Dyer runs away with Fidelity series opener

Dominic Dyer dominated the field to win the first race of the Fidelity Fun Run Series on Saturday, 10 September.

Dyer, running for 345 Athletics Club, finished the two-mile course ahead of more than 180 other participants in nine minutes 57.9 seconds.

“Not bad for my first proper race of the season,” Dyer, last year’s champion told CaymanSportsBuzz.com after the race. Initially, he thought his time was just over 10 minutes before the official results were confirmed and set his goals for the remaining two races: “Just to run sub-10 and on the third race, I’d like to improve on that.”

Jason Saunders

Jason Saunders was second

For Dyer, a medalist for the Cayman Islands at the last CARIFTA Games in Grenada, he races against the clock more so than against the field.

“Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of competition here. That’s one of the downsides. My training partner, Will Edwards, is usually up there with me but today he didn’t have the best race. About a mile in, his legs just shut down on him,” Dyer said.

Second was Jason Saunders, who finished in 10:40.4. Third was Michael Smikle of Mustang Track Club in 11:13.1. He was closely followed by Victor Magalhaes and Edwards of 345 AC, as well as Conrad Proud, all running under 12 minutes.

Tiffany Cole won the women's race.

Tiffany Cole won the women’s race.

Former champion Tiffany Cole started the season with a good showing ensuring a sweep for 345 Athletics Club, winning the ladies’ race in 12 minutes 41.1 seconds. Her teammates also took second and third – Molly Kehoe (13:03.9), with Kiara McLaughlin third (13:41.2).

Click here for full results of the race.

The second race of the Fidelity Fun Run Series takes place Saturday 17 September, starting on Walkers Road near the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre at 7:30 a.m.

More than 180 runners of all ages were on the road.

More than 180 runners of all ages were on the road.

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