St Helena’s first ever Gravity
Rush race event took place in front of an estimated 800-strong crowd on Sunday
16 June 2013.
Organised by SHAPE (St Helena’s
Active Participation in Enterprise), the event encouraged the participation of
homemade Go-Karts to race down Main Street, Jamestown, finishing on the Bridge
in the market place area.
The thrilling and at times
hilarious event saw eight entrants, and several spills during the qualifying
Cable and Wireless emerged the
overall winners, finishing in a remarkable time of just over 40 seconds in
their Company inspired Land Rover-styled Go-Kart. Following closely behind was
Prince Andrew School’s ‘Renault’ and third place went to Thorpe’s Stores.
SHAPE itself also picked up a
prize for best design but had to withdraw from the competition later due to
Sharon George, Assistant Manager
of SHAPE said:
“We were very happy with
the afternoon’s event. Lots of hard work went into its preparation and we were
really pleased with the turnout and overall success. Our thanks are extended to
all those who took part and to the public for their great support.”
Total monies raised on the day
were £1628 which will now go towards the £10,000 needed each year to help with
The success of the event has now
earmarked it as an annual activity.
19 June 2013