Stoby and Johnson extend 10K winning streaks


Rosmond Johnson extended her winning streak during Saturday's Ceres Juices 10K Series race on Beef Island. Photo: Dean "The Sportsman" Greenaway

Rosmond Johnson extended her winning streak during Saturday’s Ceres Juices 10K Series race on Beef Island. Photo: Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway

Reuben Stoby and Rosmond Johnson extended their respective men and women’s division road racing winning streaks during Saturday’s Ceres Juices 10K Series race tour stop on Beef Island.

On a less challenging course than the one in Carrot Bay, Stoby took the race out early to win in 39 minutes and 28 seconds. Julius Farley finished in 40:05 and Ian Montgomery, 40:14.

“I wanted to win this race to dedicate to my wife Yonette who I recently married,” Stoby said. “In fact, after not being in a racing mood up to last evening she encouraged me to go run and give my best and am just thrilled to have won.”

Stoby said the strategy was to go hard and intimidate the competition a little. “That’s that is why I started at such a crazy pace,” he said. “I was very pleased to see no one opted to go with me so I had a comfortable lead throughout the race. 39:28 is not a bad time but I would surely like to be running 37 minutes before the series ends. I think that is very achievable.”

Rosmond Johnson, despite taking a wrong turn and had to retrace her steps, ran 49:04 to take the women’s race ahead of Melissa Brunner who passed her on a hill at one point. “The race was really good,” she noted. “It was hot, but, I managed to finish. I did’t have a big competition with the ladies. Most of the times I looked around, no lady was close to me.”

Final results
1. Reuben Stoby, 39 minutes and 28 seconds. 2. Julius Farley, 40:05. 3. Ian Montgomery, 40:14. 4. Adam D’Monte, 42.30.5. Alex Dale, 42:31. 6. Mark Stephenson, 45:38. 7. Paul Hubbard, 45:52. 8. Simon Cook, 48:03. 9. Zebalon McLean, 48:43. 10. Dan Mitchell, 49:29. 11. Shane Donovan, 50:12. 12. Gabriel Obregon, 51:06. 13. Aaron Gardner, 51:06. 14. Ishwar Persad, 51:44. 15. Guyp Dubois, 52:29. 16. Ruairi Bourke, 55:55. 17. Luke Plummer, 56:29. 18. Frederic Lavalierre, 56:30. 19. Claudius Rhymer, 57:32. 20. Gareth Watkins, 59:55. 21. Sjoerd Koster, 1:00.51. 22. Gavin Foster, 1:02:05. 23. Thomas Parish, 1:05.19. 24. Howard Moore, 1:06.55. 25. Richard Parchment, 1:20.00.

1. Rosmond Johnson, 49:04. 2. Melissa Brunner, 50:21. 3. Claudia Ferrari, 54:22. 4. Debbie Bell, 56:19. 5. Natasha Ruscheinski, 1:00.27. 6. Rachel Sexton, 1:02.34. 7. Barbara O’Neal, 1:02.44. 8. Clair Burke, 1:07.21. 9. Philomena Robertson, 1:12.17.

3.5 Miles:
Women: 1. Emily Drinkwater, 36:13.
Men: 1. Brandon O’Reilly, 39:30.

Power Walkers:
Shirley Liburd, 1:50.00.