Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

October 6, 2009

Pictures from the Past, Brisbane 1982

Filed under: Commonwealth Games, Rob Elliott, Uncategorized — sarnia @ 8:50 pm

brisbane82startRob Elliott Guernsey in 1982 CGAlmost 27 years ago to the day. Rob Elliott (Guernsey 345) at the 1982 Commonwealth Games 30 kms walk in Brisbane, Australia. The highlight of his walking career.  Mike Parker 497 and Kevin Taylor 508 (New Zealand) Andrew Jachno 48(?) and Willi Sawall 71 (Australia).


  1. I love these old photos. I have sent it on to Mike Parker. My coach chuckled as he knows Kevin Taylor and has raced against them both too.

    Comment by Nyle — October 22, 2009 @ 9:15 am

    • Glad you liked them, I love the old nostalgic photos as well, of race walking anywhere. Have just added a few more from same race with Mike Parker and Kevin Taylor in.
      I usually add some when we do not have a race to report on. These photos were taken by Guernsey Sports editor John Le Poidevin, who joined the team for the duration of the Games.

      Comment by sarnia — October 22, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

  2. These pictures are great. A shame I wasn’t able to participate in a race this year.

    Comment by Bjoern — November 2, 2009 @ 10:28 pm

    • Good to hear from you Bjoern, Sarnia WC will still have races on in Guernsey next time you are here!
      Rob Elliott

      Comment by sarnia — November 3, 2009 @ 8:13 pm

  3. Do you have any more old photos of Kevin Taylor?

    Comment by Brad Taylor — August 4, 2013 @ 2:09 am

    • Hi Brad
      Kevin gets a mention on the site in my perspective of the race.
      Another photo online at
      I have a few more I think taken on the start line. Will have a look for them at some point. All taken by our Guernsey Press man at the Games.
      Have also mailed you some taken at a warm up 10kms track walk in Brisbane, taken by Murray Lambden who raced for the Isle of Man.
      Let me know if you get them. I remember kevin from all those years ago.
      There is a video of the race. Go to the links page on this site and down to 1982 Commonwealth Games. Its in 2 parts, mainly features me as Guernsey manager took the film.
      Rob Elliott

      Comment by sarnia — August 4, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

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