carifin Cross Country

Catch All The Action From The CariFin Cross Country 2018

 

The Sevilla Golf Course in Couva was alive with activity on May 28 as the CariFin Games Family Day & Cross Country Event got underway.

The eagerly anticipated CariFin Cross Country is the final of a four-event running series, which led off with one lap around the Savannah, continued with the Green Mile in the Sand Track, moved into the Chancellor Challenge and concluded with the Sevilla Cross Country.

This year’s event saw participation from ANSA Financial Services (ANSA), Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT), First Citizens (FCB), Guardian Group (GG), JMMB Group (JMMB), Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Republic Bank Limited (RBL), Sagicor (SAG), Scotia Bank (SB) and Unit Trust Corporation (UTC).

Kris Deonanan, a competitor for the past three years, slipped into a third-place win in the CariFin Male Cross Country 2018. It was a clear battle for second place as Deonanan trailed just two seconds behind second-placed Abijah Phillip from RBL, who clocked a time of 0:26:56.

Jean-Paul Drakes was the clear favourite, and his dominance was on full display as he comfortably secured a first-place win.
“I gave every bit of effort in terms of strategy and strength, but the mental edge and probably youth, was on the side of Abijah Nelson-Phillip as he edged me out by 2 seconds for 2nd place. I, however, will be forever grateful for this experience, as I gave my absolute all and feel happy with my 3rd place finish,” Deonanan said.

He congratulated all who participated in the “Olympics” of the financial institutions CariFin 2018 describing it as “truly an Epic experience”.
Second place winner in the CariFin Male Cross Country 2018 Abijah Phillip spoke of his experience at the 2018 event as the most enjoyable. However, Phillip of RBL has already set his sights on a 2019 victory.
“2018’s CariFin has been the most enjoyable and the same thing proved true for the Cross Country. I cannot say it was the most satisfying as I came second.

But, it was definitely the most exciting cross country I’ve experienced in my three years of competing, the battle between Kris and myself was great. It was all in all an amazing experience and I’m looking forward to battling for 1st place in 2019.”

CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER – MALE
Name Bib Team Avg Time Pts
JEAN-PAUL DRAKES 605 RBL 0:26:12 15
ABIJAH PHILLIP 798 RBL 0:26:56 10
KRIS DEONANAN 341 GG 0:26:58 5

 

CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER- FEMALE
Plc Name Bib Team Avg Time Pts
1 LORIANNE AYOUNG-CHEE 107 CBTT 0:27:19 15
2 STACEYANNE JACK 212 FCB 0:28:20 10
3 JILLETTA LANDEAU 359 GG 0:30:25 5

Tessa Weeks was in fine form claiming victory in the CariFin Cross-Country Female Walker event. This was Weeks’ third consecutive win, having taken the top prize in the event in 2016, 2017 and now 2018.
The first place winner from RBL noted that her success was no easy feat.
“It was not an easy feat by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, the competition grew fiercer year-on-year. Minutes before this year’s race, offers of alcohol were made to me to distract me from my goal to achieve victory in 2018. Little did they know that they had a fighting chance as I had been unable to maintain my usual training regimen for the three (3) weeks prior to the Cross-Country Walk.”

She credited her wins at the Cross-country walk event to her consistency and dedication at her boot camp training, which she undergoes 5 days each week).

“Training is fun for me and has me ready at a moment’s notice for any event that arises.

CROSS COUNTRY WALKER- FEMALE
Plc Name Bib Team Avg Time
1 TESSA WEEKES 900 RBL 0:19:48
2 KADESHA CHARLES 617 RBL 0:21:35
3 ANALISA LOGIE 362 GG 0:21:56

I am thankful to Republic Bank for continuing to support CariFin and I am proud to have contributed to the bank’s overall success in 2016, 2017 and hopefully 2018,” she said.

Seven-time winner of the Cross Country Male Walker Deodath Harrikissoon said it felt good to “take it all again” this year.

CROSS COUNTRY WALKER – MALE
Name Bib Team Avg Time Pts
DEODATH HARRIKISSOON 289 FCB 0:18:37 15
DESMOND CHRISTIAN 113 CBTT 0:20:10 10
NEIL JUMAN 224 FCB 0:20:14 5

The fun runs were equally exciting, with male and female participants clocking comparable times.

Check out the full results below.

