CHRISTOPHER Mitchell beat Guyanese Lionel D’Andrade to win the men’s 5K event on Thursday evening at the annual Sweaters Health Fair and Run at the Ojoe Road Recreation Ground. Mitchell stopped the clock at 18 minutes 40.5 seconds in the race, which was actually measured around 5.5km. Taking the female prize was Tashanique McFarlane ahead of Alyssa Lockhart.
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Tashanique McFarlane, right, won the women’s 5K event on Thursday at the Sweaters Health Fair and Run. PHOTO COURTESY JOVAN BARKLEY
In the 10K race, Godfrey Mbihia topped the men’s field with Shardie Mahabir winning the female equivalent.
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Top runner April Francis won the 15K
Christopher Mitchell, right, collects his cash prize from Sweaters member Zakiyah Masimba after winning their 5K event on Thursday at the Ojoe Road Recreation Ground, Sangre Grande. PHOTO COURTESY JOVAN BARKLEY
This year, Sweaters Touring Team introduced a health aspect to the event with free dental testing, optical tests and physical fitness tests. There were also vitamin and health drink samples as well as a bouncy castle for children.
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PROUD PARENTS: Brendon Serrette, left, and his wife Patrice, with their son Mikael, 8, who won the under-10 category at the annual Sweaters Health Fair and Run at the Ojoe Road Recreation Ground on Thursday.
Participants compete in the aerobics burnout at the Sweaters Health Fair and Run on Thursday..