Damian Gold and Izzy Dutranoit win 10K titles
Damian Gold and Izzy Dutranoit were the inaugural men’s and women’s champions at the MAAC No Frills 10K road race.
Teenager Dutranoit never let up the chase and finished second overall only six seconds behind Gold on the two-lap course, which started and finished at Clearwater Park, St David’s.
The 10K and an accompanying 5K were limited to 100 athletes, and competitors started in waves of 20, with chip-timing used to decide the final placings.
On the first lap of the longer race, Kahzi Sealey, 16, was the early leader, going through the halfway mark in 19min 23sec, with a pack of runners led by Gold, half a minute in arrears.
However, Sealey’s pace dropped on the second lap, and he was overhauled by Gold, 42, who won in 38:46, with Dutranoit, 19, next in 38:52. Second man was Darryl Herrick in 39:18, followed by Jonas Muir Wood in 40:22.
The second woman was Vivienne Lochhead, who won the masters division in 44:52. She was followed by Sarah Thompson in 45:34.
The 5K race was won by Alexander Winfield, 36, in 18:32, ahead of Chris Parry in 18:35, and teenager Jauza James in 18:58. First woman was Rebecca Shepherd in 22:13, ahead of Melina Turk in 22:17, and Alexandra Mellor in 22:21.