Local runners compete in Caricom open 10k
Seasoned athletes, joggers, keep fit enthusiasts and those who just wanted a chance to be outdoors, last Sunday afternoon, made their presence count by participating in the CARICOM Open 10k, as well as the 5k event.
Staged by the Regional Diaspora Unit, in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and the Caribbean Youth Ambassadors, the 10k race and 5k walk/ jog started at Prospect and Dr Ackie ‘s Clinic at Arnos Vale, respectively, with both finishing on Halifax Street in capital, Kingstown.
Winning male segment of the CARICOM 10k, was Markie Edwards, in a time of 38:10.12. Second to Edwards was Ziel Spring, whose time was 39:36.37, and third was Pamenos Ballantyne in 41:53. 43.
Meanwhile, Linda Mc Dowall made it two first places for the IT- DAT Academy, when she outran the field in the female category. Mc Dowall, who is a multiple winner of the CARICOM 10k proper, stopped the clock at 42:18.8. Second to her was Zita Vincent in 57:15.75, and third was Dr. Jozelle Miller.
In the 5k event, seven-year-old Sage Caesar won in 45: 20. 29, with eight-year-old Tru Matthias second in 50:22.33.
And, pouching the female 5k was Katriel Bailey in a time of 32:30.19; second was Lau Browne, 33:16.94 and third was Sternique Pope in 34:25.94.
Last Sunday’s CARICOM 10k, was the start of the 2021 CARICOM Week of Activities.