Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

March 26, 2017

Eric Waldron 2 miles track

Sunday March 26th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Eric Waldron 2 miles track walk

Osmond Priaulx, Guernsey 

Win number eight

Stuart Le Noury raced to his eighth Eric Waldron title over the two miles track distance with an easy win in the latest race. Dominating from the start he lapped the field to finish in 15.23, only four seconds behind his personal best time set a few years ago. Second home was Rob Elliott, himself a multiple winner of this event many years back. 

Third place went to Donna Allan in 19.01, adding a new Guernsey age best to her recent collection. The time was the third fastest by a local woman, behind times set by Jenny Elliott and sister Kathryn Tostevin in this now rarely walked distance.

Youngest walker Ellis Lockwood made a good effort in the closing laps to close down Kay Coulson, with Coulson only just holding on by a second.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 15.23

2 Rob Elliott M55 18.02

3 Donna Allan W40 19.01

4 Kevin Le Noury M55 21.11

5 Olga Le Noury W35 22.15

6 Peter Beckerleg M55 22.27

7 Mick Le Sauvage M75 22.28

8 Kay Coulson W45 23.02

9 Ellis Lockwood U13 23.03

10 Phil Lockwood M40 23.06

11 Dave Dorey 24.50

Updated version of Who is Eric Waldron? Follow the link to a profile: http://walkguernsey.wordpress.com/sportsman-champions-profiles/eric-waldron/

He donated the trophy to the GIAAC 53 years ago in 1964, which in turn was passed on to the SWC in 1970. Inaugural winner of the 2 miles track (grass track at Cambridge Park) walk was Len Duquemin winning narrowly from John Moullin, both given the same time of 16.09.1. 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 2017.

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, Jason Le Noury 15.10 and Stuart Le Noury 15.19.

Fastest time for the event is by Mark Elliott in 13.56 (1995). Youngest winner is Jason Le Noury at 15 years old in 2004. The walk has once been won by a woman, Jenny Elliott in 1999 and once had a tie for first place between local Kevin Le Noury and visitor Sean Pender.

Full list of winners for Eric Waldron Trophy

1964 Len W Duquemin 16.09.1
1965 Len W Duquemin 15.22
1966 Len W Duquemin 14.46.5
1969 Rob Waterman 14.30
1970 Rob Waterman 14.42
1971 Rob Waterman 15.06
1972 Andy Le Heron 14.15
1973 Rob Waterman 15.02
1974 Mick Elliott 14.33
1975 Mick Elliott 15.25
1976 Mick Elliott 14.52
1977 Rob Elliott 14.57
1978 Rob Elliott 14.47
1979 Mick Elliott 15.08
1980 Rob Elliott 14.37
1981 Rob Elliott 13.58
1982 Mick Elliott 15.28
1983 Dave Dorey 16.42
1984 Mark Elliott 15.17
1985 Mark Elliott 13.56
1986 Rob Elliott 14.48
1987 Rob Elliott 14.47
1988 Rob Elliott 15.10
1989 Carl Thomson 15.30
1990 Carl Thomson 14.02
1991 Rob Elliott 13.58
1992 Carl Thomson 15.32
1993 Rob Elliott 15.27
1994 Carl Thomson 14.19
1995 Carl Thomson 14.35
1996 Alun Williams 18.07
1997 Alan Roger 17.49
1998 Alan Roger 17.15
1999 Jenny Elliott 17.19
2000 Kevin Le Noury/ Sean Pender 18.29
2001 Rob Elliott 15.37
2002 Rob Elliott 16.00
2003 Terry Bates 16.37
2004 Jason Le Noury 16.44
2005 Jason Le Noury 16.24
2006 Terry Bates 17.05
2007 Jason Le Noury 16.42

March 5, 2017

Philadelphia one mile handicap

Sunday March 5th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Philadelphia Team Trophy

1 mile handicap road walk

Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey

RWA Permit 7004-1

Double for Kay Coulson

Almost always putting in a quick performance in these team races, Kay Coulson secured double success as she led the field home in the one mile handicapped walk at Les Amarreurs finishing with an actual time of 10.50. In very windy conditions the long straight road from near Donkey Divers to the sea at Les Amarreurs  was full head on wind before turning along the coast to be faced with side on wind before the relative calm around Vale Church.

