Winston Missigher strikes again at Courts 10k
Winston Missigher retained his Courts 10k title, virtually unchallenged on Sunday. He clocked 34 minutes, 11 seconds in the annual Road Race.
Missigher, who was not at his best last year when he topped former champion Cleveland Forde in a time of 33:29s, still ran a reasonably well-timed race this time around.
It was more than good enough for him to cruise to the finish line ahead of Police Progressive Youth Club teammate Nathaniel Giddings (34:54s). Odwin Tudor of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was third with a time of 35:16s.
“I feel really great; I was working to win this title since 2012…I have been working hard to defend my title since I did not want to lose it so fast,” Missigher said.
He added, “The guys in the race are stronger than me physically and are quicker than me, but they are not mentally stronger than me. I know I would have won the race, but I also knew it would have been a fight; coming down to the last 800m I knew no one would have outsprinted me, but I did not want to leave it to chance.”
Cleveland Thomas (35:32s) of Running Brave, Rickie Williams (35:48s) and Marlon Nicholson (36:40s) filled out the top six rewarding positions. First copped $100,000, while second to sixth went home with monies within the range of $80,000 to $10,000.
Eighteen-year-old Sheama Tyrell of Linden had a time of (42:13s) to emerge as the top female, followed by Abedemi Charles (42:16s), Kissanna Glen (43:01s), Aaliyah Moore (43:11s), Ashanti Scott (46:00s) and Leyanna Charles (46:22s).
Tyrell expressed delight in winning the event and explained it was during the final 5k she added a greater tempo to her run.
The ninth annual event, which began and ended in front of Courts’ Main Street branch, attracted over 120 persons.