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Round D’ Town Relay blasts off Road Racing Calendar

Round D’ Town Relay  blasts off Road Racing Calendar

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The Annual Round D Town four legged Road Relay got the 2009 road racing calendar of Team Athletics SVG (TASVG) off to a start last Sunday afternoon, but with fewer participants than last year.{{more}}

Thirteen teams faced the starter, down from the twenty that participated in the 2008 edition, and a far cry from the water shed year 2007, when forty-six teams competed.

As usual, the race started at the intersection of Halifax Street and South River Road. From there, athletes went up to Sharpe Street, then onto Bay Street, turning at Lower Bay Street, on to Back Street, with the change over and finish at the starting point.

Country Roots, a merger of athletes from the North and North Central Windward areas, took charge of the event, in the absence of perennial champions Chatoyer.

Country Roots completed the course in a time of 32 minutes 25.36 seconds, beating Vingram into second place. Vingram’s time was 31 minutes 11.66 seconds, and X- Ceed Sports Club was third in 31 minutes 32.57 seconds.

Sion Hill took the Open Female category in 38 minutes 43.71 seconds, dethroning last year’s winners X- Ceed Sport Club into second place.

In the male secondary school category the St. Vincent Grammar School was first. The quartet clocked 31 minutes 22. 24 seconds, and was the third team to finish overall. The Georgetown Secondary placed second and the Buccament Bay Secondary docked in third.

Buccament Bay Secondary won the female category of the secondary schools race, returning a time of 52 minutes 50.71 seconds.

Significantly, there was no participation from the primary schools, neither from North Leeward, who over the years made up a large chunk of the participants.

This Sunday, October 11, the National Properties Cross Country Race will take place at the Diamond estate.

A 5 km race is set for the North Windward area on Sunday, October 11. The SVG General Sales and Services sponsored event will take place from Georgetown and heads further north to Sandy Bay.

The Southern Grenadines are not omitted. Sunday, 18th October, residents on Union Island will compete in a 5 km road race.

On Sunday, 25th October, attention shifts back to the mainland, and the North Leeward Constituency will get the focus of attention. A Log Enterprises 5Km race will be run off from Troumaca Bottom to the Beach Front Restaurant in Fitz Hughes.

Simultaneously, a similar 5 km race will take place in Canouan on the same day as TASVG teams up with their partners on that Southern Grenadine island.

November 1, another Log Enterprises 5km event will take place, but this time on the northeastern side of the island, with the Rabacca Dry River to Byrea Hill race.

Central Leeward gets its turn November 8, with the Rillan Hill to Layou race, another 5km course.

TASVG’s final race takes place November 15, as the SVG Sales and Services 5Km and 10Km races run off from Pembroke to Kingstown. (RT)

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