Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

March 26, 2017

Eric Waldron 2 miles track

Sunday March 26th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Eric Waldron 2 miles track walk

Osmond Priaulx, Guernsey 

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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
1969 Rob Waterman 14.30
1970 Rob Waterman 14.42
1971 Rob Waterman 15.06
1972 Andy Le Heron 14.15
1973 Rob Waterman 15.02
1974 Mick Elliott 14.33
1975 Mick Elliott 15.25
1976 Mick Elliott 14.52
1977 Rob Elliott 14.57
1978 Rob Elliott 14.47
1979 Mick Elliott 15.08
1980 Rob Elliott 14.37
1981 Rob Elliott 13.58
1982 Mick Elliott 15.28
1983 Dave Dorey 16.42
1984 Mark Elliott 15.17
1985 Mark Elliott 13.56
1986 Rob Elliott 14.48
1987 Rob Elliott 14.47
1988 Rob Elliott 15.10
1989 Carl Thomson 15.30
1990 Carl Thomson 14.02
1991 Rob Elliott 13.58
1992 Carl Thomson 15.32
1993 Rob Elliott 15.27
1994 Carl Thomson 14.19
1995 Carl Thomson 14.35
1996 Alun Williams 18.07
1997 Alan Roger 17.49
1998 Alan Roger 17.15
1999 Jenny Elliott 17.19
2000 Kevin Le Noury/ Sean Pender 18.29
2001 Rob Elliott 15.37
2002 Rob Elliott 16.00
2003 Terry Bates 16.37
2004 Jason Le Noury 16.44
2005 Jason Le Noury 16.24
2006 Terry Bates 17.05
2007 Jason Le Noury 16.42

September 5, 2014

Friday Evening 3 kms road walk

PHOTOS by Matt Elliott

Friday September 5th 2014

Sarnia Walking Club

3 kilometres road walk

Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey

Family Double for the Martins

A good sized field of 17 walkers raced the Sarnia Walking Clubs 3 kilometres road walk at Les Amarreurs used as a warm up event for the Church to Church walk being held two days later. In hot conditions visiting walker Malcolm Martin and local Phil Lockwood headed the race from the start, with Martin pulling away in the second lap to win by eleven seconds, crossing the line in 16.15.

Fighting for third place were Jim Ball and Rob Elliott, who were only strides apart for all of the race, even at one point with views to try and catch the leaders. Come the finish and there was only the width of a vest between them as they claimed an equal third place in 16.42.

Terry Bates had a close race with long distance specialist Frans Leijtens, who showed a turn of short distance speed to finish in 17.52, only 16 seconds behind Bates. Michael Harran set a new Allcomers age best time with his 18.34 in 7th place, with Angela Martin doing likewise with her 19.40, finishing close to local walker Kevin Le Noury and his 19.34. Angela, being the first woman to finish gave her and winning husband Malcolm a family double win.

Local Peter Beckerleg chipped a few seconds off his personal best time in 19.43 in closely following Angela. Regular visitor Dave Hoben got the better of local Dave Dorey in a time just over twenty minutes, with Mick Le Sauvage a few strides down.

Back in 14th place and with probably the performance of the day was relative newcomer Marie Macdonald who broke her recent personal best time by a minute. Second local woman home was Jayne Le Noury in 21.38, followed by Kay Coulson. At the back of the field, Frans Leijtens father Jo strolled around the walk in 27.18

There were around a dozen onlookers from the UK watching or officiating, some giving the race a miss and saving themselves for Sundays 19.4 miles walk. Thanks to the support of regular walk supporters, Chris and Jonathan Hobbs, Sean Pender, Stuart Le Noury, Colin Bradley. Trevor and Linda Mc Dermot, Pam and Eric Horwill, Sailash Shah and the recently married Simone Ball.


