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St helena airport runway dash

St Helena’s inaugural runway dash

The first of what is hoped to be an annual Runway Dash took place this week on Bank Holiday Monday at St Helena Airport.

The historic event was organised by staff and friends of New Horizons for NASAS (National Amateur Sports Association of St Helena), to raise funds to send a St Helena team to Gotland for the 2017 commonwealth Island Games.

St Helena airport runway dash

Over 100 entrants took part in the 3.6km runway race, with around 300 people attending to spectate and enjoy other attractions including go-karting.

Funds have so far been raised to the tune of £1,600.

St Helena airport runway dash

St Helena joins the ranks of more than 20 airports around the world that host runway races, from JFK International in New York to Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt and Ascension Island.

And the winners were:

Preschool

Position Name Time
1st Hayley Crowie 36:13
2nd Isaac Kellett 37:47
3rd Jaxon Benjamin 44:44

 

Girls Primary School age

Position Name Time
1st Emily Pedersen 34.11
2nd Ava Thomas 35:02
3rd Kiera Joshua 35:46

 

Boys Primary School age

Position Name Time
1st Aiden Yon-Stevens 15:14
2nd Oliver Tyson 16:23
3rd Luke Ansell 17:06

 

Girls Prince Andrews School age

Position Name Time
1st Danielle Benjamin 18:20
2nd Rebecca Young 21:59
3rd Demi George 22:66

 

Boys Prince Andrews School age

Position Name Time
1st Scott George 12:30
2nd Adam Fowler 12:31
3rd Jordan Stevens 13:47

 

Ladies age 16+

Position Name Time
1st Megan Vass 13:46
2nd Bev Tyson 15:20
3rd Ursula Smith 15:47

 

Men age 16+

Position Name Time
1st Martin Collins 11:19
2nd Rhys Cottle 12:37
3rd Neil Ansell 13:51

 

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