21st College Classic Series Kicks Off With 262

By BVIAA / Dean Greenaway

The 21st College Classic Series started with a record 78 participants opening the show. Photo: Dean "The Sportsman" Greenaway

The 21st College Classic Series started with a record 78 participants opening the show. Photo: Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway

Including a record 78 in the One Mile Division, a near record 262 participants – just three off the mark – kicked off the 21st Highland Spring College Classic Series at the H Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay on Saturday morning.

“The opener was awesome,” race director Stephanie Russ Penn said. “We had over 260 persons for the start of the race, the atmosphere was alive, people were buzzing, warmup and preparing and the event itself went really well.”

Overall race winner and defending champ Reuben Stoby, said he just wanted to run his own race. “You never know who’s going to show up in a particular race as you have a lot of the 800/1500m runners who tend to come out,” he noted, after finishing in 11 minutes and 24.1 seconds. “So, I just wanted to run within myself and I was able to maintain that pace. I think a lot of the runners would have gone out too fast and they faded, so I just continued.”

Stoby said he was surprised that he wasn’t challenged. “I made a move just on the climb-it wasn’t much of a surge-I was thinking someone would come with me and see if I could continue to press, but, no one came and I maintained the pace and won comfortably.”

Defending Women’s Division champion, Rosmond Johnson was the first across the line, much to her surprise. “To be honest, I’m not the fittest person right now,” she noted after running 15:05.3. “I haven’t been running a lot these days, so I’m a little surprised as I went out really hard and when I got to the middle of the incline I felt tired, so I walked for a couple seconds then ran again. I ran, ran, ran again, stopped-I think I stopped about five times in the race-but I made it and I’m surprised I’m the first lady. I feel good about myself.”

Joyce Samuel Primary School Principal, Olandette Crabbe was happy with the turnout of students many of whom competed in the One Mile and parents in particular. “From the first week of school, we told the children about the event and they haven’t let us forget about it and they’ve been reminding about it,” she said, noting many were in the One Mile. “We had a sign up sheet and both sheets were full so we actually expected more children this morning but we are pleased with the turnout and we are especially pleased with the parents. This is the first year that we have more than one PTA team. We have at least 12 parents present this morning. We thank them for coming out and we want to see them in the other three races.”

Penn said since the U11s were added to the One Mile last year, the numbers have grown and the 78 to open the series is an excellent start. “Considering past numbers, that number is just excellent,” she said. “Even combining the two events and looking at last year when we first did it, this is the biggest we’ve had.”

Race Results
Complete 1 Mile Race Results

ONE MILE (Under 9 & 11) Top Ten Boys: 1. Sam Potgieter, 6:41.2 (NR). 2. Charlie Potgieter, 7:10.5.  3. Kael Chalwell, 7:25.0, 4. Rush Broderick, 7:36.9.  5. Antonio Maduro, 7:40.6.  6. Latriel Williams, 7:41.6.   7. Jamal Harry, 7:51.3.  8. Adonijah Glasgow, 8:33.4.  9. Twarjha Jacob, 8:36.4.  10. Caleb Quayle, 8:54.3. Top Ten Girls:1. Khadija Samson, 6:54.2 (NR).  2. Olivia Quayle, 8:02.2, 3. Jahnear Frett, 8:30.5. 4. Martha Killourhy, 8:45.2.  5. Kassidy Penn, 9:00.3. 6. Mckenzie Crabbe, 9:34.8.  7. Asia McMaster, 9:44.7. 8. Angel Pickering, 10:00.9. 9. Taryn Augustine, 10:15.9. 10. Olivia Plaxton, 10:38.2.

Complete 2 Mile Race Results

Top Ten Open Men: 1. Reuben Stoby, 11:24.2.  2. Julius Farley, 12:17.6.  3. Guy Williamson, 12:32.6.  4. Samuel Romney, 13:11.5.  5. Khiry Creque, 13:25.8.  6. Zebalon Mclean, 13:29.6.  7. D’Andre Mitcham,13:37.6.  8. Reu Rhymer, 14:36.7.  9. Adriano Gumbs, 14:37.4.  10. Claudius Rhymer, 14:55.3.

