Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

July 28, 2019

Piette TRophy

Donna Allan finishSunday July 28th 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

Piette Trophy for 3.8 miles (approx) handicap road walk

Rocquaine Bay, Guernsey

RWA Permit 9060-1

Rob Elliott and Donna AllanLocal Best time for Donna (pictured left) at Rocquaine

Donna Allan, racing in her first Piette Trophy handicap race, over approximately 3.8 miles, knocked over four minutes off Rose Druckes best local womens time as she crossed the line in 34.33 for the course along the Rocquaine coast road. Her target next year will no doubt be to get close to the all comers best time which is a couple of minutes quicker set in 1975 by French International walker Jacquelline Delassaux.

A small field of walkers set off in the hot conditions in the two lap out and back course with first off Mick Le Sauvage caught early on by Kay Coulson who started thirty seconds behind. When Donna set off she had the local time in her mind and hit the halfway point in 17.01 and well inside her target. Stuart Le Noury, last off was heading towards a solid race but realised early on after only the first lap that Donna was well out of sight and would be the winner as she closed in quickly on the other competitors. 

Slowing slightly in the second half Donna still had over a minute and a half cushion on second walker home Stuart Le Noury who walked an actual time of 31.11. Phil Lockwood took third place with Kay Coulson in fourth, just ahead of Mick Le Sauvage.

1 Donna Allan W40 41.33 (watch) / 7.00 (handicap) / 34.33 (actual)

2 Stuart Le Noury M 43.11 / 12.00 / 31.11

3 Phil Lockwood M45 44.03 / 4.00 / 40.03

4 Kay Coulson W50 45.03 / 0.30 / 44.33

5 Mick Le Sauvage M80 45.10 / 0.00 / 45.10

Stuart Le Noury
Mick Le Sauvage and Kay CoulsonPhil Lockwood

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