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
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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|
|1972||Andy Le Heron||14.15|
|2000||Kevin Le Noury/ Sean Pender||18.29|
|2004||Jason Le Noury||16.44|
|2005||Jason Le Noury||16.24|
|2007||Jason Le Noury||16.42|