Farley & Ferrari win Ceres Juices 10k on Beef Island

Photo courtesy of Dean Greenaway

Photo courtesy of Dean Greenaway


Julius Farley and Claudia Ferrari were victorious in the return of the Ceres Juices 10K Series tour stop on Beef Island on Saturday October 17, 2015.

Farley, who had been finishing behind Reuben Stoby in the better part of the series, avenged an earlier loss to Guy Williamson in Carrot Bay, by pulling away from his rival on the second of three loops to finish one minute ahead. He cut the tape at 40 minutes and 33 seconds. Williamson was timed in 41:32.

“We did the first lap and a half together and Guy was trailing close behind and then I managed to ease him off a bit and continued,” Farley noted. “I was looking to do about 40 minutes and I’m quite satisfied with 40:33.”

Williamson said he didn’t have the fitness and Farley kept a nice steady pace all the way around. “I tried to stick with it, but I’m happy with my time,” he said. “I did what I could but he pushed a nice pace.”

Ferrari, who is preparing for the November 1 New York Marathon along with four others in the race, was the women’s winner in 53:21 and said she was quite surprised. “I’ve never come first before,” she explained. “I’ve been doing a lot of training. I’m doing the New York Marathon in two weeks. This is good preparation and I’ve done a lot of training so it shows that the preparation pays off.”

The series season finale is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Nov 7 in Road Town. The race will head down to Sea Cows Bay, with a turnaround by the Ellis Thomas Downs. Awards will be doled out following the event.

Meanwhile, Ceres Juices 10K Series winners Reuben Stoby and Rosmond Johnson competed in the NACAC Petit Bourg 10K in Guadeloupe on Saturday October 17, 2015.

Stoby completed the tough looping course in 40:31for a 17th place finish in the race that was won by defending champion Juan Carlos Romero of Mexico in 30: 55. Second was Kenneth Rotich of Kenya and third Keenan Viney of Canada.

Johnson finished in 52:37 for 13th in the women’s category. That race was won by Laura Batterink of Canada who set a new course record of 35:38 Second was Tonya Nero of Trinidad and Tobago and third Linda McDowell of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The race attracted 223 athletes.

Final results for Ceres Juices 10K race on October 17, 2015 at Beef Island:

Men: 1. Julius Farley, 40 minutes and 33 seconds. 2. Guy Williamson, 41:32. 3. Adam D’Monte, 43:31. 4. Steven Asson, 45:21. 5. Zebalon McLean, 46:32 6. Simon Cook, 46:33. 7. Adrian Dale, 48:40. 8. Dan Mitchell, 51:17. 9. Guyp Dubois, 51:25. 10. Claudius Rhymer, 56:02. 11. Ruairi Bourke, 56:50. 12. Javier Smith, 1:02.22. 13. Howard Moore, 1:06.03. 14. Stephen Beard, 1:10.06.

Women: 1. Claudia Ferrari, 53:21. 2. Kay Reddy, 53:59. 3. Lauren Julien, 54:00. 4. Philomena Robertson, 57:07. 5. Rhiannon Jones, 58:36. 6. Kerry Dos Santos, 1:03.17. 7. Natasha Ruscheinski, 1:04.14. 8. Barbara O’Neal, 1:05.30. 9. Sarah Carroll, 1:05.59. 10. Clair Burke, 1:07.27. 11. Cayley Smit, 1:07.39.

4 miles: 1. Zoe Bickerton, 40:31. 2. Jenni Dobbie, 42:24. 3. Ambeeka Glasgow, 48.30. 2 miles: 1. Simone Dabreo.

Power Walkers: 1. Shirley Liburd, 1:30.00. 2. Bill Kinkead, 1:33.03. 3. Sophie Bennett, 1:35. 35.