Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

August 30, 2019

Guernsey 3 kms road walk

Friday August 30th 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

3 kilometres road walk

Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey

RWA Permit 9063-1

Stuart cruises to win

Stuart Le Noury cruised to victory in the Sarnia Walking Clubs evening race over the two lap Amarreurs course. Club members were joined by competitors from overseas who will be walking the Church to Church walk a few days later.

Stuart, with poor preparation for the race, only made the start with minutes to go, then handicapped himself with a quick visit to the roadside toilet en route to his 16.03 clocking. Donna Allan in second place just over a minute behind had the close company of Jim Ball from Southampton for half the race with Rob Elliott close behind. Donna easily pulled away in the latter stages whilst Elliott caught Ball for equal third place.

Kevin Le Noury held off fellow club member Peter Beckerleg by 26 seconds with visitor Stephen Cartwright a further four seconds behind in 20.31. Regular visitor David Hoben recorded 21.34, ahead of Sarnia stalwarts, Mick Le Sauvage, Dave Dorey and Jayne Le Noury.

Back in 12th place, and in his first event for 12 years,  was one time Sarnia member Colin Bradley from Wales, who has been a regular competitor to both walks and runs in Guernsey for many years. He now walks aided by sticks but decided to relinquish his judging duties and walked the course in a satisfying 31 minutes dead. In his prime he walked the distance in 13 minutes.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 16.03

2 Donna Allan W40 17.08

3= Jim Ball (Steyning AC) M55 17.48

3= Rob Elliott M60 17.48

5 Kevin Le Noury M60 20.01

6 Peter Beckerleg M60 20.27

7 Stephen Cartwright (Colchester & Tendring) M60 20.31

8 David Hoben (Surrey WC) M65 21.34

9 Mick Le Sauvage M80 22.28

10 Dave Dorey M70 23.31

11 Jayne Le Noury W55 26.34

12 Colin Bradley (Unattached) M60 31.00

Rob Elliott for SWC

September 1, 2017

Evening 3 kms road walk

Friday September 1st 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

3 Kilometres road walk

Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey

Easy win for Ian Richards

Winner Ian Richards was away from the off to secure an easy win in the Sarnia Walkings Clubs race over 3 kilometres at Les Amarreurs. A hot summers evening brought a number of competitors due to race the Church to Church down to the event. Grateful thanks to those from outside Guernsey that helped out with the judging.

Whilst winner Richards was racing to a fast 14.16 clocking and breaking Ed Shillabeers all comers age best in the process, Jim Ball and Rob Elliott were swopping race positions throughout before crossing the line together in 17.15 for second place.

Local walkers Kevin Le Noury and Peter Beckerleg claimed equal fourth place ahead of Mick Le Sauvage. Regular visitor David Hoben was close behind in 7th with Kay Coulson bringing up the rear with 22.25.

1 Ian Richards M65 (Steyning AC) 14.16

2= Jim Ball M50 (Steyning AC) 17.15

2= Rob Elliott M55 (Sarnia WC)  17.15

4=Kevin Le Noury M55 (Sarnia WC) 19.44

4=Peter Beckerleg M55 (SarniaWC) 19.44

6 Mick Le Sauvage M75 (Sarnia WC) 20.40

7 David Hoben M60 (Surrey WC) 20.56

8 Kay Coulson W45 (Sarnia WC) 22.25

September 5, 2016

Church to church walk

A copy of the report found on the dedicated church to church website.


Guernsey Church to Church walk photos at

Sunday September 4th 2016 

Sarnia Walking Club

19.4 miles Church to Church road walk

South Esplanade, Guernsey

RWA Permit: 6042-1 

Fletcher shoots to the front in final quarter

Manx Harriers race walker Sam Fletcher shot into the lead shortly after 15 miles and held on to it, to get himself into the record books of an event celebrating its 80th birthday.

Four walkers soon made themselves a big gap in the Sarnia Walking Clubs annual 19.4 miles Church to Church road walk from the start line at South Esplanade.

