Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

September 17, 2017

one mile track

Sunday September 17th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

1 mile track walk

Osmond Priaulx, Guernsey

Personal best for leading woman

After an absence of several months due to illness, Guernseys leading woman walker Donna Allan again toed the line in the Sarnia Walking Clubs one mile track walk. A cautious start saw her pass the halfway mark in 5.04 before increasing her pace to cross the line in 9.38 for a new personal best time by almost half a minute. 

Expected winner Stuart Le Noury walked a 7.27 mile, well ahead of Rob Elliott in 9.03. Third place went to Donna Allan whose second half time was only a second down on Elliotts.

A close race for 4th was won by Kevin Le Noury from Peter Beckerleg.

Second woman home was Olga Le Noury in 10.49, followed by Mick Le Sauvage and third woman Kay Coulson.

Jayne Le Noury walked her usual consistent race finishing in 11.50 ahead of Dave Dorey.

The next walk is the first race in the Bob Wright Handicap Series. It is over a distance of 5 kilometres at Saumarez Park at 9.00 am on Sunday October 1st .All ages are welcome to come and have a go at race walking in the 7 race series that finishes early next year.

This first event is held in conjunction with the Guernsey Sports Commissions “Older Peoples Week” aiming to get the over 65s into sports in general. They and all other ages will be welcomed.

Details from Jayne Le Noury lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net 

1 Stuart Le Noury M 7.27

2 Rob Elliott M55 9.03

3 Donna Allan W40 9.38

4 Kevin Le Noury M55 10.14

5 Peter Beckerleg M55 10.16

6 Olga Le Noury W35 10.49

7 Mick Le Sauvage M75 11.06

8 Kay Coulson W45 11.12

9 Jayne Le Noury W55 11.50

10 Dave Dorey M70 12.10

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September 4, 2017

Another Jonathan Hobbs victory

Sunday September 3rd 2017

 

Sarnia Walking Club

 

Church to Church 19.4 miles road walk

Havelet Bay, South Esplanade, Guernsey

RWA Permit number 7057-1

Category B

 

Third Church to Church win for Jonathan Hobbs

 

In wet and windy conditions throughout the race Jonathan Hobbs raced to his third win in the annual Church to Church road walk held in Guernsey with a new personal best time of 2.57.36 for the 19.4 miles course. This beat his previous best time set when winning in 2013.

The youngest walker in the small field of 13 starters showed no ill effects after racing last weekend in the Guernsey marathon and finishing in third place. His nearest challenger was newcomer to the race and past Olympian Ian Richards who at 69 years old still takes his race walking seriously and prepares accordingly.

After his short and fast 3 kilometres in Guernsey two evenings earlier he was obviously in good form.

From the off these two soon set themselves apart from the rest of the field moving from the coast at South Esplanade and up the hilly miles in the St Martins lanes before flattening out towards the airport and the 4 miles point.

Heading towards Torteval Church Ian Richards had established a lead of thirty three seconds at the 5 miles point with a time of 45.39 with Jonathan Hobbs chasing.

Already well behind, past winner Jim Ball and Chris Hobbs, father of the second walker, went through in around 54 minutes in third and fourth positions.

Local walker and another past winner Rob Elliott had toed the line for the first time in 15 years, after spending those years officiating. He went through looking relaxed in just over 55 minutes.

The next 5 miles moving through Torteval, St Peters and towards St Andrews saw a change at the front as Jonathan Hobbs with an increase in pace created a gap on Ian, passing through 10 miles in 90.30 with an almost two minutes lead.

Jim Ball was still in third place in just under 1 hour 40 mins.

First local Rob Elliott was still walking well and was satisfied as the clock showed him recording another 55 minutes 5 miles section.

Holding his pace well Jonathan was still increasing his lead, mastering the climb up Monnaie at 11 miles before hitting the long downhill section at Castel Church. Ian Richards was finding it hard on these stretches but his position was solid with third man Ball well behind.

Unlike during his previous two wins when Jonathan had the close company of Jason Le Noury at 15 miles, on this occasion he only needed to concentrate on walking the lonely road to the finish having created a big lead.

Elliott was still moving well through St Andrews and Castel and unknown to him was making inroads on Chris Hobbs as they moved along the Friquet and then towards the Vale Church. He has his first glimpse of Hobbs around 14 and a half miles but although the gap closed in the final miles Rob Elliott was still content to walk at his own pace and not push on to chase.

Still holding his 11 minute mile pace Elliott was timed at 2 hours 45 minutes at the Vale Church 15 miles point. Climbing up the hill towards the 16 miles and then down to St Sampsons harbour the gap remained.

Moving from the calm of Grandes Maisons Road, the walkers were hit head on with a strong wind all the way to the finish line at South Esplande, some two miles away.

