Ramos back to his best in long haul

The busy cycling season continued with Championships 57 Mile Road Race around Frank Sound and East End on Sunday. 

Pedro Lopez Ramos was the winner in 2 hours, 30 minutes, 19.43 seconds, well clear of the chasing riders. Andy Teixeira (2:32:59) was second and Mark Macinas was fractionally behind him in third place. 

Michele “Mitch” Smith was fourth and Jerome Ameline fifth. 

This was an extremely satisfying victory for Ramos who in recent months has not been able to devote much time to training because of work commitments. 

Rachel Gooden won the women’s race, Ceretta Harvey was second and Risa Golberg third. 

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The organizers thanked sponsors The Brasserie, Cayman Active and Winners Circle for their contributions. 

The next cycling event is the inaugural Paws on Wheels fundraising ride, in support of the Protection of Animal Welfare Society, this Sunday July 5, starting at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Breakers, from 7 a.m. 

As well as this event, there are many sporting activities in the next few weeks before the summer break. 

The PACCE Day Journey for Life, a 15k walk/run is on for three days from this Saturday. 

The Cayman Islands Referees Association has its third annual 6-a-side competition on Monday July 6 at the TE McField Annex. 

The Pirates Trail Mud Run was well attended and tremendous fun last year when first introduced, and people can get muddy on the next run on July 11. 

Flashy Nation Sports Club has another New Day 5k on July 19 and the superheroes theme will again bring out a variety of Batman, Spiderman and Superman costumes. 

Football in Cayman is pretty much all year round now and for those missing the turf of the regular game, there is beach soccer to keep the feet dancing. The Pirates Week Beach Soccer Open Cup is on at Public Beach on Aug. 1. 

Triathletes who just want to improve their running and swimming get another opportunity when the Stroke & Stride’s first of three series starts at Sunset House on Aug. 5  


The Pirates Trail Mud Run attracted around 300 entrants willing to get filthy last year. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD


Pedro Lopez Ramos


Rachel Gooden
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