In the team event for the Philadelphia Trophy she was joined by 4th placed Jayne Le Noury and 7th placed Dave Dorey for a combined total watch time of 34.52. But it was close. The second team of Kevin Le Noury, Olga Le Noury and Peter Beckerleg only three seconds behind.

1 Kay Coulson W45 11.20 (watch time) / 0.30 (handicap) / 10.50 (actual time)

2 Kevin Le Noury M55 11.31 / 1.15 / 10.16

3 Olga Le Noury W35 11.36 / 1.15 / 10.21

4 Jayne Le Noury W55 11.38 / 0.00 / 11.38

5 Mick Le Sauvage M75 11.42 / 0.45 / 10.57

6 Peter Beckerleg M55 11.48 / 1.15 / 10.33

7 Dave Dorey M70 11.54 / 0.00 / 11.54

8 Rob Elliott M55 12.05 / 3.05 / 9.00

9 Donna Allan 12.31 / 2.25 / 10.06

Team positions (total watch times)

1st K Coulson, J Le Noury, D Dorey 34.52

2nd K Le Noury, O Le Noury, P Beckerleg 34.55

3rd M Le Sauvage, R Elliott, D Allan 36.18

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

Name

10 kms

Lap 1

1000m

Lap 2

2500m

Lap 3

4000m

Lap 4

5500m

Lap 5

7000m

Lap 6

8500m

Lap 7

Finish

10000m

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

January 29, 2017

One Mile track handicap

Sunday January 29th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Bob Wright Handicap Series Race Six

1 mile track

Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane, Guernsey

Beckerleg strengthens challenge for Bob Wright Series win

Second place Peter Beckerleg strengthened his challenge for the overall win in the Bob Wright Handicap Series with one race to go. He was beaten on the day only by Stuart Le Noury who walked from starting last to crossing the line first with an actual time of 7.28.

Third place went to Kay Coulson a few seconds down on second place.

After two race discards are taken into consideration in the seven race series Beckerleg and Donna Allan are favourites with Stuart Le Noury and Rob Elliott also in with a shout should they finish the last race well up the field.

The last event is a 5 mile race from Lancresse to White Rock in February. 

Winner Stuart Le Noury won the inaugural Richmond Trophy for 2016 based on the years performances in all local races, presented at the recent club dinner and presentation.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 11.13 (watch time) / 3.45 (handicap) / 7.28 (actual time)

2 Peter Beckerleg M 55 11.18 / 1.00 / 10.18

3 Kay Coulson W45 11.21 / 0.15 / 11.06

4 Mick Le Sauvage M75 11.32 / 0.30 / 11.02

5 Rob Elliott M55 11.34 / 2.45 / 8.49

6 Kevin Le Noury M55 11.35 / 1.15 / 10.20

7 Phil Lockwood M40 11.48 / 2.15 / 9.33

8 Jayne Le Noury W55 12.07 / 0.00 / 12.07

9 Dave Dorey M70 12.27 / 0.00 / 12.27

January 15, 2017

Pace Judgement Challenge

Sunday January 15th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Pace Judgement Challenge

Cambridge Park, Guernsey

Le Nourys and Le Sauvage on pace

The club held a fun event with walkers doing 6 individual laps of 750 metres at Cambridge Park. The idea to get the lap times as close as possible. Three walkers, Jayne Le Noury, Mick Le Sauvage and Stuart Le Noury all managed to achieve six seconds difference in times. A 7th lap was added to see if an outright winner could be found. Stuart Le Noury dropped a few seconds on this lap with the other two remaining with a six seconds difference and declared joint winners.

The club held a minutes silence in respect of Ossie Naftel who passed away earlier this week. Ossie was an active walker many years ago and served the Sarnia Walking Club as President.

6 x 750 metres

1st Jayne Le Noury  6 seconds (difference) /  5.42 (fastest) /  5.48 (slowest)

1st  Mick Le Sauvage 6 seconds /  5.42 / 5.48

1st Stuart Le Noury 6 seconds / 3.48 / 3.54

4th Peter Beckerleg 10 seconds / 5.20 / 5.30

4th Kay Coulson 10 seconds / 6.01 / 6.11

6th Ellis Lockwood 11 seconds / 5.59 / 6.10

7th Dave Dorey 13 seconds / 5.52 / 6.05

8th Rob Elliott 15 seconds / 4.40 / 4.55

9th Kevin Le Noury 17 seconds / 4.59 / 5.16

10th Phil Lockwood 20 seconds / 5.50 / 6.10

11th Olga Le Noury 42 seconds / 5.01 / 5.43

11th Donna Allan 42 seconds / 5.01 / 5.43

Full lap times

NAME Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4 Lap 5 Lap 6 Lap 7 Time