Pos. No. Name Club Country Age Time
1 132 Malcolm Martin Surrey WC England M55 16.15
2 105 Phil Lockwood Sarnia WC Guernsey M40 16.26
3= 126 Rob Elliott Sarnia WC Guernsey M55 16.42
3= 136 Jim Ball Steyning AC England M50 16.42
5 131 Terry Bates Sarnia WC Isle of Man M60 17.36
6 134 Frans Leijtens Rotterdam WV Holland M 17.52
7 138 Michael Harran Surrey WC England M75 18.34
8 82 Kevin Le Noury Sarnia WC Guernsey M55 19.34
9 133 Angela Martin Surrey WC England W45 19.40
10 97 Peter Beckerleg Sarnia WC Guernsey M55 19.43
11 137 Dave Hoben Surrey WC England M60 20.03
12 124 Dave Dorey Sarnia WC Guernsey M65 20.23
13 63 Mick Le Sauvage Sarnia WC Guernsey M75 20.27
14 125 Marie Macdonald Sarnia WC Guernsey W40 20.35
15 81 Jayne Le Noury Sarnia WC Guernsey W50 21.38
16 23 Kay Coulson Sarnia WC Guernsey W45 22.39
17 135 Jo Leijtens Unattached Holland M70 27.18


February 6, 2014

Terry Bates races in Isle of Man

Filed under: 10 kilometres, Terry Bates — sarnia @ 2:02 pm

TerryBatesTerry Bates raced in the Isle of Man last weekend on a “cold sunny day” over 10 kilometres.

It was the Up and Running Winter Walking League event at the NSC perimeter roadway. Details . In the handicapped walk he finished in 64.12. Results.

Photo courtesy of Murray Lambden who runs the Manx athletics site with more photos here. Past Church to Church walk competitor Steve Partington was also out taking photos. Amongst them are some more of Terry. Steves photos.


December 9, 2013

Hill climb walkers photo

image001All smiles after the event. Photo taken by passing runner!

Left to right, Stuart Le Noury, Kevin Le Noury, Karen Farman, Rose Druckes, Jayne Le Noury, Dave Dorey, Mick Le Sauvage, Terry Bates, Rob Elliott, Kay Coulson and Jason Le Noury.

hill climb walkers (2)

December 8, 2013

Hill Climb


winners hill climb Sarnia Walking Club
Le Val des Terres 815 metres.
St Peter Port, Guernsey
Eight in a row for Stuart
Stuart Le Noury was the quickest walker up the Val des Terres in the Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management Hill Climb for the eighth consecutive year. He walked the 815 metres in 4.43 to regain the Rob Waterman Shield for the fastest male walker. He was three seconds ahead of brother Jason Le Noury`s 4.46, whose effort was walked a few minutes later. Jason knocked nine seconds off his best time set back in 2008. Walkers are set off at one minute intervals to tackle the climb in a time trial event. Third fastest was Terry Bates in 5.39 in his final race in Guernsey before moving back to the Isle of Man after living here for 10 years. An after race breakfast was held at the Half Moon, courtesy of Terry, who we look forward to seeing again when visiting Guernsey in the future.
Rob Elliott, the hill climb record holder at 4.07, finished in fourth just outside 6 minutes ahead of Kevin Le Noury. Rob was quite pleased to once again get the better of him in this event. Mick Le Sauvage broke his own M70 best time with a 7 minutes dead clocking, walking three seconds faster than his old M70 time of 7.03. Dave Dorey and John Dedman walked 7.08 and 7.24 respectively. Gordon Mercier, a stalwart runner for the GIAAC, now 55 years old had a go at his first race walk and even claimed to enjoy it! The surprise there is that this course is one of the hardest to do, even though it is a short distance. We look forward to him competing again.
Karen Farman won the Womens Shield with a winning time of 6.36, ahead of Jayne Le Noury 6.55 and Kay Coulson 7.18. Fourth home was past winner Rose Druckes in 7.37.
The next walk is on Sunday December 15th at 9.30 am at Footes Lane. The distance is 2,000 metres and is the fourth race in the Bob Wright Handicap Series. Details from Jayne Le Noury
1 Stuart Le Noury M 4.43
2 Jason Le Noury M 4.46
3 Terry Bates M 5.39
4 Rob Elliott M 6.03
5 Kevin Le Noury M 6.14
6 Karen Farman W 6.36
7 Jayne Le Noury W 6.55
8 Mick Le Sauvage M 7.00
9 Dave Dorey M 7.08
10 Kay Coulson W 7.18
11 John Dedman M 7.24
12 Rose Druckes W 7.37
13 Gordon Mercier M 7.41

