Martin, Thomas take tops awards at Good Samaritan 5k

By Sports Desk August 25, 2019
Good Samaritan 5k winners Areita Martin (Rainforest Seafoods) and Henry Thomas (UCT Steppas) pose after claiming top spot. Good Samaritan 5k winners Areita Martin (Rainforest Seafoods) and Henry Thomas (UCT Steppas) pose after claiming top spot.

Areita Martin and Henry Thomas emerged as winners in the women’s and men’s senior categories, respectively, as the curtains came down on the 8th staging of the 2019 Good Samaritan 5k Health Run/Walk.

Martin, who represented Rainforest Seafoods, finished the charity run in 22.39 to top the Female 14 and Over section.  The runner finished well clear of her closest competition, Alison Sutherland, also of Rainforest Seafood, who was second in 24:09.  Ingrid Blackwood of UCT Steppas was third in 24.30. 

Thomas, who represented UCT Steppas, also dominated the competition but enjoyed a narrower margin after finishing first in 16.22.  Kemar Leslie of Rainforest Seafoods was second in 16:52, with Kosiani Dunkley of Riot Squad third in 17:36. 

The race route took competitors from the Andrew Hospital on Hope Road, through New Kingston along Dominica Drive back to Trafalgar Road, before returning to Hope Road to finish the race. 

The charity event has targetted raising money to purchase two sets of life-saving dialysis machines, whose use will be offered at a heavily discounted rate to the less fortunate in need of the service. 

The event was attended by some 500 patrons and by all accounts was once again a rousing success.

 

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