Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

December 18, 2010

December 1976

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarnia @ 6:45 pm

Another “lookback” to 34 years ago in December 1976, when Sarnia WC had a 10 kms race against the visiting Newham AC team. Left to right Mick Le Sauvage (7), Rob Elliott (11), Andy Le Heron (8), Mick Perrio (6), Kevin Le Noury (9), Dave Dorey (2), Steven Kendal (13), Geoff Greening (15), Mark Eliott (18)

December 1976

Sarnia WC v Newham AC  10 kms Sandy Hook to White Rock, Guernsey

 Newham won a close match providing the first two walkers across the line, with Mike Scamell winning by 10 seconds from Geoff Robinson.

After 2 kilometres a group of 5 had broken away, Scamell, Robinson and Sheppard from Newham and locals Rob Elliott and Andy Le Heron. At half way Scamell and Robinson were battling for first place with Sheppard 11 seconds behind. Elliott was walking steadily a further 5 seconds down and had a chance of splitting the leading trio. When all scorers had gone past the 5 kms point the team scores were level. Rob Elliott moved into third in the sixth kilometre, but team mate Steven Kendal retired, leaving the team match in the balance with Newham eventually taking the win by three points.

1 M Scamell (Newham) 47.41

2 G Robinson (Newham) 47.51

3 R Elliott (SWC A) 48.36

4 D Sheppard (Newham ) 49.23

5 A Le Heron (SWC A) 50.06

6 Mick Elliott (SWC A) 51.05

7 M Perrio (SWC B) 53.34

8 L Bretel (SWC A) 53.52

9 K Le Noury (SWC A) 55.49

10 D Dorey (SWC C) 57.12

11 J Briscoe (SWC B) 58.14

12 R Sheppard (Newham) 58.19

13 P Ingrouille (SWC C) 58.32

14 M Le Sauvage (SWC B) 59.33

15 D Johnson (SWC B) 60.59

16 G Greening (SWC C) 63.04

17 Mark Elliott (SWC C) 66.59

18 R Palmer (Newham) 67.05

DNF S Kendal (SWC A)

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