Report by Kay Reddy, results by GuyP Dubois
BVI runners were out in force at the 8 Tuff Miles event in St John this past weekend.
Newcomer Vincent Fournier came 12th out of 519 men and third in his age group recording a sub-hour time of 58:31. Katrina Crumpler rocked it, placing 4th out of 637 women and third place in her age group with a time of 1:06:30. Rodrigo Dos Santos also made the podium in a blazing time (1:03:08) and 28th in the competitive men’s field. Alan Cundall also secured a 60th place in the top 100. Kim Takeuchi made the top 10 ladies and frustratingly finished 101th place overall missing the top 100 field by a second. Martin Trott finished in 102nd place.
William “bill” Kinkead received a standing ovation at the start, at 77 years young the oldest competitor. Bill would have been first in his age group but for 2 youngsters of 71 in the competitive 70-199 category.
The youngest BVI runner was Aman Bispham, at 9 years old that’s a huge achievement and inspiration to our youth to run for the scholarship prizes.
Dan Mitchell ran a great race but was narrowly beaten by Guyp, Adrian and Martin, Kim and Katrina. Anna Kinkead missed the podium by seconds and Julien Johnson decided to make it a family event thrusting the pushchair up a total elevation gain of 1500 ft.
Many of these BVI runners have already registered for the 2016 Torture.
The 8.38 mile race begins on the west end of the island of St. John, Virgin Islands and travels in an east direction. The starting line is located at the National Park Visitor Center in Cruz Bay at an elevation of about 5 feet and the highest point on the course is 999 feet. The finish line is back to near sea level in Coral Bay. However, multiply this by four and you have the Tortola Torture…
8 Tuff miles final results for BVI finishers
|28||M3034||1:03:08||7:32||Rodrigo Dos Santos||34||M|
|184||F4044||1:19:03||9:26||Ni Made Oniasih||43||F|
|334||F3539||1:27:32||10:27||Kerry-Ann Dos Santos||36||F|
|501||F3034||1:37:48||11:41||Liezl Van Der Schyf||32||F|
|970||F4549||2:13:58||16:00||Sally Ann Riley||45||F|
|1026||F6064||2:21:56||16:57||Miu Sang Linda Li||62||F|