Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

August 27, 2010

Delancey Park 5kms

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarnia @ 7:16 pm
Friday August 27th 2010
Sarnia Walking Club
5 kilometres road walk at Delancey Park, Guernsey
 
Jason leads the way
 
The first three finishers quickly pulled away from the rest of the field, with Jason Le Noury leading from start to finish, from Phil Lockwood and Stuart Le Noury. Jason`s winning time of 25 minutes exactly  was 26 seconds ahead of Lockwood, who in turn was 13 seconds up on Stuart. A seasons best time from Carol Bates saw her lead the women home in 35.43, ahead of Jayne Le Noury and Kay Coulson.
The next walk is on Friday September 3rd at Les Amarreurs, Vale at 6.30 pm over 3 kilometres. It is a pre Church Walk event where the Guernsey walkers can have a short race against some of the early arrivals for the Church to Church Walk, being held on Sunday September 5th at 9.00 am. This traditional walk over 19.4 miles, starts and finishes at Havelet Bay, South Esplanade. To date there are 34 entries including Guernsey and overseas walkers. Details from Jayne Le Noury, Tel 246865.
 
1 Jason Le Noury M 25.00
2 Phil Lockwood M35 25.26
3 Stuart Le Noury M 25.39
4 Rob Elliott M50 30.58
5 Kevin Le Noury M50 33.13
6 Mick Le Sauvage M70 35.02
7 Carol Bates W55 35.43
8 Jayne Le Noury W45 37.44
9 Kay Coulson W40 39.01 
 
Church to Church walk info
 
Guernseys oldest walking challenge, the annual Church to Church Walk takes place on Sunday September 5th. The 19.4 miles walk starts and finishes at Havelet Bay, South Esplanade near the old Guernsey Brewery site at 9.00 am. Organisers, the Sarnia Walking Club, have decided that men and women will now start together again and to date have received 34 entries.
With a history going back to 1936, the walk has always attracted both walkers who wish to race the course and those who take up the challenge of finishing within 5 hours 30 minutes. There is a mix of both entered, with walkers from outside Guernsey so far outnumbering the locals. Walkers from Isle of Man are expected to be challenging for the early positions, along with the local Sarnia WC walkers, but it is pleasing that newcomers from Guernsey and from outside, are also showing interest.
There are trophies on offer for both locals and allcomers. The more unusual are the awards for the first husband and wife across the line, the first family of three walkers, as well as the trophies for the first over 40 years, over 50 years and over 70 years. In an effort to attract the younger walker, there are trophies for the first Under 25 years man and woman as well as first newcomer to the event. The minimum age for entry is 17 years old. Locals will contest the Parish Shield for teams of three walkers, being automatically entered into this category for their home Parish. All finishers will receive a Church to Church medal and a certificate recording their performance.
Full details from Jayne Le Noury, tel 246865. Walk details and entry forms can also be found at http://churchtochurch.wordpress.com/ . There is an entry fee of £5 for the walk. There is also a presentation evening at Les Rocquettes Hotel, with food at extra cost, on the Sunday evening. 
 
The course covers almost twenty miles. Starting at the South Esplanade, walkers make there way to St Martins Church via Cornet Street and Les Vardes, along Forest Road, skirting Forest Church, passing the airport and turning left past the Mallard Hotel. Heading towards Torteval Church, through Les Sages and on St Peters Church and St Saviours Church. The Little Chapel marks the 10 miles point, with walkers then heading to St Andrews Church. The climb at Monnaie Road takes them on to Castel Church and downhill to the Friquet and towards the north of the island and Vale Church. On to the Bridge and St Sampsons Church before the coast road heads back to the starting point. The route will be marked with white arrows and water stations will be on the course.
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