FUN RUN – MALE RUNNERS  
Plc Name Bib Team Avg Time Pts
1 CLEAVON BRATHWAITE 329 GG 0:13:02 15
2 ADISA   DOUGHLIN 1061 FCB 0:17:41 10
 3 GARVIN   STUART 4967 RBL 0:18:09  

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FUN RUN – FEMALE RUNNERS  
Plc Name Bib Team Avg Time Pts
1 SHANIA  LE MAITRE 1066 CBTT 0:13:03 15
2 JILLETTA LANDEAU 359 GG 0:16:53 10
3 LAURIE PRESCOTT 380 GG 0:18:42 5

ABOUT CARIFIN GAMES – 26 YEARS OF FUN, FITNESS & FRIENDSHIP

CariFin Games, founded in 1991, is dedicated to the promotion of an individual’s responsibility for their own health and fitness by encouraging them to live a more active lifestyle. This sense of personal responsibility is not offered in isolation. There is also the opportunity for friendly rivalry and competition, networking and camaraderie, as represented in our slogan: “Fun, Fitness & Friendship”. Additionally, for the last three years, CariFin Games has partnered with the Voice of Lupus foundation, where proceeds from the registration of the games go towards the foundation.

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CariFin Cross Country 2018

Sevilla Golf Course

 

Endurance is the objective, as we journey to Sevilla on May 20th for CariFin’s 27th annual Cross Country 2018.

There are no time outs, no rest benches and laps to complete. Like champions we trek over the scenic route of Sevilla’s natural beauty.  Experience the nostalgia of a rich history with her sharp turns, undulating slopes and the neighboring Brechin Castle Sugar Factory. Remember support goes a long way so bring out your posse to edge you on to the finish.

We look forward to seeing you at the finish line.

The Build Up

After completing the three prelim-heats – One Lap Savannah, Green Mile, Chancellor Challenge, successful male and female competitors are qualified entrants to the Cross Country event.  Best overall runner goes to first place male and female competitors.

The Route

Female competitors will make two (2)5.3 kilometers, while their male counterparts will make three (3) 7.5 kilometer laps around the lush green Sevilla Golf Course.  Remember, you can only claim your fame if you are in the top ten (10).

Your Claim

All finishers will receive medals.  The top 10 winners will receive cash prizes.  The overall winner receives a challenge trophy and replica of the Challenge Trophy.

Cross Country Walk –  Walk

This is a 1 Lap race around the 2.2 km course.  All finishers will receive medals, cash prizes for the top 5 male and female and the overall winners male and female receives a trophy.

Note: Walkers are reminded it’s a “Walking Race”; anyone caught running will be disqualified.

Fun Run

The fun run is an event open to family and friends, as well as the beginner status runners – meaning, that their mile pace would be between 9–10 minutes. That person would finish a 5K in 28–30 minutes

All finishers will receive medals while the overall and age group winners receive hampers for places 1st – 3rd.

We’ve added another exciting feature to promote all teams and build comradery whilst having maximum fun and sharing epic memories. Just for you we have introduced “We Did It” -:

We Did It – Make it memorable and make points!

Take photos with Miss CariFin of another team and get 10 points, with your Miss CariFin representative it’s 5 points. Take pictures with key people, at key places, doing fun things showing it to the world. Take pictures against the backdrop of CariFin step n repeat banner with friends. Post your picture on Facebook and instagram with hashtag #Sevillaididit #CarifinCrossCountry  #CariFinMemory #CariFinStrong

The number of likes is added to your team’s overall score. Your team performance also gets you points.

Added to that are the following: –

For every 1st place winner on your team 30 points.

2nd place 20 points

3rd place 10 points

*Age group wins, get (half of what was offered to the open category)

Some benefits you will receive are:

A one (1) -minute video celebrating the team.

We seal the moment and celebrate your success – telling your story in a timeless way. You will be treated to a photo shoot and be featured on CariFin’s blog, on Facebook, Instagram, twitter and live. There will be photo op with celebrities on the day.

Prizes are as follows: 

Urban Challenge: Overall Winners-Walkers Male & Female

1st-Hamper

2nd– Hamper

3rd– Hamper

Urban Challenge: Overall Winners- Runners Male & Female

1st– Hamper

2nd– Hamper

3rd– Hamper

Best of 4 Events: Overall Winners: Runners Male & Female

1st– Hamper

2nd-Hamper

3rd– Hamper

Best of 4 Events: Overall Winners: Walkers Male & Female

1st– Hamper

2nd– Hamper

3rd– Hamper

Cross Country Walk Male & Female

1st– $500.

2nd– $400.

3rd– $350.

4th– $300.

5th– $250.

Cross Country Run- Group 20-29 Male & Female

1st– $175.

2nd– $125.

3rd– $100.

Cross Country Run- Group 30-39 Male & Female

1st– $175.

