Adams, Dinnal secure Best Dressed Chicken 5K titles
The 2017 Everyone's a Winner The Best Dressed Chicken Road Race Series got off to a fast start on Sunday at the Hope Botanical Gardens with Lenford Adams and Juliett Dinnal securing the top overall male and female titles respectively in the 5K run.
Adams posted a time of 17:41 to win ahead of Shawn Pitter 17:56 and Jerome Kirby 18:23. Juliette Dinnal returned 22:18 to finish ahead of Sovereena Silburn, 24:30 and Victoria Nelson, 24:33 for second and third respectively. The race was the first event of the two-part series, with the second running slated for June 18.
Adams, who was racing for the first time this season, said the event was a good start for the year.
"I enjoyed the run today. It is a good route, and I think the other competitors all enjoyed the competition from each other. I knew most of the guys competing, including Pitter, but I had a strategy and I stuck to it. That proved to be the difference," said Adams.
In the day's other events, Ryon Chambers improved his 2016 second place finish with a big win to take home the 9K title in a time of 33:30, ahead of Jermaine Palmer 35:50. Yasuyuki Koyana was third in 36:14. Janetta Robinson won the female 9K in 43:29 defeating Jozanne Harris (44:09) and Tricia McCatty, third in 44:35.
Paula Sinclair copped the female 5K Walk title with an impressive 33:14.
Fern Townsend was second in 36:54 and Nadine Maitland, third in 37:20. Jon Saleen Oliphant secured the Male Walk title in 28:24, with Johnson Gladstone and O'Shea Morgan taking home second and third with times of 30:23 and 32:20 respectively.