Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

April 9, 2017

7 miles road walk Chilcott Cup

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Sunday April 9th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Channel Island Ceramics Chilcott Cup

7 miles road walk

Albecq to North Side, Guernsey

Stuart wins 7 miles Chilcott Cup

Stuart Le Noury easily broke seven miles in the hour to record another win in the annual Channel Island Ceramics Chilcott Cup. On a clear warm morning he strode out from the start at Albecq and crossed the line at North Side in 58.30.

A close finish for second place was won by the experienced Rob Elliott from relative newcomer Donna Allan. Walking at a faster pace over a similar distance than her recent 10 kilometres personal best, she caught Elliott with half a mile to go and opened up a few seconds gap around the Vale Castle and heading down to the long straight finish at North Side.

A still confident Elliott held the gap for a while before catching and moving away in the final yards. The one hour mark for 10 kilometres gets closer for Donna.

Olga Le Noury held off Kevin Le Noury for fourth place. 

Kay Coulson in 6th place had a good race finishing in 1.20.30 and backed up her performance in England last week where she set a new personal best time of 1.12.09 over 10 kilometres. The event was the Cecil Gittins Memorial race at Gravesend where she finished as 6th woman.

Back to the local event and Mick Le Sauvage held off Peter Beckerleg by a few minutes with Jayne Le Noury bringing the race to a close.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 58.30

2 Rob Elliott M55 1.09.10

3 Donna Allan W40 1.09.13

4 Olga Le Noury W35 1.18.59

5 Kevin Le Noury M55 1.19.25

6 Kay Coulson W45 1.20.30

7 Mick Le Sauvage M75 1.22.23

8 Peter Beckerleg M55 1.24.37

9 Jayne Le Noury W55 1.26.11

April 3, 2017

Cecil Gittins 10 kms

Filed under: 10 kilometres, 10 kms, David Hoben, Kay Coulson, Uncategorized — sarnia @ 4:53 pm

Walking over a distance of 10 kilometres, Kay Coulson recorded a new personal best time by well over a minute when competing in the Cecil Gittins memorial walk in Gravesend, England. In this second edition of the event , held on a 2.5 kms hilly circuit on the Gravesend Cyclopark on April 1st Kay finished with a time of 72.09, well up on her walk best of 73.27 set last month in Guernsey. She finished as 6th woman in this well supported event.

Walking alongside the male competitors Kay finished very close to organiser of the race David Hoben who is a regular visitor toGuernseys annual Church to Church walk.

March 12, 2017

Championship One 10 kms

Sunday March 12th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Championship Race One

10 kilometres road walk

North Side, Guernsey

RWA Permit 7005-1

Stuart and Kay win opening championship walks

Stuart Le Noury opened up his defence of the Sarnia Walking Club Championships with an easy win in the 10 kilometres road walk held around North Side. On a calm wind free day he crossed the line in 51.41, well ahead of second man home Rob Elliott. 

Out on his own from the start and walking after a training run just before the start , Stuart walked 19 seconds quicker than last months 10 kms race. Elliott was also marginally quicker than in his last walk at the distance.

Phil Lockwood took third place in 66.12. Kevin Le Noury walked well for fourth with Peter Beckerleg holding off Mick Le Sauvage by around half a minute.

Kay Coulson took first place in the womens section in 1.13.27 with her best time in a race walk , ahead of Jayne Le Noury.


1 Stuart Le Noury M 51.41

2 Rob Elliott M55 1.00.52

3 Phil Lockwood M40 1.06.12

4 Kevin Le Noury M55 1.08.53

5 Peter Beckerleg M55 1.11.52

6 Mick Le Sauvage M75 1.12.21



1 Kay Coulson W45 1.13.27

2 Jayne Le Noury W55 1.15.03

Handicap positions

1 S Le Noury 1.14.41, 2 R Elliott 1.16.52, 3 K Le Noury 1.16.53, 4 J le Noury 1.17.03, 5 M Le Sauvage 1.18.21, 6 K Coulson 1.18.27, 7 P Beckerleg 1.18.52, 8 P Lockwood 1.19.12.

