Asson, Crumpler Win Blenheim Trust 5K on Beef Island

MARCH 25—Steven Asson overhauled Virgin Gorda’s Emrol Amsterdam in the last quarter mile, to win Saturday’s Blenheim Trust 5K Series race on Beef Island, while Kathrina Crumpler—coming off a Half Iron Man in Puerto Rico—took the women’s division.

Asson—who won the Dive BVI 5k Series finale in Virgin Gorda last weekend—had a winning time of 18 minutes and 40 seconds. Amsterda was second in 18:49 with James Carr—who won the series opener—third in 19:17. 

Crumpler—7th overall—stopped the clock at 20:28. She was followed by NiMade Oniasih in 22:16 and Philomena “Philo” Robertson in 23:19.

“The strategy today was to take it easy for the first mile and a half and in the second mile and a half surge and apply pressure—on my self, because I need that and I still have a lot of weight to lose,” he explained. “I passed Amsterdam just as we got off the main road. I told him ‘let’s go and he said, that’s alright’ which meant he couldn’t follow the pressure.”

Amsterdam said he had no real strategy. “I said as I was feeling good, let me just go out and run a normal race and whatsoever comes out of it comes out of it,” he reflected. “There was no plan really. I realize that Carr is a very strong guy in the final mile. I decided to run and if I got dropped, I got dropped but, I would have made an effort.”

Crumpler said after the Half Iron Man, she wasn’t sure how her legs would feel. “They actually felt quite good,” she noted. “I wanted to run around a 21-ish which is a seven minute per mile pace which is what I did, so I did roughly what I wanted.”

The next race on the Blenheim Trust 5K Series tour is set for 7 a.m. on  Saturday, April 13 in Carrot Bay.

Final Results; Men: 1. Steven Asson, 18:40. 2. Emrol Amsterdam, 18:49. 3. James Carr, 19:17. 4. Ravindra Sukhu, 19:18. 5. Douglas Allen, 19:34. 6. Zebalon McLean, 19:55. 7. Adrian Dale, 21:07.  8. Raheem Taylor, 21:44.  9. Russell Crumpler, 21:55. 10. Anthony Thom, 22:09.11. Filip Kreutzer, 22:20.  12. Gabriel Obregon, 24:18. 13. Andrew Willins, 24:26. 14. Julien Johnson, 24:27.  15. Joe Standish, 24:53. 16. Howard Moore, 25:55. 17. Kai Chalwell, 26:05. 18. Luka Chalwell, 26:07. 19. Lindsay Pereira, 26:17.  20. Marvin Flax, 26:48. 21. Chris Ghiorse, 29:26. 22. Stephen Beard, 30:41.

Women: 1. Katrina Crumpler,20:28.  2. Nimade Oniasih, 22:16.  3. Philomena Robertson, 23:19. 4. Kay Reddy, 23:39.  5. Rosmund Johnson, 24:33. 6. Marni Owen, 24:35. 7. Claire McCarthy, 24:40.  8. Casey McNutt, 25:21. 9. Vivian Toros, 25:42. 10. Darwn Peters, 26:21. 11. Tracey Hall, 26:25.  12. Debbie Bell, 26:30. 13. Barbara O'Neal, 29:15. 14. Stephanie Penn, 29:22. 15. Danialla Evans, 29:33. 16. Roslyn Gilbert, 30:38. 17. Rhiannon Delyth, 30:46. 18. Sarah Hatcher, 31:21. 19. Ghislaine Hoogendijk, 33:12. 20. Sophia Dabbs, 37:37. 21. Audrey Rhoden, 38:08. 22. Liz & Henry Clifton, 39:53.

Power Walking women: 1. Adenike Sicard, 37:09. 2. Asha Johnson, 39:33. 3. Kim Burns, 40:07.  4. Marilyn Nibbs, 40:07.  5. Beverly Sergeant, 40:44. 6. Margaret Rhoden, 41:34. 7. Linda Li, 41:34.  8. Laura Burns, 45:45. 9. Faith Dawson, 46:41.  10. Sheroma Rawlins, 46:43. 11. Toi King, 46:50. 12. Trecia Martin (long course!), 1:16.10.

Men:1. Gerald Rose, 37:42. 2. Michael Burns, 45:47.

 

 

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