RESULTS (more info below)
Tourism Road Relay creates much excitement
A road relay coordinated by the Nevis Tourism Authority crated much excitement on the Samuel Hunkins drive on Friday afternoon-29th April.
The relay featured teams in the following categories: Primary Schools; Tourism partners and Tourism invitational teams. The entire Drive and access roads were cordoned off to give the athletes free rein to hone their skills and the large crowd that gathered was highly entertained.
It was obvious that some of the participants were only in it for the fun but some of Nevis’ finest athletes stepped the competition up a gear with some telling runs.
The final race of the afternoon was easily the most exciting. On the first leg, Extreme Velocity out of St.Kitts was leading by a long way and one of the recorders indicated after the event that she was about to record that they had won, when things changed dramatically. The Titans and Gladiators track clubs pulled out all of the stops and surprisingly Extreme Velocity was forced into third. The crowd went wild.
At the end of the day, here were the results:
Category 1 Primary Schools
Category 2 Tourism Partners Relay
Category 3 Tourism Invitational Relay
The Road Relay is being held with the support and colloboration of the Nevis Amateur Athletic Association & other partners.
The event seeks to build on the 2011 Tourism Week's Theme - "Tourism: Our Treasure" and will serve to highlight the valuable Human Resource Assets within the Tourism Industry, in a fun and motivational way.
A 10K run is also being proposed by NAAA for 16th September '11
The event will be held on Friday 29th April 2011 in Charlestown, Nevis starting at 4 p.m.
Vehicular traffic will be limited and/or diverted for the route.
The Tourism run is open to all entities including Government Departments, Companies, Hotels, Clubs etc.
Teams wishing to participate are asked to contact the Ministry of Tourism at Bath Hotel at 469-5521.
Teams comprise 4 persons. A Primary School class will be invited with 2 male and 2 females per school.
The Primary School class will compete first, followed by the Tourism Partners class, then the Club class.
The proposed route for Tourism partners and the Primary School class is as follows:
1st & 2nd leg - From the Samuel Hunkins Drive opposite TDC, looping at a point approx in line with the Museum and returning to the Starting point in front ot TDC for the exchange.
3rd & 4th leg - From the Samuel Hunkins Drive opposite TDC, looping at a point at the end of the Samuel Hunkins Drive, near the Cultural Centre and returning to the Starting point in front ot TDC for the exchange and finish.
The proposed route for Sports Clubs is as follows:
1st to 4th leg - From the Samuel Hunkins Drive opposite TDC to the road to the Island Main Road next to the Cultural Center, left long the Island Main Road to the roundabout at TDC, back along the Island Main Road, returning along the Samuel Hunkins Drive and returning to the Starting point in front ot TDC for the exchange or finish.