Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

September 7, 2012

New season opening races

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarnia @ 8:05 pm

With the Church to Church Walk ending one fixture list it is almost time for the opening race of the new one.

The first race is Handicap Race 1 of the Bob Wright Memorial Handicap Series. The distance is 5 kilometres, starting and finishing at Saumarez Park. The event is open to allcomers and being based on a handicap system with slower walkers off first, gives everyone a chance to cross the finish line first. Start time is at 9.00 am on Sunday September 16th at Saumarez Park.

The Series is over 7 races with the best 5 races to score. Distances are between 1 mile and 10 kilometres. Newcomers are most welcome to come and have a go. Further details from Jayne Le Noury at

Two weeks later on Sunday September 30th we hold our newcomers event.

 How far will you walk?
Have you ever been curious as to how far you could walk in 30 minutes? Now is the chance to find out.
The Sarnia Walking Club are holding an informal walk on Sunday September 30th at 9.00 am at Delancey Park. This free event is open to all, from joggers, strollers, power walkers, fitness walkers to race walkers.
Plenty of possible entries can be seen daily on the roads and footpaths of Guernsey.
Prospective walkers, if they feel 30 minutes is too long can have a go over 20 or even 10 minutes. Come and see how  far you can go. You will receive a friendly welcome from the Sarnia walkers. Further details or just a call to say you are interested, tel Jayne Le Noury 246865. Or e mail
The more experienced walkers have been in action over the last week or so. As well as the Church and 3 kilometres road walk last weekend reported on earlier in this blog, there was walk interest in a couple of “runs”. Carl Thomson competed in the GIAAC 5kms run in Saumarez Park, walking the race in 24.30. In action again at the Footes Lane track in a combined 3,000/5000 metres run event he walked the 3000 metres in 14.03.92.
His times are quicker than his recent age best times for Guernsey, however as being “unjudged” events will not stand as official bests in the SWC records. 

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