Fun Run tempted me back

The Fidelity Fun Run series finishes on Saturday, the third of consecutive weekly two-mile runs.

Barring injury, illness or someone tripping him up near the end, the winner is likely to be Scott Brittain who won the first two Fidelity Fun Runs.

Brittain has won every running race he has entered in his year on the island and certainly won’t be pushed by this writer who made a road running comeback after a 20-year gap last Saturday.

I’m still aching and creaking from finishing 93rd in a time of around 24 minutes, which is only 14 minutes slower than Brittain.

Even the Hoeksema boys, Connor, ten, and Reese, eight, and speedy little Ciaran Touhey beat me but I’m still hoping that organiser Jerry Harper will grant my request and disqualify the 92 that finished ahead.

Brittain’s run was completed in around 10 minutes 12 seconds and like in the previous week, second was Russell Coleman, in around 10 mins 43 secs. Third was Mike McDonald. Beth Schreader was the first woman home.

Coleman was a bit disappointed with his latest time as it was slightly slower than the first Fidelity Fun Run. His girlfriend Gemma Sherwood has generously promised to start coaching him to get an improved time.

Beginning at John Gray High School at 7:30am, the run is not just for elite runners training for longer races and culminating in the Cayman Marathon in December. I can testify to that!

Many families and even parents with pushchairs compete. Entry fees are $5 per race and include refreshments and a t-shirt at the final race.

Registration begins at 6:30am and there are prizes for all age groups. For further information contact Jerry Harper at 945.3970, or by email at [email protected].

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