Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

March 25, 2018

Channel Island Ceramics Chilcott Cup

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Sunday March 25th 2018

Sarnia Walking Club

Channel Island Ceramics Chilcott Cup

7 miles road walk

Albecq to North Side, Guernsey

Le Noury retains traditional Channel Island Ceramics Chilcott Cup

Stuart Le Noury, walking well within his capabilities after time out with a recent injury, retained the Channel Islands Ceramics Chilcott Cup over a distance of 7 miles. Overhauling early leader Rob Elliott around the 3 miles distance on the point to point coastal course between Albecq and North Side he moved away easily to cross the line in just under 65 minutes. 

Elliott dropped another position after 5 miles as Donna Allan, after a customary slow start, went by after passing that mark in 49.30 and moving swiftly ahead to take another two minutes out of him before the finish. Her time of 67.25 was an improvement of two minutes on her previous best time set last year when she lost out to a sprint finish to the man she had just overtaken. This time was also just over a minute slower than the Guernsey Womens record.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 1.04.58

2 Donna Allan W40 1.07.25

3 Rob Elliott M55 1.09.38

4 Phil Lockwood M45 1.14.55

5 Olga Le Noury W35 1.19.41

6 Peter Beckerleg M55 1.20.02

7 Kevin Le Noury M60 1.20.52

8 Kay Coulson W50 1.24.34 (corrected time) not 1.24.25

9 Jayne Le Noury W55 1.25.01

10 Mick Le Sauvage M75 1.28.15


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

March 20, 2016

7 miles road walk

Sunday March 20th 2016

Sarnia  Walking Club

7 miles road walk

Albecq to North Side, Guernsey

Channel Island Ceramics Chilcott Cup

RWA Permit 6030-1

Stuart Le Noury easily retained the Channel Island Ceramics Chilcott Cup over a distance of 7 miles on a cold and windy morning. Out in front from the start at Albecq he crossed the finish line just over an hour later at North Side. 

Father Kevin took second place after Rob Elliott retired from the race at 4 miles with an injury problem. Leading woman Olga Sinkevica took third overall just behind Kevin with a time of 1.19.08. A close race for fourth place was won by Peter Beckerleg from Mick Le Sauvage and Jayne Le Noury. Dave Dorey closed the race with a 90 minutes clocking.

The next event is the Eric Waldron 2 miles walk at Footes Lane on Sunday April 3rd at 9.30 am.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 1.01.07

2 Kevin Le Noury M55 1.18.03

3 Olga Sinkevica W 1.19.08

4 Peter Beckerleg M55 1.19.44

5 Mick Le Sauvage M75 1.19.52

6 Jayne Le Noury W55 1.20.39

7 Dave Dorey M65 1.30.01

DNF Rob Elliott M55 4 miles

March 29, 2015

Chilcott Cup 7 miles

cic logo blue (high Res)1Sunday  March 29th 2015

Sarnia Walking Club

Channel Island Ceramics Chilcott Cup

7 miles road walk

Albecq to North Side, Guernsey

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Stuart Le Noury raced to a new personal best time in the Channel Island Ceramics 7 miles road walk for the annual Chilcott Cup held in windy conditions from Albecq to North Side. Out on his own from the start he crossed the line in 56.37, taking almost a minute from his previous best time. Rob Elliott took second place in 1.02.38 with Phil Lockwood in third.

First woman across the line was Olga Sinkevica with 1.14.55, finishing close to the fourth man home, Kevin Le Noury who had a good walk taking 3 minutes off his last years performance. Peter Beckerleg. Mick Le Sauvage and Kay Coulson also went much quicker than in the last race, whilst the remaining two walkers Jayne Le Noury and Dave Dorey had a close race with Jayne getting home first at the finish.

On a personal note, I, Rob Elliott had a frustrating race despite partially happy to break his 63 minutes pre race target. Walking well until almost the 4 miles point at 7 mph pace, the leg injury flared again and slowed me down for the next mile which was taken easily at near 10 minutes mile pace, before rallying slightly in the last two miles. One day I will last a race!

The next walk is on Friday April 10th at 6.30 pm. The venue is Footes Lane over a distance of 2 miles for the Eric Waldron Trophy. Further information from Jayne Le Noury .

