Fidelity was even fun for dogs


Fidelity may have undergone a
slight bump in its weekly banking routine recently but there was no sign of
stress the following day, as staff members arrived in good spirits on Walkers
Road to organise and also to participate in the final segment of the Fidelity
2010 Fun Run series.

The starting line was jammed again
as the third offering attracted 178 registered finishers, along with a number
of four-footed and pram-pushed additions.

On the competitive side, it was
Marius Acker again leading the way, clocking 10 minutes 36 seconds for the
two-mile trek on this occasion, followed by Russell Coleman in 10:55, with Mike
McDonald third in 11:03. This trio also swept the men’s overall awards.

For the ladies, Krissy Dooling took
top honours with a sixth-place effort, timed at 11:16, with Dee-An Foster
runner-up in fifteenth spot at 12:37, and Laura Knox next, in twentieth,
chalking up a 12:58 mark. Krissy and Dee-An went one-two in the overall
category, while Lauretta Bennett gained the third-place trophy.

Division battles were waged
throughout a complete age range and also in the pram-pushing categories.
Winners included: (under 12) Kiara McLaughlin/Reese Hoeksema, (12-14) Tiffany
Cole/Justin Nalty, (15-19) Sheyla Torres/Tristan von Kirkenheim, (20-29) Lucy Davies/Andrew

(30-39) Lucy Nicklas/Jasper
Mikkelsen, (40-49) Maria Leonce/Derek Larner, (50-59) Jessie-Anne Dickson/Eamon
McErlean, (60+) Mavis Davies/

Mike McGrath, (Pram) Tom Gammage.

The Fidelity series launched the
local running season of events at varying distances and with some distinctive
themes. Certain activities will benefit charities, and others will be organised
for a number of purposes. Action will continue on the local scene right on into
June of next year. Who says there’s nothing to do in Cayman?

Brett Hill, president and CEO, of
Fidelity presented the awards at the close of the events and praised volunteers,
officials, and participants for their support of the activity. Thanks were also
given to Jacques Scott for the refreshments. The Humane Society expressed its
gratitude for the commitment and dedication shown by people who accompanied
canine entrants. The dogs provided an interesting distraction to the action and
if the truth be known, some companions may have improved on performances
achieved without their friends on leashes!

Complete individual times and award
winners are on