Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

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

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.


January 10, 2016

10 kms road walk

Sunday January 10th 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

Bob Wright Handicap Series Race 5

10 kilometres road walk

North Side, Guernsey

Le Sauvage consolidates Series lead

Stuart Le Noury opened up the Sarnia 2016 race calendar with an easy win over 10 kilometres crossing the line in 55.42, well ahead of Rob Elliott in second. Held in wet conditions over a four lap course Stuart led from start to finish but was not quick enough to claim that place in the handicapped section of the race which went towards the points in the Bob Wright Handicap Series.

Mick Le Sauvage, leading the series going into the race, headed this race to further increase his series lead from Stuart and Kevin Le Noury.

Third walker home in the race was Phil Lockwood over a minute down on Elliott. Kevin Le Noury, Olga Sinkevica and Mick Le Sauvage all finished within a minute of each other around the 70 / 71 minutes mark. Peter Beckerleg finished next ahead of Kay Coulson.The next walk is on Sunday January 31st over a distance of one mile at Footes Lane at 9.30 am. The race is the 6th event in the handicap Series. Details from Jayne Le Noury,

1 Stuart Le Noury M 55.42

2 Rob Elliott M55 1.01.00

3 Phil Lockwood M40 1.02.13

4 Kevin Le Noury M55 1.10.11

5 Olga Sinkevica W 1.10.52

6 Mick Le Sauvage M75 1.11.06

7 Peter Beckerleg M55 1.12.28

8 Kay Coulson W45 1.16.55

   Alex Sinkevics 35.02 for 5 kms

Handicap result (watch time plus handicap)

1 Mick Le Sauvage 1.16.06

2 Olga Sinkevica 1.17.52

3 Kay Coulson 1.17.55

4 Peter Beckerleg 1.18.28

5 Stuart Le Noury 1.18.42

6 Rob Elliott 1.19.00

7 Kevin Le Noury 1.19.11

8 Phil Lockwood 1.19.13

July 19, 2015

Championship walks

logo-heritageTwo wins for Olga Sinkevica
Olga Sinkevica secured two more wins in the latest walks in the Heritage Group Championships over 3 and 10 kilometres. In the first event over 3,000 metres she finished in 19.27, sixteen seconds ahead of Marie Macdonald who walked to a new personal best time. Olga easily won the second race in just over 70 minutes, ahead of Jayne Le Noury.
Mick Le Sauvage returned two new Guernsey age best times, with Peter Beckerleg, the mens winner in the shorter walk, setting a new personal best time over 10 kilomteres the following week.
Stuart Le Noury, well on course for the mens championship eased to victory in the 10 kilometers event woth 54.45.
The next walk is on July 26th at Rocquaine Bay. The event is the Rocquaine Regatta 3.8 miles handicapped road walk starting at 9.30 am. Details from Jayne Le Noury
Sunday July 12th 2015
Sarnia Walking Club
Heritage Group Championships Race 7
3,000 metres track
Osmond Priaulx, Guernsey
1 Peter Beckerleg M55 19.44
2 Mick Le Sauvage M75 19.47
3 Alex Sinkevics M 20.02
4 Dave Dorey M65 20.40
1 Olga Sinkevica W 19.27
2 Marie Macdonald W40 19.43
3 Kay Coulson W45 23.05,
Handicap 1 M Le Sauvage 20.32, 2 M Macdonald 20.43, 3 P Beckerleg 20.44, 4 D Dorey 20.55, 5 O Sinkevica 21.12, 6 K Coulson 23.05
Sunday July 19th 2015
Sarnia Walking Club
Heritage Group Championships Race 8
10 kilometres road walk
Pleinmont to Grandes Rocques
1 Stuart Le Noury M 54.45
2 Kevin Le Noury M55 1.06.54
3 Peter Beckerleg  M55 1.10.19
4 Mick Le Sauvage M75 1.10.50
5 Dave Dorey M65 1.15.10
1 Olga Sinkevica W 1.10.01
2 Jayne Le Noury W55 1.17.02
Handicap 1 K Le Noury 74.24, 2 M Le Sauvage 74.50, 3 P Beckerleg 75.04, 4 d Dorey 75.10, 5 O Sinkevica 77.01, 6 J Le Noury 77.02, 7 S Le Noury 78.15
Rob Elliott for SWC
Guernsey Race Walking

March 15, 2015

Heritage Group Championships 10 kilometres

logo-heritage Sunday March 15th 2015

Sarnia Walking Club
Heritage Group Championship Race Two
10 kilometres road
Delancey Park, Guernsey

Stuart dominates the field

Stuart Le Noury had an easy win in cold conditions over 10 kilometres at Delancey Park in the second race of the Heritage Group Championships. Walking at a faster pace than when he won the clubs 50th anniversary race last weekend, he finished in 53.25, a clear five minutes ahead of Rob Elliott. Phil Lockwood took third place. A good walk form Olga Sinkevica gave her the win in the womens section, breaking her recent best time by 1.36 for a finishing time of 1.09.44. Second home was Jayne Le Noury.
Mick Le Sauvage won the handicapped section of the walk, narrowly beating Peter Beckerleg and Olga Sinkevica. The next walk is on Sunday March 22nd at Les Amarreurs at 9.30 am. The event is the Philadelphia Cup 1 mile handicapped road walk for teams. All are welcome to compete. Details from Jayne Le Noury

