grabs second Dasani Community 5K Series victory
unchallenged, Linden Peters won his second Dasani Community 5K Series race on
Saturday in 19 minutes, 18.8 seconds. The 3.1 mile race went from the Bobby’s
Roundabout to the Port Purcell Roundabout and returned to finish with a lap
around the Government’s Central Administration Complex. Darwn Peters avenged and
earlier loss to race director Stephanie Russ Penn with a 10 seconds victory in
the women’s division.
“I was just
looking to have nice race, a good run and encourage more people to come,” Peters
said. “Zebalon (McLean) and I got out and the wind was affecting us but we got
through it. When we turned around, the wind wasn’t affecting us at all and I
just took it from there.”
Penn said she
thought the race went very well. “We had more people. We had an increase by
three and any increase at all is always positive,” She said. “More so than that,
we had a different mix of runners. If we get the people who ran last time and
the new people next time then we are certainly well on our way.”
Penn said she
might have run faster than in the first race but she made tactical errors.
“Darwn definitely beat me this time,” Penn conceded. “She moved on me and I
couldn’t make up the ground. Maybe next time I’ll try and stay a little closer.”
Darwn said she
felt good in the race, but the last lap around the Government’s Complex was
tough and very windy. “I decided to pick up some speed heading towards the
finish, which wasn’t actually where I thought it was,” she noted. “But, I was
able to maintain that pace and hold Stephanie off.”
thank the Rotary Club of Road Town, BVI Red Cross, the Royal Virgin Islands
Police Force and volunteers for their assistance with the race. The next race in
the series is on April 24, starting and finishing at the A. O. Shirley
Recreation Grounds with a turnaround at the Prospect Reef Roundabout.
Men: 1. Linden Peters, 19 minutes, 18.8 seconds. 2. Zebalon McLean, 21:00.0. 3.
Nicholas Clark, 21:32.9. 4. Clifton Forbes, 22:54.1. 5. Denley Simmons, 25:02.5.
6. Mark McKenzie, 26:24.1. 7. Steve Augustine, 26:45.6. 8. Joseph Smith,
27:16.8. 9. Charles Crane, 27:30.7. 10. Courtney DeCastro, 37:04.9. Dnf. Merrick
Darwn Peters, 23:10.2. 2. Stephanie Russ Penn, 23:21.3. 3. Jacquline Wilson,
26:59.0. 4. Simone Dabreo, 28:25.4. 5. Nelliville George, 28:42.7.
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