Champions Continue to Dominate on the Hill
It was an electrifying evening as 400 participants charged up Chancellor Hill.
The golden sunset streaked across Lady Chancellor’s Hill at the start of the third event of the four-part running and walking series of CariFin Games 2017 at approximately 5.30 p.m. The evening was electrified as over 400 participants representing 10 Financial Institutions charged up Lady Chancellor Hill to establish who would be the ‘Champions of the Hill’ and to position themselves as well as their institutions for the final showdown at Sevilla Golf Course on Sunday May 28th 2017. At Sevilla Golf course the overall male and female Champions in both the running and walking series would be decided, and which institution will take the prestigious Champions trophy for the overall winning team in the 26th edition of CariFin Games.
All four winners from the Green Mile retained their number one positions. Jean-Paul Drakes earned the “King of the Hill” status by finishing 1st on the hill in a time of 13.57 to make it 3 in a row. Salina Scott of CBTT enjoyed the hill and she secured a third victory in 17.36 to earn the “Queen of the Hill” title. In an interview at the end she said, I love running hills, so even though it was hard I still enjoy the hill more, in an excited tone she threw out a challenge to all females in the financial fraternity for next year, “I am hoping to maintain my dominance next year, so everybody come and train, come for meh!”
Tessa Weekes of RBL was the first female to crest the hill in 25.07 as she remains unbeaten in the series so far. At the end Ms. Weekes said, “I am the 1st female in all the Urban Challenge Events, so task accomplished!”
Atiba Kings had the Guardian camp jumping as he crossed the finish line in 24.41 to take honors among the men for the second time. “It was a bit exhausting, the guy who came 2nd passed me and I had to put in a lot of work to pass him. This race was a lot different since I injured my foot, I didn’t do any incline, so this is more challenging.”
In 2nd place among the runners was Kris Deonanan of Guardian life who moved up one spot in the absence of Abijah Phillip who couldn’t make it and filling 3rd spot Kelvin Blackburn of UTC running for the first time in the Games was able to post 16.54 to bring UTC some recognition for 2017.
Securing 2nd place in the female category was ANSA Financial Services Christine Regis who kept their flag flying with an 18.26 posting. And to fill the 3rd spot was yet another CBTT runner Lorianne Ayoung-Chee in a time 20.03 replacing Chelsea-Anne Phillip another CBTT runner who held down the 2nd spot for the 1 Lap Savannah and the Green Mile.
In walking it was another case of RBL securing dominance, by taking 1st and 3rd spots. In 2nd and 3rd place was Guardian Group’s Anatascia Logie and Michelle Redon-Girod of RBL they did 26.38 and 26.56 respectively as they repeat from the Green Mile.
Gian Corbie of RBL made it to winners row again in 2nd place in 24.46, followed by Guardian Group’s Andrew Mc Carthy who featured in the top 3 for the 1st time in 25.43.
CariFin Games would like to thank Bluewaters and Brysdens PI for sampling at the Chancellor Challenge and Renew Star for providing injury prevention and rehabilitation at the games.