Juan Robles, Rachel Connof Win Firsts at 27th Paradise 5K

Juan Robles Wins Paradise 5K among male runnersThe running of the 27th edition of The V.I.Pace Runners Paradise 5K gave local and visiting runners what they wanted: a tour of the toughest part of the run leg in the 70.3 Half-Ironman and a chance to run with each other. Juan Robles made a busy weekend of it as he took the lead from the start and never trailed, finishing first with a time of 16:42. Billy Bohlke, doing it because he loves it, was second in 19:03; Tony Jolly was third in 19:46.
The female race was much closer as St. Croix’s Rachel Connof battled Claudia Beristan of Mexico for the title, Beristan held on to win over the St. Crox Track Club/Country Day Good Hope runner by a mere six seconds, 23:10 to 23:16. Stacy Menyez of Des Plains, Illinois, was third in 27:35.
The group of aproximately three dozen, an international field, saw the top ten males and females awarded race medals and race certificates. Each runner received a retro V.I.Pace Runners T-shirt. It included a contingent of Internation Triathlon Union officials on island to conduct a triathlon coaching course hosted by the Virgin Islands Triathlon Federation.
27th Paradise 5K Distance: 3.1 Miles – Rolling Course, Segment of Ironman 70.3 Run Course — April 30, 2015, at The Buccaneer Resort, Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands; Organized by The Virgin Islands Pace Runners and Sanctioned by The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation
Place/ Name/ Age/ Sex/ City or Club/ Time/ Pace
1/ JUAN Robles/ 26/ M/ St. Croix/ 16:42/ 5:24
2 BILLY Bohlke 30 M St. Croix 19:03 6:09
3 TONY Jolly 43 M 19:46 6:23
4 RODRIGO Milazzo 42 M Portugal 21:10 6:50
5 RANDALL Nielsen 42 M St. Croix 22:02 7:07
6 ROBB Kulzynski 29 M St. Croix 22:08 7:09
7 CLAUDIA Beristan 48 F Mexico 23:10 7:29
8 RACHEL Connof 15 F St. Croix 23:16 7:31
9 COLBY Moran 13 M St. Croix 23:23 7:33
10 TJ Vandehey 30 M St. Croix 23:33 7:36
11 ADEN Stevens 16 M St. Croix 23:36 7:37
12 HASANI Lynch 14 M St. Croix 24:23 7:52
13 DREW Wall 34 M St. Croix 24:31 7:55
14 ISAIH Stevens 14 M St. Croix 24:57 8:03
15 MASON Lambert 8 M St. Croix 25:21 8:11
16 KADEN Gleason 7 M St. Croix 25:44 8:19
17 JAY Gleason 40 M St. Croix 25:45 8:19
18 CHRISTOPHER Haug 31 M St. Croix 27:29 8:52
19 JOSE FERINA Alfonso 54 M Puerto Rico 27:31 8:53
20 STACY Menyez 27 F Des Plains, Ill 27:35 8:54
21 REGINA Stevens 40 F St. Croix 27:42 8:57
22 JOHN Hourihan 59 M St. Croix 29:04 9:23
23 MAYEH Russell 14 F St. Croix 29:05 9:23
24 DENIS Honeychurch 68 M 30:46 9:56
25 NED Jacobs 63 M St. Croix 32:21 10:27
26 KEVIN Moran 41 M St. Croix 32:24 10:28
27 KARA Donnelly 36 F Cayman Islands 35:02 11:19
28 ROSLYN Turner 62 F St. Croix 35:06 11:20
29 KIRRA Lambert 8 F St. Croix 37:28 12:06
30 MEGAN Lambert 33 F St. Croix 37:29 12:06
31 JAYDEN Lazama 9 M St. Croix 38:07 12:18
32 JENNIFER Sturm 31 F St. Croix 38:09 12:19
33 REY Lutz 62 M St. Croix 38:44 12:30
********** MALE OVERALL RESULTS FOR 5K RACE ***********
Place/ Name/ Age/ City or Club/ Time

