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17 conquer ‘The Beast’ in VG

The top two male and female finishers of the Dive BVI 10K on April 25, 2015. From left: Reuben J.A. Stoby, Alan Cundall, Nadine Leslie and Kay Reddy. Photo: VINO
Jermain Abrams about to complete the gruelling 10K course on Virgin Gorda on April 25, 2015. Photo: VINO
Jermain Abrams about to complete the gruelling 10K course on Virgin Gorda on April 25, 2015. Photo: VINO
An elated athlete conquers 'The Beast'. Photo: VINO
An elated athlete conquers 'The Beast'. Photo: VINO
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Seventeen runners on April 25, 2015 were successful in conquering ‘The Beast’, the tough 10K course that represents the first half of the Dive BVI Half Marathon on May 9, 2015 on Virgin Gorda.

The field of runners, which was reduced to a handful due to many opting to take on the Tortola Torture on that same day, was led by Reuben J. A. Stoby who completed the course in 42 minutes, 57 seconds, the fastest time on the course so far.

Trailing in Stoby, who is undefeated on the roads this year, was Alan Cundall who clocked 49:51 while Ezron Simmons made it home in 53:33.

Nadine Leslie was the women’s winner in 56:17 followed by Kay Reddy in 58:40. Sara Hayes took third in 1:00.54.

Stoby, who won the first 10K that took in the course of the second segment of the Dive BVI Half Marathon in a time of 40:15, commented that the course was tougher than he expected but was glad to have finished in a reasonable time and is now looking forward to the Virgin Gorda Half Marathon.

“My legs were screaming on some of the hills but thank God for the health and strength that eventually made me conquer ‘The Beast’. It truly is a beast,” Stoby said of the course that took in some of the climbs of Gorda Peak and Nail Bay.

Final results

Men: 1. Reuben Stoby, 42 minutes and 57 seconds. 2. Alan Cundall, 49:51. 3. Ezron Simmons, 53:33. 4. Joseph McIvor, 56:08. 5. Jermain Abrams, 59:23. 6. Scott Butz, 1:13:07. Keith Williams, 1:17:29, Zoltan Birinyi 1:30:30.

Women: 1. Nadine Leslie 56:17. 2. Kay Reddy 58:40. 3. Sarah Hayes, 1:00:54. 4. Rhiannon Junes, 1:04:42. 5. Becca Knight, 1:06:24. 6. AJ Syrett, 1:08:41. 7. Eva Askulv, 1:10:20. 8. Tara Murphy, 1:14:19. 9. Chris Yates, 1:38:34.

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