Nearly 200 runners cruised down Conch Point and Anderson Road in West Bay Saturday morning for the CUC West Bay Sunrise 5K Walk/Run. Runners of all levels, including national team junior athletes, lined up at 6am at Ristorante Pappagallo to start their three-mile journey.
Mike Beck crossed the line first, with a time of 19 minutes, 1 second, to win the overall race, while Ava Hider won the female title for the second consecutive year.
“The course had changed as it was a little long previously,” said race organiser Derek Larner. “So, with GPS devices, the course was remeasured at least four times and was an accurate out-and-back 5K this year.”
He added, “A number of the track stars were present in the hopes of boosting their confidence ahead of the CARIFTA trials next week. When it comes to helpers, I am always the first person to
thank volunteers for getting up early and giving their time for the good of others and, if not for these people, the races could not happen. Well done to all participants, and well done to CUC and CIAA for organising a super fun event.”
Proceeds from the event will go towards the Sunrise Adult Training Centre in West Bay and the Cayman Islands Athletics Association.