Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

October 13, 2019

10 kms Delancey

Sunday October 13th 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

Bob Wright Handicap Series Race Two

10 kilometres road walk

Delancey Park, Guernsey

RWA Permit 9092-1

Narrow win for Peter

Walkers were greeted with wet conditions throughout their 10 kilometres race with challenging underfoot conditions with fallen leaves and twigs from the previous nights winds. Undeterred and backing up his second place in the last race Peter Beckerleg secured the handicap win in the second race of the Bob Wright Series with a twenty one seconds advantage over second placed Stuart Le Noury.

Third place, a few seconds behind, was Kevin Le Noury, who on the same starting handicap as the winner, had the winner in close sight throughout the race. Mick Le Sauvage finished in 4th place, with Donna Allan eight seconds behind. Phil Lockwood was a further minute behind with last walker Rob Elliott well behind with a race to forget.

Fastest time of the day was by Stuart Le Noury in 53.33, ahead of leading woman Donna Allan in 1.01.00. 

1 Peter Beckerleg M60 1.20.12 (watch time) / 8.00 (handicap) / 1.12.12 (actual time)

2 Stuart Le Noury M 1.20.33 / 27.00 / 53.33

3 Kevin Le Noury M60 1.20.35 / 8.00 / 1.12.35

4 Mick Le Sauvage M80 1.21.52 / 4.00 / 1.17.52

5 Donna Allan W40 1.22.00 / 21.00 / 1.01.00

6 Phil Lockwood M45 1.22.57 / 14.00 / 1.08.57

7 Rob Elliott M60 1.25.20 / 19.00 / 1.06.20

DNF Kay Coulson W50 5kms 39.52

DNF Dave Dorey M70 5kms 42.05

Rob Elliott for SWC

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September 29, 2019

Bob Wright 5 kms

Sunday September 29th 2019

Bob Wright Handicap Series Race One

5 kilometres road walk

Saumarez Park, Guernsey

First to start keeps the lead

Mick Le Sauvage, the first walker to start in the first race of the Bob Wright Handicap Series, held on to the lead throughout the race to finish in 37.14. He held off second man home Peter Beckerleg by twenty seconds, who in turn kept Kevin Le Noury, who started 30 seconds after him, at bay by the same time difference, with both recording an actual time of 35.04.

With wind and drizzle greeting the walkers for the four lap race, times were a little down to those expected with Stuart Le Noury and Donna Allan recording the fastest mens and womens times respectively. Stuart dipped under 26 minutes with Donna timed at 30.36.

1 Mick Le Sauvage M80 37.14 (watch time) / 0.00 (handicap) / 37.14 (actual time)

2 Peter Beckerleg M60 37.34 / 2.30 / 35.04

3 Kevin Le Noury M60 38.04 / 3.00 / 35.04

4 Phil Lockwood M45 38.13 / 5.30 / 32.43

5 Stuart Le Noury M 38.59 / 13.00 / 25.59

6 Donna Allan W40 39.36 / 9.00 / 30.36

7 Rob Elliott M60 40.00 / 8.00 / 32.00

8 Kay Coulson 41.04 / 1.00 / 40.04

Rob Elliott for SWC

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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

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July 19, 2019

3 kms road walk

Avantis Logo (RGB)

Friday July 19th 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

Avantis Championship Race 8

3 kilometres road walk

Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey

Le Noury closes in on Championship 

Stuart Le Noury walked closer to retaining the Avantis Championships with a victory over 3 kilometres on the road course at Les Amarreurs. On a humid evening he crossed the line in 14.41, well ahead of Rob Elliott 17.52 and Phil Lockwood 19.19. Kay Coulson took the womens honours in 21.37.

 

1 Stuart Le Noury M 14.41

2 Rob Elliott M60 17.52

3 Phil Lockwood M45 19.19

4 Kevin Le Noury M60 20.19

5 Kay Coulson W50 21.37

6 Mick Le Sauvage M80 21.52

Handicap : handicap / handicap time

1 S le Noury 8.15 / 22.56, 2= K Coulson 1.30 / 23.07, 2= M Le Sauvage 1/15 / 23.07, 4 K Le Noury  3.00 / 23.19, 5 R Elliott 5.30 / 23.22, 6 P Lockwood 4.30 / 23.49.

