Williams, Blagrove top field at CUMI Run

September 26, 2016
Winners of the Men's and Women's 10K at Saturda's CUMI Come Run 10K/5K road race Karlene Blagrove (left) and Ronique Williams are delighted with their success. Photo by Paul Clarke  

Organisers of the eighth staging of the Ministry of Health/Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI) 10K, 5K Run/Walk Road Race expressed joy at the event which drew more than 700 participants on Saturday.

Ronique Williams and Karlene Blagrove emerged overall champions at the Tryall Golf Club in Hanover.

"We are very happy with the event. It was a success and I want to say thanks to the participants, the organisers and everyone whose effort made this possible," said Nurse Joy Crooks, head the CUMI organisation.

Meanwhile, Williams said his effort in taking part in such an event is to help bring attention to the plight of the less fortunate and those suffering from mental illness.

"I race because I love to run. This is my second year taking part, but I do it mainly because people need to know how hard it is caring for these people. CUMI is doing a great job and I wanted to give my support," Williams said.

 

FIRST PLACE

 

He copped the Male 10K first place award, after posting 37.09 minutes for the course to finish ahead of second-place Courtney Jarrett, who crossed in a time of 45 minutes and 42 seconds. Shane Lawrence grabbed third in 46.08 seconds.

Blagrove, representing Pacers Running Club, defended the title she won last year, topping the field in 49.09 minutes, with Danielle Terrier taking second in a time of 49.31 minutes and Elizabeth Mundon third after finishing with a time of 50.08 minutes.

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