A glance behind from Chris Hobbs as he turned on to the seafront and he knew Elliott was close but not close enough. Both walkers were probably walking at the same pace by now so the gap remained as Hobbs finished fourth in 3.36.20 and Elliott fifth in 3.38.09.

Rob scored another victory for first Channel Islander home winning for the 18th time and 40 years after his first win as an 18 year old. He commented that it was a shame that such a time today, which was one of the slowest winning times, could still win the trophy.

An isolated Jim Ball had finished third some 15 minutes earlier in 3.20.

Past winner Ed Shillabeer and long distance specialist finished in sixth place in just under four hours, but let out a yelp of joy when told that Ian Richards had just fallen short of his age best time set in 2006.

Sean Pender finished a couple of minutes down on Ed, whilst regular visitor David Hoben just held on to beat second local Peter Beckerleg. Stalwart Kevin Le Noury was less than a minute behind, completing his 42nd consecutive Church to Church and third local home.

Next home in a new personal best time by over a minute was Kay Coulson, the new womens champion and Star Trophy winner in 4.16.59, followed by Andy Walker in 4.35.15. Kay still had a smile on her face even after facing the tough conditions that lasted throughout the day.

Thanks from the Sarnia Walking Club go to all the marshals and helpers that stood around in the rain as well as to all the events sponsors.

 

Guernsey Church to Church 19.4 miles Walk
Sunday September 3rd 2017
             
             
Pos. No. Name Club Country Age Time
             
    MEN        
1 74 Jonathan Hobbs Ashford AC England U25 2.57.36
2 77 Ian Richards Steyning AC England M65 3.08.37
3 76 Jim Ball Steyning AC England M50 3.20.02
4 73 Chris Hobbs Ashford AC England M60 3.36.20
5 82 Rob Elliott Sarnia WC Guernsey M55 3.38.09
6 75 Ed Shillabeer Ilford AC England M75 3.58.44
7 79 Sean Pender Enfield & Haringey Ireland M60 4.01.19
8 78 David Hoben Surrey WC England M60 4.10.18
9 72 Peter Beckerleg Sarnia WC Guernsey M55 4.10.18
10 81 Kevin Le Noury Sarnia WC Guernsey M55 4.11.04
11 80 Andy Walker Unattached Guernsey M60 4.35.15
  71 Des Francis Unattached England M50 DNF
             
             
    WOMEN        
             
1 49 Kay Coulson Sarnia WC Guernsey W45 4.16.59
             

 

 

Open Winner Jonathan Hobbs
2nd Ian Richards
3rd Jim Ball
Victory Cup (First Channel Islander) Rob Elliott
Newcomer Plaque Ian Richards
Newcomer Trophy (First Channel Islander) None
   
Under 25 Plaque Jonathan Hobbs
Under 25 Trophy (First Channel islander) None
   
Women:
Open Winner Kay Coulson
2nd None
3rd None
Star Trophy (First Channel Islander) Kay Coulson
Newcomer Plaque None
Newcomer Trophy (First Channel Islander) None
   
Under 25 Plaque None
Under 25 Trophy (First Channel Islander) None
   
Jenny Elliott Salver Kay Coulson
(first over 35 Channel Island woman)  
 
C J Robin Veterans tankard: 40 to 49 yrs Kay Coulson
   
Healthspan Super Vets tankard 50 to 59 yrs Jim Ball
   
Winning Ways Trophy: 60 – 69 yrs Ian Richards
   
Ilford AC Vets trophy : over 70 yrs Ed Shillabeer
Team Trophies:
   
Guernsey Parish Shield : None
(first Parish with 3 to finish)
   
Husband and Wife: (first couple to finish) None
   
Fletchersports Team Shield (men, women, mixed)   Sarnia Walking Club
athletic / race walking team of 3 walkers to score   Rob Elliott, Peter Beckerleg, Kevin Le Noury
   
Thanks to our walk sponsors
 
Relate, Network Insurance, Healthspan, Electrical Supplies & Machinery (Guernsey) Ltd
Guernsey Candles,Healthspan, Randalls of Guernsey, LInce Salisbury
Trust Corporation, Fletchersports, Jenny Elliott, Kevin and Jayne Le Noury, Collenette Jones
 
   

 

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

August 20, 2017

Championship 1 mile

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Sunday August 20th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Heritage Group Championships Race 10

1 mile track

Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane, Guernsey

Heritage Group Championship wins for Le Nourys

Stuart Le Noury claimed the Heritage Group mens championship finishing off the 10 race series with a win over one mile with a time of 7.29. Second on the day and second overall in the championship was Rob Elliott in just under 9 minutes.

Winner of the womens race was Olga Le Noury from Jayne Le Noury. Jayne secured the womens championship with a two point advantage over Kay Coulson.

