Black and Gordon joint winners at MRR Avis Winter Series
January 10, 2018 | 5:47 PM
by Times News Service
Participants in the sixth race of the MRR Avis Winter Series pose for a group photo after the race. Photo - Supplied

Muscat: The sixth race of the Muscat Road Runners Avis Winter Series witnessed a thrilling close finish in Bausher on Saturday with two runners completing the race in the same. Edward Black and Flash Gordon, after overcoming a stiff competition in a field of 72 participants, finished the race in the same time, covering the 16km race in one hour, three minutes and 16 seconds (1:03:16).

The duo were duly declared the joint overall winners by the organisers.

Jerome Duboe, who clocked 1:06:50, finished third overall.

Asta Parker emerged the winner of women’s race in 1:09:58 and her time was good enough to finish seventh overall.

The winner of the Junior 3km race was James in a time of 16:39. Ronan finished second in 17:28 and Lucy third in 17:38.

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Age-category podium positions:

Female Open:

1. Irene Ng’Eno 1:18:56

2. Sally Hart 1:20:25

3. Aga Agrocka 1:22:23

Female Veteran:

1. Asta Parker 1:09:58

2. Helen Chapell 1:25:46

Female Super-Veteran

1. Harsha Broota 1:50:14

Male Open:

1= Edward Black 1:03:16

1= Flash Gordon 1:03:16

3. Jerome Duboe 1:06:50

Male Veteran:

1. Saleh Al Wahibi 1:11:26

2. Dave Salt 1:15:44

3. Mike Hart 1:17:15

Male Super-Veteran:

1. Rob Borjal 1:41:44

2. Keith Stallard 1:45:33

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