Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

October 4, 2015

Bob Wright 5 kms handicap

Sunday October 4th 2015

Sarnia Walking Club

Bob Wright Handicap Series Race One

5 kilometres road walk

Saumarez Park, Guernsey

Close finish in Race One

Peter Beckerleg opened up the Bob Wright handicap series with a narrow win from a fast finishing young Alex Sinkevics. Alex, with only a handful of races behind him had started the walk with the winner on handicap and had opened up a lead on him by nine seconds at the halfway point. Slowing down early in the second half Alex was soon caught and passed by Beckerleg, who opened up a lead in the final lap over not only Alex, but the rest of the field.

Coming into the long final straight it looked as though there would be no doubt as to who would finish first as he had a good 25 metres lead over Le Sauvage and Sinkevics. Sinkevics then made an attempt to close the gap but ran out of road as he closed fast to finish a stride behind at the finish. His effort at the end gave him a negative split time of 17.02 after a first half of 17.16. His effort gave him a new personal best time of 34.18, well ahead of his previous time of 35.00.

Peter went through half way in 17.25 before a strong 16.52 second half.

Third place went to Mick Le Sauvage, with first woman to finish Marie Macdonald in fourth place and recording the fastest womans time of the day, ahead of Olga Sinkevica with an actual time of 34.42. Fastest time of the day was set by Stuart Le Noury 28.49, closely followed by Phil Lockwood with 29.01. Phil looked good throughout the race and also finished the second half quicker than the first.

The next race is on Sunday October 18th at Delancey Park. It is the second walk in the series over 10 kilometres. Note earlier start time than on fixture list. Start is now at 9.00am.

1 Peter Beckerleg M55 36.17 (watch time) / 34.17 (actual time)

2 Alex Sinkevics U17 36.18 / 34.18

3 Mick Le Sauvage M75 36.28/ 34.28

4 Marie Macdonald W40 36.42 / 34.42

5 Phil Lockwood M40 37.01 / 29.01

6 Jayne Le Noury W55 37.54 / 37.54

7 Olga Sinkevica W 38.16 / 35.46

8 Kevin Le Noury M55 38.17 / 34.47

9 Dave Dorey M65 38.42 / 36.42

10 Stuart Le Noury 39.49 / 28.49

11 Kay Coulson W45 41.15 / 41.15

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