Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

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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April 7, 2019

Delancey Park 10 kms

Sunday April 7th 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

10 kilometres road walk 

Championship Two

RWA Permit 9050-1

Delancey Park, Guernsey

New Personal Best for Womens Champion

Donna Allan, the defending club champion strode to a new personal best time by almost a minute on a near perfect morning for racing. Whilst race winner Stuart Le Noury, not at his best today, was out on his own from the start, Donna was matching the pace set by eventual second man home Rob Elliott for half of the 16 laps course, before moving away over the final 5 kilometres. 

Le Noury, through half way in just under 26 minutes, had already forged a big lead with Donna through in 29.25 and Elliott a few seconds adrift in 29.35. Donna increased her pace to record a negative split time of 29.03 for the latter half as she crossed the line in 58.28. Elliott, whose target for the day was to once again get under the hour, managed the task with a 59.36, his best time for almost four years and having the added bonus of another new Guernsey age best time, deposing Terry Bates of his age best for the second race in a row.

Donnas time is now the official Guernsey Record, although Katrine Thomson recorded quicker in 2008 but not ratified as a record due to insufficient officials on the day.

A close walk for fourth place was won by Phil Lockwood from Kevin Le Noury. At the back of the field Mick Le Sauvage hit a new milestone as he completed 8,000 miles of competitive race walking. Now nearing his 80th birthday, Mick started racing back in 1959 by completing the Guernsey Church to Church walk and has been an almost ever present since the formation of the Sarnia Walking Club. Remarkably, all but a handful of miles have been completed in Guernsey. As he now inevitably slows down he can think back to the days when he could walk the Church to Church in 3 hour 11 minutes, 10 miles in under 90 minutes, 7 miles in under an hour and todays distance in 53.13…..which would have pipped todays winner.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 53.17

2 Donna Allan W40 58.28

3 Rob Elliott M60 59.36

4 Phil Lockwood M45 1.07.27

5 Kevin Le Noury M60 1.08.17

6 Mick Le Sauvage M75 1.16.30

Handicap positions (handicap) 

1 D Allan (16.00) 1.14.28, 2 K Le Noury (8.00) 1.16.17, 3 M Le Sauvage (2.00) 1.18.30, 4 R Elliott (19.00) 1.18.36, 5 S Le Noury (27.00) 1.20.17, 6 P Lockwood (13.00) 1.20.27.

Rob Elliott for SWC

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March 31, 2019

5 kms Championship

Sunday March 31st 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

Championship One

5 kilometres road walk

Saumarez Park, Guernsey

Elliott and Allan open Championships with a win.

Rob Elliott opened up the Sarnia Walking Club 2019 Championship with a winning 28.49 clocking over 5 kilometres, ahead of second placed and leading woman Donna Allan with 30.58. Elliott, celebrating his birthday and moving up into the M60 age group, surprised himself with his best time for three years and in the process broke the Guernsey age best time set by Terry Bates back in 2011. A seven minute dead time for the first of the four laps gave him a good start which was followed by laps of 7.13, 7.19 and 7.17.

Second and third places were taken by walkers who have entered marathons in the next few months, second placed Donna in London and third placed Phil Lockwood in Brighton. Fourth place went to Kevin Le Noury ahead of Kay Coulson who claimed the handicap win. Next home was Mick Le Sauvage , one race away from his 8,000 miles milestone with Dave Dorey bringing home the field. 

Kevin Allan and Jayne Le Noury both succumbed to injuries and completed around half the distance.

1 Rob Elliott M60 28.49

2 Donna Allan W40 30.58

3 Phil Lockwood M45 33.43

4 Kevin Le Noury M60 35.15

5 Kay Coulson W50 37.25

6 Mick Le Sauvage M75 37.54

7 Dave Dorey M70 41.19

DNF Kevin Allan 2.5 kms

DNF Jayne Le Noury 2.5 kms

Handicap Positions

1 K Coulson (2.00) 39.25, 2 R Elliott (11.00) 39.49, 3 M Le Sauvage (2.00) 39.54, 4 K Le Noury (5.00) 40.15, 5 D Allan (10.00) 40.58, 6 P Lockwood (7.30) 41.13, 7 D Dorey (0.00) 41.19.

