Last Fidelity will be fun

Anyone who gets a sudden burst of energy and fancies a jog in an organised event this Saturday morning should get down to the last of the three Fidelity Fun Runs.

Runners

Runners of all abilities join in the fun. Photo: Ron Shillingford

It’s the third one and sponsors Fidelity want to top last week’s 227 record entries by a long way.

Coach Jerry Harper expertly times everyone down to the nearest nano-second and track coaches Tyrone Yen and Kenrick Williams help out. The Fidelity crew including Marsha Ebanks, Jim McLean and Tom Gammage who ensure everything goes smoothly.

It’s only $5 to enter the two mile race that starts at the John Gray High School in Walkers Road and although the 7.30am start is not everyone’s idea of fun, the vibe from just being there is truly amazing. There will be a party atmosphere with refreshments after, T-shirts and prizes in all the age categories.

Unless Scott Brittain enters at the last minute, the winner is likely to be either Dave Walker or Marius Acker, friends who train together but are deadly rivals in races.

Acker won the first and Walker got the better of him last Saturday so the scene is set for an epic battle on the level of an Ali-Frazier, Borg-McEnroe or Real Madrid-Barcelona encounter.

Of the women, Beth Schreader is Cayman’s fastest, but she missed it last week. Julie-Anne Pearson is the second fastest in the series so it’ll be interesting to see who takes the coveted title.

There are plenty of strollers, dogs, fun runners and athletes from other sports in it. One of them is football referee Alfredo Whittaker who carries his red and yellow cards everywhere with him and cannot resist displaying them at every given opportunity. So be warned, anyone running too slowly may get their marching orders!

  • The final Fidelity Fun Run on Saturday is open to all. Registration 6:30am, start time 7:30am. Entry fee $5. Information at 945-3970. Individual times and division standings are posted on www.caymanactive.com.
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