Cingular Wireless Marathon roundup

The 2005 Cingular Wireless Marathon was a big hit with participants, say organizers. Thanks to a 5am start on Sunday, the runners enjoyed cool Cayman conditions and many produced personal best times over both the full and half-marathon courses.

The annual race draws a large field of both local and international runners.

Craig Noble, of the Cayman Islands, won the full marathon (26.2 miles) in a time of 3:31:06. He was followed by Edward Kahlow in 3:52:52.

Laura Knox was the first woman and third overall, dipping under four hours in 3:58: 28. Joclyn Lloyd was the second woman (4:05:47) and placed eighth overall.

Graham Monk was fastest in the half-marathon (1:27:26). Morgan Stewart and Maria Mcenery rounded out the top three. Team Davies was best in the relay competition, followed by a team representing Ernst and Young.

‘We are really pleased with the event,’ said race organiser Rhonda Kelly. ‘The volunteers were incredible, creating great excitement with the inventive water stops and of course helping with all of the behind the scenes work. We owe them all a huge thank you because this is not possible without them.

‘The runners were amazing and we were very pleased with the turnout,’ Kelly continued. ‘We had 112 half marathoners, 37 more than last year. We also had several visitors who took part including one gentleman from the US who was running his 159th marathon.’

The waterstops in this race were much more than mere drink stations as volunteers competed for prizes based on creativity. Runners voted on the best water stop after the race.

The winning waterstop was ‘The Mexicans’. Running close behind them in the voting was the ‘Grease’ waterstop. They were a group of Cingular Wireless employees. Z99, Cayman National and ‘One Love’, manned by Government Information Services employees, were also noteworthy.

The winning water stop volunteers won five return tickets on Cayman Airways.

More results below.

Full Marathon – Overall

Place, Name Age Bib# Sex Pace Time

1 NOBLE , CRAIG Cayman 35 15 M 8:04 3:31:06

2 KAHLOW , EDWARD Cayman 29 9 M 8:53 3:52:52

3 KNOX , LAURA Cayman 25 10 F 9:06 3:58:28

Half Marathon – Overall

Place, Name Age Bib# Sex Pace Time

1 MONK , GRAHAM Cayman 39 146 M 6:41 1:27:26

2 STEWART , MORGAN Cayman 34 168 M 6:44 1:28:16

3 MCENERY , MARIA Cayman 30 141 F 6:59 1:31:32

Relay Teams – Top 3

1 TEAM DAVIES Cayman 7:17 3:10:42

2 ERNST & YOUNG Cayman 8:03 3:30:49

3 4SLACKERS Cayman 8:28 3:41:43

Complete results at www.caymanislandsmarathon.com

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