MARATHON RUNNER: Tonya Nero

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Nero completes ECU hat-trick

 T&T marathon runner Tonya Nero captured her third consecutive 15k title at the 26th                   annual Eastern Credit United’s (ECU) road race, on Sunday. 

The race, named after veteran road runner Lynette “Granny” Luces, took place with three races, a 15k, a three-leg 15k relay and a 5k, all of which started simultaneously, at the Arima Velodrome and at the St Mary’s Children’s Home.

Nero took her women’s 15k in 58.31, well ahead of Jenelle Nedd (1:01:34) and Gina Hart (1:10:12). 

In the men’s open 15k, Richard Jones struck gold in a 50:02 run, while Curtis Cox (51:18) and Lionel                                        Dandrade (52:44) trailed in second and                              third.

This year’s races saw an influx of over 700 participants as road runners and fitness enthusiasts braved the hot weather. 

Other outstanding performers on the day included Kester Joseph (1:08:03), who won the physically challenged 15k and Oswald Adams (1:04.13) and Christine Regis (1:13:07, who won the masters (50-and-over) men and women’s 15k, respectively.


Men’s Open 15K

1. Richard Jones – 50:02

2. Curtis Cox – 51:18

3. Lionel Dandrade – 52:44


Women’s Open 15K

1. Tonya Nero – 58:31

2. Jenelle Nedd – 1:01:34

3. Gina Hart – 1:10:12


Physically Challenged 15K

1. Kester Joseph – 1:08:03

2. Dwight Yearwood – 1:47:20


Masters (50& over) Men’s 15K

1. Oswald Adams – 1:04:13

2. Neville Blake - 1:05:36

3. Peter Ragoonanan – 1:06:53


Masters (50 & over) Women’s 15K

1. Christine Regis – 1:13:07

2. Rosamund Jolly – 1:24:02

3. Susannah Joefield – 1:39:03


Men’s Open 5K

1. Matthew Hagley – 16:10

2. Kelvin Johnson – 16:16

3. Jules La Rode – 16:59


Women’s Open 5K

1. Shamia Francis – 21:32

2. Jenna Gomes – 21:59

3. Odella Jowaheer – 24:46

Boys 12 & under 5K

1. Jude Johnson – 24:16

2. Joshau Hazzard – 29:42

3. Jabari Daniel – 30:45


Girls 12 & under 5K

1. Claudine Antoine – 25:12

2. Ashakie Hagley – 27:55

3. Kirsten St. Omer – 31:55

 
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