Eye Institute Run & Walk Fundraiser Results

April 15, 2016

The 2016 Eye Institute Run and Walk fundraising event was held on Sunday, April 3, with close to 200 people taking part in the 13th annual event.

Gayle Lindsey took top spot for the ladies in the running portion with a time of 20:18, while Chayce Smith topped the men with a time of 16:44. In the walkers’ category, Sheena Young was the overall ladies winner with a time of 37:49, while Gary Young took the male category in a time of 36:33. In the 2.7k junior run category, Tilly Norman was the overall female winner in a time of 11:30, while Tommy Marshall was the male winner in a time of 10:21.

A spokesperson said, “The East End came alive on a beautiful Sunday April 3rd morning with close to 200 people taking part in the 2016 Eye Institute Run & Walk a fitness-themed fundraising event. The 2016 event feature a new 5k route which took participants along the spectacular east end coastline past Fort St. Catherine, Tobacco Bay and through the World Heritage town of St. George’s before finishing at East End Primary School.

“Each participant received a T-shirts and goody bag and were included in the prize raffle which featured wonderful prizes contributed by several local businesses, including The Reefs, Harry’s, MEF Group, Barracuda Grill, Flanagan’s Rosas, Grotto Bay, Ruby Murrays and the primary sponsor Bermuda International Eye Institute.

“2016 was the 13th Annual Eye Institute event which includes age group categories for walks and runs starting at age 8. Overall winners of the 5k running event were Gayle Lindsey in a time of 20:18 for the ladies and Chayce Smith in a time of 16:44 for the men.

“In the 5k walker’s category Sheena Young was the overall ladies winner in a time of 37:49 while Gary Young took the male category in a time of 36:33. In the 2.7k junior run category Tilly Norman was the overall female winner in a time of 11:30, while Tommy Marshall was the male winner in a time of 10:21.

“Charity is a focal point of the event with the Bermuda International Eye Institute making a separate a $5,000 contribution to local charity Age Concern. Ms. Claudette Fleming Executive Director of Age Concern was on hand to receive the funds and expressed her sincere thanks to the Bermuda International Eye Institute for their continued support.

“Ms. Fleming noted that Bermuda today is getting old and Age Concern is in a position to assist our seniors by providing assistance and support.”

Dr. Teye Botchway of the Bermuda International Eye Institute said, “The 2016 event was a resounding success with an increase in the number of people participating and a beautiful day. For 2017, I truly hope we can encourage the community to come out in greater number.

“Not only is historic St. George’s a beautiful place to either run or walk around but the family atmosphere makes the event unique compared to other events.”

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