February 12, 2017

5 and 10 kms road walks

10 kms and 5 kms road walks

Amarreurs Road, Vale, Guernsey

Personal Best Equalled

Leading woman Donna Allan over the longer distance walked on Sunday, equalled her recent personal best time of 1 hour 3 minutes and 13 seconds in her latest outing over 10 kilometres. On a cold and windy morning over the near seven lap course at Les Amarreurs she set off cautiously going through the 2,500 metres point in 16.15 before knocking out a succession of ever faster 1500 metres laps, from 9.42, 9.36, 9.25, 9.08 to a finishing 9.07.

Stuart Le Noury, contesting the longer distance had his best race for a while finishing in 52 minutes dead. His split times after the opening 2,500 metres of 13.04 were 7.56, 7.56, 7.56 down to 7.41 and 7.27. 

Phil Lockwood managed only 5,500 metres before his back problem forced him to retire.

In the 5 kilometres race, Kevin Le Noury led home Peter Beckerleg with a time of 33.39. Third home and first woman was Olga Le Noury in 34.51. Mick Le Sauvage, Jayne Le Noury and Dave Dorey completed the line up.

The next event is the final walk in the Bob Wright Handicap Series over a distance of 5 miles. Starting at 9.30 am on Sunday February 19th . The course is from Lancresse (Rocque Balan) to North Beach.

10 kms

1 Stuart Le Noury M 52.00

2 Donna Allan W40 1.03.13

Phil Lockwood M40 DNF

5 kms

1 Kevin Le Noury M55 33.39

2 Peter Beckerleg M55 34.18

3 Olga Le Noury W35 34.51

4 Mick Le Sauvage M75 36.34

5 Jayne Le Noury W55 37.24

6 Dave Dorey M70 39.12


10 kms

Lap 1


Lap 2


Lap 3


Lap 4


Lap 5


Lap 6


Lap 7



position time
Stuart Le Noury 13.04 21.00 28.56 36.52 44.33 52.00 1 52.00
Donna Allan 16.15 25.57 35.33 44.58 54.06 63.13 2 63.13
Phil Lockwood 16.39 26.53 37.05 DNF DNF
5 kms 500m 2000m 3500m 5000m
Kevin Le Noury 13.20 23.29 33.39 1 33.39
Peter Beckerleg 13.26 23.46 34.18 2 34.18
Olga Le Noury 13.51 24.22 34.51 3 34.51
Mick Le Sauvage 14.59 26.04 36.34 4 36.34
Jayne Le Noury 15.17 26.22 37.24 5 37.24
Dave Dorey 15.00 26.37 39.12 6 39.12

December 5, 2016

imageA photo in the Guernsey Press today from 40 years ago ….December 1976.  Four competitors still actively race walking ….. Rob Elliott, Kevin Le Noury, Dave Dorey and Mick Le Sauvage . Jayne Le Noury , active now and then as Jayne Wright ,  spectating in this photo ..

Sarnia WC v Newham AC 10 kms Sandy Hook to White Rock, Guernsey

Newham won a close match providing the first two walkers across the line, with Mike Scamell winning by 10 seconds from Geoff Robinson.

After 2 kilometres a group of 5 had broken away, Scamell, Robinson and Sheppard from Newham and locals Rob Elliott and Andy Le Heron. At half way Scamell and Robinson were battling for first place with Sheppard 11 seconds behind. Elliott was walking steadily a further 5 seconds down and had a chance of splitting the leading trio. When all scorers had gone past the 5 kms point the team scores were level. Rob Elliott moved into third in the sixth kilometre, but team mate Steven Kendal retired, leaving the team match in the balance with Newham eventually taking the win by three points.

1 M Scamell (Newham) 47.41

2 G Robinson (Newham) 47.51

3 R Elliott (SWC A) 48.36

4 D Sheppard (Newham ) 49.23

5 A Le Heron (SWC A) 50.06

6 Mick Elliott (SWC A) 51.05

7 M Perrio (SWC B) 53.34

8 L Bretel (SWC A) 53.52

9 K Le Noury (SWC A) 55.49

10 D Dorey (SWC C) 57.12

11 J Briscoe (SWC B) 58.14

12 R Sheppard (Newham) 58.19

13 P Ingrouille (SWC C) 58.32

14 M Le Sauvage (SWC B) 59.33

15 D Johnson (SWC B) 60.59

16 G Greening (SWC C) 63.04

17 Mark Elliott (SWC C) 66.59

18 R Palmer (Newham) 67.05

DNF S Kendal (SWC A)

November 20, 2016

Guernsey 10 kms road

donna-allanSunday November 20th 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

10 kilometres road walk

North Side, Vale, Guernsey

Big personal best time for leading woman

Donna Allan (photo) continues to take big steps forward since taking up race walking. In her latest race over 10 kilometres at North Side, held in good conditions after the storms of the previous 12 hours, she crossed the line in 1 hour 3 minutes and 13 seconds to remove almost three and a half minutes off her previous best time. 

