The Halloween 10-10-10 road relay, the 30km Solo run and the East End 5km fun run/walk was staged from the Reef resort over the weekend and it was another excellent turnout considering the 6am start and being on the far side of Grand Cayman.
Chadwick Webster won the 30km in 2 hours 06 minutes and 58 seconds. Webster also ran the first leg for a team and actually finished the 30km 43 seconds ahead of his team, the Phoenix Athletic Club, comprising of Chadwick Webster, Kevin Connolly and Leon Barracks.
In second place was local amazing teenagers Tahj Lewis (14) , Dominic Dyer (13) and Jamie Montero (16) under the name MDR Boys A team. The 5k fun run was won by Pablo Brito in 19 minutes 36 seconds.
Race director Derek Larner of Race Caribbean said: “We are very pleased with the turnout. Three more relay teams and double the solo run finishers than last year’s race, which is great considering the number of other races in Grand Cayman at this time of year.
“We know that getting out of bed early is difficult enough, but getting to the start-line in East End by 6am is a challenge for many of us.”
Although there is always the odd issue to contend with, such as Larner unable to get into his hotel room to collect the stop watches causing the start to be delayed for five minutes, everything else went smoothly and without any major problems.
Larner added: “It went well thanks mainly to the help and support of others who, without their assistance, we would struggle with the organisation. So our thanks and gratitude go to The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps for once again doing a splendid job with race marshalling, the water stops and assisting the timekeepers, along with the words of encouragement they gave to the runners.
“We also recognise the Cayman Islands Red Cross for providing the very important medical cover for the welfare of all of all the runners by, continuously monitoring the participants and being ready at a moment’s notice should the need arise.
“Then there is Delroy and Louis as always providing much needed behind the scenes assistance. Janet Dixey with the camera work and of course, a huge thanks goe to Sherry Vanwey and the staff and management of the Reef, the hosts and sponsors of the event.”
“Also thanks to Russell Smith, Eamon McErlean, Laura Manson, David Shibli, Olivene Dyer, Merta Day and Tony Mendez all provided invaluable help with their individual tasks and the others who were not part of the team, but helped anyway.”