Top Ten Open Females: 1. Rosmond Johnson, 15:05.4. 2. Gillian Plaxton, 16:08.5.  3. Philomena Robertson, 17:24.5. 4. Laura Dore, 17:26.4.  5. Sarah Duncan, 18:25.9.  6. Jahtivya Williams, 18:30.3. 7. Roslyn Gilbert, 19:52.8. 8. Vallesha Guishard, 20:07.6.  9. Clair Burke, 20:07.9. 10. Tamika George, 20:58.4

Cross Country 
Primary Schools Teams:
Cedar School Primary (CS), Francis Lettsome Primary (FLPS), Joyce Samuel Primary (JSPS), Pelican Gate (PG), Willard Wheatley (WWPS)

Top Ten: 1. Jahshani Farrington (FLPS), 17:40.4,  2. Jahnare Farrington (FLPS),  17:45.1, 3. M’Khori Crabbe (JSPS), 18:38.3.  4. Zolita Bamford (Cedar), 18:41.7.  5. Angel Beato (JSPS), 18:48.8. 6. Gethin Jones (Cedar), 21:40.9, 7. Kavon Wheatley (FLPS).  8. Kjornni Daniel (JSPS).  9. Makeda Gumbs (JSPS). 10. Anjeni Benjamin (JSPS).

Points: 1. Joyce Samuel Primary, 35.  2. Francis Lettsome, 37.  3. Cedar Primary, 10 (2 participants).  4. Willard Wheatley, 27 (2 participants).  5. Pelican Gate, 11 (1 participant).

Secondary Schools Teams: Cedar School (CS), Elmore Stoutt Carlisle House (C), St. Georges (St.G): Top Ten: 1. Liam Blok (CS), 16:42.3.  2. Sean Wong (CS), 18:34.1.  3. Tola Broderick (CS) 18:41.2.  4. Thomas Kyne (CS).  5. Za-riana Grant (CS). 6. Johannes Blok (CS).  7. Coco Osborne (CS).  8. Aria Creque (CS).

Points: By Teams/Houses: 1. Cedar School 
Service Clubs: Rotaract Club (RC), Rotary of Road Town (RR), Rotary Sunrise of Road Town (RS), Rotary of Tortola, (RT):

Top Ten: 1. Michael Killourhy (RT), 12:45.7.  2. Saungie Liburd (RC), 15:38.8.   3. Stacy-Ann Wynter (RT), 16:31.7. 4. Devon Letteen (RS), 16:51.5. 5. Shevon Williams (RC),17:21.2. 6. Henry Creque (RT), 18:07.2.  7. Warren Wintz (RT), 18:08.8.  8. Jude Noel (RC), 18:49.4.  9.  Ryan Geluk (RR), 19:10.9.  10. Adenike Flax (RS), 19:53.9.

Points:  1. Rotary of Tortola, 31.  2. Rotaract, 40.  3. Rotary of Sunrise, 56.  4. Rotary of Road Town, 9 (1 participant)

Community Partners: BVI Swim Team (BVISWIM), Cedar School Parents/Teachers (CSPTA), Digicel (D), H. Lavity StouttCommunity College (HLSCC), Joyce Samuel Parent/Teachers (JSPTA), Montessori Parent/Teachers (MPTA), Peligan Gate Parent/Teacher (PGPTA)

Top Ten: 1. Kem Lake (PG PTA), 14:18.6., 2. Al Broderick (Cedar PTA), 14:29.2.  3. Juliane Potgieter (Montessori PTA), 15:21.0, 4. Kedrick Matthew (DIG), 15:31.2. 5. Jessica Broderick (Cedar PTA), 16:12.6 6. Kevin Carragher (DIG), 16:15.5.  7.  Akeed Fahie (JSPTA) 16:56.7. 8. Anna Kinkead (Cedar PTA), 17:09.2. 9. Rhiannon Jones (Cedar PTA), 17:30.8.  10. Kurt Salapare (BVISWIM), 18:00.7.

Points: 1. Cedar School PTA Team-1, 43.  2. Digicel, 74.  3. Pelican Gate PTA, 4. Joyce Samuel PTA, 111.  5. Montessori PTA, 52 (4 participant).   6. BVI Swim Team, 70 (4 participant). 7. Cedar School PTA Team-2, 35 (2 participants).  8. HLSCC, 20 (1 participant).

