3 Peaks Race biggest event of the year

first_imgWith Fairfax Harbour as the perfect backdrop, athletes and racing yachts will set out to sail, swim and mountain race the 3 Peaks of Moresby.Club Commodore Kilroy Genia said the RPYC is pleased to host such popular events, with this being the biggest race of the year.“This is a showcase event for the Club, which combines the endurance of runners, swimming and the A-Class racing fleet in a true athletic event.”Crews and runners all meet in the RPYC wet bar at 11am for race briefing. Boats will cross the start line at 12.30pm and race to Manubada (Local) Island, then onto Lolorua Island. The finish line will be before the RPYC marina entrance.At Manubada (Local) Island and Lolorua Island, the yachts sail up to the arrival line where the runners disembark from their boat, swim ashore and run to the check point at the top of the Island before returning to the beach for the swim back to their yacht.Once across the finish line, the runners leap ashore at the marina, and make their way out of the yacht club to commence the gruelling Burns Peak leg.Runners test their stamina on the race to the summit of Burns Peak. Runners then race back to RPYC grounds and the finish line where spectators will be ready at the Boat Shed SP Radler finish line to cheer the exhausted runner home.There are fantastic prizes on offer for fastest boats, fastest runners and give aways for everyone who enters.RPYC general manager, Aaron Batts, is overwhelmed with the support of sponsors. Prizes will be awarded at the prize giving after the race in the grounds of the RPYC for yachts and runners as well as spot prizes being given to supporters along the routes the runners take.Sponsors include SP Radler, International Paints, Puma Energy, Brian Bell, DHL, Oil Search, Tru Tru Wara and Red Bull.The International Paints and Puma Energy sausage sizzle will be held at the finish line where crew, runners and supporters can get something to eat by donating to City Mission Seif Haus for Women and Children in Port Moresby.Information on the event is available at rpyc.com.pg.“We encourage all athletes, sailors and volunteer time-keepers to get involved and register in what is great day of team work and camaraderie. It’s time to get training!”For more information, contact Aaron Batts on (675) 7272 4950 or email: gm@rpyc.com.pg(Picture: Searching for Ironman)last_img read more

RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year

first_imgShericka Jackson – AthleticsFor her achievement in claiming the bronze medal in the 400 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, running a personal best 49.99 seconds. Jackson ran a personal best in all three rounds of the competition. The 21-year-old Jackson also ran the second leg of the winning 4×400 metres women’s relay at the Championships, opening an almost two-second gap on her United States competition.Sherone Simpson – AthleticsFor her achievement in winning the gold medal in the 100 metres at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Simpson ran a season best 10.95 seconds to take victory in the event, her fastest time in seven years. Simpson also won a gold medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, running as an alternate in the semi-final; and a silver medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the Pan American Games, again running in only the semi-final.Rasheed Dwyer – AthleticsFor his achievement in claiming the silver medal in the 200 metres at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. In the process, Dwyer smashed Don Quarrie’s 44-year-old 200 metres Games Record (19.86), setting a new mark of 19.80 seconds in the semi-finals. Dwyer was also part of the gold-medal-winning 4×100 metres Jamaica relay team at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas and was a member of the 4×100 metres relay team, which won the IAAF World Championship (running in the semi-final only).last_img read more