Away from Guernsey, Kay Coulson competed in a “third of a marathon” walk (8.7 miles apx) finishing in 5th position overall out of the 53 starters. Kay was the second woman to finish in the race held in dry conditions with temperature of 9 degrees. Her time was 1 hour 46 minutes.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 53.25
2 Rob Elliott M55 58.38
3 Phil Lockwood M40 1.01.07
4 Kevin Le Noury M55 1.09.13
5 Peter Beckerleg M55 1.10.46
6 Mick Le Sauvage M75 1.11.35
7 Dave Dorey M65 1.16.36

1 Olga Sinkevica W 1.09.44
2 Jayne Le Noury W50 1.15.42

Handicap: 1 M Le Sauvage (4.45 hcap) 1.16.20, 2 P Beckerleg (5.45) 1.16.31, 3 O. Sinkevica (7.15) 1.16.59, 4 P Lockwood (17.30) 1.18.37, 5 K Le Noury (9.45) 1.18.58, 6 J Le Noury (3.45) 1.19.27, 7 D Dorey (3.15) 1.19.51, 8 S Le Noury (27.00) 1.20.25, 9 R Elliott (22.45) 1.21.23.

February 8, 2015

Delancey Park walks

Sunday February 8th 2015

Phil Lockwood took the honours in the longer distance race over 10 kilometres with a time of 1.01.31, whilst Rob Elliott had victory over 5 kilometres winning in 26.51 from Kevin Le Noury and Peter Beckerleg. Fastest of the women was Jayne Le Noury in 36.25, from Kay Coulson.

The next walk is the final event in the Bob Wright Handicap Series over a distance of one mile. The venue is Osmond Priaulx at Footes Lane at 9.30 am on Sunday February 15th. Details from Jayne Le Noury at lenouryjedburgh@

Sarnia Walking Club

Road walks at Delancey Park, Guernsey

10 kms

1 Phil Lockwood M40 1.01.31

5 kms

1 Rob Elliott M55 26.51

2 Kevin Le Noury M55 33.59

3 Peter Beckerleg M55 35.22

4 Mick Le Sauvage M70 35.29

5 Jayne Le Noury W50 36.35

6 Dave Dorey M65 37.36

7 Kay Coulson W45 38.32

8 = Alan Roger M60 47.04

8= Gaynor Benoist W 47.04

Below is the annual report for the Sarnia Walking Club for 2014

Sarnia Walking Club

2014 Report

The year 2014 marked the clubs 50th anniversary since its formation in December 1964. The occasion was marked by a breakfast at the Half Moon cafe after the annual Val des Terres Hill Climb, complete with birthday cake, supplied by Dave Dorey.

The club held the usual races throughout the year with 12 walkers scoring in the Heritage Club Championships and 19 in the Bob Wright Handicap Series which is open to all to compete in. Both these numbers were slightly down on the year before.

We have had at least six new walkers come into our races during the year and racing more than a couple of times, excluding those from the Church to Church entries.

Interestingly, most of these have been woman and one now hopes for some good races between them in 2015.

The Bob Wright Series continues to attract “non members” to the handicapped races, with an “unattached” walker taking the title this year through Karen Farman.

Once again, Jayne and Stuart Le Noury won the Heritage club championships with Kevin Le Noury taking the handicapped section.

The traditional club events continued like the Eric Waldron, Chilcott Cup, Rocquaine Regatta, Hill Climb and the team events with the Philadelphia, Graham Mann and Peter Kendal trophies

An additional trophy this year was the Sean Pender Trophy donated by the then Southern RWA President and regular visitor Sean Pender. The race was a handicapped 2,000 metres walk open to all and hopefully in future drawing in newcomers. It worked this year with newcomer Marie Macdonald taking first place.

The highlight of our year is the Church to Church walk which again attracted overseas walkers and a field of 25 walkers, as well as some overseas officials and spectators. In addition to this 17 walkers took part in the 3 kilometres warm up race the same weekend.

Past glories for the club walkers were relived during the year with Len Duquemin featuring in a Guernsey Press article on his 1970 Commonwealth Games 6th place.

Rob Elliott went to a luncheon in London to celebrate the home countries representatives over the years in the Commonwealth Games, with Guernsey and Sarnia Walking Club getting mentioned in some of the speeches.

The club were represented in running events throughout the year with some members opting to run and others walking. Jason Le Noury took part in the longest as he completed the London Marathon

The club held a coaching weekend during the year with Chris Hobbs from England leading the sessions which involved a race on the Friday evening and track session and exercises and warm up / downs on the Sunday. An informative weekend for those involved.

Club member Terry Bates continues to walk in the Isle of Man as well as on his visits back to the island.

I end this report on a sad note as 2014 marked the passing away of past member Dave Johnson, a stalwart walker for thirty years.

Rob Elliott for SWC

January 2015


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