Farley, Johnson Tops Field In Dive Bvi 5k On Virgin Gorda

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 Curwin Andrews, Julius Farley and Rosmond Johnson were the top runners in the weekend Dive BVI 5K Race on Virgin Gorda.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Dean "The Sportsman" Greenaway

Curwin Andrews, Julius Farley and Rosmond Johnson were the top runners in the weekend Dive BVI 5K Race on Virgin Gorda. PHOTO CREDIT: Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway

Tortola’s Julius Farley and Rosmond Johnson won Saturday’s second leg of the Dive BVI 5K Series on Virgin Gorda, a race that attracted 55 participants.

Farley, who finished behind Virgin Gorda’s Curvin Andrews in last year’s running for Male Road Racer of the Year, had a winning time of 19 minutes and 47 seconds ahead of Andrews’ 19:52. First race winner Emrol Amsterdam was third in 20:16.

Johnson took the women’s division in 22:44, with Tortola counterpart NiMade Oniashi second in 23:59. Rhiannon Jones ran 26:42 to finish third.

“It was an amazing run as Tortola came to Virgin Gorda and dominated,” event coordinator Casey McNutt pointed it. “It was awesome and on March 7 we’ll do it again to see who comes out on top.”

Although there was no race registration fee, $200 was raised for charity as participants contributed to the Virgin Gorda Elderly home.

“It’s good to give them a little cash from people who donated from our community,” McNutt stated. “In our first race we contributed $150 in donations to the Virgin Gorda Animal Rescue and Kontrol (ARK). On March 7, the young kids at St. Mary’s School for the citizenship part of their course, they are going to run the race for us. Under our supervision, they will be taking registration, helping with timing, pinning numbers on runners and working at the water stations and at the end, we’ll have a big beach breakfast.”

The Blenheim Trust 5K Series kicks off on Tortola on Feb 21. That 7 a.m. race will start and end at the A. O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.

Final Results. Men: 1. Julius Farley, 19 minutes and 47 seconds. 2. Curwin Andrews, 19:52, 3. Emrol Amsterdam, 20:16. 4. Zeblon McLean, 20:33. 5. Ravindra Sukhu, 20:45. 6. Ezron. Simmons, 21:00. 7. Marco  Brava, 21:14. 8. Marlon Felix, 22:30. 9. Charles Kerins, 22:53. 10. Rainford Legair, 23:16. 11. Kevin Jackson, 23:26. 12. Shane Donovan, 23:29. 13. Jermaine Abrams, 24:22. 14. Luka Chalwell, 25:14. 15. Jonathan McCarthy, 26:02. 16. Keith Williams, 26:15. 17. Wilbert Samuel, 29:59. 18. Stephen Beard, 30:49. 19. Scott Butz, 32:06. 20. Zoltan Birinyi, 37:01. 21. Mark Moore, 49:43. 22. Nicholas Moore, 49:43. 23. Benjamin Moore 53:16.

Women: 1. Rosmond Johnson, 22:44. 2. Oniasih Ni Made, 23:59. 3. Rhiannon Jones, 26:42, 4. Zoe Bickerton, 27:37. 5. Jenni Dobbie, 28:43. 6. Jo South, 28:50. 7. Lisa-Ann Redfern, 30:17. 8. Chislaine Hoogendyk, 30:27. 9. AJ Syrett, 30:49. 10. Becca Knight, 31:11. 11. Roslyn Gilbert, 31:41. 12. Tara Murphy, 31:49. 13. Clare Burke, 31:58. 14. Charlie Brigden, 35:24. 15. Chris Yates, 38:52. 16. Hyacinth Telemaque, 46:52. 17. Michela Paradisi, 47:09. 18. Beth Besom, 48:00. 19. Betty Biancardi, 48:00. 20. Lynne Hawkins, 48:03. 21. Linda Ryan, 50:03. 22. Erika Radack, 50:05. 23. Liz Tapley, 50:05. 24. Sarah Moore, 53:16. 25. Jolyn Jno Baptiste, 53:44. 26. Jackisha R, 53:47. 27. Debbie Bruce, 53:56. 28. Kenesha Bascombe, 55:09. 29. Jamila Courtney, 55:12. 30. Taureen Walters, 55:14. 31. Kiara Thomas, 55:14. 32. Tanieka Gludd, 55:14. 33. Cathyann Bascombe, 55:14. Kim Berarine DNF injury

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