Local walkers Stuart and Jason Le Noury made the pace up the hills of Cornet Street and Les vardes in the early stages of the walk, closely tracked by Sam Fletcher on his first visit to the island. Past winner Jim Ball was taking the early stages at an easy pace and found himself well down on the leaders.

Olga Le Noury, the Sarnia WC champion and Marie Macdonald, last years womens winner were together at this point with neither laying claim to be the favourite to win.

Moving on to the 5 miles point and then heading towards the lanes of Torteval, the leading four were all within 36 seconds of each other led by Stuart Le Noury in 49.20. Sam Fletcher followed 14 seconds behind, with Jim Ball having made his customary effort to close the gap once he reached the flatter sections of St Martins a further 9 behind. Olga Le Noury had opened up a gap on her main challenger Marie Macdonald as she passed the 5 miles in 59 minutes with a minutes lead.

At Les Vauxbelets and the 10 miles point Stuart Le Noury had increased his lead to almost a minute, going through in 96 minutes 20 seconds. Jim Ball continued his surge in second place but only just ahead of Sam Fletcher. Fourth man Jason Le Noury was still in contention less than a minute behind the third man.

Moving on from St Andrews and Castel and down towards Vale Church to 15 miles the Le Noury brothers both went through bad patches as Jim Ball kept the pressure on at the front of the field. Surprising himself at keeping going for so long on his limited training he still led at 15 miles in 2.25.13 with Sam Fletcher only 9 seconds down. Both Le Nourys were struggling now with times of 2.26.53 for Stuart and 2.30.52 for Jason.

As last year, Jim Ball, with a best time of 2 hours 48  minutes for the full distance set many years ago, knows that he will walk out of steam around this point and face the hard walk home to the finish. But his competitive instinct still means he has a good go at the front. And so it came as Sam Fletcher moved past him a few minutes later and smoothly hit the front of the race. There was only going to be one winner from this point if he held himself together.

Looking easy over the closing miles Fletcher crossed the line in 3 hours 07 minutes and 45 seconds to become the second male Manx winner of the event after Michael George in 2010 and 2012. Jim Ball finished five minutes behind for second place with first local Stuart Le Noury in third in 3.18.09, faster than his winning effort the year before to once again secure the Victory Cup as first local to finish. Fourth place went to Jason Le Noury three minutes behind.

Coventrys Godivas Glyn Jones took fifth place in 3.22.18 with a new personal best time. Past winner Ed Shillabeer held of fellow visitor Sean Pender for 6th place, closely followed by local Phil Lockwood.

Reversing last years positions, Olga Le Noury was first woman home in 3.54.13 to take the Star Trophy and a big personal best time by over four minutes, six minutes head of Marie Macdonald who only just failed to beat the four hours mark this time, but considering her injury problems of late was a satisfactory result.

Stalwart Kevin Le Noury clocked up 41 finishes in the walk, walking home in 4.01.40. Kevin was carrying an injury but will find it hard to stop his consecutive streak of finishes. Close after Kevin was newcomer and local woman Donna Allan who claimed third place in the womens section.

Regular visitor David Hoben from Surrey WC, bringing along Kathy Crilley for her first church to church strode home ahead of locals Peter Beckerleg and John Dedman. Kathy Crilley, only a week after competing in a 24 hours walk in Belgium, completed Guernseys shorter 19.4 miles in 4.05.21 to smash the womens age best time previously set at 4.31.44 by Hilda Nyman. At the back of the field Kay Coulson walked to another new best time of 4.18.17, a well deserved result after her recent training.

A special mention for Mick Le Sauvage who is trying to reach a total of 50 finishes. After a gap of a few years he completed his 48th last year, but retired in his 49th at the 15 miles at Sandy Hook. 

The Sarnia WC would like those that helped out at the event and to our generous sponsors providing awards to the competitors. Bucktrouts, Walkers Crisps, Relate Guernsey, Bourse Trust, Network Insurance, Healthspan, Rothschild, Electrical Supplies & Machinery (Guernsey) Ltd, Guernsey Candles, Louvre Group, LInce Salisbury, Richmond Fiduciary Group, Jupiter Trust, Trust Corporation, Jenny Elliott, Fletchersports, Bedell Cristin, Randalls of Guernsey, Collenette Jones, Kevin and Jayne Le Noury.












