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Sean Trott happy to run for a worthy cause

For a worthy cause: Sean Trott is the defending champion in the Run for the Arts 5K (Photograph by Ras Mykkal)

Bermuda’s in-form road runner Sean Trott is delighted to play his part for a worthy cause when he takes part in tomorrow’s Bermuda National Gallery Run for the Arts 5K.

Over 100 runners have signed up for the second edition of the race, which starts and ends at Parsons Road Community Playground.

Trott, the defending champion after winning last year’s inaugural race, will be the favourite once again in the run.

Last year, Trott comfortable won the race in 16 min 53 sec, ahead of Shannon Lawrence, whose time was 17:24.

That inaugural race assisted in bringing three pieces of public art to North East Hamilton, which are now on display.

“It’s definitely a special event to me since I won it last year,” Trott said.

“Domico Watson is actually one of the big people coordinating the race. He put out feelers to let people know about the event in the running community.

“He’s into the arts as well and since I know him quite well, I definitely wanted to support him, as he helped to push this event.”

Sunday will be Trott’s penultimate race before he goes in hunt for his maiden Bermuda Half-Marathon Derby on May 24.

His final preparation is the May 5 Bermuda Healthcare "Sir" Stanley Burgess 5K, the last run in the Legends Series, which the 34-year-old has already won, after winning the opening three races.

“For me it’s really about sharpening up,’’ he said. “I’ve been putting in big miles and now at this point, it’s all about putting in some faster sessions to get used to get used to running a bit faster.

“These type of races help to me to get the legs moving a bit more, and to get in the right pace for the half-marathon.”

With Gayle Lindsay and Christine Dailey, the top female runners on the island skipping Sunday’s race, this will give a chance to other runners to shine.

Watson, who is skipping Sunday’s race after running in the Boston Marathon on Monday, said they were looking to add to the art already on display.

“The goal is to create two more murals since we have three already,’’ he said.

“The proceeds from last year’s event also helped in making the internship at the Bermuda National Gallery a paid position.

“Our title sponsors, Chubb came on board last and they are back again this year. Butterfields & Vallis are the beverage and hydration sponsor.

“Prizes are being sponsored by various businesses – Cambridge Beaches, The Loren, Sports Source, Tabs, Gear & Gadget, Milan Milan, Speciality Cinema and Cassine.”

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Published April 20, 2024 at 7:55 am (Updated April 20, 2024 at 7:37 am)

Sean Trott happy to run for a worthy cause

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