Steven Asson Takes Dive BVI 5K on Virgin Gorda

 

FEBRUARY 28—With the Blenheim Trust 5K Series starting on Tortola this weekend, Virgin Gorda has thrown out a challenge to their Tortola counterparts to match their numbers as the inaugural Dive BVI 5K Series increased by 10 to a record 65 participants.

Steven Asson—in his first trek to the sister island—led the pack during Saturday’s race, to win in 19 minutes and 28 seconds, finishing ahead of Maxford Pipe who turned in his best race of the series with a 19:57 time. Zebalon McLean—who sprinted out on the rolling course towards The Baths covering the first mile in 5:20 before returning to reality—was third in 20:12.

Kim Takeuchi led the women’s field in 23:08 while Lucy Smith was second in  25:12. Augusta van Rensburg rounded out the top three women in 28:03.

The Dive BVI 5K Series which ends on March 17, is a lead up to the inaugural Virgin Gorda Half Marathon on May 12. That series will be followed by a Dive BVI 10K Series beginning on April 7.

Final results; Men: 1. Steven Asson, 19 minutes, 28 seconds. 2. Maxford Pipe,19:57. 3. Zebalon McLean, 20:12. 4. Emrol Amsterdam, 20:13. 5. Curwin Andrews, 20:32. 6. Arthur Hicks, 20:32. 7. Mervin Dainty, 21:08. 8. Eric Mallet, 22:59. 9. Roland Philipest, 25:10. 10. Erik Larsen, 26:16. 11. Thomas Choblet, 26:27. 12. Seraphin Telemaque, 27:09. 13. Guy Clothier, 27:27. 14. DeAndre George, 29:05. 15. Basil Matthew, 29:10. 16. Lance Hiesinger, 29:44. 17. Gregory George, 29:49. 18. Keenu George, 29:53. 19. Marc Taggart, 29:59. 20. Collin Joseph, 30:19. 21. Wilbert Samuel, 30:36. 22. Lindsay Periera, 32:01. 23. Gerard Madden, 32:06. 24.Travis Joseph, 34:44. 25. Ernst VanDerPoll, 35:08. 26. Duane Courtney, 40:38. 27. Jan Save, 41:09. 28. Khalid Stevens, 44:33. 29. Devonte Joseph, 44:33. 30. Dillan Smith, 47:49. 31. Dillan Joseph, 49:00. 32. Ian Joseph, 49:01. 33. Andrew Hansen, 53:15. 34. Jadiel Gibson, 53:59. 35. Malik Stevens, 58:36. 36. Kadeem O'Neal, 58:38.


Age Division Winners  
U16 – 1. DeAndre George. 2. Keenu George. 3. Travis Joseph

U20 – 1. Collin Joseph. 2. Duane Courtney.  3. Khalid Stevens
20-29 – 1.Arthur Hicks. 2. Lance Hiesinger
30-39 – 1. Maxford Pipe. 2. Mervin Dainty. 3. Roland Philipest
40-49 – 1.Steven Asson. 2. Zeblon McClean. 3. Curwin Andrews

50-59 – 1.Eric Mallet. 2. Seraphin Telemaque. 3. Lindsay Pereira
60+ - 1. Erik Larsen. 2. Guy Clothier. 3.Jan Svae

Women: 1.Kim Takeuchi, 23:08. 2. Lucy Smith, 25:12. 3. Augusta van Rensburg, 28:03. 4. Vivian Toro, 28:28. 5. Laura Hiesinger, 32:08. 6. Wlma George, 32:54. 7. Jeanine Madden, 33:00. 8. Nora LaBossiere, 33:07. 9. Laura Savage, 34:57. 10. Helen Clarke, 34:57. 11. Maria Jose Mora, 35:08. 12. Tanieka Gludd, 40:46. 13. Christina Yates, 41:48. 14. Hyacinth Telemaque, 44:54. 15. Debbie Bruce, 46:23. 16. Betty Paradisi, 46:47. 17. Chelsea JnoBaptiste, 46:53. 18. Janeil Jessop, 47:58. 19. Marie Samuel, 49:28. 20. Pansy Walters, 49:28. 21. Taureen Walters, 49:54. 22. Tiffany Winchester, 49:54. 23. Cathy-Ann Bascombe, 50:38. 24. Ruby Daniel, 51:33. 25. Eva Svae, 51:44. 26. Samantha Hansen, 53:15. 27. Ayanta Mark, 53:20. 28. Angela Ryding, 58:47. 29. Katherine Black, 58:47.

Age Division Winners:

U16 - Tanieka Gludd

U20 - Chelsea JnoBaptiste

20-29 – 1. Laura Hiesinger. 2. Wilma George. 3. Laura Savage

30-39 -1. Kim Takeuchi. 2. Lucy Smith. 3. Vivian Toro

40-49 – 1.Augusta van Rensburg. 2. Debbie Bruce. 3. Hyacinth Telemaque 

50-59 – 1.Jeanine Madden. 2. Nora LaBossiere

60+ - 1.Christina Yates. 2. Eva Svae. 3. Angela Ryding 

 

 

 

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