Sasha’s tribute

Not all runners in the Cayman Marathon were doing it simply for competitive edge or to raise money for a worthy cause.

Sasha Hodgson’s reasons were somewhat cathartic, in memory of her good friend Reuben Forbes who died in a car crash in October.

Hodgson had only spoken to Forbes a couple of hours before his fatal crash in East End that fateful Saturday night and she wore a T-shirt in running the half-marathon on Sunday in tribute to the talented and popular 20-year-old who was the brother of Olympic hurdler Ronald.

‘I’d never even run a mile since my school days and only trained in the gym for a couple of weeks before doing this run,’ Hodgson, 28, said.

She finished in a respectable time of 2 hours 39 minutes. ‘That run helped in my personal healing to get over Reuben’s passing.’