‘I really wanted to put on a show’ – Rodman laps field to highlight Kingston Criterium

first_imgKINGSTON: There was a riveting end to the Jamaica Cycling Federation’s Kingston Criterium on Sunday at the Kingston waterfront as national and regional champion Marloe Rodman dominated a strong field to win the feature event and finish as the top rider. Visiting Michel Smith from the Cayman Islands and Cleveland Sharpe of Fresh Vibez Cycling Club were second and third, respectively. In the 15-lap feature race, Rodman – who jumped out to an early lead – delivered something special. Approaching lap 12, the 2014 Commonwealth Games athlete had already lapped five cyclists and by the time they finished, he did what several spectators thought impossible – lapping the entire field of riders. “I was pushing all the way as I really wanted to put on a show for all those who came out to support the event,” said Rodman. “I could hear them cheering me on to go after the pack of riders and it helped to motivate me to keep going and finish the race strong. “… I think it was a great thing for cycling in Jamaica. We need more events like this to showcase and find new talent,” added Rodman. “This was an important race for me also as it is crucial to my preparation ahead of joining the Bike Haus team in the UK, as well as the upcoming Cycling World Championship, for which I have qualified.” Rodman also finished the day as the Category One champion ahead of the Clarendon Cycling Club pair of Oneil Sinclair and Dean Martin, in second and third, respectively. Team Breakaway Cycling’s Dean Robertson topped Category Two, with Robert Barnes in second and Mario Brooks, also of Team Breakaway, third. In Category Three, Fitzroy Walters took the top spot ahead of Jermar Brissett of Breakaway Cycling and Barrington Bailey of Clarendon Cycling. Category Four was won by Jerome Forrest of Clarendon Cycling, with Endurance Cycling’s Recardo Blackwood second and Daniel Palmer of Team Blissett third. Roger Allen took Category Five ahead of Ishmael White and Tevan Richards, in second and third, respectively, while in the Juniors category, Andrew Ramsay was the top performer, with Aduella Ottey second and Ashani Beckford third. The Juvenile category was won by Tadre Watt, with Sheldon Virgo and Jesse McClure second and third, respectively. The female race was won by Judy Chin, who finished just ahead of Deonne Caines, with Sanesha James taking third. The Masters event saw Richard Smith winning ahead of Raydeem Lawson and Cleveland Sharpe, respectively. Donald Davis was the best in the Super Masters category, finishing ahead of Donald Hall and Devon Beckford, respectively. The All Comers ‘Rambo Race’ was won by Anthony Bagalue, with Rayon Whyte second and Omar Dwyer third. Team Breakaway won the award for best team participation, while Clarendon Cycling took the award for best team performance. CATEGORY FOURcenter_img FORREST CLAIMSlast_img read more

Picture Special: Relay for Life celebrates amazing €130,780 fundraising total

first_imgRelay for Life in Donegal announced their grand fundraising total for 2017 as the committee marked another successful year.The charity group presented a cheque for €130,780.92 to Mark Mellett of The Irish Cancer Society at a celebration evening and thank you party last night in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.Mark Mellett Head of Fundraising The Irish Cancer Society receving the cheque for €130,780 from Drew Corry at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive WassonRelay for Life Donegal’s successful summer event brought together another huge sum to fund vital research and services of the Irish Cancer Society. Money raised is spent locally, including a clinical research programme at Letterkenny University Hospital. The event was attended by the Relay for Life Donegal Committee, volunteers, sponsors and representatives from the health sector. They looked back on the many great events during the year and looked ahead to the future of the initiative.Prancers Agaist Cancer from Buncrana presenting ther €14,647 to Mark Mellett, head of Fund Raisisng Irish Cancer Society at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Seated from left are Agnes Doherty, Mark Mellett and Rosemary Doherty. Back From left Drew Corry, Lorraine hardy, Roberty O’Connor, Sarah Black Burn and Ena Barrett. Photo Clive WassonStill Pushing – Rerpresenativies from the motor trade in Letterkenny presenting €35,000 raised at there car push 2017 to Mark Mellett, Head of Fund Raising Irish Cancer Society at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive WassonMusicians and entertainers who received certificates at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive WassonDr Isabella Bray, Research Manager with the Irish Cancer Society, outlined the details of the €100,000 investment made at LUH by past Relay for Life Donegal events. She said it was an important project that can benefit cancer survivors in Donegal and all over the world.Dr. Isabella Bray speaking at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive WassonAdvanced Nurse Practitioner Dr. Janice Richmond and Oncology Research Nurse Mary Grace Kelly were present to share details of the upcoming study. The programme to be carried out at LUH will investigate the impact of a personalised self-managed lifestyle programme using mobile technology on the health and wellbeing of cancer survivors.Dr. Janice Richmond speaking at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive WassonDr. Richmond said 120 people will take part in the study, who will wear a FitBit for six months to monitor their activities and health. A skilled team of a made up of a dietician, a physiotherapist and a psychologist will monitor the participants. Researchers in Galway will carry out the data collection and analysis.  Dr. Richmond said it is hoped the programme, if successful, can be implemented in clinical practices in the future. The clinic plans to begin enrolling people in the coming weeks.Robert O’Connor speaking at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive WassonRelay for Life Donegal organisation is about celebrating survivors, remembering those who are less fortunate and fighting back through events and functions like the relay, said chairperson Robert O’Connor.He announced that the next Relay weekend is set for the 2nd and 3rd of June 2018. Plans are already afoot for another large-scale community movement.Some of the crowd at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive WassonMary Conway receiving the Gordy Klatt award fro Relay For Life from Robert O’Connor and Mark Mellett Head of Fundraising The Irish Cancer Society at the Relay For Life Presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night last. Photo Clive Wasson  Picture Special: Relay for Life celebrates amazing €130,780 fundraising total was last modified: September 12th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Irish Cancer SocietyRelay for Lifelast_img read more