Rob Elliott for SWC

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July 7, 2019

20 kms road walk

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Sarnia Walking Club

Avantis Championships Race 7

20 kms road walk

North Side Circuit, Guernsey

Hot morning slows walkers

The early morning start with temperatures hovering around a reported 24 degrees didn’t help the field of race walkers as they tackled the 8 laps course around the Vale Castle area in the Avantis 20 kilometres Championship race.

The expected race winner Stuart Le Noury was commenting on conditions being too hot early in the race as he built up his usual early lead. After two laps and 5 kilometres his 28.19 was almost three minutes ahead of the next competitor Donna Allan. By the half way point Stuart Le Noury was slowing with 59 minutes and Donna through four minutes later in 63.11. Rob Elliott was third in 66.10 with Phil Lockwood back in fourth around two and a half minutes behind.

The slight breeze at Bordeaux Harbour was a welcome respite from the heat as Donna started making inroads on leader Stuart Le Noury, closing the gap at 15 kilometres to less than three minutes. Leader Stuart timed at 93.10 with Donna on 95.53. Realistically there was little chance of the order changing as Stuart strode home in 2.05.29 and Donna back in 2.07.44. The conditions not helpful to tackling her best time set last year. 

Rob Elliott with a lead of almost two minutes over Phil Lockwood at 15 kilometres should have had that position sewn up, but Phil Lockwood who walked a relatively even paced race had other ideas as he closed the gap on a tiring Elliott with 200 metres to go. Moving ahead into the final straight Phil had gained a few seconds advantage and knowing Elliott can usually fight back in a tight finish he still had a few glances backwards to check his third position was safe.

Phil crossed the line in 2.17.54 after a half way split of 1.08.44, with Elliott four seconds down.

Kevin Le Noury finished in fifth place in 2.26.45, well ahead of his last years performance and managed a win in the handicapped section of the race. Kay Coulson walked 12.5 kms before calling it a day with new M80 walker Mick Le Sauvage walking 10 kms in 1.17.44.

 

1 Stuart Le Noury M 2.05.29

2 Donna Allan W40 2.07.44

3 Phil Lockwood M45 2.17.54

4 Rob Elliott M60 2.17.58

5 Kevin Le Noury M60 2.26.45

DNF Mick Le Sauvage M80 1.17.44 (10 kms)

DNF Kay Coulson W50 1.39.59 (12.5 kms)

Handicap positions: handicap / handicap time

1 K Le Noury 15.00 / 2.41.45, 2 P Lockwood 26.00 / 2.43.54, 3 D Allan 42.00 / 2.49.44, 4 R Elliott 35.00 / 2.52.58, 5 S Le Noury 53.00 / 2.58.29.

Rob Elliott for SWC

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June 23, 2019

Avantis Championship 3 kms

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Sunday June 23rd 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

Avantis Championship Race 6

3,000 metres grass track walk

Back to their roots 

Stuart Le Noury walked to a win over Rob Elliott lapping him on the line in the process as he finished in 15.33 at Cambridge Park over 3,000 metres. Phil Lockwood took third place ahead of a close race for fourth between Peter Beckerleg and Kevin Le Noury.  Peter holding the edge throughout most of the race and holding his challenger off by a second.

Leading woman was Kay Coulson in 22.25 ahead of Jayne Le Noury. For two of the walkers it was a return to the grass track at Cambridge Park after a gap of over 50 years. Making use of the temporary track whilst the Footes Lane track is being renovated and moving off the park paths, Masters walkers Dave Dorey, well into his 70s and Mick Le Sauvage almost touching 80 years old, went back to their track roots with Dave Dorey recalling the days when Sarnia Walking Club used the track for their ‘One Hour” walks amongst others.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 15.33

2 Rob Elliott M60 17.58

3 Phil Lockwood M45 19.35

4 Peter Beckerleg M60 20.46

5 Kevin Le Noury M60 20.47 

6 Kay Coulson W50 22.25

7 Mick Le Sauvage M75 22.33

8 Dave Dorey M70 24.07

9 Jayne Le Noury W55 24.54

Handicap result: handicap / handicap time

1 P Beckerleg 3.00 / 21.30, 2 R Elliott 6.00 / 23.58, 3 K Le Noury  3.15 / 24.02, 4 M Le Sauvage 1.30 / 24.03, 5 S Le Noury 8.45 / 24.18, 6 P Lockwood  4.45 / 24.20, 7 D Dorey 0.15 / 24.22, 8 K Coulson 2.00 / 24.25, 9 J Le Noury 0.00 / 24.54.

