Local runner, Arthur ‘Mos High’ Mussington, emerged victorious in the 42km run around Barbuda on Sunday, which took place across difficult and varying terrain.
He was followed by Swede, John Karlsson, in second place and Brit, Paul David Matther, in third, who were among 20 persons to take part in the first-ever hike/bike around Barbuda.
In the 42km mountain bike category, it was Richard Lam who took home first place, followed by Alistair Savoury in second place, and Tacuma ‘Tuckey’ Davis in third.
In the shorter 29km route, the Canadian couple, Laurent-Olivier and Bedard-Breton, and Sandra Auger came top male and female respectively.
Elizabeth Garcia, Julia Tyszko, Julie Louwrens, Emma Tornero, James Chaplin, Merllissa MacFarlane and Shauna McFarlane all completed the 20km route from River Wharf to Castle Hill.
The route took participants from River Wharf to Coral Group Bay (3km) onto Princess Diana Beach (8km) onto Castle Hill (20km) then Two Foot Bay (29km) back to River Wharf (42km) for a full loop of the island.
Participants stayed at the Barbuda Sports Complex with cots provided by the Red Cross Society.
The event also featured a Barbuda Bike Mania on Saturday 25th January outside the Fisheries Complex in Codrington featuring a number of cycling races from ages 3 to adult.
The event was sponsored and supported by the Barbuda Council, Matthew John, Sharima Deazle Myers, Jackie Frank, Maverick Weathered, Road Runners Cycling, Red Cross, and the Jumby Bay Fund. It is a precursor to the AUA Rohrman Antigua and Jumby Bay Rohrman Challenge slated for Saturday March 7th and Sunday March 8th 2020.
The non-profit event is sponsored by the government of Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, the Ministry of Sports, the National Olympic Committee, the American University of Antigua, the Jumby Bay Fund, Sugar Ridge, Tamarind Hills, Cool & Smooth, Cedars Pottery, Island Provision, Pellegrino Water, Barbuda Council, Barbuda Ocean Club, Road Runners, Stonewall Sounds, Island Sanitation, Pure Sports & Events, Special Security Services, Antigua VIP Tours, and SO Ltd.
It was also supported by the Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda, ABSAR, the Ministry of the Environment, the Coast Guard, the EMS and many volunteers.