Difference

Position
Jayne Le Noury 5.43 5.44 5.42 F 5.47 5.48 S TK 5.46 6 secs 1
Mick Le Sauvage 5.44 5.44 5.42 F 5.47 TK 5.48 S 5.46 6 secs 1
Stuart Le Noury TK 3.53 3.50 3.48 F 3.51 3.54 S 3.52 6 secs 1
Peter Beckerleg TK 5.30 S 5.22 5.30 5.20 F 5.27 5.28 10 secs 4
Kay Coulson 6.11 S TK 6.04 6.07 6.01 F 6.03 6.07 10 secs 4
Ellis Lockwood 6.10 S 5.59 F 6.03 6.07 6.01 TK 6.07 11 secs 6
Dave Dorey 5.52 F 5.52 5.55 6.05 S 5.52 6.01 TK 13 secs 7
Rob Eliott 4.55 S TK 4.52 4.51 4.40 F 4.49 4.51 15 secs 8
Kevin Le Noury 5.16 S 5.07 5.07 TK 5.02 4.59 F 5.02 17 secs 9
Phil Lockwood 6.10 S 5.59 TK 6.07 6.00 5.50 F 6.05 20 secs 10
Olga Le Noury 5.43 S 5.41 TK 5.30 5.12 5.01 F 5.35 42 secs 11
Donna Allan 5.43 S 5.40 5.30 TK 5.12 5.01 F 5.35 42 secs 11

 

Cambridge Park 750 metres pace judgement challenge.

6 x 750 metres. F fastest time, S slowest time. Positions in table before the walk off.

TK is timekeeper. Difference in seconds between fastest and slowest laps to find the winner.

Three way tie for first place so they walked again. Stuart Le Noury increased his time difference. Mick Le Sauvage and Jayne Le Nourys remained the same so declared joint winners. Walk off times JLN 5.43, MLS 5.48 and SLN 3.56.

January 8, 2017

5 kilometres handicap road walk

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

December 11, 2016

Hill Climb

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Left to right….Jayne Le Noury, Olga Le Noury, Donna Allan and Marie Macdonald

Sunday December 11th 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

Canaccord Genuity Le Val des Terres Hill Climb

815 metres

St Peter Port, Guernsey

Five seconds separate top 3 women

Only five seconds separated the top three women in the Canaccord Hill Climb up the Val des Terres over the 815 metres climb. The 51st edition of the event, held as customary with walkers going up the hill at one minute intervals, saw Donna Allan claim first place in 6.30 in the ladies section in her first hill climb

Down on their previous best times Marie Macdonald and Olga Le Noury finished in 6.32 and 6.35 respectively. Jayne Le Noury, as consistent as ever finished one second quicker than in 2015.

fullsizerender-5As expected the overall winner was Stuart Le Noury (centre) in 4.48, with his tenth Hill Climb win. Second quickest was course record holder Rob Elliott (Left), well behind in 5.48, followed by Kevin Le Noury ( right) in 6.05.

Phil Lockwood, Mick Le Sauvage and Dave Dorey completed the event in 4th, 5th and 6th in the mens section.

The next race is on Sunday December 18th at 9.30 am at the Imperial Hotel. Distance is three miles on the Rocquaine Circuit. Details from Jayne Le Noury, lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net.

Rob Waterman Hill Climb Shield

1 Stuart Le Noury M 4.48

2 Rob Elliott M55 5.48

3 Kevin Le Noury M55 6.05

4 Phil Lockwood M40 6.24

5 Mick Le Sauvage M75 7.19

6 Dave Dorey M65 8.09

Ladies Hill Climb Shield

1 Donna Allan W40 6.30

2 Marie Macdonald W40 6.32

3 Olga Le Noury W35 6.35

4 Jayne Le Noury W55 7.17

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 27, 2016

2 kms road walk

Sunday November 27th 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

Bob Wright Handicap Series Race Four

2 kilometres road walk 

Pleinmont, Guernsey

Lockwood takes the honours

Phil Lockwood held on to win the fourth race in the Bob Wright Handicap Series from the faster finishing Rob Elliott when he crossed the line seven seconds ahead in the 2 kilometres event. The race, held in good conditions on the undulating car free out and back course from the Imperial had the walkers working hard.

