Runners making a turn on to the main road in the early stages of the Ceres Juices 10K Series tour stop on Beef Island. PHOTO; Dean "The Sportsman" Greenaway
With overall men and women's leaders Reuben Stoby and Rosmond Johnson competing in the NACAC Petit-Bourg 10K in Guadeloupe on Saturday afternoon, Julius Farley and Claudia Ferrari were victorious in the return of the Ceres Juices 10K Series tour stop Saturday morning on Beef Island.
Farley who had been finishing behind Stoby in the better part of the series, avenged an earlier loss to Guy Williamson in Carrot Bay, by pulling away from his rival on the second of three loops to finish one minute ahead. He cut the tape at 40 minutes and 33 seconds. Williamson was timed in 41:32.
"We did the first lap and a half together and Guy was trailing close behind and then I managed to ease him off a bit and continued," Farley noted. "I was looking to do about 40 minutes and I'm quite satisfied with 40:33."
Williamson said he didn't have the fitness and Farley kept a nice steady pace all the way around. "I tried to stick with it, but I'm happy with my time," he said. "I did what I could but he pushed a nice pace."
Ferrrari--preparing for the Nov 1 New York Marathon along with four others in the race--was the women's winner in 53:21 and said she was quite surprised. "I've never come first before," she explained. "I've been doing a lot of training. I'm doing the New York Marathon in two weeks. This is good preparation and I've done a lot of training so it shows that the preparation pays off."
The series season finale is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Nov 7 in Road Town. The race will head down to Sea Cows Bay, with a turnaround by the Ellis Thomas Downs. Awards will be doled out following the event.
In Guadeloupe, Stoby ran 40:31 on the tough looped course while Johnson had a time of 52:58.
Final results. Men: 1. Julius Farley, 40 minutes and 33 seconds. 2. Guy Williamson, 41:32. 3. Adam D'Monte, 43:31. 4. Steven Asson, 45:21. 5. Zebalon McLean, 46:32 6. Simon Cook, 46:33. 7. Adrian Dale, 48:40. 8. Dan Mitchell, 51:17. 9. Guyp Dubois, 51:25. 10. Claudius Rhymer, 56:02. 11. Ruairi Bourke, 56:50. 12. Javier Smith, 1:02.22. 13. Howard Moore, 1:06.03. 14. Stephen Beard, 1:10.06.
Women: 1. Claudia Ferrari, 53:21. 2. Kay Reddy, 53:59. 3. Lauren Julien, 54:00. 4. Philomena Robertson, 57:07. 5. Rhiannon Jones, 58:36. 6. Kerry Dos Santos, 1:03.17. 7. Natasha Ruscheinski, 1:04.14. 8. Barbara O'Neal, 1:05.30. 9. Sarah Carroll, 1:05.59. 10. Clair Burke, 1:07.27. 11. Cayley Smit, 1:07.39.
4 miles: 1. Zoe Bickerton, 40:31. 2. Jenni Dobbie, 42:24. 3. Ambeeka Glasgow, 48.30. 2 miles: 1. Simone Dabreo.
Power Walkers: 1. Shirley Liburd, 1:30.00. 2. Bill Kinkead, 1:33.03. 3. Sophie Bennett, 1:35. 35.