Team Coco’s Hamza Eastman won the 12th edition of the Hand-in-Hand’s School boys and invitational 35 lap
feature at the national park’s inner circuit when the event was staged on Saturday morning in slightly overcast conditions.
Eastman continued his good form he had shown in Trinidad and on the open roads, completed the course in a time of one hour 17 minutes and two seconds (1H 17M 02Sec). He was followed by Christopher Griffith and Shaquel Aggard in second and third consecutively. Paul de Nobrega finished fourth while Micheal Anthony and Jamal John complgeted the top six.
In the Boys Open BMX category, Jeremiah Harrison was the first to complete the three laps, well ahead of Zab James and Shay Sue Hang in second and third respectively. Taran Graham won the aged 9-14 category while Marcus Mars placed second. Alexander Leung once again won the 6-9 Years, two laps while Jared Barrington and Jose Rodriques in second and third consecutively.
Dwayne Gibbs won the 1- lap juniors as he was trailed by Adelaie Hodge and Mario Ellis completing podium. Gibbes finished the task in (24M 34Sec). In 9M, Stephan Gobin edged Jason Herbert (2nd) and Ryan Canterbury (3rd) to win the Mountain Bike division.
In the over 50 five-lap sprint, Veteran Andrew Spencer piped Kennard Lovell for first place and Linden Blackman rode in third.
Jaikaran Sookhai, in a time of 11M 28Sec, won the under 50 five lap race, dethroning second placed, Junior Niles (2nd) and Warren McKay completed the podium. The 11-race programme was organized by National Cycling Coach, Hassan Mohammed and sponsored by the one of Guyana’s leading insurance companies who kept their promise and provided cycles for the top junior riders.
Marketing Coordinator of the Hand-in-Hand Group of Insurance Companies, Andrea Jodhan-Khan spoke to Guyana Times Sport after the day’s activities and said that she was very pleased with the day’s event since Hassan Mohamed did an excellent job in executing once again. As a result the insurance powerhouse is committing to sponsoring the event for another year. Jodhan-Khan and Assistant Business Development Officer of Hand-in-Hand Group of Insurance Companies assisted with the presentation of prizes at the conclusion of the races.