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In Your Neighbourhood

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 11:04 PM
Garrett Donald
Natasha McKenzie


Meeks, McKenzie land Breast Cancer Support 5K road race


Daniel Meeks and Natasha McKenzie were the respective winners of the men's and women's titles at the fourth Breast Cancer Support 5K run/walk in Treasure Beach last weekend.

Meeks (18 minutes one second) beat long-time rival Andrew Gutzmore (18:46) into second place, with Carlisle Russell third in 19:35. However, the amazing performer in this event was the fourth-place runner Garrett Donald, a 12-year-old first-form student of nearby Munro College. Donald was timed in 19:47, the first time such a young performer was breaking the 20-minute barrier. His performance was later acknowledged by the organisers in the awards ceremony.

McKenzie, the top female road race competitor this year, continued her unbeaten run, easily landing the 5K walk in 33 minutes 33 seconds. This time was fifth overall and less than a minute more than the both the third place and fourth place male walkers. The men's division was won by Vivian Lawes in 31 minutes 53 seconds with George Strachan second in 32:05.

The female 5K run event was dominated by the Aberdeen High pair of Ariel Robinson and Genoy Genus, with veteran Sonia Gayle copping third.


Mandeville to host October Heat shoot


The Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club's October Heat shoot has been rescheduled for tomorrow at its Lincoln venue. The competition was postponed a day before its start last weekend as the organisers, in tandem with other ranges across the country, protested the new Firearm Licensing Authority regulations on ammunition for weekly competitions. Professional shooters as well as regular licensed holders, now face reduced allocations.

Action is expected to shoot off at 10:30 tomorrow morning although practice can be facilitated earlier when the range opens at 9 a.m. There will be eight stages and a round count of 100. Trophies will be awarded in each category to first and second places.


Manchester Prep Schools U-12 under way


All is now set for the start of the 2017 Manchester Football Association /Howie Chin male and female preparatory schools Under-12 competitions.

The competition is in its seventh year in this format. Action is set to begin at the Mount Saint Joseph Preparatory School with the customary opening ceremony and dress parade.

Seven schools are slated to contest the boys competition, while there will be four schools in the girls' league. The defending boys champions are Mount Saint Joseph while Belair Preparatory School are the defending girls champions. Matches in the Brumalia Hardware-sponsored competitions will be played on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Opening matches



Mount Saint Joseph vs Sacred Heart - 10:30 a.m.

Knox vs El Instituto de Mandevilla - 11:15 a.m.

Belair vs Yabnel - 12:30 p.m.

El Instituto de Mandevilla vs Sacred Heart - 1:20 p.m.


Belair vs Emmanuel - 10:45 a.m.

Mount Saint Joseph vs Knox - 11:45 a.m.