November 17, 2013

Bob Wright Race 3

Sunday November 17th 2013
Sarnia Walking Club
Bob Wright Handicap Series Race Three
3,000 metres track
Footes Lane, Guernsey
Youngster first across the line
The youngest walker in the field Oscar Bell outsprinted Karen Farman for first place in the latest walk in the Bob Wright Handicap Series. The two walkers were set off first and were never caught by anyone else as Oscar crossed the line in 21.49 to win by 15 seconds. A fast walk by Jason Le Noury who claimed the fastest time of the day with 14.16, saw him take third place in the handicap section, not far down on second placed Farman. Setting off quickly he passed the 1,000 metres point in 4.35, before slowing during the middle of the race, ending with a 1.47 last lap as he again picked up speed in the final kilometre.
Kevin Le Noury edged out Mick Le Sauvage and Phil Lockwood for fourth place.  Phil Lockwood with his best walk for a while in an actual time of 15.25, finished ahead of Stuart Le Noury who had the second best actual time of the day with 14.53. Peter Beckerleg, back in 8th place recorded a new personal best time of 19.46.
Quickest of the women was Jayne Le Noury in 21.12 who finished ahead of the final three men in the handicapped event.
Rob Elliott, making up a handicap of 30 seconds, caught Terry Bates with 500 metres to go but did not shake him off until the final metres as both walkers caught and passed Dave Dorey on the way.
Jason Le Noury heads the series after three races, one point better than Mick Le Sauvage, with Phil Lockwood in third. The next walk is on Sunday December 1st at 9.30 am. The venue is Quayside, North Side and is over the distances of 5 and 10 kilometres. Details from Jayne Le Noury,
      Watch time Actual time handicap
1 Oscar Bell U13 21.48.1 21.48.1 0.00
2 Karen Farman W35 22.03.2 22.03.2 0.00
3 Jason Le Noury M 22.15.8 14.15.8 8.00
4 Kevin Le Noury M55 22.32.2 19.17.2 3.15
5 Mick Le Sauvage M70 22.38.1 19.53.1 2.45
6 Phil Lockwood M40 22.39.8 15.24.8 7.15
7 Stuart Le Noury M 22.52.6 14.52.6 8.00
8 Peter Beckerleg M55 23.00.1 19.45.1 3.15
9 Jayne Le Noury W50 23.11.3 21.11.3 2.00
10 Rob Elliott M50 23.33.5 17.18.5 6.15
11 Terry Bates M60 23.38.0 17.53.0 5.45
12 Dave Dorey M65 23.50.4 21.50.4 2.00

October 20, 2013

Bob Wright Handicap Race Two

Sunday October 20th 2013

Sarnia Walking Club
Bob Wright Handicap Series Race Two
10 kilometres road walk
Delancey Park, Guernsey
Late win for Terry Bates
Race winner Terry Bates left it late to move into the lead in the 10 kilometres road walk at Delancey. With one lap of just over 600 metres to go he was still 44 seconds behind the race leader Mick Le Sauvage, but edged ever closer before a strong effort on the final short climb gave him victory by five seconds.The win was well timed as Terry recorded a negative split time, passing half way in 31.24, with a 31.12 latter half.
Third man home was Phil Lockwood, just outside the hour but showing a return to form. The walk of the day was by Peter Beckerleg, who gave himself a birthday present of a new personal best time by five seconds as he finished fourth with an actual time of 71.34.
Jason Le Noury recorded the fastest time of the day with 54.46, whilst mum Jayne was the fastest woman with a below par 75.17. She led home husband Kevin by two minutes on the watch, with that difference reversed on actual time. Last home was Dave Dorey who had an out of sorts day, looking uncomfortable from the start.
Newcomer Sarah Wright, walking with Karen Farman recorded 40.44 for 5 kilometres. Not attempting the full distance because of needing to be elsewhere, they passed with an official 5 kilometres time before finishing 11 laps in 56.50 for a distance of almost 8 kilometres.
The next walk is on Sunday October 27th at 9.30 am. The venue is Les Amarreurs and the race is for the Peter Kendal Pairs Trophy over a distance of 3 kilometres. Details from Jayne Le Noury
  10 kms   watch time h`cap actual time
1 Terry Bates M60 1.24.36 22.00 1.02.36
2 Mick Le Sauvage M70 1.24.41 13.00 1.11.41
3 Phil Lockwood M40 1.25.15 25.00 1.00.15
4 Peter Beckerleg M55 1.25.34 14.00 1.11.34
5 Jason Le Noury M 1.25.46 31.00 54.46
6 Kay Coulson W40 1.25.57 5.00 1.20.57
7 Jayne Le Noury W50 1.26.17 11.00 1.15.17
8 Kevin Le Noury M55 1.28.17 15.00 1.13.17
9 Dave Dorey M65 1.30.05 12.00 1.18.05
1= Sarah Wright W40 40.44    
1= Karen Farman W35 40.44  

