Gordon, Sharpe capture Tru-Juice 5K Cross Country RunSaturday, June 08, 2019
BY GERALD REID
GARFIELD Gordon and Llori Sharpe captured the men's and women's Tru-Juice Cross Country 5K races, respectively, at True Juice Company in Bog Walk, St Catherine, on Sunday.
Twenty-two-year-old Gordon from UCT Steppas won the men's 5K in 16 minutes and 43 seconds, ahead of 24-year-old Henry Thomas, also from UCT Steppas, in 16.54 minutes, with 31-year-old Kemar Leslie from Rainforest Seafood, third in 17:44 minutes.
Sharpe, a popular 18-year-old Jamaican triathlete, won the women's 5K in 22 minutes and 19 seconds, ahead of 39-year-old Elizabeth Mondon from Mental Pot in 22.56 minutes, and 37-year-old Lisa Fraser from Old Cross Rugby Club in 24.44 minutes.
According to Alfred “Frano” Francis, in excess of 3000 athletes participated in the cross country 5K event, which was a significant increase from 2,600 participants in 2018.
Meanwhile, in the 5K walk, overall male winner was 30-year-old Duwell Allen from Shizzlefit, in a time of 27 minutes and 58 seconds, ahead of 25-year-old Gladstone Johnson, also from Shizzlefit in 30.13 minutes, and 19-year-old Shavon Henry from Rainforest Seafoods in 31.29 minutes.
The overall women's winner in the 5K walk race was 45-year-old Paula Sinclair from UCT Steppas in 35 minutes and 31 seconds, ahead of 44-year-old Natasha McKenzie in 36 minutes, and 29-year-old Patricia Grant from NCU 91.1 FM in 36.19 minutes.
Forty-four year-old Carlisle Russell from Rainforest Seafoods was the overall winner in the men's 20K cycle race in 41 minutes and 24 seconds, ahead of 53-year-old Bobby Barnes from Storm Band 42.12 minutes, and 37-year-old Scott Phelps in 44.10 minutes.
In the women's 20K cycling, the overall winner was Mondon in 47 minutes and 52 seconds, ahead of 31-year-old Sophia Manning in 55.01 minutes, and 18-year-old Llori Sharpe 1:01.58 hours.
The male overall run and cycle race was won by Carlisle Russell, with David Osbourne second and Balwayne Phillips in third place.
Mondon was the women's overall winner in the run and cycle race with Sharpe in second, and Ayanna Samuels in third place.