News from around the Network.
Keith Le Page (6010) Chairman of the Guernsey Society has extended an invitation to any OEs who might like to join the Society’s visit to the newly refurbished Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich on Saturday 21st September. Guests to assemble at Greenwich midday. Lunch afterwards will be at a nearby pub. Any questions please contact Keith firstname.lastname@example.org
BWCI has awarded a student bursary to Billy Ogier (11099) who achieved an impressive clean sweep of A*s in his A level mathematics, further mathematics and chemistry. He will be studying mathematics at Durham University. In addition Dan Moyles (9884) has been promoted to senior employee benefits administrator in the same company.
Gower Financial Services has appointed Paul McCormick (7947) as a financial adviser to its clients in Guernsey and Alderney, whilst Jean-Pierre Payne (9886) has been appointed as a trainee financial adviser.
Tom Hollingsworth (9227) returned from the World Masters Aquatic Championships in South Korea with a full set of medals, taking gold in the 200m backstroke, silver in the 100m backstroke and bronze in the 50m backstroke. He also attained 4th place in the 100m butterfly.
Josh Lewis (9804) was crowned British men’s elite senior champion at the British Triathlon Championships at Mallory Park, finishing just 36 seconds behind the overall winner; this came just after a superb 6th place finish ay the French Grand Prix. These impressive performances open up the door for further European racing in the coming months.
Doric Steer (7989) has completed a hat-trick of Channel Island swims, swimming from Guernsey to Alderney in a time of just over 5 hours and raising £1,700 for Guernsey Mind. He had previous swum from Guernsey to Herm in 2017 and Guernsey to Sark in 2018.
The Chalmers brothers hit top form at the England Athletics Championships in Bedford claiming a double gold on the track. Cameron (9844) won gold in the 400m whilst younger brother Alastair (10185) won gold in the hurdles. Cameron has also recently won silver at the British Championships in Birmingham, again in the 400m.
The Juggling King Rum Company has appointed Matthew Lane (10062) as its master distiller. Matthew has over 5 years’ experience in distilling spirits and brewing ales following his graduation from Bath Spa University; the new rum laboratory is based in Mill Street.
A new power unit that could supply enough electricity for a 3 bedroom house for up to 40 years could be manufactured in Guernsey. Len Tostevin (4839) is the commercial Director of Professional Robotics which owns the patent for the molten salt thorim battery – unlike a normal battery, this device produces energy rather than storing energy.
In shooting, Mike Creber (10030) has reached the Governor General’s final at the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association championships in Ottowa – the Canadian equivalent of the coveted Queens’ Prize at Bisley. Meanwhile Rob Waters (9818) has claimed his first island title at the Guernsey Rifle Club after 10 years of near-misses.
Tobyn Horton (9137) is retiring from professional cycling following a difficult season due to a broken collarbone. He will be leaving his pro team Madison Genesis following the Tour of Britain. He has been dubbed a “trailblazer” and an “icon” for Guernsey cycling having also competed for the island at the Island Games and the Commonwealth Games.
Another cyclist, Sam Culverwell (11088), has had an outstanding ride, finishing 12th at the British Road Race Championships in Norfolk – beating a number of well known cyclists including the legendry Mark Cavendish. The 125 mile race which finished in Norwich was the longest race in which Sam has competed. Following this success, Sam has gone on to take gold at the Island Games in Gibraltar wining by a clear margin from his 2 nearest rivals.