The combined Heritage championship for the Jubilee Tankard which is a handicapped championship was won by Mick Le Sauvage with a five points lead over Peter Beckerleg with Kevin Le Noury half a point behind that in third.

Coming up soon is the longest walk in the clubs calendar over 19.4 miles. It is the annual Church to Church walk being held on Sunday September 3rd at 9.00  am. All are welcome to come and have a walk between the islands Parish churches starting and finishing at Havelet bay, St Peter Port.. The walk has a generous time limit of 5 hours 30 minutes. Details from Jayne Le Noury lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net or can be found at https://churchtochurch.wordpress.com/.

A small field is expected with two recent past winners from England due to toe the line. There could be a new name on the winners trophies for the first locals home with last years winners Stuart and Olga Le Noury both off the island at the time.

A few days before this event the club are holding a 3 kilometres walk at Les Amarreurs at 6.30 pm on Friday September 1st. All welcome to walk.

Men

1 Stuart Le Noury M 7.29

2 Rob Elliott M55 8.58

3 Peter Beckerleg M55 10.21

4 Kevin Le Noury M55 10.32

5 Mick Le Sauvage M75 10.51

6 Dave Dorey M70 11.24

Women 

1 Olga Le Noury W35 10.25

2 Kay Coulson W45 11.37

3 Jayne Le Noury W55 12.15

Handicap

1 D Dorey (0.00) 11.24, 2 S Le Noury (4.20) 11.49, 3= P Beckerleg (1.30) 11.51 and M Le Sauvage (1.00) 11.51, 5 O Le Noury (1.30) 11.55, 6 R Elliott (3.00) 11.58, 7 K Le Noury (1.35) 12.07, 8 J Le Noury (0.00) 12.15, 9 K Coulson (1.00) 12.37.

Heritage Group Mens Championship

1 Stuart Le Noury 100 points, 2 Rob Elliott 90, 3 Phil Lockwood 71, 4 Kevin Le Noury 69, 5 Peter Beckerleg 63, Mick Le Sauvage 59, Dave Dorey 43.

Heritage Group Womens Championship

1 Jayne Le Noury 71, 2 Kay Coulson 69, 3 Olga Le Noury 42, 4 Donna Allan 15.

Heritage Group Jubilee Tankard Handicap

1 Mick Le Sauvage 79.5, 2 Peter Beckerleg 74.5, 3 Kevin Le Noury 74, 4 Stuart Le Noury 66, 5 Rob Elliott 63, 5 Dave Dorey 60, 7 Jayne Le Noury 46, 8 Phil Lockwood 41, 9 Kay Coulson 40, 10 Olga Le Noury 31, 11 Donna Allan 6.

Heritage Group Junior Boys Championship

1 Ellis Lockwood 15

 

July 30, 2017

Piette Trophy at Rocquaine

Sunday July 30th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Piette Trophy

3.8 miles handicap walk

Rocquaine Bay, Guernsey

From last to first

Scratch walker Dave Dorey may well have thought he was on his way to another Piette Trophy handicap win over 3.8 miles as he still led the race along the Rocquaine coast road with a couple of hundred yards still to go. Peter Beckerleg thought otherwise as he sidestepped Dave and overtook him to gain the lead and head for the win himself. But with the sound of fast closing footsteps he had to give second best to last man to start Stuart Le Noury who crossed the line first with an actual time of 30.34.

Beckerleg held on to second place with no response from the long time leader Dorey.

Last years winner Rob Elliott finished close to his time of last year but found himself back in fourth place. First woman home was Olga Le Noury beating her old best time and finishing in under 43 minutes, ahead of second woman Kay Coulson. Husband and wife Kevin and Jayne Le Noury finished in seventh and eight places.

The next walk is the 9th race in the Heritage Championships over a distance of 10 kilometres at Delancey Park at 9.30 am. It will soon be the longest walk in the clubs calendar when walkers take part in the annual Church to Church Walk over 19.4 miles on September 3rd. Details of any walks from Jayne Le Noury at lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net.

1 Stuart Le Noury 44.34 (watch time) / 14.00 (handicap) 30.34 (actual time)

2 Peter Beckerleg 44.47 / 3.00 / 41.47

3 Dave Dorey 44.57 / 0.00 / 44.57

4 Rob Elliott 45.35 / 9.00 / 36.35

5 Olga Le Noury 46.44 / 4.00 / 42.44

6 Kay Coulson 46.57 / 3.00 / 43.57

7 Kevin Le Noury 47.15 / 4.30 / 42.45

8 Jayne Le Noury 48.50 / 0.00 / 48.50

July 16, 2017

10 kilometres road walk

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Sunday July 16th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Heritage Group Championships Race Eight

