Excitement for Fun Mile
THE Run Barbados Series got off to an exciting start on Friday night with the popular Fun Mile attracting more 650 runners who participated in numerous categories while enhancing the fun elements of the event.
A new start from the lower end of St Lawrence Gap proved sensible as the runners stretched almost a mile during the lead off.
The Barbadian trio of Sade Sealy, Tiana Bowen and Charissa Moore led the females home in that order.
Last year’s men’s winner Dario Grandison was beaten by Frenchman Nicolas Fernandez.
Third was Hakeem Newton while Grandison made up for his disappointment by performing various talent acts after the running to pick up a tablet and a phone.
The St Philip Round Rock Reindeer and their black belly sheep took the Best Dressed Group.
Running in a suit depicting a Caribbean Christmas earned Richard Oak and his wife Joanne of the United Kingdom the Best Dressed Couple award, while sponsor Scotia took the Best Costume award.
Mac Fingall in his inimitable style brought an entertaining end to the night with many spectators and competitors showing their other talents to enjoy the numerous giveaways. (KB)