September 29, 2013

Bob Wright Handicap 5 kms road walk

Sunday September 29th
Sarnia Walking Club
Bob Wright Handicap Series Race One
5 kilometres road walk
Saumarez Park, Guernsey
Opening win for Kay Coulson
Kay Coulson started the Bob Wright Handicap Series with a win at a wet Saumarez Park. A determined walk saw her cross the line 27 seconds ahead of a fast finishing Jason Le Noury. Whilst Kay was happy to break the 40 minutes barrier with an actual time of 39.11, Jason was on his way to the fastest time of the day with a 26.08 clocking. Third across the line was Jayne Le Noury who also recorded the quickest womens time of the race with 36.46.
Back in the middle of the field and taking 7th place was Peter Beckerleg who knocked a few seconds off his previous best time. Sarah Wright was taking part in her first race and walked with occasional competitor Karen Farman, both crossing the line in 11th place.
The next walk is on a new course at Rocquaine over a distance of 3 miles, starting at 9.30 am on Sunday October 6th. Open to all, the meeting place is at the finish line at the layby at Rocquaine Bay. Details from Jayne Le Noury
      watch time h`cap actual time
1 Kay Coulson W45 40.11 1.00 39.11
2 Jason Le Noury M 40.38 14.30 26.08
3 Jayne Le Noury W50 41.16 4.30 36.46
4 Mick Le Sauvage M70 41.18 7.00 34.18
5 Rose Druckes W65 41.28 3.30 37.58
6 Phil Lockwood M40 41.32 13.30 28.02
7 Peter Beckerleg M50 41.42 8.00 33.42
8 Allan Harris M65 42.10 0.00 42.10
9 Kevin Le Noury M55 42.15 8.00 34.15
10 Terry Bates M60 42.26 11.30 30.56
11= Sarah Wright W40 42.30 0.00 42.30
11= Karen Farman W35 42.30 0.00 42.30
13 Stuart Le Noury M 42.58 15.30 27.28
14 Dave Dorey M65 43.53 7.00 36.53

August 30, 2013

Friday Evening 3 kms road walk

Photos to follow. Up early for work, going to bed!

