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.
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 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:
Girls Primary School age
Boys Primary School age
Girls Prince Andrews School age
Boys Prince Andrews School age
Ladies age 16+
Men age 16+