Over $4,000 was raised for Friends of the Care Project in the inaugural Dockyard Challenge held on Sunday July 12th. Seventy-three participants and supporting spectators helped raise $4,189 EC at a difficult time for the charity. The funds will be used to enrich the lives of the differently abled children and young adults living at the Care Project, through education, specialist therapy and social interaction.
The challenge consisted of: a ¼ mile sea swim from Galleon Beach to Fort Berkeley, a 3 mile trail run to Pigeon Point Beach and back, a ¼ mile return swim, and a 3 mile trail run up to Shirley Heights and down. The whole event took place in the photogenic surroundings of Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, home of Antigua’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A mix of 73 serious and casual athletes took part, including men, women and children from 5 to 61 years old. 21 individuals completed the whole course and 16 relay teams divided the four legs between them. The fastest times were:
1st – Paul David Mather, 1:42
2nd – Yahnik Martin, 1:43
3rd – Charles Edwards, 1:43
1st – Margarita Fernandez, 1:43
2nd – Lyssandra Barbieri, 2:03
3rd – Jo Robson, 2:17
1st – ‘Hopefuls’ (Stefano Mitchell, Wayne Mitchell, Rishi Ramlalack), 1:40
2nd – ‘Boy I Don’t Know’ (Nathan Derek Marshall, Karl James, Dani Edwards), 1:41
3rd – ‘Three Mosquitoes’ (Emily Gaillard, Ozani Lafond, Shanoy Malone), 1:46
Dockyard Challenge 2020 was generously sponsored by: QuikServe food delivery, Happy Js grill master, 2Six8 craft brewery, Energie gym/spa/stay, Cedars Pottery and Domino Effect Design.
Additional support was kindly provided by: Jason Pickering Photography, Antigua Yacht Club, DiveCarib, Ondeck, Skullduggery Rum, Cloggy’s, HiTea, Frank Wall Ltd., Bouncy Castle Restaurant, S.O. Ltd., Premier Beverages, Brydens, Epicurean, Rohrman, Road Runners Cycling, Swimming Federation, Ministry of Tourism’s lifeguards, Red Cross, RPFAB, Galleon Beach Resort, National Parks Authority and nearly 50 volunteers.