Visiting Student Breaks Blenheim Trust 5k Record In Carrot Bay


Samuel Goldstein, 154, Reuben Stoby, 205, Julius Farley, 170 & Guy Williamson, 28, preparing to break away from the field in Saturday's race. Photo: Dean "The Sportsman" Greenaway

Samuel Goldstein, 154, Reuben Stoby, 205, Julius Farley, 170 & Guy Williamson, 28, preparing to break away from the field in Saturday’s race. Photo: Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway

Samuel Goldstein, a student at Ashville, a prep boarding school in North Carolina, will remember his 2016 Spring Break visit to the British Virgin Islands – his fourth trip here – joining his family who have been coming to the territory since 1976.

Goldstein laid off the pace, then surged past early leader Reuben Stoby to win Saturday’s Blenheim Trust 5K Carrot Bay Classic in a course record time of 16 minutes, 50.1 seconds. For Stoby who was second in 17:23, it was his second successive setback after Vincent Fourniner took the opening race of the series in Road Town.

“It was a great race and he took it out hard and was giving me a little fear,” Goldstein said. “I passed him after the hill-a bigger hill than I thought I would be-the grade coming back was not as bad as I expected it and I was able to get on top of it really well and I was able to push to the finish.”

Goldstein thanked his coach John Smith for preparing him over the winter. “This was a great opener,” he said. “Now, I have to start preparing for track.”

Before the race, Stoby said Goldstein told him that he was a sub 17 minute runner over 5K. “I knew I was going to be up against some competition,” Stoby said. “It’s a pity I wasn’t able to go with him to push myself a little bit more, but I wasn’t in top top shape. I think I may have taken it out too hard trying to set the pace. I wanted to go hard, see if I could make a break away but he didn’t bite that one.”

Women’s winner Rosmond Johnson who’s recovering from the flu and ran 22 minutes even, said it was a challenging race.  “At one point I thought I wouldn’t pull through but I did, thank God,” she said. “On the hill coming back, I felt a little shortness of breath so I stopped, caught my breath and then I went again. I pulled through and I won.”

The race was something Vanessa King always wanted to do, but as a new mommy she decided to use the race to get back in shape. “I always wanted to do it so I decided to take an item off my bucket list,” she said. “It was tough for me as a newbie but I enjoyed it. I liked that the course was by the water and you had the sea breeze and it wasn’t hot. I also liked that we had the challenge of a hill and it wasn’t just flat and I liked the spirit of the runners. They cheered you on.”

Final Results.
Men: 1. Samuel Goldstein, 16 minutes 50.10 seconds. 2. Reuben Stoby, 17:23.5.  3. Julius Farley, 18:44.5.  4. Guy Williamson, 19:07.8. 5. Jeremy Zuber, 19:44.4. 6. Alex Dale, 19:59.5.  7. Paul Hubbard, Simon Cook, 20:10.5.  9. Antony Spencer, 20:29.5.  10. Martin Trott, 20:49.3. 11. Guyp Dubois, 21:00.9.  12. Adrian Dale, 21:05.5.  13. Emrol Amsterdam, 21:12.7.  14. Reu Rymer, 21:42.5. 15. Chris Berlet, 22:12.8. 16. Dave Pettigrew, 22:23.2.  17. Gabriel Obregon, 23:07.3.  18. Luka Chalwell, 23:37.3.  19. Claudius Rhymer, 24:14.8.  20. Aaron Gardner, 24:22.2.  21. Zebalon Mclean, 25:28.5.  22. Barry O’Lane, 25:30.1.  23. Dennis Versoza, 25:43.7.  24. Richard Morgan, 27:28.7.  25. Howard Moore, 29:35.6.  26. Dennis Delacruz, 29:38.6.  27. Teejay Torres, 29:57.1.  28. Shane Donovan, 29:59.3.  29. Marvin Flax, 30:04.5. 30. Jim Cullimore, 30:30.0.  31. Ravenol Santos, 31:29.5.  32. Barry Leon, 34:55.2.  33. Robert Williamson,36:15.8.

