Guernsey Church to Church Walk Sunday September 1st 2019

September 5, 2018

Family walkers

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FullSizeRender-1It came to light that the womens second placed Wendy Wilson, a relative newcomer to Sarnia Walking Club events, was watched on Sunday by her 86 year old father Roger Brehaut who finished second in the 1955 event.

Pictured left in front of a big crowd at the finish and below his certificate of achievement.

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M Robilliard 1938

On top of that the womens winner had a grandmother Miss Robilliard that finished as fourth woman back in 1938.

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September 4, 2018

Mark Easton photos

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Mark Easton, past winner of the Church to Church in 1991, 1992 and 2003, has uploaded his photos from the 2018 event, as well as photos from the 3 kilometres road walk held a few nights earlier.

Stuart Le Noury 4, Ian Torode 2, Wendy Wilson 15, Stephen Cartwright orange top, JJ Cooper 6, Sean Pender 7, David Hoben 9, Ed Shillabeer Union Jack, Rob Elliott 8, Phil Lockwood yellow vest, Glyn Jones 1.

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September 3, 2018

Church to Church walk results

Sunday September 2nd 2018

 

Sarnia Walking Club

ABN-AMRO Private Banking Church to Church 19.4 miles walk

South Esplanade, St Peter Port, Guernsey

 

Third win for Stuart in traditional Church to Church walk

 

Stuart Le Noury walked to his third overall win in the annual Church to Church walk over 19.4 miles in a walk sponsored by ABN-AMRO Channel Islands Ltd. His winning time of 3 hours 11.24 was his second quickest time and walked in conditions that grew hotter as the race progressed.

Out on his own and unchallenged throughout the walk he had built up a lead of almost 5 minutes by the 4 miles point at the airport after walking from the South Esplanade and up the twisting hills and lanes via Cornet Street and Les Vardes, passing St Martins Church on the way through.

Rob Elliott had settled into second place and walking steadily had a lead over third men Phil Lockwood and Ian Torode, a visitor in his first Church walk, of nearly four minutes at the same point.

Leading woman Wendy Wilson passed by in 49 minutes with a 50 seconds lead over Ana Sahati. The expected leading woman Donna Allan, the Sarnia Walking Club Champion, was sidelined and had to be a frustrated spectator on doctors orders after an untimely recent visit to the hospital. 

After walking on to Torteval and through the ups and down hill sections to St Peters and St Saviours, Le Nourys lead increased as he passed the ten miles point at Les Vauxbalets in 1.35.45. Elliott, as last year hit that distance in a shade over 1 hour 50 minutes but was to soon start struggling with his pace noticeably slowing soon afterwards.

Other competitors were relatively close together with local Phil Lockwood, Ian Torode and Glyn Jones all in with a chance of third place going into the final miles.

Stuart, still well in control went through 15 miles at the Vale Church in around 2 hours 22 minutes and only slowing slightly claimed a convincing victory back in St Peter Port after negotiating the crowds at the Sea Front Sunday and on to the finish at South Esplanade. 

Elliott was still walking at his reduced pace as he glanced at the clock at Vale Church showing around 2 hours 50 minutes, thinking back to the days when he would reach the finish in that sort of time.

As conditions got hotter the walkers were sorting themselves out with Glyn Jones from Coventry Godiva, with a few Church walks under his belt claimed third place in 3.48.46. A couple of minutes behind was Ian Torode, a race walker from the south west of England, who held off Phil Lockwood by another few minutes.

 Stephen Cartwight, another first time competitor from Colchester and Tendring finished in 6th place in 3.55.23, ahead of regular visitor Sean Pender from Enfield in 3.57.27. Past winner and another regular walker to Guernsey events, Ed Shillabeer added another finish to his total with his slowest time in the walk, finishing in over 4 hours for 9th place. His best time was a winning 2.40.58 back in 1989. Ed recently walked for 11 hours in a 24 hours walk.

 Isle of Man walker, now working in Guernsey, John James Cooper finished in 4 hours 21.05. It was his first Guernsey walk but he has completed the Isle of Man version of the Guernsey race three times, with their distance being much further at 85 miles.

 Regular visitor David Hoben struggled in the closing stages but crossed the line for another finish in 4 hours 36. Less than five minutes behind was first local woman Ana Sahati with a winning time of 4.41.25. Second woman was regular local walker Wendy Wilson, walking much further than she has done before and struggling in the second half of the race. To her credit, she held on to finish as second woman in 4.56.41 and now has a trophy to show to her father Roger Brehaut who walked to second place in 1955 with a time of 3 hours 27 minutes in front of a big crowd at the finish.