Second placed Elliott gained a few points in the final metres as he overtook Peter Beckerleg and Mick Le Sauvage. 

Fifth placed Donna Allan, not quite at the speed of her recent races still broke the Guernsey Age best time held by Julie Lawlor from many years ago with an actual time of 12.27. 

After four races Donna leads the series from Peter Beckerleg, with Stuart Le Noury in third place. The series resumes in 2017 with three more races. Olga Le Noury held off father in law Kevin Le Noury back in seventh and eighth places. Last to finish was Stuart Le Noury with his 11.11 actual time recording the fastest time of the day.

Special mention to Dave Dorey in fifth place. Club stalwart Dave, sometime during this year reached the milestone of 50 years as a competitor in race walking. He competed for Guernsey in the 1970 Commonwealth Games over 20 miles and has won the prestigious Guernsey Church to Church walk . At his best he walked a sub 7 minutes mile. His 10 miles time stood at 80.15, 20 kms at 1.42.28 and 50 kms at 4.42.10.

A profile on Dave Dorey and his achievements can be found at https://walkguernsey.wordpress.com/sportsman-champions-profiles/dave-dorey/.

The next walk is on Sunday December 11th at 9.00 am. The walk is over 815 metres up the Val des Terres hill climb. All are welcome to come and have a go. Details from Jayne Le Noury, lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net.

1 Phil Lockwood M40 14.28 (watch time) / 2.00 (handicap) / 12.28 (actual time)

2 Rob Elliott M55 14.35 / 3.15 / 11.20

3 Peter Beckerleg M55 14.36 / 1.00 / 13.36

4 Mick Le Sauvage M75 14.42 / 0.45 / 13.37

5 Donna Allan W40 14.57 / 2.30 / 12.27

6 Dave Dorey M65 15.00 / 0.00 / 15.00

7 Olga Le Noury W35 15.18 / 1.15 / 14.03

8 Kevin Le Noury M55 15.18 / 1.15 / 14.03

9 Stuart Le Noury M 16.11 / 5.00 / 11.11

Rob Elliott for SWC

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November 13, 2016

Bob Wright 3,000 metres

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Photo Kevin Le Noury moves ahead of Peter Beckerleg

Sunday November 13th 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

Bob Wright Handicap Series Race Three

3,000 metres track

Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane, Guernsey 

Second win for Donna

Donna Allan scored her second win in the Bob Wright Handicap Series after three races to head the series overall. She smashed her previous best time set recently and recorded the fastest womens time in Guernsey for the last seven years. 

Donnas first walk was in the recent Church to Church walk in September, which she entered late in the day and has showed good form since, taking to the event with ease. Her actual time of 17.41 gave her the handicap win over Dave Dorey (pictured moving into the final laps) by 17 seconds, who finished just ahead of a fast finishing Stuart Le Noury. Stuart was showing a good return to form with his 14.17 time being the fastest of the day. dsc_0302

Fourth place went to Rob Elliott, followed by Kevin Le Noury and Peter Beckerleg who both walked well on a sunny November day with a slight wind.Mick Le Sauvage got the better of Marie Macdonald, both walking close actual times of 20.25 and 20.33 respectively. Jayne Le Noury walking her usual consistent walk despite carrying an injury got the better of Phil Lockwood. Olga Le Noury brought the field home with a time of 20.12.

The next walk is on Sunday November 20th at 9.30 am at the old Quayside premises on North Side. The distances are either 5 or 10 kilometres. 

1 Donna Allan W40 21.11 (watch time), 3.30 (handicap), 17.41 (actual time)

2 Dave Dorey M65 21.28 / 0.00 / 21.28

3 Stuart Le Noury M 21.32 / 7.15 / 14.17

4 Rob Elliott M55 21.43 / 5.00 / 16.43

5 Kevin Le Noury M55 21.57 / 2.45 / 19.12

6 Peter Beckerleg M55 22.05 / 2.15 / 19.50

7 Mick Le Sauvage M75 22.25 / 2.00 / 20.25

8 Marie Macdonald W40 22.33 / 20.33 / 20.33

9 Jayne Le Noury W55 22.36 / 1.00 / 21.36

10 Phil Lockwood M40 22.46 / 4.00 / 18.46

11 Olga Le Noury W35 23.12 / 3.00 / 20.12

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