Event Director, Run Barbados Marathon Weekend.
Although not an active Runner in recent years, Zary is a well known Event Director. His most recent success is with the Barbados Open Water Festival (www.swimbarbadosvacations.com). A passion to develop Sports Tourism in Barbados has led him to take the learning’s and experience promoting the Barbados Open Water Festival and apply it to Running and the success of the Run Barbados Marathon Weekend Series.
With over 24 years experience as an Entrepreneur in Barbados, Zary & his wife operate four restaurants and a Beach bar in Barbados and provide marketing services for a range of clients.
B.Eng, MBA, Marketing Director, Run Barbados Marathon Weekend
Kristina has been a lifelong sports enthusiast and first represented Barbados in tennis on the international stage, at the age of ten. She has won multiple Gold Medals at CARIFTA and was National Champion at 17. While in Canada studying she took up squash and on returning to Barbados joined the National Squash team. She has represented Barbados in squash at regional and international level including numerous Caribbean Area Squash championships, the Central American & Caribbean Games and the Commonwealth Games. She is a former National Squash Champion and three-time Caribbean Over 40 Squash Champion. She is a past President of the Barbados Squash Association and headed the organising committee for the 2003 Caribbean Area Squash Championships. In the past she was an active recreational runner and participated in numerous 10km races in Barbados and Canada. Her best showing in Run Barbados in 1989 was a 41:31 in the 10K (2nd lady home). Her involvement as a Director/Organiser of the Barbados Open Water Festival since 2013 has provided valuable knowledge in the global promotion of sports events, experience in social media and internet marketing as well as practical experience in the various aspects of planning and executing an international sports event.
Technical Director, Run Barbados Marathon Weekend.
Peter is a well-known swim athlete, having been involved in Water Polo, Triathlons and Masters Swimming for many years. Peter represented Barbados at Water polo from 1964-1998, attending the CAC Games, and Pan American Games on several occasions as well as participating in numerous local and regional competitions. He has captained the University of Guelph and Barbados Water Polo teams. Peter has participated in Masters Swimming and Triathlon since the 1980’s, and has represented Barbados at the Master’s World Triathlon championships in 1992, 1998 and 2002. He has represented Barbados in Masters Swimming at the World Championships, USA and Canadian Masters Championships. This all round athlete has taken part in at least four “Run Barbados” Marathons and many 10km running races. Peter’s most impressive achievement to date is his swim across Lake Ontario in August 2004, in a time of 18 hours and 40 minutes. He became the only person from the Caribbean to complete this task.
Peter is currently the President of the Barbados Federation of Island Tri-athletes (BFIT). Peter will bring his tremendous knowledge of swimming and triathlon competition to Run Barbados Marathon Weekend in the form of technical planning of the route and a multitude of other details that will allow for a safe and enjoyable weekend.