Tobias...at the finish line.
Trotters Tucker Valley Tester, a mini Multi-Sport Race held
in Chaguaramas last weekend as a warm-up to the 2007 Tropical
Power Coast 2 Coast, was a huge success, with marathoner
Clarence Tobias taking top honours.
Similar to Coast 2 Coast, athletes were required to trail
run, cycle and paddle, but the distances were much shorter
than they will be when the third annual Coast 2 Coast event
is held on October 6 and 7.
Forty would-be Coast 2 Coast competitors participated in
the warm-up event, which took athletes through different
scenic areas of Tucker Valley. Tobias marked his lead early
on the run, and second-place finisher Ryan Mendes could
not catch him on the kayak leg of the course. Tobias finished
in a total time of 2:15:15.7, with Mendes crossing the finish
line a mere two minutes later. Third place went to triathlete
Jason Gooding, in a time of 2:21:27.9.
The first woman to place was Diane Henderson, coming in
at the 15th position overall, in a time of 2:57:22.3. Second
place female went to Joanne Steel, while Natasha Kelshall
took the third place female title.
Additional sponsors of the event included HSS Rental Stores,
Stag, Dasani, Sprite, and Battery Energy Drink.
Anyone interested in taking part in the Tropical Power Coast
2 Coast 2007 can log on to www.trinidadcoast2coast.com for