A very pleasant morning with a cool breeze greeted the early risers for this year’s Breeze Fusion 5k, organised by the Radio Cayman team. The race starts at Smith Barcadere and the route heads down South Church towards town then turns right on to Melmac and right again on to Walkers Road. The route continues all the way to the end of Walkers Road where it meets the junction of South Sound and South Church Street. Take a right and head back to Smith Barcadere.
Most of the participants started at 6.30am for the walk whilst the runners registered to wear the timing chip for a 6.45am start. At the front was a good tussle between two of Cayman’s finest middle distance runners Michael Smikle and Victor Magalhaes who both competed at the Carifta Games, Bahamas in April and hope to do so again when the competition takes place in Grand Cayman next year.
The first mile was slightly slower with other runners clipping their heals but is was not long before they pulled away joined by Abraham Whittaker who was probably still recovering from being the winner at last week’s 30k. Running around 5.30 mins per mile it was Victor who made a break as they turned on to South Church Street with around 1km to go, but Michael went after him and they stayed together until the finish-line in sight when Michjael pulled ahead with a faster sprint finish. Well done to both who ran well under 18 minutes. Abraham remained unchallenged in third place with Paul Henry doing well to earn fourth spot.
In the ladies race another of Cayman’s Carifta performers was Ava Hider who was unchallenged and I am informed was keeping it “relatively easy” as she has a 10k in the Triathlon tomorrow. In second place was Carifta wannabe 12 year old Charlotte Kerr who ran a very impressive sub 23 minutes who pulled away from third place Amy Dyer.
the full list of runners only who chose to wear a timing chip. Big well done to the organisers and thank you to the main sponsors Yello
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