Guernsey Race Walking : Sarnia Walking Club

May 26, 2017

5000 metres track


Friday May 26th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club 

Heritage Group Championships Race Four

5,000 metres track walk

Osmond Priaulx, Guernsey

Hot evening conditions for race

Hot conditions welcomed the small field of walkers in the fourth race of the Heritage Group Championships resulting in a win for Rob Elliott finishing two minutes clear of Phil Lockwood. A good walk from Peter Beckerleg resulted in third place not too far ahead of Kevin Le Noury. Mick Le Sauvage closed the race after Jayne Le Noury pulled out of the race very early on with injury.

1 Rob Elliott M55 30.13

2 Phil Lockwood M40 32.17

3 Peter Beckerleg M55 34.51

4 Kevin Le Noury M55 35.08

5 Mick Le Sauvage M75 36.18

Jayne Le Noury DNF

Handicap (hcap) plus watch time

1 P Beckerleg (3.15) 38.06, 2 M Le Sauvage (2.15) 38.33, 3 P Lockwood (6.30) 38.47, 4 K Le Noury (3.45) 38.53, 5 R Elliott (8.45) 38.58.

May 14, 2017

Sean Pender 2000 metres handicap

Sunday May 14th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

4th annual Sean Pender Trophy

2,000 metres track handicap walk

Osmond Priaulx Playing Fields, Guernsey

SAM_3401Dave leads from start to finish.

Dave Dorey (left) walked to victory in the the fourth annual Sean Pender (right) Trophy handicap race with an untroubled win. Set off first he had his best race for some time with the rest off the field unable to get near him.

Rob Elliott, second across the line, thought momentarily that the win was his as he closed in on Mick Le Sauvage and Jayne Le Noury with 100 metres to go before noticing that Dave was well ahead and metres from the finish. He finished 23 seconds behind the winner with third placed Donna Allan a few seconds behind. Donna recorded another personal best time over the distance, staying relatively close to Elliott after he had made up his 15 seconds handicap within the first lap. 

Stuart Le Noury recorded the fastest time of the day in 6th place with an actual time of 9.34. Phil Lockwood got the better of Kevin Le Noury for seventh, whilst race sponsor Sean Pender brought up the rear. Thanks go to visitor Sean Pender whose name the race is under but also supplies awards to the first three to finish and the fastest male and female walkers on the day.

1 Dave Dorey M70 14.05 (watch time) / 0.00 (handicap) / 14.05 (actual time)

2 Rob Elliott M55 14.28 / 3.30 / 10.58

3 Donna Allan W40 14.31 / 3.15 / 11.16

4 Mick Le Sauvage M75 14.34 / 1.00 / 13.34

5 Jayne Le Noury W55 14.41 / 0.15 / 14.26

6 Stuart Le Noury M 14.49 / 5.15 / 9.34

7 Phil Lockwood M40 14.57 / 2.30 / 12.27

8 Kevin Le Noury M55 15.05 / 1.45 / 13.20

9 Sean Pender (Enfield & H) M60 15.35 / 1.45 / 13.50

May 7, 2017

50th annual Graham Mann Memorial Trophy

Sunday May 7th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Graham Mann Memorial Trophy

3 kilometres handicap road walk

Les Amarreurs, Vale, Guernsey

Double win for Donna Allan 

Donna Allan took the individual win and was part of the team win in the 50th annual Graham Mann Memorial Trophy over a handicapped start 3 kilometres. Overtaking Dave Dorey, the first walker to start, late in the race she crossed the line with a five seconds advantage and an actual time of 17.10 to smash her previous best time by over half a minute.

The team of Stuart Le Noury and Rob Elliott finished in third and fourth place but with Peter Beckerleg only a stride behind he had done enough with his team mate Donna Allan to take first place in the team section.

Sixth place went to Mick Le Sauvage who had been on the winning team almost 50 years ago in the second edition of the event. Kevin Le Noury brought the walkers home with his 19.53 actual time.

Only 19 seconds separated the three teams at the end.

