Valcent dominates “Run for Jesus” again

Valcent dominates “Run for Jesus” again

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Thirteen-year-old Thomyka Valcent took the women’s open title for the third year in a row, as the Run For JEsus 3.9-kilometre road race was completed earlier this month.

Thomyka, who attends La Feuille Pentecostal, is a student at Leon Hess Comprehensive and a member of Rockets Athletics Club.

She was seventh overall in 35:49.47, a new record for the event, which started outside La Feuille Pentecostal and finished at Pigeon Island.

Thomyka shaved nearly 90 seconds off her previous record.

Winning the Men’s Open and overall title was 23-year-old Ossie Augustin in 30:42.74, ahead of Ajani Scott in 31:11.14. Ossie was third in 2014.

In the Under-10 division, Azariah Fitz won the boys, Danyz Daniel the girls. In the 10-14 Ziedan Danzie was the boys winner. Scott won the 15-20 boys, whilst Lornae St Marie won the girls equivalent. Nicola Marius was the 21-30 girls victor. Terry Hunte placed second among the women, capturing the 31-40 category.

McGregor Francois and Etheline Joseph were the 41-50 titlists. Yvonne Agard was the third woman across the line, taking the 51-60 crown. In the 61-and-over, Ferdinand Coates and Josephine McDoom won.

The fourth annual “Run for Jesus” will be held on Monday 3 October 2016.  According to the organisers, they are hoping to source t-shirts for persons registered to run next year’s race, having introduced bib numbers for the 2015 edition.

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