Falklands : STANLEY MARATHON 2014: SUNNY ATTITUDES THOUGH PLAGUED BY WEATHER
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 31.03.2014 (Article Archived on 05.05.2014)
The Standard Chartered Bank’s 10th annual marathon in aid of Seeing is Believing has been completed despite some miserable weather that plagued the runners.
STANLEY MARATHON 2014: SUNNY ATTITUDES THOUGH PLAGUED BY WEATHER
By J. Brock (FINN)
The Standard Chartered Bank’s 10th annual marathon in aid of Seeing is Believing has been completed despite some miserable weather that plagued the runners. According to Barbara Keenleyside, Assistant Manager of the Stanley Branch of Standard Chartered Bank, who was MC for the prize giving ceremony, there were a record 61 entrants – the most they ever had. This included 51 men and 10 ladies and 12 relay teams. Over £3,000.00 was raised with entry fees, tee Shirts, etc. which will be donated to the Charity Seeing is Believing.
So far the Charity has helped 28 Million people, giving 2.8 Million people back their sight.
The prizes were presented by H. E. the Acting Governor Mr John Duncan
THE FUN RUN
3rd: Ewan Roberts 14:48
2nd: Sean East 14:38
1st Adam Dickson 13.41
3rd: Priah Shupikayi 17:17
2nd Phamelas Chipunza 17:14
1st Regan Newman 16:55
3rd Arthur Alanson 18:44
2nd Ghandi Shupikayi 17:16
1st Claudio Ross 16:49
CHALLENGE TROPHY: Presented by Jaqui Summers to the first Falklands Born Runner
Richard Short 3:32:00
INTERSERVICE RELAY RACE: Presented by CBFSAI Air Commodore LaForte
Mount Pleasant Pacers 3:03:09
RELAY RACE: Presented by H. E. the Acting Governor Mr John Duncan
3rd Sprocket Rockets 3:33:00
2nd International 2 3:21:43
1st Mount Pleasant Pacers 3:03:09
LADIES OPEN: Presented by H. E. the Acting Governor Mr John Duncan
3rd Henrietta Timms 3:59:39
2nd Jayne Brocklebank 3:56:05
1st Teslyn Barkman 3:34:40
MENS OPEN: Presented by H. E. the Acting Governor Mr John Duncan
3RD Martin Collins 3:16:40
2nd Ian Bailey 3:02:52
Remarks by H.E. the Acting Governor Mr John Duncan:
What a fantastic moment in the Falklands year! It was a difficult day to run as I saw going around. There was lovely sunshine but pretty strong winds and hail squalls. I say a very well done to everybody who took part in the marathon. It is one of those fantastic moments when taking part is as good as winning.
The Acting Governor also thanked Standard Chartered Bank for organising the event and to volunteers, marshals, who stood out in the wind and hailstones to give directions and hand out refreshments.
Barbara Keenleyside mentioned watch group members and their parents who gave their time as well as the bank staff. She also mentioned the Military at Mount Pleasant who encouraged runners to train for the marathon. Hillside Camp was thanked for coffees and teas as well as Synergy Information Systems for photography as well as Nigel Bishop who erected the start/finish line that didn’t fall down this year. Thanks also went to the Highway Section of PWD.