|The annual early September journey to Guernsey took place last weekend including a small party of Surrey Walking Club members – Angela and Malcolm Martin, David Hoben and Mick Harran. 25 walkers started with Malcolm accompanying Angela as last year. Angela was first woman by a comfortable quarter of an hour in a time remarkably only 20 seconds different from last year. The front of the event saw Under 23 Johnathan Hobbs from Ashford beat Sarnia walker Jason LeNoury by just 100 seconds after just over 3 hours walking as they completed the long Marina finish among the crowded holidaymakers. Mick Harran held the Martins for the first half taking the unfamiliar course cautiously and then let them go to finish isolated 3 minutes adrift. David Hoben was also near last year’s time at under 4 minutes slower and 20 minutes behind the Martins. RWA President Eric Horwill, now 81, successfully completed this arduous distance in less than five and a half hours. Besides repeating her Women’s Trophy win the Martins also retained the first husband and wife Cup. These presentations being made at the usual very social post-race evening reception.|
1. J.Hobbs (Ashf U23M) 3 hr 4 min 19 sec; 2. Jason LeNoury (Sarnia) 3 hr 5 min 56 sec; 3. J.Ball (Steyn M50) 3 hr 19 min 11 sec; 10. M.Martin (Sy WC M55) 3 hr 47 min 46 sec; 12. M.Harran (Sy WC M75) 3 hr 50 min 43 sec; 14. D.Hoben (Sy WC M60) 4 hr 7 min 17 sec.
1. A.Martin (Sy WC W45) 3 hr 47 min 12 sec; 2. M.Macdonald (Sarnia W) 4 hr 4 min 56 sec; 3. Jayne LeNoury (Sarnia M50) 4 hr 8 min 45 sec.