The first of the Wednesday Night Running Club’s annual handicap race was held last week and theoretically anyone can still win the coveted Jim Kelly trophy.
The second handicap night is on Wednesday from outside the old World Gym on Lawrence Boulevard from 6.10pm.
Club members run the three mile course, starting and finishing from the same place and organisers Tony Watts and Justine Plenkiewicz work out using the handicap formula who is the champion.
Eighteen runners took part in the first race and Neal Ainscow was the fastest in 17 minutes 30 seconds. But as this is a handicap race he is not necessarily going to win.
It is not the individual times that count towards the championship title but the total of each runner’s best two finish places over the three races.
The placements from all races and the crowning of this year’s champion is at a soiree on 31 October, Halloween, which gives a ghoulish edge to the night. Watts has promised not to smile and spook young children and dogs. The awards night starts at 7.30pm and the venue will be either Sunset House or Rackham’s.
Watts said: “Thank you to all the runners who came out for the first race. We hope to see all of you back to improve your finishing place at race No.2.
“For those who didn’t participate in race 1, you still have a chance to win the whole thing as it is the best two out of three in the series.”
Many Wednesday Night Runners are involved in the annual triathlon at Public Beach on 4 November and the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association is looking for volunteers to ensure it goes smoothly.
All volunteers get a shirt, all are entered into the random prize draw and need not be present to win and all volunteers are in for a volunteer-only prize. They are also invited to the after race meal at Calico’s starting at 11am.
To be a triathlon volunteer, email Paul at [email protected]
Eighteen runners took part in the first race and Neal Ainscow was the fastest in 17 minutes 30 seconds.