Monday, November 10, 2008

Kenya's Cross Country Series Kicks Off

Runners hoping for a fast dry course for the first installment of the x/c series were dissapointed with the muddy conditions in Machakos this past Saturday. Nicholas Kamakya (37:33) and Pauline Korikwiang 28:11) took the seniors races with Nicholas having an easier time of it- he beat the runner up by about half a minute.

This year's series should be of higher quality seeing that Athletics Kenya has required runners hoping to make the national team to have participated in at least 4 of the 6 meets.

Kamakya, a police officer, gauged the field over the first 2km lap and then opened up a 100 meter lead. The nearest competitor was Joel Kamary (38:06) over the 12km course.

Pauline battled it out with Pascalia Chepkirui (28:17) for a seven second victory.

The next race is this Saturday in Kericho and looks to attract a stronger field.

2 comments:

gemini said...

Why did you stop blogging?

Donald said...

I know your comment was made almost 2 years ago, but I'll answer it anyway! I stopped blogging because I started a new venture and was swept away in getting it up and running.

Sorry for not informing people.

Donald