 Today saw the end of a competitive streak by stalwart Kevin Le Noury. He first walked the event back in 1976 and was a winner of the Victory Cup for the first Channel Islander to finish back in 1987 and until today was an ever present on the start and finish line. Today he was officiating.

 

Rob Elliott for SWC

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Results and trophy list below… 

Pos.

 

Name

Club

Age

Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Stuart Le Noury

Sarnia WC

M

3.11.24

2

 

Rob Elliott

Sarnia WC

M55

3.41.56

3

 

Glyn Jones

Coventry Godiva

M75

3.48.46

4

 

Ian Torode

South West Veterans AC

M60

3.50.56

5

 

Phil Lockwood

Sarnia WC

M45

3.52.43

6

 

Stephen Cartwright

Colchester & Tendring AC

M60

3.55.23

7

 

Sean Pender

Enfield & Haringey

M65

3.57.27

8

 

Ed Shillabeer

Ilford AC

M75

4.06.06

9

 

John James Cooper

Unattached

M35

4.21.05

10

 

David Hoben

Surrey WC

M65

4.36.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Ana Sahati

Unattached

W35

4.41.25

2

 

Wendy Wilson

Sarnia WC

W55

4.56.41 

 

 

 

Men:

Open Winner

Stuart Le Noury

2nd

Rob Elliott

3rd

Glyn Jones

Victory Cup (First Channel Islander)

Stuart Le Noury

Newcomer Plaque

Ian Torode

Newcomer Trophy (First Channel Islander)

John James Cooper

 

 

Under 25 Plaque

None

Under 25 Trophy (First Channel islander)

None

 

 

Women:

Open Winner

Ana Sahati

2nd

Wendy Wilson

3rd

None

Star Trophy (First Channel Islander)

Ana Sahati

Newcomer Plaque

None

Newcomer Trophy (First Channel Islander)

Ana Sahati

 

 

Under 25 Plaque

None

Under 25 Trophy (First Channel Islander)

None

 

 

Jenny Elliott Salver                   

Ana Sahati

(first over 35 Channel Island woman)

 

 

C J Robin Veterans tankard: 40 to 49 yrs

Phil Lockwood

 

 

Healthspan Super Vets tankard 50 to 59 yrs

Rob Elliott

 

 

Winning Ways Trophy: 60 – 69 yrs

Ian Torode

 

 

Ilford AC Vets trophy : over 70 yrs

Glyn Jones

Team Trophies:

 

 

Guernsey Parish Shield :                                           

St Peter Port

Stuart Le Noury, Phil Lockwood and John James Cooper

 

 

Husband and Wife: (first couple to finish)

None

 

 

Fletchersports Team Shield (men, women, mixed)                              Sarnia WC

Stuart Le Noury, Rob Elliott and Phil Lockwood

 

 

Thanks to our walk sponsors

Sponsored by ABN-AMRO Channel Islands Ltd Private Banking

 

 Fletchersports, Jenny Elliott, Electrical Supplies and Machinery Ltd

 

 

August 27, 2018

Preview

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Annual Church to Church walk

The annual ABN-AMRO Channel Islands Ltd Church to Church walk will take place on Sunday September 2nd starting at Havelet Bay, South Esplanade at 9.00 am. The 19.4 miles route goes past all of the Guernsey Parish churches and finishes back at the South Esplanade.

A fixture in Guernseys sporting calendar since 1936, the walk is open to all, from race walkers to those that just want to complete the course within the generous time limit of 5 hours 30 minutes.

Sarnia Walking Club members are expected to be at the front of the small field with a few walkers from the UK entered. Mens Club Champion Stuart Le Noury is expected to be going for his third overall win since 2011, with Rob Elliott and Phil Lockwood, second and third in the Championship also expected to be on the line. The winner should complete the course in around three hours.

Stuarts nearest challenger though could well come from Donna Allan who has this year recorded new personal best times at shorter distances and completed a marathon and 100 kms event in recent months. Donna has a good chance of breaking the local womens record of 3 hours 25.10 set by Jenny Elliott in 1984 if she walks to form. All finishers will receive a medal and certificate recording their time.

The walk, kindly sponsored by ABN-AMRO Private Banking, is not just about race walkers and a warm welcome will be given to anyone interested in taking part. Details from Jayne Le Noury at lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net or from the Church to Church website at https://churchtochurch.wordpress.com/.

August 11, 2018

Church walk sponsor

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ABN-AMRO Private Banking are the sponsors for the 2018 edition of the annual Church to Church walk. The club wish to thank them for their support of the walk which has its roots back to 1936.

July 8, 2018

Presentation form for food

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Please print off the form with your choice of food for the presentation.

