Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

February 27, 2011

Bob Wright Handicap Mile

Filed under: 1 mile, Bob Wright, Phil Lockwood, Stuart Le Noury — sarnia @ 12:50 pm

Sarnia Walking Club
Bob Wright Handicap Series Race 7
1 mile track walk
Osmond Priaulx, Guernsey
  
The Bob Wright Handicap Series is held in memory of the Sarnia Walking Clubs Bob Wright. He was one time President of the Club and also held the post of Secretary. Although never a race walker he was a local race walk organiser, timekeeper, judge and recorder. He and his team of helpers, mainly from the Sarnia WC, were timekeepers and recorders for Guernsey`s biggest athletics event, the Hash House Harriers Half Marathon run in its peak years when over 1000 runners took part. He organised the Series of walks held in the 1970`s and early 1980`s when youngsters flocked to the Sarnia WC Yacht Handicap races, with up to 30 taking part. These were his favoured events, with the wide age range of youngsters, all with a chance of crossing the line first.The Series now holding his name consist of 7 handicapped walks, ranging from one mile to 10 kms, with 5 walks to score for the unique trophy. The trophy is a mounted diecast VW bus, similar to the one used by Bob for many years to ferry racewalkers around from finish lines back to the start. The actual vehicle has been restored to showroom condition by Bobs daughter Janice Wright.

Terry Bates (pictured recieving trophy from Jayne Le Noury, Bobs daughter) did enough to win the Bob Wright Handicap Series when he crossed the line in seventh place in the final walk over one mile. Four of the five walkers who could have beaten him in the Series closed the gap on him when finishing before him. His final score of 91 points was too good for the group just behind him. A very close race for second place in the Series was won by Stuart Le Noury with 86 points, with three walkers on 85 points, separated on countback, resulting in third place for Dave Dorey.

The final event over one mile was won by Jayne Le Noury, winning for her father Bob Wright, in whose memory the trophy is awarded. Second place went to Dave Dorey five seconds behind, closely followed by Kevin Le Noury. Stuart Le Noury in fourth place in the race had the fastest time of the day with a 7.10 clocking, ahead of Phil Lockwood in 7.26 and Jason Le Noury, in his first race after an ankle injury, crossing the line in 7.40.
The leading woman was Jayne Le Noury in 10.34, ahead of Carol Bates 10.41,who walked her fastest time for three years and Jane Rowlinson 11.04.
The next race is on Sunday March 6th at Footes Lane. The distance is 10 kilometres and it is the first race in the Yorkshire Guernsey sponsored Championship Series for men and women. The start is at 8.30 am. Details from Jayne Le Noury, tel 246865.
 
1 Jayne Le Noury W50 11.04 (watch time) 10.34 (actual time)
2 Dave Dorey M60 11.09 / 10.09
3 Kevin Le Noury M50 11.13 / 9.58
4 Stuart Le Noury M 11.20 / 7.10
5 Phil Lockwood M35 11.26 / 7.26
6 Carol Bates W55 11.26 / 10.41
7 Terry Bates M55 11.31 / 8.46
8 Mick Le Sauvage M70 11.33 / 10.48
9 Kay Coulson W40 11.42 / 11.42
10 Rose Druckes W65 11.42 / 11.12
11 Jason Le Noury M 11.50 / 7.40
12 Rob Elliott M50 11.51 / 9.36
13 Jane Rowlinson W50 12.04 / 11.04

    Sep-19 Oct-17 Nov-14 Dec-05 Jan-09 Feb-06 Feb-27 Total worst worst  Total 
    3 kms 5 kms 10 kms 2 kms 3 kms 10 kms 1 mile   score score 5 walks
1 Terry Bates 20 0 0 20 17 20 14 91 0 0 91
2 Stuart Le Noury 12 14 17 19 18 15 17 112 12 14 86
3 Dave Dorey 14 13 0 14 20 18 19 98 0 13 85
4 Kevin Le Noury 15 0 20 18 14 11 18 96 0 11 85
5 Phil Lockwood 16 18 15 16 19 14 16 114 14 15 85
6 Rose Drückes 0 20 19 11 15 16 11 92 0 11 81
7 Jayne Le Noury 0 17 13 10 16 13 20 89 0 10 79
8 Carol Bates 18 0 0 13 13 17 15 76 0 0 76
9 Mick Le Sauvage 19 16 14 12 0 12 13 86 0 12 74
10 Jane Rowlinson 0 0 16 17 0 19 8 60 0 0 60
11 Kay Coulson 0 19 12 15 0 0 12 58 0 0 58
12 Jason Le Noury 17 0 18 9 0 0 10 54 0 0 54
13 Rob Elliott 0 15 11 0 0 0 9 35 0 0 35
14 John Dedman 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 13

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