1 Stuart Le Noury M 56.37

2 Rob Elliott M55 1.02.38

3 Phil Lockwood M40 1.08.28

4 Kevin Le Nopury M55 1.14.25

5 Olga Sinkevica W 1.14.55

6 Peter Beckerleg M55 1.17.22

7 Mick Le Sauvage M75 1.18.22

8 Jayne Le Noury W50 1.20.00

9 Dave Dorey M65 1.20.08

10 Kay Coulson W45 1.22.55

December 17, 2013

Channel Island Ceramics

Filed under: 2 miles, 7 miles, Chilcott Cup, Eric Waldron — sarnia @ 7:10 pm

cic logo blue (high Res)1The Sarnia Walking Club are pleased to announce that Channel Island Ceramics are to sponsor two of the oldest events on our calendar in 2014, namely the Eric Waldron 2 miles track walk and the Chilcott Cup 7 miles road walk.

The trophies both date back to the 1960`s and were first donated to the Guernsey Island Amateur Athletic Club. They were then passed on to the Sarnia Walking Club.

The Eric Waldron Trophy was introduced in 1964 and first won by Len Duquemin in 16.09.1, just ahead of John Moullin who was given the same time. The first events were held on the grass track at Cambridge Park, with Duquemin improving his time to 14.46.5 in 1966, which until 2009 was the Guernsey Allcomers Record for a 2 miles track walk, until Carl Thomson walked 14.40.4.

The event moved to the roads after that from 1969 to 2002. From 2003 the race has moved back to a track walk for most years to 2013.

Len Duquemin`s track time has frequently been surpassed with winning times on the road. Walker’s fastest winning times in this race are, Rob Waterman 14.30 in 1969, Andy Le Heron 14.15 in 1972, Mick Elliott 14.33 in 1974, Rob Elliott 13.58 in 1981, Mark Elliott 13.56 in 1985, Carl Thomson 14.02 in 1990.

The Chilcott & Sons Ltd Trophy was first walked for in 1963 and won by T Le Gallez. John Moullin took the honours a year later just breaking the hour barrier. Roy Brouard was awarded the Trophy in 1965 in a handicapped 7 miles walk.

After a gap of six years the Trophy was reintroduced, with Moullin winning in 1971 in 54.35. Rob Waterman went even quicker a year later with a 53.58 winning time.

Mick Elliott won the Trophy 5 times between 1973 and 1981, a 55.19 being his fastest time. His son Robert has won the race 16 times, with a best of 51.35, which is still a Guernsey record on the Houmet to White Rock course. Carl Thomson has 6 wins to his name, with a fastest time of 51.56 on the Albecq to North Side course.




September 12, 2013

Bill Sutherland 7 miles Allcomers Record

Filed under: 7 miles, Uncategorized — sarnia @ 7:21 pm

Bill Sutherland photo (2)After recent comments from Bill Sutherland (Highgate Harriers) pictured left by Jim Coomber and printed in 1967 RWR, who raced in Guernsey many years ago, its time to reflect on the clubs early days. After the formation of the club in late 1964 and the first race in 1965, the island attracted British walkers to compete against the locals.

The most well known was probably Paul Nihill from Surrey WC who won the silver medal in the 1964 Olympic Games and raced in the 1968 Church to Church walk as a preparation for the 1968 Games. He duly won the Church to Church in a record breaking 2.43.19.

Another Olympian from the 1964 Games, as well as representing GB in European competition and England in the 1966 Commonwealth Games (which had a different title in those days) was Ray Middleton, who was to become a team mate of both Len Duquemin and John Moullin in Belgrave Harriers colours. Ray raced in the 20 miles West Show walk in 1967 in 2.43.35 on a tough course, still an allcomers record.

Scotlands Bill Sutherland, whose claim to fame came in 1970 in the Edinburgh Commonwealth Games, where he finished in the bronze medal position in what for him was a home event, made his debut in Guernsey on September 15th 1966 at the age of 21 years.

He came to Guernsey having raced a few weeks earlier in Wales and covering the 7 miles course in a winning 51.15. He would be tough opposition for the local walkers. He duly won the Guernsey 7 miles race in an Allcomers Record time of 50.31 on a very warm evening ahead of Len Duquemin, the leading Guernsey walker. Bill went through 3 miles in 21.35 and 4 miles in 28.56.

The course was from Houmet to South Esplanade, St Peter Port. Eddie Robins, Sarnia Walking Club official wrote in Race Walking Record about the course ” course measured with a wheel borrowed from States Telephone Council, corrected and tested, so much so it was measuring inches let alone feet accurately. A further test had been made on a Police testing area of 880 yards, which had been tape measured. The wheel clocked up exact measurement to the inch” .