Women: 1. Rosmond Johnson, 22:00.5.  2. Melissa Brunner, 22:29.2.  3. Lauren Julien, 23:14.2.  4. Juliane Potgieter, 23:51.5.  5. Kay Reddy, 23:52.2.  6. Gillian Plaxton, 24:32.1.  7. Philomena Robertson, 25:27.4.  8. Simone Gribble, 25:29.9.  9. Melisande Rowe, 25:49.5.  10. Brodie Faragher, 26:00.5.  11. Jude Holmes, 27:27.5.  12. Clair Burke, 28:00.0. 13. Cayley Smit, 28:00.0.  14. Zoe Bickerton, 28:26.4.  15. Vanessa King, 30:43.9. 16. Nedy Ador Dionicio, 31:11.7. 17. Simpa Ganadillo, 31:38.8.

Walkers: 1. Adenike Sicard, 51:52.1.  2. Belinda Dabbs, 56:10.5.

Youth 1 Mile: 1. Sammy Potgieter 8.20.    2.  Charlie Potgieter, 8.55.   3. Sebbie and Xavier Morgan, 10.49.  5.  James Tucker 14.45.

Johnson and Stoby Crowned Champions of Ceres Juices 10K Series

Photo by VINO

Photo by VINO


Both Rosmond Johnson and Reuben J. A. Stoby were crowned champions when the Ceres Juices 10K Series wrapped up at the Watering Hole on Saturday November 21, 2015.

Stoby romped to a comfortable win in the final race of the series, which took runners from just outside Banco Popular to a turnaround at Struggling Man in Sea Cows Bay, with a Personal Best of 37:50.04. Vincent Fournier, running for the first time competitively on the course, came second in 37:57.47 and Julius Farley finished third in a time of 38:51.36.

Stoby led from start to finish and had opened up a huge lead on his main challengers Fournier and Farley, however, on the return Fournier began to eat into the lead and came to within some 20 metres of Stoby, who was able to switch gears for a sprint finish to win comfortably and in one of the fastest 10k times in the territory.

“A PB for me. I am so happy about that. I ran 38:23 in training on the course so I knew I could break into 37 minutes,” commented Stoby. “I was worried about the heat ahead of the race, but the conditions turned out to be good and then I was pushed to a fast time by Vincent Fournier. It was a good race and sets me up nicely for the BVI Half Marathon later in the year.”

Stoby, who bases his runs on time rather than who he is running against, said “It’s not easy to run out front and run fast times so it’s always good to have competition. However, I never know who will show up for a race here so I just set myself goal times and work towards that.”

He added that he is looking forward to the 10th BVI Sunrise Half Marathon on December 5, 2015 and is relishing the thought of running against Shane DeGannes of the USVI and possibly Pamenos Ballantyne of St Vincent and the Grenadines. “I fancy myself to run a fast time. I respect those two guys but I also believe in myself and my ability.”

Stoby, who is sponsored by Nagico Insurances, has had a successful year on the local road racing scene. He won the Dive BVI 10K series, Blenheim Trust 5K series, where he was crowned All Comers Champion, placed second in the Virgin Gorda Half Marathon, crowned Highland Spring College Classic Series 2-Mile Champion and Ceres Juices 10K Champion.

Added to that he participated in the NACAC 10K in Petit Bourg in October and another 10K in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe earlier this month, where he competed against some of the best in the Caribbean as well as Kenya, Canada, France and Mexico.

Success in the BVI Half Marathon would be the icing on the cake for Stoby, who only started competitive running in 2013.

Johnson, who finished the final race in second place with her time of 48:41.85 behind Melissa Brunner’s 48:03.40, commented that it was a great race. “I ran all the way to the turnaround and was in the lead until the Island Department Store when Melissa passed me. I just took my time though as I had already won the series, but then at the hospital I decided to try and pass her and put in a sprint, but didn’t quite manage it.”

Johnson, who is also looking forward to the Half Marathon and is aiming at a top five finish, recently won the Highland Spring College Classic 2-Mile Series. She also participated in the NACAC 10K in Petit Bourg, Guadeloupe.