CTC evening eats

June 4, 2018

2018 entry forms

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Entry forms for 2018 Church to Church 19.4 miles walk plus course, general information and trophy details on the Information page

September 4, 2017

Jonathan Hobbs wins Church for 3rd time

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Sunday September 3rd 2017

 

Sarnia Walking Club

 

Church to Church 19.4 miles road walk

Havelet Bay, South Esplanade, Guernsey

RWA Permit number 7057-1

Category B

 

Third Church to Church win for Jonathan Hobbs

 

In wet and windy conditions throughout the race Jonathan Hobbs raced to his third win in the annual Church to Church road walk held in Guernsey with a new personal best time of 2.57.36 for the 19.4 miles course. This beat his previous best time set when winning in 2013.

The youngest walker in the small field of 13 starters showed no ill effects after racing last weekend in the Guernsey marathon and finishing in third place. His nearest challenger was newcomer to the race and past Olympian Ian Richards who at 69 years old still takes his race walking seriously and prepares accordingly.

After his short and fast 3 kilometres in Guernsey two evenings earlier he was obviously in good form.

From the off these two soon set themselves apart from the rest of the field moving from the coast at South Esplanade and up the hilly miles in the St Martins lanes before flattening out towards the airport and the 4 miles point.

Heading towards Torteval Church Ian Richards had established a lead of thirty three seconds at the 5 miles point with a time of 45.39 with Jonathan Hobbs chasing.

Already well behind, past winner Jim Ball and Chris Hobbs, father of the second walker, went through in around 54 minutes in third and fourth positions.

Local walker and another past winner Rob Elliott had toed the line for the first time in 15 years, after spending those years officiating. He went through looking relaxed in just over 55 minutes.

The next 5 miles moving through Torteval, St Peters and towards St Andrews saw a change at the front as Jonathan Hobbs with an increase in pace created a gap on Ian, passing through 10 miles in 90.30 with an almost two minutes lead.

Jim Ball was still in third place in just under 1 hour 40 mins.

First local Rob Elliott was still walking well and was satisfied as the clock showed him recording another 55 minutes 5 miles section.

Holding his pace well Jonathan was still increasing his lead, mastering the climb up Monnaie at 11 miles before hitting the long downhill section at Castel Church. Ian Richards was finding it hard on these stretches but his position was solid with third man Ball well behind.

Unlike during his previous two wins when Jonathan had the close company of Jason Le Noury at 15 miles, on this occasion he only needed to concentrate on walking the lonely road to the finish having created a big lead.

Elliott was still moving well through St Andrews and Castel and unknown to him was making inroads on Chris Hobbs as they moved along the Friquet and then towards the Vale Church. He has his first glimpse of Hobbs around 14 and a half miles but although the gap closed in the final miles Rob Elliott was still content to walk at his own pace and not push on to chase.

Still holding his 11 minute mile pace Elliott was timed at 2 hours 45 minutes at the Vale Church 15 miles point. Climbing up the hill towards the 16 miles and then down to St Sampsons harbour the gap remained.

Moving from the calm of Grandes Maisons Road, the walkers were hit head on with a strong wind all the way to the finish line at South Esplande, some two miles away.

A glance behind from Chris Hobbs as he turned on to the seafront and he knew Elliott was close but not close enough. Both walkers were probably walking at the same pace by now so the gap remained as Hobbs finished fourth in 3.36.20 and Elliott fifth in 3.38.09.

Rob scored another victory for first Channel Islander home winning for the 18th time and 40 years after his first win as an 18 year old. He commented that it was a shame that such a time today, which was one of the slowest winning times, could still win the trophy.

An isolated Jim Ball had finished third some 15 minutes earlier in 3.20.

Past winner Ed Shillabeer and long distance specialist finished in sixth place in just under four hours, but let out a yelp of joy when told that Ian Richards had just fallen short of his age best time set in 2006.

Sean Pender finished a couple of minutes down on Ed, whilst regular visitor David Hoben just held on to beat second local Peter Beckerleg. Stalwart Kevin Le Noury was less than a minute behind, completing his 42nd consecutive Church to Church and third local home.

Next home in a new personal best time by over a minute was Kay Coulson, the new womens champion and Star Trophy winner in 4.16.59, followed by Andy Walker in 4.35.15. Kay still had a smile on her face even after facing the tough conditions that lasted throughout the day.

Thanks from the Sarnia Walking Club go to all the marshals and helpers that stood around in the rain as well as to all the events sponsors.

