Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

August 18, 2019

10 kms road walk

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DSC_0104Sunday August 18th 2019

Sarnia Walking Club 

Avantis Championship Race 10

10 kms road walk

North Side, Vale, Guernsey

Stuart and Donna secure Avantis Championships

Race winner Stuart Le Noury continues his streak as Avantis Sarnia Walking Club Champion with a win in the last of the Championship series over 10 kilometres on the North Side circuit. A steady 52.38 brought him home well ahead of second man Phil Lockwood. Donna Allan secured the Womens Championship despite having a race to forget, calling it a day at the half way distance.

In the handicapped section of the Championships Kevin Le Noury took the honours, two points ahead of Stuart Le Noury with Mick Le Sauvage back in third.

The next race is on Friday August 30th over a distance of 3 kilometres starting and finishing at Amarreurs Road, Vale at 6.30 pm. This is followed on Sunday September 1st at 9.00 am by the traditional Church to Church Walk over  a distance of 19.4 miles. Start and finish at the South Esplanade. All are welcome to take part in either of these walks. Details can be found at https://churchtochurch.wordpress.com/information-2015/

1 Stuart Le Noury M 52.38

2 Phil Lockwood M45 1.09.26

3 Kevin Le Noury M60 1.13.14

4 Mick Le Sauvage M80 1.16.26

Donna Allan DNF

Handicap result:

1 S le Noury (23.00) 1.15.38, 2 M Le Sauvage (0.00)1.16.26, 3 P Lockwood (9.00) 1.18.26, 4 K Le Noury (6.00) 1.19.14

 

Avantis Mens Championship for the Sportsman Cup

1 Stuart Le Noury 120 points, 2 Rob Elliott 100, 3 Phil Lockwood 90, 4 Kevin Le Noury 75, 5 Mick Le Sauvage 66, 6 Peter Beckerleg 36, 7 Dave Dorey 27, 8 Kevin Allan 6.

Avantis Womens Championship for the Carol Bates Memorial Championship Trophy

1 Donna Allan 90, 2 Kay Coulson 78, 3 Jayne Le Noury 22.

Avantis Jubilee Handicap Tankard

1 K Le Noury 84, 2 S Le Noury 82, 3 M Le Sauvage 81, 4 P Lockwood 78, 5 R Elliott 72, 6 D Allan 67, 7 K Coulson 62, 8 P Beckerleg 37, 9 D Dorey 26, 10, J Le Noury 16, 11 K Allan 3.

Avantis Junior Under 17 Championship

1 Ellis Lockwood 15.

Rob Elliott for SWC

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July 28, 2019

Piette TRophy

Donna Allan finishSunday July 28th 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

Piette Trophy for 3.8 miles (approx) handicap road walk

Rocquaine Bay, Guernsey

RWA Permit 9060-1

Rob Elliott and Donna AllanLocal Best time for Donna (pictured left) at Rocquaine

Donna Allan, racing in her first Piette Trophy handicap race, over approximately 3.8 miles, knocked over four minutes off Rose Druckes best local womens time as she crossed the line in 34.33 for the course along the Rocquaine coast road. Her target next year will no doubt be to get close to the all comers best time which is a couple of minutes quicker set in 1975 by French International walker Jacquelline Delassaux.

A small field of walkers set off in the hot conditions in the two lap out and back course with first off Mick Le Sauvage caught early on by Kay Coulson who started thirty seconds behind. When Donna set off she had the local time in her mind and hit the halfway point in 17.01 and well inside her target. Stuart Le Noury, last off was heading towards a solid race but realised early on after only the first lap that Donna was well out of sight and would be the winner as she closed in quickly on the other competitors. 

Slowing slightly in the second half Donna still had over a minute and a half cushion on second walker home Stuart Le Noury who walked an actual time of 31.11. Phil Lockwood took third place with Kay Coulson in fourth, just ahead of Mick Le Sauvage.

1 Donna Allan W40 41.33 (watch) / 7.00 (handicap) / 34.33 (actual)

2 Stuart Le Noury M 43.11 / 12.00 / 31.11

3 Phil Lockwood M45 44.03 / 4.00 / 40.03

4 Kay Coulson W50 45.03 / 0.30 / 44.33

5 Mick Le Sauvage M80 45.10 / 0.00 / 45.10

Stuart Le Noury
Mick Le Sauvage and Kay CoulsonPhil Lockwood

July 19, 2019

3 kms road walk

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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 9, 2019

2 kms park walk

Sunday June 9th 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

2 kilometres road walk

Championship Race 5

Delancey Park, Guernsey

RWA Permit: 9056-1

Championship leads extended

Stuart Le Noury and Donna Allan continue to extend their leads in their respective Championships after finishing first and second in the combined 2 kilometres walk at Delancey Park. Stuart walked the course in 9.25 followed by Donna Allan in 11.44. Phil Lockwood took third place in 12.18 followed by his son Ellis in 12.56.

Kay Coulson finished in first place in the handicapped section of the walk, ahead of Jayne Le Noury in second and Dave Dorey in third.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 9.25

2 Donna Allan W40 11.44

3 Phil Lockwood M45 12.18

4 Ellis Lockwood U15 12.56

5 Kevin Le Noury M60 13.20

6 Peter Beckerleg M60 13.49

7 Kay Coulson W50 14.05

8 Mick Le Sauvage M75 14.33

9 Dave Dorey M70 15.21

10 Jayne Le Noury W55 15.31

11 Kevin Allan M40 16.15

Handicap result: handicap / handicap time

1 K Coulson 1.15 / 15.20, 2 J Le Noury 0.00 / 15.31, 3 d Dorey 0.15 / 15.36, 4 S Le Noury 6.15 / 15.40, 5 M Le Sauvage 1.15 / 15.48, 6 P Beckerleg  2.00 / 15.49, 7 K Le Noury 2.30 / 15.50, 8 P Lockwood 4.00 / 16.18, 9 D Allan 4.45 / 16.29, 10 K Allan 1.30 / 17.45.

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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