The first of the Fidelity Fun Run
series produced no surprises but it was the perfect opportunity for a new
female runner to announce her arrival in Cayman. Canadian physiotherapist
Krissy Dooling is a sub-three hour marathon runner – like her friend Beth
Schreader – and is pretty nippy over two miles as well having steamed home
fastest woman on Saturday.
Dooling was 12th overall in 11
minutes 37 seconds, 45 seconds ahead of Schreader who was actually using the
event as a speed session as she prepares for the New York Marathon on 7
November, a race Scott Brittain will also be in.
Brittain coasted home to win in
10:03 and seemed unconcerned about beating the 10 minute mark which he’s never
done on this course. Marius Acker was six seconds behind in second place and
Ray Welds finished in 10:52, two seconds ahead of Russell Coleman. Then came
Tom Stephens, Mike McDonald, Jasper Mikkelsen and Mark Hogan. Derek Larner was
ninth, thanks mainly to less weight having shaved off his gigantic sideburns.
The Cadet Corps turned out in force and lots of young track athletes made the
It was another marvellous turn out
with 178 finishers, plus around 20 dogs and seven pram passengers. The Humane
Society provided so many dogs that at times people were going barking mad. It
Third female to finish was Dee-An
Foster followed by Laura Knox.
Organised by Jerry Harper of the
Phoenix Athletic Club, the community spirit this series fosters is a testament
to how many people were prepared to get up really early on a Saturday morning
and brave the threat of an impending storm. It did not come.
Many weekend warriors made it a
varied sporting day, doing the Fidelity first then the Foster’s Food Fair 800
metres Sea Swim later. The Governor Duncan Taylor was one of them, so too Penny
McDowall, Welds, Mike McDonald and Gill Comins amongst others. As the Cayman
Triathlon approaches, sporting activity increases proportionately.
Andy Bonner, creator of
www.caymanactive.com, found time for once to not just accumulate results but
actually walk-run it.
The second of three Fidelity Fun
Runs is on Saturday, again from the John Gray School on Walkers Road. No need
to know the route, just follow Brittain and Acker. Entry is $5 per race and at
the end of the third a T-shirt is given.
Trophies are usually distributed to
top three male and female overall point scorers, as well as to top three male
and female scorers in age groups U12, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59,
and 60+, and also to the top three scorers in the open pram division. It all
adds a sense of achievement to participating.
* For full results, application
form and more information, go to www.caymanactive.com
1. Scott Brittain,10:03
AGE GROUP LEADERS
U12 Kiara McLaughlin Reese Hoeksema
12-14 Tiffany Cole Justin Nalty
15-19 Ashleigh Nalty Tristan von Kirchenheim
20-29 Krissy Dooling Tom Stephens
30-39 Beth Schreader Scott Brittain
40-49 Maria Leonce Derek Larner
50-59 Jessie-Ann Dickson Chris Sutton
60+ Jeanette Duggan Roger Davies
Pram Jason Windsor