 

Guernsey Church to Church 19.4 miles Walk
Sunday September 3rd 2017
             
             
Pos. No. Name Club Country Age Time
             
    MEN        
1 74 Jonathan Hobbs Ashford AC England U25 2.57.36
2 77 Ian Richards Steyning AC England M65 3.08.37
3 76 Jim Ball Steyning AC England M50 3.20.02
4 73 Chris Hobbs Ashford AC England M60 3.36.20
5 82 Rob Elliott Sarnia WC Guernsey M55 3.38.09
6 75 Ed Shillabeer Ilford AC England M75 3.58.44
7 79 Sean Pender Enfield & Haringey Ireland M60 4.01.19
8 78 David Hoben Surrey WC England M60 4.10.18
9 72 Peter Beckerleg Sarnia WC Guernsey M55 4.10.18
10 81 Kevin Le Noury Sarnia WC Guernsey M55 4.11.04
11 80 Andy Walker Unattached Guernsey M60 4.35.15
  71 Des Francis Unattached England M50 DNF
             
             
    WOMEN        
             
1 49 Kay Coulson Sarnia WC Guernsey W45 4.16.59
             

 

 

Open Winner Jonathan Hobbs
2nd Ian Richards
3rd Jim Ball
Victory Cup (First Channel Islander) Rob Elliott
Newcomer Plaque Ian Richards
Newcomer Trophy (First Channel Islander) None
   
Under 25 Plaque Jonathan Hobbs
Under 25 Trophy (First Channel islander) None
   
Women:
Open Winner Kay Coulson
2nd None
3rd None
Star Trophy (First Channel Islander) Kay Coulson
Newcomer Plaque None
Newcomer Trophy (First Channel Islander) None
   
Under 25 Plaque None
Under 25 Trophy (First Channel Islander) None
   
Jenny Elliott Salver Kay Coulson
(first over 35 Channel Island woman)  
 
C J Robin Veterans tankard: 40 to 49 yrs Kay Coulson
   
Healthspan Super Vets tankard 50 to 59 yrs Jim Ball
   
Winning Ways Trophy: 60 – 69 yrs Ian Richards
   
Ilford AC Vets trophy : over 70 yrs Ed Shillabeer
Team Trophies:
   
Guernsey Parish Shield : None
(first Parish with 3 to finish)
   
Husband and Wife: (first couple to finish) None
   
Fletchersports Team Shield (men, women, mixed)   Sarnia Walking Club
athletic / race walking team of 3 walkers to score   Rob Elliott, Peter Beckerleg, Kevin Le Noury
   
Thanks to our walk sponsors
 
Relate, Network Insurance, Healthspan, Electrical Supplies & Machinery (Guernsey) Ltd
Guernsey Candles,Healthspan, Randalls of Guernsey, LInce Salisbury
Trust Corporation, Fletchersports, Jenny Elliott, Kevin and Jayne Le Noury, Collenette Jones
 
   

 

August 31, 2017

Sponsors

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Thanks to Lince Salisbury (Accountancy servicecs) and Randalls of Guernsey ( Brewers, Distillers and Wine Merchants) who are the latest sponsors for the Church to Church walk.

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August 27, 2017

Press preview

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The annual Church to Church walk over 19.4 miles will be held on Sunday September 3rd starting at 9.00 am at Havelet Bay, South Esplanade. The walk takes in a circular course around the island passing all the Parish Churches and finishing back at South Esplanade and has been a regular event in the Guernsey sporting calendar since 1936.

The event is open to all with a generous time limit of 5 hours 30 minutes. The walk attracts those who just want to get around the course to those who wish to race it. All walkers will be welcome.

This year only a small field is expected with the local walkers joined by some regular visitors to Guernsey. Amongst them, past winners Ed Shillabeer from Plymouth and Jim Ball from Southampton will once again toe the line, with Ed quoted as “walking around my favourite course!”. Fine praise from a man that has walked in races worldwide.

Although past their glory years they still remain competitive. Pre race favourites are probably the young Jonathan Hobbs from Ashford who has won the event twice in recent years with a best time of just outside three hours and newcomer to the Guernsey event Ian Richards from Steyning. Ian should be well up for the challenge despite his 69 years. He has recently walked for second place in the European road walks championships in his age group over 20 kilometres , followed days later by a 20 miles in England in 3 hours 11 minutes, a similar distance to the Church to Church walk. He represented Great Britain in the 1980 Olympic Games.

Their could well be a new name on both the trophies for the first locals to finish as last years winners Stuart and Olga Le Noury will both be off the island when the walk starts.

The Sarnia Walking Club are also holding a 3 kilometres road walk at Les Amarreurs on a two lap course around Vale Church a few days before the Church to Church. This will be held on Friday September 1st at 6.30 pm. All welcome to walk.

Details from Jayne Le Noury lenouryjedburgh@cwgsy.net.

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