Cleveland Thomas among winners of GCOS anniversary 5k
As part of its sixth anniversary, the Guyana Committee of Services (GCOS) recently held its annual 5k Independence at the National Park.
Experienced athlete Cleveland Thomas won the Male Open title, defeating Winston Missigher in second and Royston Fordyce third.
Shakelah Tyrell won the Female Open title, with Aaliyah Headley copping second and Adriel Austin third. Carifta standout Attoya Harvey won the Junior Female category, leaving Adrien Austin and Narissa McPherson to settle for second and third respectively.
On the Junior Male side, Jevon Roberts, Samuel Booker and Antoine Wright took the top three spots in that order, while in the 13-16 Girls category, Marissa Thomas took top honours, with Jennifer Byas second and Joanna Antquan third.
Christopher Goddette emerged winner of the 13-16 Boys race, with Jerome King and Rondel Charles taking second and third respectively, while Larry Josiah and Carla Benjamin were the male and female Masters winners respectively.
The GCOS hailed the event, which forms part of its month-long anniversary celebration activities, a major success.
The GCOS expressed gratitude to sponsors Payless Variety Store, Guy-Bisco, Ansa McAl Trading, Guyana Beverages Inc., Regal Stationery, Ken Philips, E-Networks, the Ministry of Sport and the Director of Sport Steve Ninvalle for their support to the event.
Other events planned to mark the GCOS anniversary are a Table Tennis competition in Berbice, 11-a-side softball final and a grand concert featuring local entertainers, the likes of Calvin Burnette and Granny Ivelaw.
The main goal of the GCOS is to assist less fortunate families and athletes through fundraising initiatives and projects, that are usually supported by corporate Guyana.
“We welcome any person, group or organisation that would partner with us on this quest,” the GCOS said.