. The two were close together for a lot of the race before Elliott made his bold move away. Spectating walkers were surprised that Parker could not hang on to the pace. This was Elliotts first victory over Parker, followed by a second in the 30 kms road walk later on in the Games.

Photo below by Murray Lambden, Isle of Man racewalker. Follow link to his Isle of Man athletics site http://www.manxathletics.com/  Left to right Mutinda, Elliott, Parker and Taylor.

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Jason Le Noury, now joins the sub 50 track walk list with his 49.41 walk in Guernsey on Sunday. He will compete again over the distance in Horsham in a few weeks time.

Mark Elliott who held the prevoius allcomers best track time of 51.34 . pictured below right in 1986 Church Walk.

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