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Farley upsets Stoby in Ceres Juices 10K opener

Julius Farley (lead), seen here during the 2015 Ceres 10K Series, registered a shock win over defending champion Reuben Stoby (centre) in the opening race of the 2016 10K series on June 11, 2016. Photo: Dean 'The Sportsman' Greenaway/File
Maria Mays won the female race without anyone offering a serious challenge. Photo: Todd VanSickle/facebook/File
Maria Mays won the female race without anyone offering a serious challenge. Photo: Todd VanSickle/facebook/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Playing second fiddle to Reuben J. A. Stoby for the past road racing season, Julius Farley had enough of it on Saturday June 11, 2016 during the opening race of the Ceres 10K Series when he beat the defending champion Stoby for the first time at any distance.

Farley took over the lead from Stoby after the first mile and made a decisive move along the Lower Estate Road with about a mile and a half to go to win in 39:24.

Stoby followed in 39:38.

Farley said he came to run his own race but was surprised with the win. “When I looked back I saw I had a lead on him and I just tried to go faster every time he tried to close,” Farley said, noting that he knows Stoby is a strong runner and he will have to continue to train hard if he wishes to have more of such results.

Stoby congratulated Farley and said he [Farley] ran a strong race.

“I covered the first mile in just over 5:30, which is usually a comfortable pace for me, but after then my legs just felt very tired and I thought to just hang in behind Farley and kick for home in the last 400 metres or so but Farley did well to upset that plan,” Stoby commented.

Guy Williamson was third in 43:33, Adrian Dale fourth (46:46) and Zebalon A. McLean fifth (47:18).

Opening win for Mays

Meanwhile, Maria Mays had no trouble in winning the female race, covering the 6.2 miles in 45:41. Melissa Brunner took second in 47:47, while Claudia Ferrari was third in 52:24.

Defending female champion Rosmond Johnson was fourth in 52.47 while Melisande Rowe (53:15) rounded out the top 5.

The next race of the series is the Beef Island Beach Bash and Summer sizzle on July 2, 2016.

See full results below:

CERES 10K – CITY CIRCUIT – JUNE 11, 2016

MEN

1. Julius Farley, 39:24. 2. Reuben Stoby, 39:38. 3. Guy Williamson, 43:33. 4. Adrian Dale, 46:46. 5. Zebalon Mclean, 47:18. 6. Dan Mitchell, 47:35. 7. Guyp Dubois, 48:39. 8. Shane Donovan, 49:41. 9. Owen Walker, 51:41  10. Charles Kerins, 52:33. 11. Aaron Gardner, 52:52.  12. Dennis Versoza, 53:55. 13. Simen Malmin, 54:29.  14. James Drury, 54:32. 15. William Hare, 55:48.  16. Claudius Rhymer, 56:12. 17. Gary Salter, 57:28. 18. Sergio Dantas, 58:06. 19. Ruairi Bourke, 59:44.  20. Gabriel Obregon, 1:00:58. 21. Dennis Delacruz, 1:01:20. 22. Laurent Keeble-Buckle, 1:03:05.  23. Luke Plummer, 1:04:22. 24. Howard Moore, 1:07:26.  25. Nik Fox, 1:11:39. 26. Jim Cullimore, 1:16:45.

WOMEN

1. Maria Mays, 45:41. 2. Melissa Brunner, 47:47. 3. Claudia Ferrari, 52:24. 4. Rosmond Johnson 52.47. 5. Melisande Rowe, 53:15. 6. Lauren Julien, 55:34.  7. Saungie Liburd, 56:35. 8. Cayley Smit,  58:27. 9. Philomena Robertson,  59:18.  10. Debbie Bell, 59:57. 11. Karrina Stead, 1:03:17. 12. Vanessa King, 1:03:45. 13. Nedy Ador Dionicio, 1:10:52. 14. Claire Santillan, 1:14:30. 15. Simpa Ganadillo, 1:16:00. 16. Roslyn Gilbert.

POWER WALKERS

1. Sophie Bennett, Peter Reichenstein 1:43:00. 3. Linda Li, Sylvie Hune, Guy Hune, 1:43:40.

2-MILE ASSAULT COURSE

1. Clair Burke, 20.00

4-MILE COURSE

1. Olwyn Barry, 40:06.

1. Brandon Menton, 40.10. 2. Barry Leon, 1:00:01.

YOUTH 1-MILE

Girls: 1. Z’Hara McLean, 12:19. 2.  Ava Ghiorse, 12:50.

Boys: 1. Eli Ghiorse, 7.00. (400m)

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