11th RIVER RAID MTB RACE & TRAIL RUN
Ryan Chin took top honors at the 11th Subway River Raid Mountain Bike & Trail Run event last Sunday, as he dominated the three lap, Open/Elite category mountain bike race. The 33 year old cyclist, from the Breakaway Cycling Club, completed the 24km course in a time of 1 hour 5 minutes and 45 seconds, […]
Ryan Chin took top honors at the 11th Subway River Raid Mountain Bike & Trail Run event last Sunday, as he dominated the three lap, Open/Elite category mountain bike race.
The 33 year old cyclist, from the Breakaway Cycling Club, completed the 24km course in a time of 1 hour 5 minutes and 45 seconds, shortly followed by Adam Farfan of Survival OS, in a time of 1:06:20. In third place, with an impressive time of 1:08:03, was 15 year old Dimitri Commissiong-Payne, of the Breakaway CC. And to round of the top five places, Quincy Arneaud of Mike’s Bikes and Adande Piggott of MTB Kings finished in 1:08:19 and 1:08:41 respectively.
Wendy-Ann Thomas of MTB Kings (1:44:23) and Kiyomi Rankine of Slipstream CC (1:47:41) took charge in the Open/Elite category, being the only two women competitors in this event.
In the Sport MTB Category, veteran David Hackshaw of Slipstream CC won by the hair on his nose, as he and Brian Marsan of Survival OS dashed across the finish line. They both finished their two lap race in 47:41, separated by hundredths of a second, according to Odessey Timing Company results; David Hackshaw took the victory. Only 19 seconds later, Vishal Bachoon snatched third spot away from Greg Downes, sprinting across the line, with a photo finish in a time of 48:00 minutes.
The last event, the Trail run, was a 5km running race along the same winding, bamboo canopied single track, mountain bike course. This is a fast, technical and exciting race for the runners, as hundreds of competitors, men and women, hustled to get a good position before entering the narrow, undulating trails. The male leader, Collin Pereira blazed through the course in a time of 19:04 to win this event for the second time in a row. Closely followed were Shirvan Baboolal (19:23) and Avinash Anamalay (19:54) in 2nd and 3rd place. In the women’s race, Lindsay Mies, took an impressive lead, in a time of 22:18, also placing 8th overall. Placing second was Sjaelan Evans in 23:48 and April Francis secured bronze in a time of 25:29.
For full results, visit www.odesseytiming.com. The next event on the Rainbow Warriors Triathlon Club’s calendar will be the Massy Rainbow Cup (Triathlon & 5km Run/Walk) on Saturday 10th June on the beautiful island of Tobago. Visit www.rainbowcuptobago.com for more info.
Photos by Richard Lyder.