Rob Elliott for SWC

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June 2, 2019

10 miles road walk

Sunday June 2nd 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

Championship 4

10 miles road walk

Pleinmont to Lancresse, Guernsey

Donna beats Island Best time

Donna Allan walked the fastest local womans time in the 4th race of the Sarnia Walking Club Championships on the point to point coastal course from Pleinmont to Lancresse over 10 miles. Her finishing time of 1 hour 36 minutes and 50 seconds was over a minute quicker than the time set by Jenny Elliott in 1999. The Allcomers best set by Cath Reader a few years earlier remained out of touch , but only by a minute.

Walkers started in misty conditions which gave way to warm conditions in the final miles. Positions were sorted out early on with Stuart Le Noury the overall winner in 1.26.50. Second place went to Donna with Rob Elliott in third place.

Phil Lockwood was a little down on his time of last year in fourth place, not far ahead of Kevin Le Noury.

Mick Le Sauvage, coming up to his 80th birthday in a few months time found the latter half of the race hard going, coming to a standstill and sit down on the nearby grass verge after his sub 2 hours 9 minutes effort.. Kay Coulson was the final walker to finish in 2 hours 15 minutes.

Donna Allan took the handicap honours from Kevin Le Noury, with Stuart Le Noury in third.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 1.26.42

2 Donna Allan W40 1.36.50 

3 Rob Elliott M60 1.45.04

4 Phil Lockwood M45 1.52.23

5 Kevin Le Noury M60 1.55.42

6 Mick Le Sauvage M75 2.08.58

7 Kay Coulson W50 2.15.39

Handicap result: handicap / handicap time

1 D Allan 29.00 / 2.05.50, 2 K Le Noury 12.00 / 2.07.42, 3 S Le Noury 42.00 / 2.08.42, 4 M Le Sauvage 0.00 / 208.58, 5 P Lockwood 20.00 / 2.12.23, 6 R Elliott 29.00 / 2.14.04, 7 K Coulson 2.00 / 2.17.39.

 

May 19, 2019

Sean Pender 2000 metres

SAM_0166Sunday May 19th 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

Sean Pender Trophy

2,000 metres track handicap

Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane, Guernsey

Lockwood wins the Sean Pender Trophy ( Phil left in photo with Dave Dorey, President.

Phil Lockwood improved on his second place of last year as he crossed the line first in the annual Sean Pender Trophy handicap walk over 2,000 metres. A good performance by him, with his best time for three years, was too good for second placed Peter Beckerleg who finished 12 seconds down. A close race for third was won by scratch walker Dave Dorey from last walker to start Stuart Le Noury. The fast finishing Stuart falling short by only a second to finish in fourth place. His fastest time of the day was only a second down on his 2018 performance. 

Kevin Le Noury finished in fifth place with Rob Elliott striding past Jayne Le Noury in the final 30 metres. Elliott claimed a new Guernsey age best for the distance on the track, but still down on the time set by Terry Bates in a road walk.

Thanks go to the UK based Sean Pender for his continued support of his trophy in providing the leading men and women with medals and prizes.

This was the final walk for some time at this venue with the track due to be upgraded over the summer months and extended to 8 lanes.

1 Phil Lockwood M45 15.06 (watch time) / 3.30 (handicap) / 11.36 (actual time)

2 Peter Beckerleg M60 15.18 / 1.45 / 13.33

3 Dave Dorey M70 15.23 / 0.00 / 15.23

4 Stuart Le Noury M 15.24 / 6.00 / 9.24

5 Kevin Le Noury M60 15.30 / 2.15 / 13.15

6 Rob Elliott M60 15.54 / 4.30 / 11.24

7 Jayne Le Noury W55 15.58 / 0.00 / 15.58

Rob Elliott for SWC

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May 12, 2019

5 kms Champ and 3 kms Graham Mann

Another personal best for Donna Allan

Stuart Le Noury and Donna Allan continue to dominate the club Championships, with both being well clear of their nearest opponents in the latest walk over 5 kilometres held on a warm and sunny morning at North Side. Overall winner Stuart dipped under 25 minutes, whilst second home Donna Allan, after a slow start in the opening lap of two which she passed in around 14.40, sped up to cross the line in 28.45 for a new personal best time removing a minute from her previous time. Third place went to Rob Elliott, well down on his recent age best , but still a minute too good for fourth placed Phil Lockwood. 