2nd– $125.

3rd– $100.

Cross Country Run- Group 40-49 Male & Female

1st– $175.

2nd– $125.

3rd– $100.

Cross Country Run- Group 50-59 Male & Female

1st– $175.

2nd– $125.

3rd– $ 100.

Cross Country Run Male & Female (GRAND PRIZE)

 

1st–  $1,800.

2nd– $1,200.

3rd– $1,000.

4th– $800.

5th– $700.

6th– $600.

7th– $500.

8th– $400.

9th– $300.

10th– $200.

We are bubbling with excitement to witness the victors of the day.

SEE YOU SOON!

 

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We did it

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Feel the joy…the pride, with a tent filled with your colleagues, donned in team colours, “repping” your institution.
Can you see it…the visibility of your company’s brand multiplied by the number of persons you bring -.as they challenge their fitness and endurance in the best-known cross-country race, on the most popular cross country course in the country?

Feel the excitement … when the results of the big event – “The Sevilla Cross-Country” is announced. Can you imagine it? – seeing your colleagues and fellow troopers lined up demonstrating CariFin’s signature slogan of Fun, Fitness and Friendship.

Feel the satisfaction … on seeing members of your institution charged and eager, focused and determined to compete. Whether walking or running, the sheer pleasure to see commitment embodied – promoting the importance of health and well being, while simultaneously promoting your corporate brand?
You can experience this synergy – be overcome with pride! Feel fulfillment in exclaiming “We did it!”

We have rejuvenated CariFin Games’ Sevilla Cross Country! We saw and responded to the dwindled participation over the years at the event. For this purpose, we have launched – “We Did It!”

It’s a new fun experience at CariFin Games Sevilla Cross Country 2018. It’s an opportunity for team building while creating fun, shared memories.

How it works – Make it memorable and make points!

  • Take photos with Ms. CariFin of another team and get 10 points, your CariFin 5 points.
  • Take pictures with key people in key places and doing fun things and take pictures with them and showing it to the world
  • Take pictures against the backdrop of CariFin step n repeat banner with friends.
  • Post your picture on Facebook and instagram with hashtag #sevillaididit #carifincrosscountry  #carifinmemory #carifinstrong
  • Likes goes to add to the team’s overall score.

 Your team performance also gets you points.

For every 1st place winner on your team 30 points.

2nd place 20 points

3rd place 10 points

Age group wins, gets (half of what was offered to the open category)

Some benefits you receive

A one (1) -minute video celebrating the team.

We seal the moment and celebrate your success. We tell your story in a timeless way. You will be treated to a photo shoot and be featured on CariFin’s blog, on Facebook, Instagram, twitter and live. There will be photo ops with celebrities on the day.

Anticipating the Sevilla trek, we move cautiously, with resilience as the objective!

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On The Road To CariFin Games Sevilla Cross Country

April 11, 2018

  The journey to CariFin’s Sevilla Cross Country is on… Be part of this special group of people who could say ‘I did it’ Be part of your team, to motivate and inspire each other as together you complete Sevilla Cross Country 2018

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How They Ran at the Cross Country

June 4, 2017

Deonanan blazes the Course, Regis retains Cross Country Title; Harrikissoon returns to reclaim top position in the Walk and Weeks does not fail to impress CariFin Games Cross Country generated its own excitement and drama compared to the other events fielded on the day. The spectators who gathered to watch the 26th running of CariFin […]

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Cross country – The Decider

May 25, 2017

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Let’s go CariFin Cross Country & Family Day

May 27, 2016

  Let’s go Cross Country; CariFin Games winds down with Family Day and Cross Country The Sevilla Golf Course is the place to be on Sunday June 5th as the 2016 edition of the CariFin Games climaxes with the Family Day and Cross Country events. The 25th edition of the CariFin Games has truly been […]

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CariFin Cross Country the Major Decider

June 3, 2015

  After three Events – O’Neil headlines a strong male contingent to Sevilla golf course, First Timer Joseph with a 1 point lead goes after her first female cross country title, Harrikissoon tries to make it four in the walk and Henry unbeaten so far in the female walk: to take on all comers on […]

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CariFin Cross Country

June 14, 2014

This cross country race has both male and female participants.

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Susan Russell-Thoughts for Sevilla

June 4, 2014

Susan Russell My participation in CariFin dates back almost (6) years, but CariFin 2014 continues to be a “new” experience. It’s new because I am now “learning how to run”, having joined the TT Road Runners a few months ago. For the first (3) races in 2014, I tried to apply basic running techniques, and […]

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