Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2021. 8:12 pm CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Wilbert Young of Team Splash captured the top spot in the Health Is Wealth Corozal 5K Run on Sunday in Corozal Town clocking 19 minutes and 38.5 seconds. Young also won the 25-39 category.
The race was sponsored by the Corozal Town Council, National Sports Council, Total Time Belize, Maximum Water Park, and Spartan Gym..
Luis August of Malcolm’s Garage from San Ignacio ran in second in 19:47.5 one day after winning the Brandon Adolphus 5K in Orange Walk in 19:41.8. August was the winner in 40+ category.
Jaime Castellanos of Ladyville was third overall in 20:19.1. He was also the winner of the 24 and Under category.
Mirtha Welch of the Roaring Creek Vet Clinic dominated the Women’s 5K overall and the 25-39 category winning in 24:58.6.
Second place belonged to Westrac Ltd’s Roxana Lemus in both the overall and 25-39 category in 25:00.5. Lemus had finished 2nd in the Brandon Adolphus virtual race the day before in 25 minutes flat.
Martha Novelo of the Shuga City Run took the third spot in 26:25.4. She was the 40+ winner. Novelo had been 2nd in the in-person Brandon Adolphus race in Orange Walk on Saturday in 26.21.6.
No woman competed in the 24 and Under category.
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