Rob Elliott for SWC

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March 25, 2019

Guernsey records lists updated

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Latest list of Guernsey Records Updated March 25th 2019

March 24, 2019

Chilcott Cup

Sunday March 24th 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

Chilcott Cup

7 miles road walk

Albecq to North Side, Guernsey

RWA Permit 9048-1

New Island record for Donna Allan

In the smallest starting line up for some time, Stuart Le Noury strode to another Chilcott Cup win over the 7 miles road course from Albecq to North Side. In near perfect conditions he went through 3 miles in 25.02 and 5 miles in just over 42 minutes to cross the finish line in 58.50. The walk of the day though went to second placed Donna Allan who removed well over two minutes from her previous best time and beat the womens record of 1.06.11 set by Jenny Tostevin back in 1985, when she finished in 1.05.03

Going through the 3 miles point in 27.37 and having a good middle section of the race to reach 5 miles in 46.26, the record was on with only another few miles to go. The five miles point in itself was the fastest Donna has walked and all indicates a renewal of her metric 10 kilometres best is due.

Third place went to Kevin Le Noury with his best 7 miles for a few years after Phil Lockwood pulled out of the race with chest problems. Mick Le Sauvage, now only a few races away from reaching 8,000 competitive miles finished in 1.25.08 for fourth place.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 58.50

2 Donna Allan W40 1.05.03

3 Kevin Le Noury M60 1.15.49

4 Mick Le Sauvage M75 1.25.08

DNF Phil Lockwood M45 (3.5 miles)

Rob Elliott for SWC

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March 10, 2019

Eric Waldron 2 miles

Sunday March 10th 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

Eric Waldron 2 miles track walk

Osmond Priaulx, Footes Lane, Guernsey

RWA Permit 9007-1

Ninth Eric Waldron win for Stuart

Race winner Stuart Le Noury lapped the field as he strode to his ninth victory in the Eric Waldron trophy race over two miles. On a cold day with a strong wind blowing around the track, most walkers were down on expected times. Passing the one mile point in around 7.45 Stuart slowed in the second half to cross the line in 15.52, not too far off his best of 15.19 considering the conditions. Second place went to last years winner Rob Elliott in 18.45 with Donna Allan in third in 19.45.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 15.52

2 Rob Elliott M55 18.45

3 Donna Allan W40 19.45

4 Phil Lockwood M45 20.39

5 Kevin Le Noury M60 21.32

6 Peter Beckerleg M60 23.25

7 Mick Le Sauvage M75 24.39

8 Jayne Le Noury W55 25.34

Rob Elliott for SWC

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March 3, 2019

Philadelphia One Mile

Sunday March 3rd 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

Philadelphia Team Trophy

RWA Permit 9006-1 Category B

1 mile handicap road walk

Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey

First, second third for winning team

The winning team for the Philadelphia Trophy walked to first, second and third places in the handicapped one mile road walk held on a blustery morning at Les Amarreurs. Jayne Le Noury, the first walker to start held on to her lead until the very final stages of the walk when team mate Peter Beckerleg edged ahead to take the individual win by the narrowest of margins. Rob Elliott completed the clean sweep as he moved into third place close to the finish and kept fourth man home Stuart Le Noury at bay by two seconds. 

The combined handicap times of the winning team, in which all walked quicker than their predicted times was 44 seconds too good for the second team home.

Stuart Le Noury and Donna Allan had the quickest times of the day for men and women respectively with times of 7.25 and 9.18.