Prizes, which included Ceres Juices, Niagara Water, Peach Chutney, Bos Ice Tea and other items from Proudly African as well as gift vouchers and other items from Relish (a soon to be opened store next to the Watering Hole) were doled out to the champion athletes and persons completing three races.

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.

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.

Stoby over powers Williamson, Farley in last mile of 10K


Ceres Juices 10k Series race  through Carrot Bay. Photo: Dean "The Sportsman" Greenaway

Ceres Juices 10k Series race through Carrot Bay. Photo: Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway

During training his runs, Reuben Stoby ran the Ceres Juices 10K Series course from Carrot Bay to Smugglers Cove and return, faster than the 42 minutes and 20 seconds he covered it on Saturday.

But then, he ran alone. There was no cat and mouse game and he didn’t have pressure from Guy Williamson nor Julius Farley over the scenic hilly course on Tortola’s north west coast that also offered a bit of off road running.

“The plan was just to stay with the guys because the pace was really good so I had to be careful not to fall behind,” noted Stoby, joking that it was revenge from two years ago when he was beaten by Williamson. “It was a really good run. I was thankful that the guys pushed the pace this morning and we were able to have a competitive race throughout.”

Stoby said his strategy was to survive the steep climb out of Long Bay, then ease into the pace over the final two miles and on the last incline before the Carrot Bay decent, it was just him and Williamson as Farley fell off the pace. “I got the confidence to push a little bit more and noticed that he fell back,” Stoby said.

Williamson said the pace was fast and with the hills it mixed the terrain and a lot of hamstring and quad muscles were employed up and down the hills. “It’s really tiring on your body,” noted Williamson who played rugby on Friday night in nearby Capoons Bay. “Reuben showed some class again at the end. I didn’t have enough stamina to keep up in the end.”

Farley who pressed the pace up the hills said he developed some nasty stitches in the last mile. “I tried to press on but I just couldn’t keep up,” he said. “But it was a good race.”

In a similar fashion, women’s winner Rosmond Johnson walked on the steepest parts of the course but was able to keep Melissa Brunner who loves running hills at bay. “It was a bit challenging, the road was rocky and the hill was steep but I survived,” Johnson stated. “At one point, I thought Melissa was going to pass me, because I’m not really good at hills but I managed. I walked up and ran down fast. So I made it and I’m happy.”

Brunner said she faster on the incline then struggles on the decent. “I tried really hard to pass her on the up and tired to keep close to her on the down but not today,” she pointed out.

Final Results:
1. Reuben Stoby, 42 minutes and 20 seconds. 2. Guy Williamson, 42:41. 3. Julius Farley, 42:55. 4. Ian Montgomery, 47:36. 5. Mark Stephenson, 50:40. 6. Simon Cook, 52:42. 7. Dan Mitchell, 52:53. 8. Adrian Dale, 54:24. 9. Adam D’Monte, 55:34. 10. Aaron Gardner, 55:38. 11. Guyp Dubois, 57:39. 12. Shane Donovan, 58:23. 13. Gabriel Obregon, 58:57. 14. Ishwar Persad, 59:11. 15. Gareth Watkins, 1:02.35. 16. Sjoerd Koster, 1:06.33. 17. Claudius Rhymer, 1:08.00. 18. Jonathan McCarthy, 1:08.58. 19. Howard Moore, 1:11.56. 20. Ruairi Bourke, 1:12.43. 21. Danger, 1:19.11. 22. Richard Parchment, 1:45.03.

1. Rosmond Johnson, 53:41. 2. Melissa Brunner, 54:36. 3. NiMade Oniasih, 56:37. 4. Kay Reddy, 1:00.10. 5. Claudia Ferrari, 1:00.18. 6. Lauren Julien, 1:00.45. 7. Rhiannon Jones, 1:03.46. 8. Debbie Bell, 1:04.26. 9. Clair Burke, 1:12.43. 10. Natasha Gunney, 1:18.45.

1. Adenike Sicard, 33:49.

Boys One Mile
Under 6: 1. Xavier Morgan.
Under 8: 1. Sebbie Morgan.

Power Walkers
1.Sophie Bennett and Linda Li 1:56.00..

