Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

May 14, 2010

2 kms Championship road walk

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yorkshire_guernsey
Friday May 14th 2010
 
Sarnia Walking Club
“Yorkshire Guernsey” Club Championship race 4
2 kms road walk at Les Amarreurs, Guernsey
 
Phil Lockwood walked to an easy win in the fourth race of the Yorkshire Guernsey Championships over 2 kilometres. His winning time of 9.32 equalled his previous best time set late last year. In the absence of the Le Noury youngsters, currently off the island, past Club Champion Rob Elliott found himself in second place in 11.12, just ahead of Terry Bates. Walkers off island hit the number of walkers for this race, but the show still went on!
In the handicapped section of the walk there was a close fight for first place with Mick Le Sauvage 15.39 (2.25 handicap) winning by one second from Dave Dorey 15.40 (2.30). Phil Lockwood was only seconds behind that in 15.42 (6.10). Followed by Rob Elliott 15.52 (4.40), Terry Bates 16.00 (4.40) and Kay Coulson 16.01 (Scratch).
The next walk is at Les Amarreurs on Sunday May 23rd over 3 kilometres. Start time is 9.30 am.
 
Men
1 Phil Lockwood M35 9.32
2 Rob Elliott M50 11.12
3 Terry Bates M55 11.20
4 Dave Dorey M60 13.10
5 Mick Le Sauvage M70 13.14
 
Women
1 Kay Coulson W40 16.01
Other news from Guernsey
Peter Ryan and Fiona Bishop have indicated that they will return to Guernsey for the Church to Church Walk. Fiona won the womens event last year, whilst Peter won the mens event in 2002.
Nothing to do with walking, but after the Liberation Day 7 miles road run, which has been walked by club members in the past, the GIAAC held a small reception after the event with many past winners from 1946 onwards present. Below is a picture of 1949 winner Ernie Sauvage at 91 years old, with current Guernsey “star” Lee Merrien.
Lee “trotted” around the course this year, after his recent debut marathon effort of 2.16.48 in London. His next big race is in the European Championships in Barcelona in August, where he will represent Great Britain.
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