1 Peter Beckerleg M60 11.43 (watch time) / 1.15 (handicap) / 10.28 (actual time)

2 Jayne Le Noury W55 11.43 / 0.00 / 11.43

3 Rob Elliott M55 11.48 / 3.00 / 8.48

4 Stuart Le Noury M 11.50 / 4.25 / 7.25

5 Kevin Le Noury M60 11.58 / 1.30 / 10.28

6 Kevin Allan M40 12.02 / 1.15 / 10.47

7 Donna Allan W40 12.03 / 2.45 / 9.18

8 Mick Le Sauvage M75 12.05 / 0.45 / 11.20

9 Dave Dorey M70 12.32 / 0.15 / 12.17

Philadelphia Trophy Team Positions

1 Team A: P Beckerleg, J Le Noury, R Elliott 35.14

2 Team C: S Le Noury, D Allan, M Le Sauvage 35.58

3 Team B: K Le Noury, K Allan, D Dorey 36.32

Rob Elliott for SWC

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February 24, 2019

Bob Wright 3 kms

IMG_1478 Series winner Jayne Le Noury (centre) with Rob Elliott (left) and Stuart Le Noury (right). Photo by Donna Allan

Sarnia Walking Club

Bob Wright Handicap Series Race Seven.

RWA Permit 9005-1 Category B

3 kilometres road walk 

Cambridge Park, St Peter Port, Guernsey

Jayne wins fathers trophy 

Jayne Le Noury won the Bob Wright handicap series trophy, named in honour of her father for the 5th time, after the seven race series finished with a 3 kilometres walk at Cambridge Park. In good weather conditions for the time of year, she couldn’t end the series with a race win but did enough to keep the eventual second placed walker overall a few points adrift. Stuart Le Noury, second overall didn’t quite walk through the field from his back marker position but had a good go at it managing third place in the race, falling short of catching race winner Peter Beckerleg and Mick Le Sauvage. 

Stuarts time of 14.36 was the quickest actual time of the day, passing second and third quickest Rob Elliott, 17.12 and Donna Allan 17.43 in the final 100 metres.There were plenty of positional changes in the final 100 or so metres with six walkers finishing within 21 seconds of each other. Five of those finishing in a 9 second gap.

1 Peter Beckerleg M60 22.57 (watch time) / 2.30 (handicap) 20.27 (actual time)

2 Mick Le Sauvage M75 23.10 / 1.00 / 22.10

3 Stuart Le Noury M 23.21 / 8.45 / 14.36

4 Jayne Le Noury W55 23.23 / 0.00 / 23.23

5 Rob Elliott M55 23.27 / 6.15 / 17.12

6 Donna Allan W40 23.28 / 5.45 / 17.43

7 Kevin Le Noury M60 23.30 / 3.30 / 20.00

8 Phil Lockwood M45 23.41 / 4.45 / 18.56

9 Kay Coulson W50 25.34 / 1.30 / 24.04

IMG_1477 Photo by Kevin Le Noury. Stuart and Jayne Le Noury, Rob Elliott.

Jayne Le Noury wins the trophy ahead of son Stuart Le Noury and Rob Elliott. A close fight for 4th with 1 point separating the walkers with Kevin Le Noury heading Peter Beckerleg, Donna Allan and Mick Le Sauvage by a point. Latter three walkers separated by count back on their races points scored.

Bob Wright Handicap Trophy Positions (5 out of 7 races to score)

1 Jayne Le Noury 96, 2 Stuart Le Noury 94, 3 Rob Elliott 88, 4 Kevin Le Noury 85, 5 Peter Beckerleg 84, 6 Donna Allan 84, 7 Mick Le sauvage 84, 8 Phil Lockwood 77, 9 Kay Coulson 38, 10 Kevin Allan 34, 11 Wendy Wilson 33, 12 Dave Dorey 25, Olga Le Noury 24.

