Michael Batiste became only the second local runner to dip below the 16 minute barrier for the Saumarez Park 5k loop with a dominant gun to tape victory in the August edition of the LMR/GIAAC Park 5km event.
Carl Holden emerged from a hard fought battle with Dan Galpin to claim second in 16 minutes 29 seconds but Batiste was over 200m ahead and stopped the clock in 15 minutes 50 seconds. Only Kenyan course record Holder Rueben Chumba(15:11) and Steve Dawes(15:28) have run quicker for the tight four lap circuit.
In a field boasting many of the the island’s top younger runners Fran Bown celebrated her GCSE results with a personal best of 20 min 10 seconds to lead the women home. Eliza Mason was second across the line in 20:34.
|Date:||August 26, 2016|