Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

March 6, 2015

5 miles road walks

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Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management are to sponsor the Sarnia Walking Clubs 50th anniversary walk over a distance of 5 miles on Sunday March 8th. The walk from Lancresse to North Beach at 9.30 am following the main coastal road takes place 50 years after the clubs first ever event in 1965 over the same distance. All finishers will receive a memento for the occasion.

The first race took place on Sunday March 7th 1965 on a course similar to the anniversary walk, from Lancresse bus terminus to the BEA offices at South Esplanade via Grandes Maison road. Reportedly held in ideal conditions the results were:

1 Len Duquemin 41.22, 2 John Moullin 42.40, 3 John Brouard 42.41, 4 Anthony Le Gallez 43.30, 5 Ossie Naftel 43.32, 6 Rob Waterman 44.15, 7= Dave Richards and Dave Chalker 45.31, 9 Roy Le Marquand 47.27, 10 Robert Wickham 48.17, 11 Eddie Robins 48.20, 12 Cyril Robin 51.04, 13 Roy Brouard 55.56, 14 Mrs J Robert 56.22, Miss S Jeffreys 56.23.

The GIAAC had been holding walks for a few years previous until the walking section broke away to form the Sarnia Walking Club, hence the walkers had experience of the event.

Race winner Len Duquemin went on to represent Guernsey in the 1970 Commonwealth Games here he finished in 6th place. John Moullin in second also walked for the island in the Commonwealths. His best achievement was walking the 100 miles walk in under 17 hours to be within one minute of the worlds best time at the time. Rob Waterman back in 6th also walked for Guernsey in the Commonwealth Games nine years later.




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