WITH a combined time of 4 hours 3 minutes, the Running Brave team of Claudrice McKoy, Maria Urquhart, Cleveland Thomas, Devaun Barrington, Matthew McKenzie, and Winston Missigher, took the win at last Sunday’s Olympic Day 10K Team Run which began and ended at the YMCA on Thomas Lands.Second place went to the Guyana Defence Force, who were led by five-time CARICOM 10k champion, Cleveland Forde, who was actually the first person to cross the finish line, in a time of 34 minutes 44 seconds.It was Urquhart who finished just seconds ahead of GDF’s Leyanna Charles that handed the win to Running Brave. Urquhart and Charles were each the last athlete of their respective teams to cross the finish line, with Urquhart clocking 51 minutes 10 seconds, and Charles coming in six seconds behind.Running Brave’s fastest athlete went to Missigher, who was also the second athlete overall to complete the journey, clocking 35 minutes and one second for his efforts. With a time of 35 minutes 40 seconds, Thomas was the next man across the line.A youth athlete, McKoy put her senior counterparts to shame, when she was the first of the female competitors to cross the finish line, in a time of 43 minutes 48 seconds.The other athletes on the GDF team were Tyshon Bentick, Jamoul Chisholm, Marlon Nicholson, and Ashanti Scott. Scott’s 46 minutes 57 seconds was the second-fastest time among the females.The Police ‘A’ team finished in third place, with Jonathan Fagundes (0:36.42.00s) being the first teammate across the line, and Tabitha Bowman (0:52:47s) being the last.The team also comprised Salim Yussuff (0:46:00s), Colin Mercurius (0:38:14s), Quincy Morian (0:40.05s) and Joanna Archer (0:52:35s).West Demerara finished in fourth place. This team comprised Deshawna Harding, Marissa Patterson, Jamel Daly, Masama Patterson, Christian Delph and Troy StephensThe Olympic Day 10K Team Run, which is actually a part of the bigger Olympic Day Fun Walk-Jog-Run, is an annual event held in celebration of World Olympic Day, which is held every year on June 23 since 1948.The team run involved groups of six athletes – two females and four males – competing. Groups in the team run were awarded prizes.
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Extending their incredible streak was an impressive feat on the road in front of a hostile home crowd and in tough wet-weather conditions. However, it is only Round 1 and captain Cameron Smith knows there’s a long way to go for Melbourne to return to the Telstra Premiership decider. “I don’t think I’ve ever played a Round 1 game and come away and thought ‘it can’t get any better than that’,” Smith said. “I think there are some fundamental things we need to improve on – there’s no doubt about that.”The Storm are renowned for their gruelling preseason training sessions and boot camps which were initially planned in anticipation of a tricky State of Origin period without many of their star players. While they may lose several key members again this year, getting off to a good start is still a priority for Craig Bellamy who enters his 15th season as head coach.”We had more focus on it five or six years ago when we had a lot of players in Origin because we knew it was going to be a real strain on us,” Bellamy said. “We had six or seven in Origin so we planned for a lull. But these days we haven’t got a whole heap. We’ve got Cam (Smith) and Coops (Cooper Cronk), hopefully (Will) Chambers too, and Macca (Jordan McLean) and Dale (Finucane) might be in line for NSW.”Their off-season formula has served them well over their long period of sustained success as an NRL powerhouse.”I’d like to think too that we work really hard in the pre-season,” Bellamy said.”Every team would think they work really hard in the preseason but I’d like to think that players who get through our pre-season will handle most things come Round 1.”The last couple of years we had games that could go either way, like tonight could’ve gone either way.”Melbourne jumped out to an early 12-0 lead before Canterbury fought back to regain momentum and trail by six points.Their extra efforts in the pre-season were the exact difference that got them over the line against a desperate Bulldogs side who were storming home. “They (the Bulldogs) had plenty of opportunities down our end,” Smith said. “Defensively I was very pleased with our effort. “I was quite pleased with how we played out the game given Jesse Bromwich left early (with a dislocated thumb injury) too. “Young guys, who came on for short stints last year, had to play big minutes tonight and I was really proud of what they did.”