Mc Leish 3 outta 3!
Awai storms back to take the hill!
Mc Leish makes it 3 out of three while lowering the time significantly further by one minute and two seconds, moving from time of 13.13 in 2009 to 12.09 this year.
After placing 3rd in the One Lap Savannah and 7th in the Green Mile in the two previous CariFin Urban Challenge races, Awai storms back to take Chancellor Hill, showing courage and strength of character in the process.
CariFin Chancellor Challenge – the third and final running event of the four part CariFin Games 2010 Urban Challenge, an inter financial services event promoting health and fitness, camaraderie and friendship among the staff of the financial institutions. The race started close to the Horticultural Society at 5.15 pm – a two mile distance to the top of the hill.
In the male category it was more of the same with Nikosi Mc Leish taking to the front and separating himself from the pack with gradual distance. There were no challengers in sight as he reached the ¾ way mark in his mind was only the thought of crossing the finish line in a new PR.
This being Mc Leish’s last CariFin Urban Challenge, this is what he had to say, “It was a
very emotional time, knowing I would not be participating in the Urban Challenge again.”
Ian Gibbs and John Donaldson of GHL and Grace Kennedy respectively who sometimes train together and are running mates, their combined forces did not work to hold off a hard advancing Mark Thomas of Republic Bank as he crested the hill to hold on to 2nd pace in 13.50 . Thomas finished one better than his green mile position where he finished 3rd behind Ian Gibbs and doing two places better than the One Lap savannah where he finished behind Gibbs and Donaldson both for 4th place. For this event Gibbs finished 3rd in four seconds behind Thomas in 13.54 and Donaldson filled fourth spot in 14.17. Robert Sharpe of Republic Bank finished in 5th place a time of 15.22.
Crystal-Ann Awai of GHL stormed back from two defeats in the CariFin Urban Challenge series to set a PR in the Chancellor Challenge. In 2009 the first time we did this event she won in 18.24 and this year she pushed the winning mark to 17.40 a 44 second improvement.
Salisha Julien of RBTT Bank – the debutant manage to settle behind Awai in a respectable 17.55, followed by Esla Anthony , the One Lap winner in 18.23 who was also tied with GHL’s Candace Rollock and last week’s winner Mumtaz Amarali only managed 18.50 to hold on to 5th place.
In the walking race the winners remained the same Hollis Granville of GHL and Hazel Tywang-Maharaj of RBTT Bank finished in 20.44 and 23.40 respectively.
The next event of CariFin Urban challenge is the Aerobics Burnout which takes place at Central Bank Plaza on Wednesday May 12, 2010 at 5.00 p.m.
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