A good day for the women saw Olga Le Noury and Jayne Le Noury  both walking quicker than their last race. The winner of the race was Stuart Le Noury, walking well up on his last race to finish in 54.33. He had a clear win from Rob Elliott back in second place.The third man Phil Lockwood was separated by the leading woman and finished fourth overall.

Kevin Le Noury was another to perform above expectations, with a time a couple of minutes up on expected . The other walkers to finish Peter Beckerleg and Mick Le Sauvage walked to form with Marie Macdonald having to record a  “did not finish”.

Stuart Le Noury will race the London marathon next year, taking the place that the Sarnia Walking Club are entitled too as members of “englandathletics”.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 54.33

2 Rob Elliott M55 61.12

3 Donna Allan W40 63.13

4 Phil Lockwood M40 66.46

5 Kevin Le Noury M55 68.35

6 Olga Le Noury W35 70.30

7 Peter Beckerleg M55 70.37

8 Mick Le Sauvage M75 73.30

9 Jayne Le Noury W55 75.37

DNF Marie Macdonald W40

On a personal note (Rob Elliott) . Woke up this morning to see this link

It is from the 1982 Commonwealth Games in which I raced 30 kms in 2.24.28. Turned up for this 10 kms race this morning at North Side to find one of the roads closed to cars and pedestrians. So we used the extended course on which the Guernsey walkers used for the trials back then.

Back then I averaged 48.20 for a final 2.25.00 course and Guernsey record. Today I slipped back to 61 minutes!

October 16, 2016

Bob Wright 10 kms handicap

Sunday October 16th 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

Bob Wright Handicap Series Race Two

10 kilometres road walk

1.25 kms Under 11

RWA Permit 6080-1

Donna Allan well ahead in second event

Newcomer Donna Allan, with only a handful of races behind her scored an emphatic victory in the second race of the Bob Wright Handicap Series. Set off with this years Sarnia Walking Club Champion Olga Le Noury, after finishing close together in the first race, Donna pulled away mid race and looking easy crossed the line in an actual time of 66 minutes 35 seconds for a new Guernsey age best time.

Almost five minutes behind, Olga held on for second place with only half a minute separating positions 2 to 5, as she led in Peter Beckerleg who walked close to his best ever time, Kevin Le Noury and Mick Le Sauvage.

An off form Phil Lockwood finished 6th with Stuart Le Noury, with the fastest time of the day, finishing well down on expected time having run two races over 5 kms the day before.

Young Ellis Lockwood walked two laps of the course for 1250 metres in an under 11 years development walk, recording a time of 9.36, 25 seconds faster than his effort two weeks ago.

The next walk is at Cambridge Park, St Peter Port where the distances will be 3 kilometres and 1.5 kilometres. All welcome to come and try out a new course. Start time of 9.30 am on Sunday October 23rd. Details from Jayne Le Noury at

Pos Athlete Club Watch Time Hcap Actual time
1 Donna Allan W40 Sarnia Walking Club 1.12.35 6.00 1.06.35
2 Olga Le Noury W35 Sarnia Walking Club 1.17.23 6.00 1.11.23
3 Peter Beckerleg M55 Sarnia Walking Club 1.17.34 7.00 1.10.34
4 Kevin Le Noury M55 Sarnia Walking Club 1.17.42 7.00 1.10.42
5 Mick Le Sauvage M75 Sarnia Walking Club 1.17.52 4.30 1.13.22
6 Phil Lockwood M40 Sarnia Walking Club 1.19.39 12.00 1.07.39
7 Stuart Le Noury M Sarnia Walking Club 1.22.44 25.00 57.44
1 Ellis Lockwood U11 Sarnia Walking Club 9.36 1250 ms Development

September 20, 2016

a few non Sarnia WC events….

