Sunday January 8th 2017
Sarnia Walking Club
Bob Wright Handicap Series Race Five
5 kilometres road walk
North Side, Guernsey
RWA Permit 7001-1
Personal best for race winner
Donna Allan, who has improved rapidly since her first race last September, surpassed all expectations as she broke 30 minutes and removed a huge amount of time off her previous best of 34.14. Set off with Phil Lockwood on handicap, she soon moved ahead of him and started to make inroads on those set off in front of her. Hitting the front with still plenty of the race left she crossed the line in an actual time of 29.53. This time was a new age best time for Guernsey, beating that set by Jenny Elliott some years ago.
Second home, also with a performance better than expected was Peter Beckerleg in an actual time of 33.30. A close finish for third was won by Rob Elliott who had to find a sprint to overcome Phil Lockwood. Lockwoods glance behind leading him to try to hold off his rival with his own short lived final effort.
Second woman to finish was Jayne Le Noury, holding off Mick Le Sauvage for fifth place.
Marie Macdonald had a good race overtaking Kay Coulson and Dave Dorey. After five races in the series and with two to go Donna Allan and Peter Beckerleg are in the first two positions but with a lot still to walk for.
1 Donna Allan (W40) 35.38 (watch time) / 5.45 (handicap) / 29.53
2 Peter Beckerleg (M55) 36.15 / 2.45 / 33.30
3 Rob Elliott (M55) 36.37 / 7.45 / 28.52
4 Phil Lockwood (M40) 36.41 / 5.45 / 30.56
5 Jayne Le Noury (W55) 36.53 / 0.00 / 36.53
6 Mick Le Sauvage (M75) 37.18 / 2.00 / 35.18
7 Marie Macdonald (W45) 37.28 / 2.45 / 34.43
8 Kay Coulson (W45) 38.30 / 1.30 / 37.00
9 Dave Dorey (M70) 40.52 / 0.00 / 40.52