$1 000 bounty on 5K record


One thousand dollars will be up for grabs in Sunday’s second race of the Co-operators General Insurance/National Sports Council’s 5K Road Race Series, which shifts to the Central Zone run.
This particular leg is billed as a heritage run, starting at the Esplanade in Bay Street and traversing most of Bridgetown before finishing back at the Esplanade.
The course has been designed for any challenger to take a shot at breaking the 21-year-old 5K record of 14 minutes, 20 seconds, which is held by Leo Garnes. The person who sets the new mark will receive the prize which has been donated.
The first race of the 2013 series was held last Sunday in the Northern Zone. It started and finished at the Esplanade in Speightstown and took in the environs of that historic town.
Oein Josiah, a regular in the field, stepped up his game to finish first in 18 minutes flat to beat perennial front-runner Mark Greenidge, who was a mere six seconds adrift.
Richard Lewis finished third in a creditable 19.32, with Phillip Gaskin and Ralf Luthor rounding out the top five in 19:35 and 20:21, respectively.
There was similar drama in the female category, where series newcomer Elizabeth Renondeau beat her training partner Carlie Pipe by almost a minute. Renondeau clocked 20.18 to Pipe’s 21.07, upsetting the latter, who was the dominant female in last year’s series.
Donna Gibbs finished in third with a time of 23.37. Lydia Luthor was fourth in 26:55 and Cheryl Edwards fifth in 28:01. (PR/SAT)


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