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Farley, Lindsay tune for Half Marathon with Trident 10K victories

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Caption: Some of the 31 Police recruits competing in the Trident Trust 10K Race 

By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway

Just 22.4 seconds separated Julius Farley from his goal in Saturday’s Trident Trust 10K race in Road Town, while Katrina “Kat” Lindsay—3rd overall—helped pulled her father to a seventh place finish, marking the first time that a parent and child had finished in the Top 10 of a road race.

Farley, in a tune up for Saturday’s Deloitte-Ogier BVI Sunrise Half Marathon, covered the 6.2 miles course in 40 minutes and 22.4 seconds. Mark Stephenson was second in 42:52.5 followed by Sergio Dantas in 47:30.8.

“I just went out and tried to run under 40 minutes, that was my intention, but I’m still satisfied with the time,” Farley told Island Sun Sports. “There was no Cliff (Struiken) nor JJ (Jermaine Ricketts). Maybe if there was a Cliff or JJ or Derek (Rawlins), I could have done a little faster, because it’s all in preparation for the Half Marathon.”

Farley is eyeing a run under 1 hour and 30 minutes in Saturday’s Deloitte-Ogier BVI Sunrise Half Marathon being run on a course from Road Town to Smugglers Cove for the first time. He said the most challenging part will be around Steel Point. Can he win? “If Cliff comes out, it will be a hard fight,” he said.

Lindsay, the first woman, was timed in 43:07 and said it was a ‘special race’ with her father in it. “I didn’t have a watch with a split timer so I didn’t know at what pace I was going, so I was just going by feel and I felt great, I really enjoyed that,” she said, noting it was nice to have her father Gordon in the race. “We do a lot of running back home along with my sister, so it’s nice to have him on this same home ground today.”

Gordon said it was nice coming to where she is and running then noted that the temperature was a notch higher than his native Scotland. “It was a nice course, nice and flat and I enjoyed it,” said Lindsay, who’s planning to run in the Half Marathon. “I haven’t done a Half Marathon in a while and it’s going to be a challenge, but I’m quite sure I’ll get there.”

Lindsay said his best is around 1 hour and 50 minutes. Asked if he’s going to let Kat beat him he said: “You have to, the things a father has to do—keep the peace in the house. She may not give me any food if I don’t let her win.”

James Ramprashad, sixth overall, brought 31 police recruits to the race and said it was a good experience. He said the recruits are currently in basic training and it was a nice experience for them as some are not properly fit for the 6.2 miles race. “However, it was a good experience for them to participate and be amongst members of the public and build a rapport with them, ” he noted. “The fact that they all finished this event, even though it might not  have been in the  top tier, was a nice experience for them. Some are flabbergasted right now, some are breathing heavily, but one thing we have that is very consistent, they’re proud that they’ve actually finished and they’re looking forward to other races.”

Police recruit Vanrick Delpesche was the first recruit to finish in 1:35.17, said it was amazing and a really good experience for the cohort and believe they will improve with time. “It was difficult based on my fitness because I had an injury through Football but I’m working on it because with time, I’ll do better because my improvement is right there,” he said. “It’s very close.”

Jayde August got into the fitness craze a year ago and her coworkers Jeremy Pitts and Alrick Smith encouraged her to attend the Mourant College Classic Series. “I liked it and want to keep doing it, to be honest. I’ll stay healthy and fit,” she said, noting the 6.2 miles race which she covered in 1:24.46 was ‘very exhausting,’ but  she pushed herself and felt good. “I wasn’t as bad.”

August will run Saturday’s 13.1 miles Half Marathon as part of a team.

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