Bob Wright Memorial Handicap Series 2018 to 2019 minus Final
Pos. Race 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 total
Date 30-Sep 21-Oct 11-Nov 02-Dec 13-Jan Feb-03 Feb-24
Distance 5 kms 10 kms 1 mile 2 kms 5 kms 5 miles 3 kms
1 Jayne Le Noury 12 19 20 20 20 0 17 108 0 12 96
2 Stuart Le Noury 20 18 18 14 0 20 18 108 0 14 94
3 Rob Elliott 18 0 19 18 15 17 16 103 0 15 88
4 Kevin Le Noury 14 16 17 19 17 16 14 113 14 14 85
5 Peter Beckerleg 19 0 0 13 18 14 20 84 0 0 84
6 Donna Allan 0 15 0 17 19 18 15 84 0 0 84
7 Mick Le Sauvage 16 17 14 16 16 13 19 111 13 14 84
8 Phil Lockwood 13 20 15 15 14 12 13 102 12 13 77
9 Kay Coulson 0 0 0 11 0 15 12 38 0 0 38
10 Kevin Allan 15 0 0 0 0 19 0 34 0 0 34
11 Wendy Wilson 17 0 16 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 33
12 Dave Dorey 0 0 0 12 13 0 0 25 0 0 25
13 Olga Le Noury 11 0 13 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 24

Rob Elliott for SWC

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February 11, 2019

5 kms road walk

Sunday February 10th 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

5 kilometres road walk

Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey

RWA Permit 9004-1

Personal Best for Kevin Allan

Guernsey walkers all decided to race in the shorter distance on offer, resulting in a win over 5 kilometres for Stuart Le Noury in 26.21 on a windy morning, with second place going to leading woman Donna Allan. Back in 5th place husband Kevin Allan removed almost a minute from his previous best time with a time of 36.26 .

1 Stuart le Noury M 26.21

2 Donna Allan W40 32.12

2 Phil Lockwood M45 34.25

4 Kevin Le Noury M60 35.03

5 Kevin Allan M40 36.26

6 Kay Coulson W50 38.10

7 Mick Le Sauvage M75 38.41

Rob Elliott for SWC

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February 3, 2019

5 miles road walk

Sunday February 3rd 2019

Sarnia Walking Club

Bob Wright Handicap Series Race Six

RWA Permit 9003-1

5 miles road walk

Lancresse to North Beach

Last to First

Race winner Stuart Le Noury walked through the field of walkers from his back marker position to claim a new personal best over the 5 miles distance. On a crisp winters morning with very little wind, he walked an actual time of 41.03 narrowly beating his old best time. Defending series winner Kevin Allan held on to second place holding off wife Donna who finished nine seconds behind. Donnas time of 47.49 was not too far off her time set last year which was the best time set by a Guernsey woman.

Rob Elliott, back in fourth closed down on Donna Allan who had a minutes handicap start in the first few miles, but could not close the final 10 or so seconds. As the gap slowly decreased Stuart Le Noury went past Elliott and then Donna, who upped her speed to hang on to Le Noury for a while and reopen the gap.

Fifth place went to Kevin Le Noury ahead of Kay Coulson who just managed to break the hour barrier as did Peter Beckerleg in seventh. Mick Le Sauvage was next home and edged closer to his 8,000th mile of race walking. Phil Lockwood brought the race to an end with his 57.33 clocking.

With one race to go and allowing for the two races that can be discarded in the seven race series, Jayne Le Noury, who had a very rare “did not finish” for todays race is set up as favourite with son Stuart the nearest challenger.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 59.03 (watch time) / 18.00 (handicap) / 41.03 (actual time)

2 Kevin Allan M40 59.40 / 2.00 / 57.40

3 Donna Allan W40 59.49 / 12.00 / 47.49

4 Rob Elliott M55 1.00.11 / 13.00 / 47.11

5 Kevin Le Noury M60 1.01.12 / 6.00 / 55.12

6 Kay Coulson W50 1.01.57 / 2.00 / 59.57

7 Peter Beckerleg M60 1.03.14 / 5.00 / 58.14

8 Mick Le Sauvage M75 1.03.19 / 2.00 / 1.01.19

9 Phil Lockwood M45 1.05.33 / 8.00 / 57.33

DNF Jayne Le Noury W55

Rob Elliott for SWC

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