Months later in April 1967, Bill returned to race, but revenge was sweet for Guernseys Len Duquemin who strode home first in 36.40 (4 miles in 29.12) setting a new Guernsey Record in a 5 miles race from Lancresse to the White Rock harbour. Bill Sutherland was a distant second in 37.45 ahead of John Moullin in 37.50. Amongst the field of 22 men and woman were Dave Dorey and Mick Le Sauvage who are still racing in 2013. Dave finished 10th in 42.33 and Mick 11th in 44.22.

March 24, 2013

Office Solutions Chilcott Cup 7 miles

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312 Sunday March 24th 2013
 Sarnia Walking Club
Office Solutions Chilcott Cup
7 miles road walk
Albecq to North Side, Guernsey
Lockwood retains Chilcott Cup  
Phil Lockwood (centre) retained the Office Solutions Chilcott Cup when winning by less than a minute from second placed Rob Elliott (in yellow) over the 7 miles course from Albecq to North Side.
Stuart Le Noury (in black), the favourite before the start finished a distant third. Ten walkers faced the starter on a cold and windy morning on the coastal course.
The leading three walkers were together for the first two miles, with Lockwood making the pace alongside Elliott. Le Noury was tucked in behind them, with the leading two expecting him to move ahead when he wanted to. Having just finished a long training run just before the start, it was thought he would ease into the walk steadily.
Going into the third mile and Le Noury moved ahead to pass the 3 mile point in 27.40, with Lockwood a few seconds down in second and Elliott a similar distance back in third. The pecking order had seemingly been set, until with half the race gone Le Noury hit a bad patch as the mornings miles caught up with him and he was soon passed by the other two.
Going through five miles and Lockwood was in the lead by around a minute from Elliott. Elliott tried hard to close the gap in the final miles as he sensed Lockwoods concern as Lockwood took a few glimpses back as to Elliotts whereabouts.
The gap came down a little but Lockwood crossed the line in 65.26. 44 seconds ahead of the second man home, in a repeat one two from last years race.
Jayne Le Noury was the leading lady finishing in 79.01 from Rose Druckes and Joanne Le Prevost. Newcomer Peter Beckerleg had a good race in his first seven mile event, coming home in 84.33. Mick Le Sauvage clipped his old age best time from 2010 by 14 seconds.
The next race is on Friday April 5th at Footes Lane at 6.30 pm. The event is the Office Solutions Eric Waldron Trophy over a distance of 2 miles. Details from Jayne Le Noury,
1 Phil Lockwood M40 1.05.26
2 Rob Elliott M50 1.06.10
3 Stuart Le Noury M 1.10.19
4 Jayne Le Noury W50 1.19.01
5 Dave Dorey M65 1.19.02
6 Mick Le Sauvage M70 1.20.43
7 Peter Beckerleg M50 1.24.33
8 Allan Harris M65 1.34.59
9= Joanne Le Prevost W40 1.36.03
9= Rose Druckes W65 1.36.03

