Hash House relay sees surge in runners

| 07/02/2011

(CNS): This year’s Cross Island Relay was not only a highly competitive race but saw a surge in participating teams, organisers the Hash House Harriers, said on Monday. 81 teams took part in the 2011 relay compared to 56 in last year’s race. The British Bulldogs came in as overall champions after six grueling legs in 2:26:02 where they were forced to battle hard for the win against Beat the Brits who finally clocked in at 2:27:57. In the all Female Team division Mums on the Run finished first and the Corporate division was won by the team from UBS.

Beat the Brits took the lead after Leg 1 followed by Galloping Genesis and the British Bulldogs. Leg 2 saw Mark Hogan of the British Bulldogs charge into the lead only to see Marius Acker of Beat the Brits take the lead back on Leg 3. UBS moved into 3rd place after the second leg and remained safely in third position after the 3rd leg. Leg 4 saw Conrad Proud take back the lead for the British Bulldogs as he passed Hayden Isbister. The Bulldogs held onto the lead during leg 5 and at the beginning of leg 6 the Bulldogs had a 2:02 lead on Beat the Brits.

It was the challenge taken on by Mike Risdale of Beat the Brits to try to make up the deficit on the final 4 mile leg, but Derek Larner was able to keep the Bulldogs in first place to take the overall win in a time of 2:26:02. Beat the Brits came in 2nd place with a time of 2:27:57,

UBS was first in the Corporate Division with a time of 2:34:19 and third overall while Hy-Tech +1 were 4th with a time of 2:49:00. In the all Female Team division Mums on the Run finished first in 3:21:57, second was Changes Fitness at 3:22:06 and third was Forty and Fabulous with a time of 3:22:26.

Full results and pictures as well as more information about the Hash can be found at www.caymanhash.com

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