Three Sarnia Walking Club members race walked in the recent MIND Guernsey 10 kms fun run held on September 11th at the KGV Playing Fields. Full results

Stuart Le Noury started at the back of the 230 finishers and walked through to record a 55.47 time. Kay Coulson recorded 73.21 walking all the way, whilst Peter Beckerleg walked some and jogged some of the route in just over 70 minutes.

Last month Kay Coulson took part in a marathon race in Germany. Kay reports …

“Re my marathon… 14th August 2016 in Monschau, Germany. It’s about 1 1/2h drive south of Düsseldorf, very close to the Belgium border… in the hills. Great event!

On the Saturday there was the option of a mountain bike tour over the marathon course, as well as a 4.2k and 12.7k event meant for juniors and as a taster session/warm up for all. We did sightseeing instead :-)

Sunday was the main event, offering various disciplines such as an ultra (56k) for runners, as well as the marathon distance for runners and (nordic) walkers. You could enter as an individual or as a relay team of 2, 3 or 4.

With a picturesque course over 750 meters altitude, partly on forest tracks and partly on the road, it was an early, chilly 6 a.m. start for the ultras and walkers. Good racing conditions overall, even if it became a bit too sunny for some later on.

Expecting steep inclines at various points during the course, it turned out that these were mainly gradual, so not as bad as feared. The organisation and marshalling was excellent, with plenty of refreshment stations (with very friendly helpers) along the way… offerings included fruit gums and chocolate (!) and even small spoonfuls of local honey, besides fruit, water and sport drinks etc.

There were 131 walkers taking part, but as it was not a judged event and walkers were also allowed to run, the end results varied greatly from 4:25:50 to 8:20:08.

I walked and came 64th in a time of 6:15:29, which I was more than happy with as it was 3.5h faster than my disastrous moonwalk in London in May.

I can thoroughly recommended the event. Not as a race walk per se due to the obvious lack of racing rules and because the forest tracks do not lend themselves as suitable race walking surfaces, but it is a marathon and there is something for everybody, plus it makes for a great weekend away.”

July 17, 2016

10 kms Championship

Sunday July 17th

Sarnia Walking Club

Heritage Group Championships Race 9

10 kilometres road walk

RWA Permit 6038-1

Pleinmont to Grandes Rocques

Champions retain their Heritage titles

Stuart Le Noury and Olga Sinkevica both retained their Heritage Championship titles with one race to go in the Sarnia Walking Club Championships. The hot, windless conditions slowed times down a little on the coastal course between Pleinmont and Grandes Rocques.

Out on his own from the start Stuart won easily in 55.49, ahead of Phil Lockwood and Kevin Le Noury. Olga Sinkevica was on Kevin Le Nourys shoulder for the first kilometres before fading to cross the line in 1.12.18, holding off Peter Beckerleg and Mick Le Sauvage who finished closely behind.

An inform Kay Coulson, with a marathon race coming up soon, decided to walk to the start and do 10 kilometres before the race. A fast start in the race saw her well on course for a new personal best until she faded in the final half of the race. Her 1.15.00 clocking was still close to her previous best time and gave her a minutes advantage over third woman home Jayne Le Noury.

Although the Champions have been decided for 2016 there is still competition for the handicapped section held in conjunction. Jayne Le Noury is the current leader, followed by Kay Coulson and Mick Le Sauvage in second and third places. The last race in the series taking place next month.

Kay Coulson, racing in Crawley the weekend before, finished 6th overall and first woman in the Jack Fitzgerald Memorial Walk over 10.325 metres. She recorded a time of 1.14.27. The next local race is on Sunday July 31st at Rocquaine Bay. The distance is a 3.8 miles handicap for the Piette Trophy, starting at 9.30 am.


