The popular annual Irish Jog on St
Patrick’s Day had its usual massive turnout and the fun participants once again
outnumbered the serious runners.
Over 1,000 runners and walkers
turned out and they all had a blast. Many wore green costumes, false beards and
even a few leprechauns competed.
All proceeds went to he Cayman
Islands Diabetes Association.
It started at Grand Cayman Beach
Suites on 17 March and the 5k course went through the Britannia Golf Course.
Co-sponsored again by Butterfield
Bank Limited and Grand Cayman Beach Suites, the jog has become one of
Cayman’s best loved events of this type.
Speedy Aussie Scott Brittain made
it a hat-trick of winners after his 2008 and 2009 triumphs. David Conen was
second. Beth Schreader was the first female home.
Brittain, 34, said: “I wasn’t in
the same shape as last year and finished in 17 minutes 59 seconds, compared
to 16.40 last year because I was reasonably fit for the Boston Marathon soon
after. But I’m not doing the Boston this year.
“I was lucky that no other really
good runner was out there, like Russell Coleman or Marius Acker, otherwise
they would have probably beaten me.
“I’m going to take a long break
now and get ready for the New York marathon in November and I want to
maintain my fitness for the Cayman Marathon the following month.”