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Romany, Francis trick them in Peps 5k

Trinidad Guardian :: 07.04.2018

It was a close race to the finish in the first PEPS International 5K on Easter Sunday (April 1) but Nicholas Romany had enough in him to hold off Shurlun Williams to claim the men's title.

Romany sped across the line in 18 minutes and 28 seconds to win the inaugural title ahead of Williams, who finished runner-up in a time of 18.33 in a race, which started 7 am at Dades Trace Community Centre, Rio Claro. A far off third was Cy Sargeant in 21.24.

In the women's category, April Francis was the clear winner, crossing first in 25.17. The race for second place was much closer but it was Shantel Figaro (28.14) finishing ahead of Christine Regis in 29.04.

The top three men's and women's participants were awarded cash prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500, respectively in a race that had some 100 entrants, whose ages ranged from six to 68 years. The course was an undulating one and finishers were rewarded with customised medals while many other door prizes were randomly distributed.

Runners and villagers met, socialised and ate delicious, tantalising foods which were served after the race.


1 Nicholas Romany - 18.28
2 Shurlun Williams - 18.33
3 Cy Sargeant - 21.24
1 April Francis - 25.17
2 Shantel Figaro - 28.14
3 Christine Regis - 29.04
Oldest women's finisher
1 Coral Smith Alleyne
Oldest men's finisher
1 Neil Alleyne
Youngest girls' finisher
1 Angel Ravello (8 years)
Youngest boys' finisher
1 Suvir Hardyal (6 years)


Romany, Francis trick them in Peps 5k
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