In less than a year, Dominic Corbin has emerged as the new powerhouse on Cayman’s running scene.
His latest triumph came at the Pirates Week 5K run, the opening sports event for the national festival of the Cayman Islands. Corbin, 26, would beat out a field of 149 runners last Friday in a time of 17 minutes and four seconds.
Corbin, who now has the fastest time over the last four years, states the victory was memorable.
“It always feels great to win and everyone was in high spirits due to Pirates Week,” Corbin said. “Dave Walker ran a great race and he pushed me to run the 5K quicker than I have done for a while.
“It’s the first time I’ve run the Pirates 5K and found the atmosphere great.”
Walker, an established runner, would place second in 17.29. Last year’s winner Derek Larner, 48, would place third in 18.35. Rounding out the top five would be Chadwick Webster, 37, in 19.05 and Mike McDonald in 19.10.
The top female finisher would be Lesley-Ann Dailey, whose time of 20.34 was good enough for 15th place. On her heels was Julie-Ann Pearson, who placed 16th in a time of 20.36. Thereafter came Megan Kelly, who was 19th overall, in 21.01, track prodigy Tiffany Cole, 16, who finished 25th in 21.20 and Arwen Lawson, who placed 28th in 21.58.
Roger Davies, 67, was the oldest competitor and placed a respectable 56th in a time of 24.21. Chris Sutton, 59, was the second oldest and placed an impressive 23rd in 21.12. The youngest runner was Allison Wilt, 7, and she placed 112th in a time of 33.13.
Numerous members of the local sports fraternity took part in the run. Among the notables were former racer Pedro Lopez-Ramos (14th in 20.30), boxer Kendall Ebanks (20th in 21.03) and netballer Rozlyn Glanfield (62nd at 25.11).