1 JUAN Robles 26 St. Croix  16:42
2 BILLY Bohlke 30 St. Croix  19:03
3 TONY Jolly 43  19:46
4 RODRIGO Milazzo 42 Portugal  21:10
5 RANDALL Nielsen 42 St. Croix 22:02
6 ROBB Kulzynski 29 St. Croix  22:08
7 COLBY moran 13 St. Croix  23:23
8 TJ Vandehey 30 St. Croix 23:33
9 ADEN Stevens 16 St. Croix 23:36
10 HASANI Lynch 14 St. Croix 24:23
11 DREW Wall 34 St. Croix 24:31
12 ISAIH Stevens 14 St. Croix 24:57
13 MASON Lambert 8 St. Croix 25:21
14 KADEN Gleason 7 St. Croix 25:44
15 JAY Gleason 40 St. Croix 25:45
16 CHRISTOPHER Haug 31 St. Croix 27:29
17 JOSE FERINA Alfonso 54 Puerto Rico 27:31
18 JOHN Hourihan 59 St. Croix 29:04
19 DENIS Honeychurch 68 30:46
20 NED Jacobs 63 St. Croix 32:21
21 KEVIN Moran 41 St. Croix 32:24
22 JAYDEN Lazama 9 St. Croix 38:07
23 REY Lutz 62 St. Croix 38:44

********** FEMALE OVERALL RESULTS FOR 5K RACE ***********
1 CLAUDIA Beristan 48 Mexico 23:10
2 RACHEL Connof 15 St. Croix 23:16
3 STACY Menyez 27 Des Plains, Ill 27:35 
4 REGINA Stevens 40 St. Croix 27:42
5 MAYEH Russell 14 St. Croix 29:05
6 KARA Donnelly 36 Cayman Islands 35:02
7 ROSLYN Turner 62 St. Croix 35:06
8 KIRRA Lambert 8 St. Croix 37:28
9 MEGAN Lambert 33 St. Croix 37:29
10 JENNIFER Sturm 31 St. Croix 38:09
MALE AGE GROUP: 1 – 9
1 15 MASON Lambert  8 St. Croix 25:21
2 16 KADEN Gleason 7 St. Croix 25:44
3 31 JAYDEN Lazama  9 St. Croix 38:07
FEMALE AGE GROUP: 1 – 9
1 29 KIRRA Lambert  8 St. Croix 37:28 
FEMALE AGE GROUP: 10 – 19
1 8 RACHEL Connof  15 St. Croix 23:16
2 23 MAYEH Russell 14 St. Croix 29:05
MALE AGE GROUP: 10 – 19
1 9 COLBY Moran  13 St. Croix 23:23
2 11 ADEN Stevens  16 St. Croix 23:36
3 12 HASANI Lynch  14 St. Croix 24:23 
4 14 ISAIH Stevens  14 St. Croix 24:57
FEMALE AGE GROUP: 20 – 29
1 20 STACY Menyez  27 Des Plains, Ill 27:35
MALE AGE GROUP: 20 – 29
1 1 JUAN Robles  26 St. Croix 16:42
2 6 ROBB Kulzynski  29 St. Croix 22:08
FEMALE AGE GROUP: 30 – 39
1 27 KARA Donnelly  36 Cayman Islands 35:02 
2 30 MEGAN Lambert  33 St. Croix 37:29 
3 32 JENNIFER Sturm  31 St. Croix 38:09
MALE AGE GROUP: 30 – 39
1 2 BILLY Bohlke  30 St. Croix 19:03
2 10 TJ Vandehey  30 St. Croix 23:33
3 13 DREW Wall  34 St. Croix 24:31
4 18 CHRISTOPHER Haug 31 St. Croix 27:29
FEMALE AGE GROUP: 40 – 49
1 7 CLAUDIA Beristan  48 Mexico 23:10
2 21 REGINA Stevens  40 St. Croix 27:42
MALE AGE GROUP: 40 – 49
1 3 TONY Jolly  43 19:46 19:46
2 4 RODRIGO Milazzo  42 Portugal 21:10 
3 5 RANDALL Nielsen  42 St. Croix 22:02
4 17 JAY Gleason  40 St. Croix 25:45
5 26 KEVIN Moran  41 St. Croix 32:24
FEMALE AGE GROUP: 50 – 59
MALE AGE GROUP: 50 – 59
1 19 JOSE FERINA Alfonso  54 Puerto Rico 27:31
2 22 JOHN Hourihan  59 St. Croix 29:04
FEMALE AGE GROUP: 60 – 99
1 28 ROSLYN Turner  62 St. Croix 35:06
MALE AGE GROUP: 60 – 99
1 24 DENIS Honeychurch  68 30:46
2 25 NED Jacobs  63 St. Croix 32:21
3 33 REY Lutz  62 St. Croix 38:44
 

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