Good walks from Donna and Phil gave them the first two places in the handicapped section of the race, closely followed by Kay Coulson.

A week earlier and Peter Beckerleg  claimed the individual win in the Graham Mann Team trophy over three kilometres, edging out Mick Le Sauvage. The team win went to Le Sauvage and Dave Dorey after watch times were added together. It was a close team race as the winners only had a seven seconds advantage over the second team, who in turn beat the third team by three seconds.

Sunday May 12th 2019

Sarnia Walking Club Championship Three

5 kilometres road walk

North Side, Vale, Guernsey

1 Stuart Le Noury M 24.55

2 Donna Allan W40 28.45

3 Rob Elliott M60 30.42

4 Phil Lockwood M45 31.49

5 Kevin Le Noury M60 34.26

6 Peter Beckerleg M60 36.23

7 Kay Coulson W50 36.28

8 Mick Le Sauvage M75 37.41

9 Dave Dorey M70 41.44

Handicap result

1 D Allan (9.30 handicap) 38.15, 2 P Lockwood (6.30) 38.19, 3 K Coulson (2.00) 38.28, 4 S Le Noury (14.00) 38.55, 5 K Le Noury (4.30) 38.56, 6 M Le Sauvage (2.00) 39.41, 7 P Beckerleg (4.00) 40.23, 8 R Elliott (10.30) 41.12, 9 D Dorey (0.00) 41.44.

Sunday May 5th 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

Graham Mann Team Handicap

3 kilometres road walk

Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey

1 Peter Beckerleg M60 22.34 (watch time) / 2.30 (handicap) / 20.04 (actual time)

2 Mick Le Sauvage M75 22.38 / 1.00 / 21.38

3 Phil Lockwood M45 22.43 / 4.15 / 18.28

4 Kevin Le Noury M60 22.51 / 3.00 / 19.51

5 Dave Dorey M70 22.57 / 0.00 / 22.57

6 Kay Coulson W50 23.02 / 1.30 / 21.32

7 Stuart Le Noury M 23.08 / 8.30 / 14.38

Team result:

1 Team A : Mick Le Sauvage and Dave Dorey 45.35

2 Team C : Stuart Le Noury and Peter Beckerleg 45.42

3 Team B : Phil Lockwood and Kay Coulson 45.45

Rob Elliott for SWC

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April 14, 2019

Rocquaine 3 miles

Sunday April 14th 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

3 miles road walk

Rocquaine, Guernsey

Three in a row for Elliott

Second placed Rob Elliott seems to have found renewed enthusiasm since moving into the M60 age group and for the third race in a row has broken the Guernsey age best time. Following his recent 5 and 10 kilometres bests he has now added the 3 miles best to the list, again at the expense of previous holder Terry Bates.

On the tough Rocquaine Circuit, involving a hard climb away from the coast before dropping back to the finish, he was always second best to race winner Stuart Le Noury who finished over three minutes ahead and not far off his best time for the course. Terry Bates time of 28.33 looked to be out of reach at the 2 miles point in 19.50, but the final mile is mostly downhill and flat, a far cry from the uphill first mile and Elliott managed to clip five seconds off the best time. The expected challenge from leading woman Donna Allan never came as the race was walked in the middle of a long training session for her, but she still came home in a good 30.07.

Fourth and fifth places went to Phil Lockwood who walked well to beat Kevin Le Noury, 31.45 to 32.40. At the back of the field Peter Beckerleg in his first race for a while got the better of Mick Le Sauvage, whilst Dave Dorey completed the result in 39.28.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 25.31

2 Rob Elliott M60 28.28

3 Donna Allan W40 30.07

4 Phil Lockwood M45 31.45

5 Kevin Le Noury M60 32.40

6 Peter Beckerleg M60 37.06

7 Mick Le Sauvage M75 37.32

8 Dave Dorey M70 39.28

Rob Elliott for SWC

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