S.Atlantic : Manuel Mendez Wins Stanley marathon 2011
Submitted by SARTMA.com (Nathan Prince) 20.03.2011 (Current Article)
The 7th annual Standard Chartered Bank Stanley marathon was greeted by bright sunshine and light winds on Sunday, 20 March 2011.
Manuel Mendez Wins Stanley marathon 2011
By J. Brock (FINN)
The 7th annual Standard Chartered Bank Stanley marathon was greeted by bright sunshine and light winds on Sunday, 20 March 2011. Forty six runners including 7 ladies competed for the main prizes, with 18 relay teams bringing the total number of participants to 118. Of the nine Marathons Standard Chartered Bank hosts this one has the greatest per capita participation, though it is the smallest in numbers of runners.
Seeing is Believing, a charity supported by Standard Chartered Bank, provides funding to cure avoidable blindness. This event raised over £3.000.00 for the charity. Thus far the Standard Chartered Bank Stanley marathon has raised enough money to cure over 1 Million people of preventable blindness since 2003 when the charity started.
Some winning results:
Commodore Thicknesse Presented the Service Relay Trophy to the winning team from MPC: Stealth Harriers - 3.07.54.
1st in the Men’s Race: Manuel Mendez crosses the finish line in 3hrs 10 minutes and 10 seconds Second ion a time of 3.15.17 was Hugh Marsden and 3rd in a time of 3.17. 17 was Gurkha Nirmal Rana Hugh
Kate Burston was the first lady home in just under 5 hours.
Ladies 3rd Ros Cheek - 5.13.12 2nd Capt. RAF - 5.08.05
The Challenge Trophy Presented to the 1st Falkland Islands born runner to complete the race presented by Mike Summers – not here H. E. the Governor Mr Nigel Haywood presented to Tim Bonner 4.23.29
Relay Race 3rd Woosh 1312 Flight - 3.08.00 2nd Stealth Harriers - 3.07.00 1st International - 3.00.40 seconds