Another great race to start the Pirates' Week with some good runners competing at the front. The 5k race starts outside Bar Crudo (one of the sponsors) with runners heading out of town on South Church Street with the turn-round off Antoinette Drive and back into to town.
Once the race started at 5.30pm, the visitor from the UK Ryan Poingdestre set a blistering pace with defending champion Patrick Harfield wondering whether he was legit and should he force the pace to stay with him. The race settled down and the two runners gradually pulled away from the young track starts Michael Smikle, Juan Pablo Valerio and Levi Superville and at the half way mark Ryan turned in 8:27 with Patrick 3 seconds adrift. The group of three were a further 15 seconds behind in around 8:45. In the ladies race it was Tiffany Cole accompanied by two of her 345AC team-mates Wyatt Bodden and Josh Weaver along with Javier Perez. In second was Ava Hider who was a little of pace and running on hner own.
This 5k is often tougher on the way back as there is usually a headwind that takes thge stuffing out of you so rarely does one have a negative split on this course. only a couple of runners in the top 20 managed to do this so well done Wyatt and to Robert Szalk who did achieve this fete. Back at the front, the leader Ryan was finding the heat and humidity of Cayman much tougher than the weather back home and these effects started taking toll as he struggled to maintain the pace that he had set on the way out. Partick has been in Cayman long enough now and was able to take full advantage and eased past Ryan and started pulling away and by the finishline he had won in a very good time of 17:33, and Ryan held on to second place in a time of 17:33. Meanwhile the following group were have a solid race for third place and Levi started pulling away from Pablo who finished fourth and it was Michael (winner of last week's Breeze Fusion 5k) who struggled to stay with them and settled for fifth. Tim Schuler and Wyatt Bodden's negative splits enabled them to move up the field finishing in 6th and 7th respectively.
Tiffany easily controlled the ladies race as Ava remained unchallenged in second as Nadine Gray was in third.
Thanks to the Pirates Week Office for the race and very importantly a huge thanks to all sponsors; Bar Crudo, the RedSail Group, Guy Harvey's Restaurant, Harley Davidson and the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth & Sports. As always, thanks to the Volunteers and the the officers of the RCIPS who provided a level of comfort that the roads would be safer for the participants.
|Pirates' Week 5k|
|Place||Name||Bib||Sex Place||Lap 1||Lap 2||Time||Pace||Club|
|4||Juan Pablo Valerio||300||4||08:45.3||09:17.2||18:02.5||3:36||345AC|
|51||Jacob van Duynhoven||340||38||15:32.8||16:38.3||32:11.1||6:26|
|60||Mary Lou Rose||330||19||18:52.6||19:26.2||38:18.8||7:39|
|71||Janet van Duynhoven||341||26||26:26.2||25:19.4||51:45.5||10:21|
The Pirate's Week 5k run/walk starts the annual festival of events that takes place in Grand Cayman this time of year.
The 5k starts at 5.30pm in front of Bar Crudo on Harbour Drive, and is an out and back course along South Church Street and turning into Websters Estate then back to town
Entry Fee is $25 includes an event t-shirt whilst stock lasts [Note: if you also enter the Hell N' Back 10k it is $40 for the two races].
Awards: U12, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ for male and females.
enter via www.CaymanActive.com or visit Pirate's Week office on Cardinal Avenue, George Town. We can accept race day entry - registration open from 3.30pm
Contact: 345 949 5078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 9, 2018