Sam Fletcher

Manx Harriers

Isle of Man





Jim Ball

Steyning AC






Stuart Le Noury

Sarnia WC






Jason Le Noury

Sarnia WC






Glyn Jones

Coventry Godiva






Ed Shillabeer

Ilford AC






Sean Pender

Enfield & Haringey






Phil Lockwood

Sarnia WC






Olga Le Noury

Sarnia WC






Marie Macdonald

Sarnia WC






Kevin Le Noury

Sarnia WC






Donna Allan







Kathy Crilley

Surrey WC






David Hoben

Surrey WC






Peter Beckerleg

Sarnia WC






John Dedman

Sarnia WC






Kay Coulson

Sarnia WC





Mick Le Sauvage

Sarnia WC





Trophy Winners

Guernsey Can: Sam Fletcher

Victory Cup (first local): Stuart Le Noury

Newcomer plaque: Sam Fletcher

Star Trophy (first local woman): Olga Le Noury

Newcomer plaque (overseas): Kathy Crilley

Newcomer plaque (local): Donna Allan

Jenny Elliott Salver (first local over 35 woman): Olga Le Noury

CJ Robin Vetrans tankard 40 t0 49 years: Phil Lockwood

Healthspan Supervets Tankard 50 to 59 years: Jim Ball

Winning Ways Trophy 60 to 69 years: Sean Pender

Ilford AC trophy over 70 years: Glyn Jones

Guernsey Parish Shield: St Peter Port, Stuart and Jason Le Noury, Phil Lockwood

Husband and Wife: Stuart and Olga Le Noury

Fletchersports Team Shield: Sarnia Walking Club, Stuart and Jason Le Noury, Phil Lockwood

Rob Elliott for SWC

Guernsey Race Walking at

September 2, 2016

Friday Evening 3 kms road walk

Friday September 2nd 2016

Sarnia Walking Club

3 kilometres road walk

Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey

RWA Permit 6041-1

Le Nourys show good form

The two Le Noury boys were too strong for masters walker Jim Ball who attempted to go with the pace in the Sarnia Walking Clubs 3 kilometres warm up race for the Church to Church walk taking place two days later.

In overcast conditions the brothers were in close contention at the head of the field going through the half way point in 7.33 and 7.34. Jim was hanging on six seconds behind.

All three increased the pace on the second lap with Stuart Le Noury claiming the eventual win from brother Jason with a 14.58 clocking. Jim, with reduced training in recent months was happy with his evenings workout and finished in 15.13.

First of the women home was Olga Le Noury in 20.11, ahead of Kay Coulson in 20.50, followed by Jayne Le Noury in 21.32.

Other visiting walkers for Sundays longer walk took part, with regular walker David Hoben finishing in 20.56 and newcomer to Guernsey Kathy Crilley who finished in 22.27.

On the officials side of the race, locals were joined by Sean Pender from Enfield and past Church to Church winner Colin Bradley from Wales.


Pos Athlete Club Time
1 Stuart Le Noury M Sarnia Walking Club 14.58
2 Jason Le Noury M Sarnia Walking Club 15.01
3 Jim Ball M50 Steyning Athletic Club 15.13
4 Rob Elliott M55 Sarnia Walking Club 18.42
5 Phil Lockwood M40 Sarnia Walking Club 19.06
6 Kevin Le Noury M55 Sarnia Walking Club 20.00
7 Olga Le Noury W35 Sarnia Walking Club 20.11
8 Peter Beckerleg M55 Sarnia Walking Club 20.19
9 Kay Coulson W45 Sarnia Walking Club 20.50
10 David Hoben M60 Surrey Walking Club 20.56
11 Jayne Le Noury W55 Sarnia Walking Club 21.32
12 Mick Le Sauvage M75 Sarnia Walking Club 21.32
13 Kathy Crilley W65 Surrey WC 22.27
14 Dave Dorey M65 Sarnia Walking Club 22.40


Rob Elliott for SWC

Guernsey Race Walking

Church to Church Walk