Friday August 30th 2013
Sarnia Walking Club
3 kilometres road walk
Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey
Guernsey one , two, three 
A good sized field of 22 walkers competed in the warm up event for the Church to Church two days later . The now traditional Friday evening road walk over 3 kilometres attracted many of the overseas walkers here for the weekend, some taking it a little easier than usual.
Stuart Le Noury, always walks this event without holding much back and he secured an easy win in 14.55, after passing halfway in 7.24. Phil Lockwood, judging by his face at the end put in a solid effort in second place less than a minute behind.
Jason Le Noury completed the one, two, three in 16.14 after strolling the first lap of two in 8.35. Steve Allen from Barnet held off Jim Ball by two seconds, after Ball had closed the gap in the latter stages to claim fourth place.
Local Terry Bates and newcomer to Guernsey Malcolm Martin from Surrey WC, walked a close race throughout and could not be separated at the end. Bates secured another Guernsey age best time with his 17.17. clipping a few seconds off his road best.
First of the women was Surrey Walking Clubs Angela Martin, who walked a good race to finish in 19.35, not too far down on regular visitor Ed Shillabeer. Angelas time was a new Guernsey allcomers age best time.
Next home was local Peter Beckerleg, perhaps relishing the competition, with a new personal best time. taking around 40 seconds from his time only set last month. Local Sarnia stalwarts Kevin Le Noury and Mick Le Sauvage had close walks with visitors David Delaney, Mick Barnbrook, David Hoben and Norbet Will, all finishing within 27 seconds of each other.
Dave Dorey was isolated in the field clocking 21.06.
The race for the Sarnia women was won by Rose Druckes from Kay Coulson. Jayne Le Noury, suffering an injury was third local. Visitor Dave Ainsworth separated the women, whilst local Allan Harris completed the field.
There, I think thats everyone mentioned!
Amongst the officials and spectators it was good to see regular walk visitor Sean Pender. Past Church to Church winner Colin Bradley was judging, whilst the father and son duo Chris and Jonathan Hobbs watched the race before their efforts on Sunday.
Pos. No. Name Club Country Age Time
1 94 Stuart Le Noury Sarnia WC Guernsey M 14.55
2 105 Phil Lockwood Sarnia WC Guernsey M40 15.43
3 1 Jason Le Noury Sarnia WC Guernsey M 16.14
4 114 Steve Allen Barnet & District AC England M55 16.21
5 112 Jim Ball Steyning AC England M50 16.23
6= 3 Terry Bates IOM Veteran AC Guernsey M60 17.17
6= 109 Malcolm Martin Surrey WC England M55 17.17
8 115 Ed Shillabeer Ilford AC England M70 19.14
9 110 Angela Martin Surrey WC England W45 19.35
10 97 Peter Beckerleg Sarnia WC Guernsey M50 19.49
11 82 Kevin Le Noury Sarnia WC Guernsey M55 19.56
12 108 David Delaney Surrey WC England M70 20.04
13 63 Mick Le Sauvage Sarnia WC Guernsey M70 20.12
14 106 Mick Barnbrook Ilford AC England M70 20.13
15 107 David Hoben Surrey WC England M60 20.18
16 116 Norbert Will Northern Ireland MAA Northern Ireland M75 20.23
17 100 Dave Dorey Sarnia WC Guernsey M65 21.06
18 113 Rose Druckes Sarnia WC Guernsey W65 22.09
19 111 Dave Ainsworth Ilford AC England M65 22.26
20 24 Kay Coulson Sarnia WC Guernsey W45 22.45
21 81 Jayne Le Noury Sarnia WC Guernsey W50 22.50
22 86 Allan Harris Sarnia WC Guernsey M65 23.58

August 16, 2013

One Mile Championship


Friday August 16th 2013
Sarnia Walking Club
Heritage Group Championships Race 10
1 mile road walk
Les Amarreurs, Guernsey
Le Nourys are Championship Winners
Mother Jayne and son Stuart are the 2013 Sarnia Walking Club Champions. Both recorded a win in the final event in the Heritage Group Championships over one mile. Stuart stopped the clock at 7.27 to give him a 12 second lead over second placed Jason Le Noury. Phil Lockwood in just under eight minutes claimed third place.
Jayne, with 11.19 finished ahead of Kay Coulson in 11.42 and Rose Druckes in 11.57.
Race of the day was by Peter Beckerleg in sixth place who removed forty seconds from his previous best time. Peter held on to his lead in the Jubilee Handicap Championship to win convincingly overall from a group tightly packed for the minor placings.
The next race is on Friday August 30th at Les Amarreurs at 6.30 pm. It is a warm up race over 3 kilometres with interest from overseas walkers prior to the Church to Church walk. The Church to Church walk is on Sunday September 1st, starting and finishing at South Esplanade at 9.00 am. over a 19.4 miles course. Details of both events from
1 Stuart Le Noury M 7.27
2 Jason Le Noury M 7.35
3 Phil Lockwood M40 7.57
4 Terry Bates M60 9.01
5 Kevin Le Noury M55 10.15
6 Peter Beckerleg M50 10.17
7 Allan Harris M65 12.18
1 Jayne Le Noury W50 11.19
2 Kay Coulson W45 11.42
3 Rose Druckes W65 11.57


Handicap result

1 P Lockwood 11.42, 2 P Beckerleg 11.47, 3 Jason Le Noury 11.50, 4 K Coulson 11.52, 5 T Bates 11.56, 6 K Le Noury 12.10, 7 S Le Noury 12.12, 8 A Harris 12.18, 9 Jayne Le Noury 12.24, 10 R Druckes 12.32.

Full Championship positions to follow.

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