Ladies lead in Beef Island Blenheim Trust 5K

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Rose Johnson breaks the ribbon in third race of the Blenheim Trust 5K series. Photo: BVI Runners

Rose Johnson breaks the ribbon in third race of the Blenheim Trust 5K series. Photo: BVI Runners

Rosmond Johnson and Jenny McGivor took advantage of the 5 min head start and escaped without being caught by a tidal wave of stampeding men that included Reuben Stoby, who clocked 18:13 when the 3rd race of the Blenheim Trust 5K series was held on Beef Island on Saturday April 18, 2015.

Johnson and McGivor played a waiting game at the front with McGivor tucked in behind Johnson for 2 miles before Johnson moved away to take the win in 21:58.08. McGivor finished in 22:10.08.

Both times were personal bests for the two ladies who were the only ones to successfully beat the roaring tsunami of men storming up behind. Kay Reddy was the third in the ladies in 23:57.28.

Stoby preserved his unbeaten record this year when he calmly led the men home in 18:13.99 to also take his second win of the 5-race series.

Julius Farley, who led for the first kilometre, and 12-year-old Derek Pettigrew chased but did not challenge Stoby. Farley finished second in 18:48.62, a personal best, while the talented Pettigrew clocked 19:48.14, also a personal best.

The power walkers made a pact to share the podium and Sebbie beat his younger brother Xavier for boys 1/2 in the Morgan household.

As the series heats up, the 4th race is the infamous Paraquita Beast on Saturday May 2, 2015 at 7.00am with registration from 6.30am. The race starts and finishes in front of HLSCC main entrance. The first 2 miles follows the popular college classic course along the agricultural road, runners then cross the main road to loop the Marine College.

The final race in the series will be the Dual Carriageway Dash on May 16, 2015 held in conjunction with the National 5k.

Blenheim Trust 5K Race 3 – Long Bay Beach Breeze Ladies First Race results:

: 1. Reuben Stoby, 18:13.99. 2. Julius Farley, 18:48. 3. Derek Pettigrew, 19:48. 4. Paul Hubbard, 20:23. 5. Dan Mitchell, 21:18. 6. Shane Donovan, 22:11. 7. Adam Holdt, 22:13 8. Reno Mittelholzer, 22:47 9. David Pettigrew, 22:48. 10. Claudius Rhymer, 25:04. 11. Guyp Dubois, 27:00. 12. Marvin Flax, 29:05.
13. Howard Moore, 30:35. 14. Henry Creque, 31:46. 15. Rommel Sofia, 33:08.

1. Rosmond Johnson, 21:58.08. 2. Jenny McGivor, 22:10. 3. Kay Reddy, 23:57. 4. Anna Kinkead, 24:45. 5. Claudia Ferrari, 25:21. 6. Eva Askulv, 26:18. 7. Sarah Graham, 26:49. 8. Philomena Robertson, 27:04. 9.= Natasha Ruscheinski, 28:23. 9.= Candy Holdt, 28.23. 11. Clair Burke, 30:14. 12. Claire Santillan, 31:16. 13. Simpa Ganadillo, 32:06.

:1. Linda Li, Sophie Bennett, Charlene Odango, 45:00.

1. Sebbie Morgan, 8:46. 2. Xavier Morgan, 9:39.


: Under 15: 1. Derek Pettigrew
. 20-29: 1. Dan Mitchell. 30-39: 1. Reuben Stoby 2. Julius Farley 3. Shane Donovan 4. Adam Holdt 5. Reno Mittelholzer 6. Claudius Rhymer 7. Guyp Dubois 8. Marvin Flax 9. Rommel Sofia
. 40-49: 1. Paul Hubbard 2. Henry Creque. 50-59: 1. David Pettigrew 2. Howard Moore.

WOMEN: 20-29: 1. Natasha Ruscheinski
. 30-39: 1. Jenny McIvor 2. Claudia Ferrari 3. Philomena Robertson 4. Candy Holdt 5. Clair Burke 6. Claire Santillan 7. Simpa Ganadillo. 40-49: 1. Rosmond Johnson 2. Anna Kinkead 3. Sarah Graham
. 50-59: 1. Kay Reddy 2. Eva Askulv