November 25, 2012

7 miles road walk

Sunday November 25th 2012
Sarnia Walking Club
7 miles road walk
Albecq to North Side, Guernsey
Swift time for Carl Thomson
Making the most of a welcome break from the recent wind and rain, ten walkers set out from Albecq to race the 7 miles to North Side, St Sampsons. Stuart Le Noury and Carl Thomson hit the front from the start, with Carl soon to dominate after the opening few miles.Taking advantage of the gentle down hill start Carl reeled off mile splits of 7.36, 7.39 and 7.51 before slowing to just over 8 minute miles. He unofficially clocked himself at 49.10 for 10 kilometres before hitting the head wind in the final mile from La Turquie, through Bordeaux and onto the finish at North Side. Crossing the line in 54.57, he broke the old Guernsey Age Best time set by Len Duquemin, many years ago. Times recorded on his garmin were unofficial at 7.36, 7.39, 7.51, 7.58, 8.00, 8.06 (49.10 10kms) and 7.43.
Len Duquemin set the previous 7 miles best, in a 7 miles race, in Vauxhall, London in 1978 clocking 57.50.
Of note though is that he would have gone through that point in around 56.25 in a longer 10 miles event in Guernsey when he clocked 80.36.
A good race from Stuart Le Noury, who was celebrating his 27th birthday, resulted in a new personal best 7 miles time of 57.30. A new best despite a long day at work the day before and not finishing until gone 11.00 pm! Phil Lockwood finished third in 62.52. Sean Pender, a regular visitor from Enfield finished in fourth place in 71.29, overtaking local walker Rob Elliott with around a mile to go. Kevin Le Noury showed wife Jayne a clean pair of heels as he finished almost two minutes in front of her.
Jayne Le Noury, with another good walk finished only half a minute outside her best ever time in 7th place. Mick Le Sauvage got to within a few seconds of his own age best time with an 81.03 clocking. Bringing up the rear of the field relative newcomer Allan Harris had the experienced Dave Dorey in his sights.
Before the race, Sean Pender, President of the Southern Area RWA was given the task of drawing a name out of the hat for the Sarnia Walking Clubs one allocated place in the 2013 London Marathon. Stuart Le Noury`s name came out first so he will represent us in London next year……….in running mode.
The next walk is on Sunday December 2nd at Footes Lane. The distance is 2,000 metres and is the 4th race in the Bob Wright Handicap Series. Start time is 9.30 am. Details from Jayne Le Noury
1 Carl Thomson M45 54.57
2 Stuart Le Noury M 57.30
3 Phil Lockwood M35 1.02.52
4 Sean Pender M55 (Enfield & Haringey AC) 1.11.29
5 Rob Elliott M50 1.12.31
6 Kevin Le Noury M55 1.17.13
7 Jayne Le Noury W50 1.19.06
8 Mick Le Sauvage M70 1.21.03
9 Dave Dorey M65 1.27.36
10 Allan Harris M60 1.29.17

April 17, 2012

Chilcott Cup in the 1970`s

Filed under: 7 miles, Chilcott Cup, Dave Dorey, Rob Elliott, Uncategorized — sarnia @ 9:01 pm

Chilcott Cup 70`s style.

1973, left to right, Dave Johnson, Keith Matthews, Dave Dorey 5, Andy Le Heron (behind DD), Mick Elliott, John Wills and Mick Le Sauvage.

 1976, with one of their early Chilcott walks for present walkers Kevin Le Noury 9 and Rob Elliott 11.

April 15, 2012

Chilcott Cup 7 miles road walk

Filed under: 7 miles, Chilcott Cup, Jayne Le Noury, Phil Lockwood, Rob Elliott — sarnia @ 1:01 pm

Sunday April 15th 2012
Sarnia Walking Club
Office Solutions (Guernsey) Ltd sponsored Chilcott Cup
7 miles road walk
Albecq to North Side, Guernsey
Phil Lockwood secures Chilcott Cup win
Phil Lockwood (left receiving Cup from SWC President Dave Dorey) secured his first win in the Office Solutions Chilcott Cup, when keeping second man home Rob Elliott behind by less than a minute at the finish. In the absence of defending Champion Stuart Le Noury, it was left to Lockwood to start off quickly and open up a gap on Elliott. Easily done, despite the windy sections along the coastal route being met head on for a lot of the race, Lockwood had a lead of 1 minute 39 seconds on Elliott at the five miles point (45.20 to 46.59). Perhaps with Lockwoods efforts in the Easter Runs the previous week taking effect and Elliotts late planned hard effort over the final miles the gap was reduced by 45 seconds. Not enough to catch the winner but Elliott was happy with his race.
The race for third was won by Kevin Le Noury who found himself only seven seconds ahead of wife Jayne who recorded a new personal best time by over half a minute. Mick Le Sauvage finished fifth, two minutes ahead of second woman home Rose Druckes. Joanne Le Prevost and Karen Farman strolled home together at the back of the field in 1.42.49.

The next walk is on Sunday April 22nd at Les Amarreurs, Vale at 9.30 am. The event is a handicapped one mile race, with the Philadephia Team Cup at stake. Details from Jayne Le Noury, tel 246865.
1 Phil Lockwood M35 1.04.11
2 Rob Elliott M50 1.05.06
3 Kevin Le Noury M50 1.18.26
4 Jayne Le Noury W50 1.18.33
5 Mick Le Sauvage M70 1.25.40
6 Rose Druckes W65 1.27.26
7= Joanne Le Prevost W35 1.42.49
7= Karen Farman W 1.42.49     
Photo left to right Karen, Joanne and Rose
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