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Road Racing off to a good start

Road Racing off  to a good start


The Road Racing Commission of Team Athletics SVG got a good start to its 2010 itinerary, when it staged the annual Round D Town four legged Road Relay last Sunday afternoon.{{more}}

The race saw increased participation from last year’s paltry thirteen, as thirty-four teams faced the starter’s gun at the intersection of Halifax Street and South River Road.

With each athlete asked to run 1.2 miles, it was the Petit Bordel Secondary School who created history as it was the first team to cross the finish line.

It was a history making run for Yurnic Nanton, Kawano Cain, Caswin Lewis and Antonio John, as it was the first time that a school team was the overall champion.

Petit Bordel’s time was 31 minutes 11.54 seconds. In effect, the Petit Bordel institution also took the Secondary Schools Male segment. Trailing the Petit Bordel lads in the schools male category was the Bethel High School. Their time was 31 minutes 28.17 seconds and third, the George Stephens Secondary in 32 minutes 03.02 seconds.

The Bethel High School won the secondary schools female segment in a time of 41 minutes 16.99 seconds and second was the Petit Bordel Secondary in 42 minutes 53.30 seconds and third, the Buccament Bay Secondary in 44 minutes 53.02 seconds.

The Male Open segment was won by X- Cel team one in 31 minutes 36.94 seconds, with X- Cel team two, second, and previous winner Chatoyer, having to settle for third in 31 minutes 41 seconds and 33 minutes 04.18 seconds respectively.

X-cel, with a band of seasoned athletes, was competing under that banner for the first time.

X-cel also won the Open Female. X-cel’s time was 39 minutes 35.54 seconds, as they were led by veteran long distance athlete, Lisa Daniel.

Debutants, the Taekwondo Association, was second in the Open Female.

Chateaubelair Primary took both female and male segments of the Primary Schools competition.

The males’ winning time was 44 minutes 58.52 seconds, and the females won in 45 minutes 26.38 seconds.

Second among the primary schools’ males was Biabou Methodist and the Calliaqua Anglican third.

This same order was maintained among the females.

With success brimming, the Road Racing Commission is hoping that the momentum will be taken into the next race, which is the National Properties Cross Country event set for Sunday, October 10, at the Diamond Estate. (RT)