Pipe takes fourth spot
Participating in the Lamentin 15k in Guadeloupe over the weekend, the 26-year-old placed fourth overall and second in her age group in a time of one hour and twelve minutes.
Speaking on the race, Pipe said: “The first half was tough, but then I made a lot of headway in the home stretch to secure fourth position. There are a lot of strong competitors in the French West Indies, so I always appreciate the opportunity to test myself.”
Pipe added that the event was smoothly organised and attracted numerous spectators.
The course started and finished in the Lamentin Stadium and was a challenging route of multiple looped inclines, and attracted mostly local runners as well as those from neighbouring islands.
Pipe runs locally with the Ufukuzo club, and was assisted for this competition by well known sports administrator June Rudder. This was her first regional competition for the year after racing in Trinidad, Martinique, Tobago and St Kitts last year.
First placed female was Sylvie Loubet in one hour seven minutes, while the first finisher was Eddy Boulate in fifty-two minutes.†