10 kilometres road walk

Pleinmont to Grandes Rocques

Guernsey

Stuart Le Noury heading for Championship Title

Another easy win over 10 kilometres for Stuart Le Noury has him heading back towards another Heritage Group Championship win with two races to go. Held on a hot and humid morning over the coastal course from Pleinmont to Grandes Rocques he crossed the line in under 54 minutes. Phil Lockwood finished second with leading woman Olga Le Noury back in third. Second woman home Kay Coulson outsprinted Mick Le Sauvage for fourth place. Dave Dorey brought the field home in 80 minutes.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 53.53

2 Phil Lockwood M40 1.09.44

3 Olga Le Noury W35 1.12.05

4 Kay Coulson W45 1.13.52

5 Mick Le Sauvage M75 1.13.58

6 Dave Dorey M70 1.20.34

Handicap positions (watch time plus handicap)

1 K Coulson (2.30) 1.16.22, 2 M Le Sauvage (2.30) 1.16.28, 3 S Le Noury (23.30) 1.17.23, 4 P Lockwood (9.00) 1.18.44, 5 O Le Noury (7.00) 1.19.05, 6 D Dorey (0.00) 1.20.34

July 7, 2017

2000 metres track

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Sarnia Walking Club

Heritage Group Championships Race Seven

2,000 metres track walk 

Guernsey

Brothers are first and second

Stuart Le Noury eased ahead of his brother Jason in the 2,000 metres track walk held on a hot evening. Finishing a few seconds faster than in his last race at the distance he crossed the line in 9.32, over half a minute ahead of Jason who was racing for the first time for a while.

Third place went to Rob Elliott. Fastest of the women was Kay Coulson in 13.54 ahead of Jayne Le Noury.

Men

1 Stuart Le Noury M 9.32

2 Jason Le Noury (Unattached) M 10.04

3 Rob Elliott M55 11.16

4 Phil Lockwood M40 12.33

5 Kevin Le Noury M55 13.00

6 Peter Beckerleg M55 13.15

7 Mick Le Sauvage M75 13.57

8 Dave Dorey M70 14.05

Women

1 Kay Coulson W45 13.54

2 Jayne Le Noury W55 15.21

Handicap positions (watch time plus Handicap)   SWC members only

1 D Dorey (0.00) 14.05, 2= K Le Noury (1.15) 14.15, 3 P Beckerleg (1.00) 14.15, 4 S Le Noury (4.45) 14.17, 5 K Coulson (0.30) 14.24, 6 P Lockwood (2.00) 14.33, 7 R Elliott (3.20) 14.36, 8 M le Sauvage (0.45) 14.42, 9 Jayne Le Noury (0.00) 15.21.

July 2, 2017

one hour track walk

Sunday July 2nd 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

One Hour track walk

Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane, Guernsey

Out on his own

Stuart Le Noury was out on his own in the Sarnia Walking Clubs one hour track walk held in sunny conditions. Walking steadily until the final four laps where he increased his speed to sub 2 minutes laps he walked 11,414 metres in the allowed time. He passed the 10 kilometres point in 53.13. 

1 Stuart Le Noury M 11,414 metres

2 Kevin Le Noury M55 8,623 metres

3 Peter Beckerleg M55 8,378 metres

4 Mick Le Sauvage M75 8,294 metres

5 Kay Coulson W45 7,793 metres

6 Jayne Le Noury W55 7,642 metres

7 Dave Dorey M70 7,515 metres 

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June 11, 2017

Championship 3 kms

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Sunday June 11th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Heritage Group Championships Race Five

3 kilometres road walk

Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey

Second Championship win for Elliott

Rob Elliott secured his second win in the Heritage Group Championships with an easy win over Phil Lockwood in second place. Womens winner Kay Coulson also had a good win ahead of Jayne Le Noury. 

In the combined handicap section of the race Kevin Le Noury took first spot ahead of Mick Le Sauvage. Both of these walkers are in equal second place in the series with half the races completed, only 3 points down on series leader Peter Beckerleg.

Men

1 Rob Elliott M55 17.18

2 Phil Lockwood M40 19.09

3 Kevin Le Noury M55 19.48

4 Peter Beckerleg M55 20.43

5 Mick Le Sauvage M75 20.52

6 Dave Dorey M70 22.13

 

Women

1 Kay Coulson W45 21.29

2 Jayne Le Noury W55 22.29

Handicap

1 K Le Noury (2.00) 21.48, 2 M Le Sauvage (1.15) 22.07, 3 D Dorey (0.00) 22.13, 4 J Le Noury (0.00) 22.29, 5 R Elliott (5.15) 22.33, 6 P Beckerleg (2.00) 22.43, 7 K Coulson (1.15) 22.44, 8 P Lockwood (3.45) 22.54.

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

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