Pos Athlete   Club Time
1 Stuart Le Noury M Sarnia Walking Club 55.49
2 Phil Lockwood M40 Sarnia Walking Club 1.06.02
3 Kevin Le Noury M55 Sarnia Walking Club 1.10.47
4 Olga Sinkevica W Sarnia Walking Club 1.12.18
5 Peter Beckerleg M55 Sarnia Walking Club 1.12.45
6 Mick Le Sauvage M75 Sarnia Walking Club 1.12.58
7 Kay Coulson W45 Sarnia Walking Club 1.15.00
8 Jayne Le Noury W55 Sarnia Walking Club 1.16.08

Handicap positions (watch time plus handicap)

1 P Beckerleg (3.00) 75.45, 2 M Le Sauvage ((3.00) 75.58, 3 J Le Noury (0.00) 76.08, 4 S Le Noury (20.30) 76.19, 5 K Le Noury (6.00) 76.47, 6 K Coulson (2.00) 77.00, 7 O Sinkevica (6.00) 78.18, 8 P Lockwood (12.30) 78.32.


July 12, 2016

Jack Fitzgerald Memorial Walks

Filed under: 10 kilometres, Kay Coulson, Uncategorized — sarnia @ 3:42 pm

Kay Coulson took part in the race below a day after the track walk held in Guernsey on the Friday evening. Kay produced a near new personal best time for the 10 kms distance , although the promoted race was 325 metres longer Her time of 74.27 only 15 seconds longer than her Guernsey 10 kms time of 74.12.. Report below from David Hoben, a Church to Church  walk regular.

4th Jack Fitzgerald Memorial Walks Tilgate Park, Crawley, 9 July 2016, Veterans AC 10.325km road and supporting races

10.325 km
1. M. Martin (Sy WC M60) 1 hr 0 min 31 sec
2. D. Maskell (Sy WC M65) 1 hr 7 min 39 sec
3. P. Hannell (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 10 min 08 sec
4. M. Harran (Sy WC M75) 1 hr 11 min 12 sec
5. C. Flint (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 11 min 41 sec
6. K. Coulson (Sarnia WC W45) 1 hr 14 min 27 sec
7. D. Hoben (Sy WC M60) 1 hr 16 min 21 sec
8. D. Delaney (Sy WC M70) 1 hr 16 min 57 sec

5.9 km
1. A. Ingram (Lewes AC W55) 39 min 07 sec
2. A. Martin (Sy WC W50) 41 min 25 sec

1. A. Hussein (Medway U15G) 11 min 12 sec
2. M. Hussein (Medway U15G) 11 min 15 sec

1. O. Hopkins (Lewes U17M) 16 min 17 sec
2. J. Childs (Medway U15B) 16 min 27 sec
3. B. Fury (Medway U15G) 18 min 50 sec
4. J. Buckley (Lewes AC W45) 21 min 22 sec
5. H. Childs (unattached W40) 22 min 54 sec

Veterans AC were pleased to host the fourth running of this event on a lakeside course once used as the test bed for Britain’s water speed record round popular beauty spot Campbell’s lake with summer temperatures mitigated by some cloud cover and a strong breeze.Times were largely a little down on the previous year, however in the headline 10.325 km event overall and men’s winner Malcolm Martin from Surrey Walking Club maintained his position from the previous two years but with a considerable lead over nearest SWC club rival Dan Maskell.
VAC were pleased to welcome a very in-form Kay Coulson from Guernsey’s Sarnia Walking Club who had flown in for the day especially for this event and who appeared to have had the best personal performance, despite having raced in a local track event only the night before.

Andrea Ingram from Lewes AC again showed her potential winning the 5.9k accompanying race which would have also given her a good 5k time, as she had also had a ladies’ win at VAC’s Gravesend race some months earlier, and club mate Jo Buckley did really well in the 3k on her first attempt at competitive walking with a respectable time which would have not have been out of place in a county championship.

The 3k walkers were led home by the ever improving Ollie Hopkins from Lewes AC who added to his string of wins, just marginally ahead of Jack Childs from Medway & Maidstone.

The race was held to raise funds for Help for Heroes, as a tribute to RAF fighter pilot Jack Fitzgerald.

Judge: Peter Selby
Starter: Dave Stevens
Time keeping/lap recording: Carl Lawton, Ron Penfold, Nolan Simmons
Lead cyclist: Eric Parker
Marshals: Eric Parker, Jeremy Carmichael
Signage: Ron Penfold, Dave Stevens
Changing, showers, refreshments: Tilgate Forest Golf Centre
From an original idea by Walter Hill, SCVAC

This event is dedicated to the memory of Jack Fitzgerald 1923-2013




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