By our Special reporter in Cayman Brac
From as early as 6 a.m. residents began arriving at the grounds of the Administration Building to witness and participate in the event. There were participants from all ages with everyone drummed up and excited to be a part of the event. SASI was the main sponsor this year. After the preliminary registration and distribution of T- Shirts emblazoned with SASI’s logo, the event soon got underway.
Lion president Ms. Dionne Smith then addressed the vibrant gathering.
“It is such a pleasure to see so many of you this early morning, especially the young ones. This truly is a miracle. Given the impact of COVID- 19, we have to thank God that this is possible. I welcome all of you and do have an exciting time,” she declared.
Shakier Khan then led the gathering in prayer and thereafter, things got off to an impressive start.
Firstly, the primary schools participants thrilled the crowd with their sterling performances. Parents cheered and shouted as they urged on the walkers. The contest was filled with close running but in the end it was the team from Creek and Spot Bay Primary School taking the gold in the juniors’ event, while the team from West End Primary School took the gold award in the Upper school level.
This year there were not the regular teams from the various houses from the high school. There was just one team and they received medals for their participation. This loop event is always a gruelling encounter. In the adult categories there were teams from the National Trust. Many in the group were retirees but dug in hard and made the rounds as required. They took the award for the team with most participants.
Cheered on by the school children in particular the Educators’ team led by Principal of WEPS, Mr. Paul Samuels made no less than 5 loops at the event taking the award for this category. There was keen walking amongst the participants from Market Place, Seventh Day Adventist Church and All Nations Pentecostal Church. In the end it was once again the defending champions ANUPC who walked away with the Corporate Cup for 2021for running, while Creek SDA took the cup for Corporate walking.
It was truly an exciting event as it concluded around 10 a.m.
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