1 Donna Allan W40 22.10 (watch time) / 5.00 (handicap) / 17.10 (actual time)

2 Dave Dorey M70 22.15 / 0.00 / 22.15

3 Stuart Le Noury M 22.30 / 8.15 / 14.15

4 Rob Elliott M55 22.50 / 6.00 / 16.50

5 Peter Beckerleg M55 22.51 / 2.45 / 20.06

6 Mick Le Sauvage M75 23.02 / 2.15 / 20.47

7 Kevin Le Noury M55 23.08 / 3.15 / 19.53

Team result

1 D Allan and P Beckerleg (watch times added together) 45.01

2 M Le Sauvage and D Dorey 45.17

3 S Le Noury and R Elliott 45.20

April 29, 2017

Championship Three 3 kms

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Friday April 28th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Championship Three

3,000 metres track walk

Osmond Priaulx, Guernsey

Another win for Stuart Le Noury with Rob Elliott taking second place almost two minutes behind. A close race for third with Kevin Le Noury getting the better of Peter Beckerleg. An isolated Mick Le Sauvage walked for fifth place with the only woman starter Jayne Le Noury finishing ahead of final man home Dave Dorey.

All walkers were down on expected times for some reason. Winner Stuart had run the London marathon only five days earlier so his time was justified. He ran the distance in 3 hours 23.01.

The next race is for the Graham Mann Memorial Trophy starting at Les Amarreurs at 9.30 am on Sunday May 7th. The distance is a 3 kilometres handicap team event with walkers watch times added up to find the winning team.

This race will be the 50th walk for the trophy, starting out as a 6 miles team event in 1968 before moving to a 3 x 2 miles relay and now a 3 kms team event. The trophy is in memory of young Graham Mann, a walker in the 1960s and a Sarnia Walking Club treasurer who tragically lost his life in an accident.

The Mann relations have been involved with the club from its inception with the late Wyndham Mann being the President in its early years . The late Austin and wife Hazel Mann, sponsors of the event in the latter years were secretary and treasurer for many years. Hazel passed away recently.


1 Stuart Le Noury M 15.16

2 Rob Elliott M55 17.09

3 Kevin Le Noury M55 20.06

4 Peter Beckerleg M55 20.28

5 Mick Le Sauvage M75 21.16

6 Dave Dorey M70 23.58  


1 Jayne Le Noury W55 22.12

Mixed handicap (handicap, handicap time)

1 P Beckerleg (2.00, 22.28), 2 R Elliott (5.45, 22.54), 3 M Le Sauvage (1.45, 23.01), 4 K Le Noury ( 3.00, 23.06), 5 J Le Noury (1.00, 23.12), 6 S Le Noury (8.00, 23.16), 7 D Dorey (0.00, 23.58).

April 24, 2017

Cambridge Park 5 kms

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Sunday April 23rd 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

5 kilometres road walk

Cambridge Park, Guernsey

Six walkers from the Sarnia Walking Club tried out another new lap of a local park, this time over 950 metres. The stroll in the park on a warm Sunday morning was successful with no course problems noted.


Donna Allan was content with walking close to Phil Lockwood through the first kilometre in 7.08, with Peter Beckerleg a close third only seconds behind. Going through 3 kilometres in 20.51 Donna had opened up a 19 seconds lead over Lockwood, increased to 2.28 by the finish.


Well off the pace after the first lap, Kay Coulson soon had Dave Dorey in her sights and reeled him in over the next few kilometres before easing ahead on the last lap.



DSC_0683A welcome sight at the finish line was past competitor Roy Le Marquand who was out for a slow stroll around the park. Roy was active in the 1960s and 1970s and was a regular Church to Church competitor with a best of 3.12.55 set in 1971. He completed the course on 33 occasions between1962 and 1994.

Roy has completed the London to Brighton walk over more than 50 miles and has personal best times of:

5 kms 25.59 in 1967, 7 miles 59.10 in 1967, 10 miles 87.09 in 1967, 50 kms 5.22.45 in 1968.

1 Donna Allan 33.51

2 Phil Lockwood 35.23

3 Peter Beckerleg 35.46

4 Mick Le Sauvage 36.21

5 Kay Coulson 38.12

6 Dave Dorey 39.26

April 9, 2017

7 miles road walk Chilcott Cup

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Sunday April 9th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Channel Island Ceramics Chilcott Cup

7 miles road walk

Albecq to North Side, Guernsey

Stuart wins 7 miles Chilcott Cup

Stuart Le Noury easily broke seven miles in the hour to record another win in the annual Channel Island Ceramics Chilcott Cup. On a clear warm morning he strode out from the start at Albecq and crossed the line at North Side in 58.30.

