Edwards, Cole keep eyes on the prize

William Edwards and Tiffany Cole have been on top from the opening race.

William Edwards and Tiffany Cole, both of 345 Athletic Club, repeated their week one feats to emerge as winners of the second race of the 2017 Fidelity Health Fun Run Series and cement their positions as favourites heading into the finale.

As the runners set off from Walkers Road toward South Sound on 16 September for the second instalment of the three-race series, it was noticeably warmer than a week earlier. Edwards and Cole, also turned up the heat on their competitors.

With 2016 winner Jason Saunders and the always imposing Dominic Dyer not in the event this year, Edwards has stamped his claim as the man to beat. The 345 AC runner improved on his week one time over the two-mile course by 10 seconds to cross the finish on Denham Thompson Way in 10 minutes 46.4 seconds.

Second again was Okeeve Hamilton in 11:00.4, followed by Levi Superville in 11:01.1 for an unchanged top three, with each bettering their opening race times. Sherlock Brooks (11:23.6) and Juan Pablo Valerio (11:28.2) rounded out the top five after edging Brandon Dale at the line. All runners in the top 5 being members of 345 AC.

Among the females, Cole was noticeably quicker than her opening performance, as she chopped 15 seconds off her time to finish in 12:05.2 and worked her way towards a goal of a sub 12-minute run by the end of the series.

Ava Hider was second again in 12:34.9. She too made drastic improvements over week one when she ran 13.19.9. Not far behind was Molly Kehoe in 12:48.2, who also made a considerable improvement on her earlier time of 13:56.2 and moving up from her fourth-place a week earlier.

Kiara McLaughlin finished fourth in 13:03.4 in her first race of the series. Nadine Gray, who took a top-three spot on 9 September, had to settle for fifth in 13:24.5 despite being nearly 20 seconds quicker.

See the full results for the second race and the age-group standings heading into the final race of the Fidelity Health Fun Run Series on Saturday, 23 September.

Read recap of opening race below:

Edwards, Cole win Fidelity series opener

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