One of the favorite races, outside of the Cayman Islands Marathon, is the “Cross Island relay”.  I ran this race a few years ago in a team with Julie.  Had not been in it since … until this year.

This time around I ran with a bunch of guys from the office.

Of course we all have to be a bit nuts to get up and run on a Sunday morning where it would be much easier to simply stay in bed.

The concept of the race … wait for it … is to run across the island 🙂  Thus, we are 6 runners per team and we each run 4 miles (a bit over 6km).  The race starts in the East End at 6am and finished at Smith Cove in South Sound.

Here I am passing the baton  to my teammate.  I ran leg 4 of 6.

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The finish line at Smith Cove.   This year there were a lot of teams.  Sure is a popular event now.  There were 95 teams entered into the race this year.  We came in at a very respectable 11th place overall and 4th corporate team.

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The prizes for the winners!  Note the dark cloud on the back.  Just before the end of the awards ceremony, it started to pour down. I am very glad it did not rain during the run. Running in wet running shoes is no fun at all.

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The teammates – well 2 of them anyway. We took this picture in quite a haste, seconds before the massive rain started falling.  One South African, one Aussie and a Canadian.  This is definitely the Cayman Islands – a big mix of nationalities which is awesome.

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