A close finish for second place was won by the experienced Rob Elliott from relative newcomer Donna Allan. Walking at a faster pace over a similar distance than her recent 10 kilometres personal best, she caught Elliott with half a mile to go and opened up a few seconds gap around the Vale Castle and heading down to the long straight finish at North Side.

A still confident Elliott held the gap for a while before catching and moving away in the final yards. The one hour mark for 10 kilometres gets closer for Donna.

Olga Le Noury held off Kevin Le Noury for fourth place. 

Kay Coulson in 6th place had a good race finishing in 1.20.30 and backed up her performance in England last week where she set a new personal best time of 1.12.09 over 10 kilometres. The event was the Cecil Gittins Memorial race at Gravesend where she finished as 6th woman.

Back to the local event and Mick Le Sauvage held off Peter Beckerleg by a few minutes with Jayne Le Noury bringing the race to a close.

1 Stuart Le Noury M 58.30

2 Rob Elliott M55 1.09.10

3 Donna Allan W40 1.09.13

4 Olga Le Noury W35 1.18.59

5 Kevin Le Noury M55 1.19.25

6 Kay Coulson W45 1.20.30

7 Mick Le Sauvage M75 1.22.23

8 Peter Beckerleg M55 1.24.37

9 Jayne Le Noury W55 1.26.11

April 3, 2017

Cecil Gittins 10 kms

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Walking over a distance of 10 kilometres, Kay Coulson recorded a new personal best time by well over a minute when competing in the Cecil Gittins memorial walk in Gravesend, England. In this second edition of the event , held on a 2.5 kms hilly circuit on the Gravesend Cyclopark on April 1st Kay finished with a time of 72.09, well up on her walk best of 73.27 set last month in Guernsey. She finished as 6th woman in this well supported event.

Walking alongside the male competitors Kay finished very close to organiser of the race David Hoben who is a regular visitor toGuernseys annual Church to Church walk.

April 2, 2017

Championship 5 kms

Sunday April 2nd 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Championship Race Two

5 kilometres road

2.5 kilometres road

Saumarez Park, Guernsey

Donna Allan first home

Donna Allan and Phil Lockwood took the honours in the second race of the clubs Championships. First overall was Donna Allan in 32.17, ahead of Lockwoods 33.26. Expected winner of the mens section, perhaps mindful of the upcoming London marathon walked to third place in the mens section, behind father Kevin.

Two minutes down on the leading woman was Olga Le Noury, ahead of Jayne Le Noury in third.

The club are sad to report the recent passing of past treasurer Hazel Mann in her 89th year. Hazel and her late husband Austin were treasurer and secretary of the Sarnia Walking Club for many years. Hazel had continued to sponsor the trophy held in memory of Austins relation, namely the Graham Mann team trophy.

Men 5 kms

1 Phil Lockwood M40 33.26

2 Kevin Le Noury M55 34.03

3 Stuart Le Noury M 34.22

4 Peter Beckerleg M55 34.51

5 Mick Le Sauvage M75 35.31

6 Dave Dorey M70 39.56

Women 5 kms

1 Donna Allan W40 32.17

2 Olga Le Noury W35 34.19

3 Jayne Le Noury W55 37.21

Under 13 2.5kms

1 Ellis Lockwood U13 18.27

Mixed Handicap

1 O Le Noury 38.19, 2= P Beckerleg and J Le Noury 38.51, 4 M Le Sauvage 34.01, 5 K Le Noury 39.03, 6 D Dorey 39.56, 7 D Allan 41.17, 8 P Lockwood 41.26, 9 S Le Noury 48.22.

March 31, 2017

Channel Island Ceramics sponsorship

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Channel Island Ceramics are to continue to sponsor two of the Sarnia Walking Clubs annual trophies.

The Eric Waldron and Chilcott trophies first walked for in the 1960s are events held over 2 and 7 miles respectively.

Stuart Le Noury continued his winning streak in the Eric Waldron race held last Sunday with the Chilcott race being held on Sunday April 9th from Albecq to North Side.


March 26, 2017

Eric Waldron 2 miles track

Sunday March 26th 2017

Sarnia Walking Club

Eric Waldron 2 miles track walk

Osmond Priaulx, Guernsey 

sponsored by Channel Island Ceramics

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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
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