20 complete first-ever bike/hike around Barbuda

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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 or 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 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.

The event acted as a precursor to the AUA Rohrman Antigua and Jumby Bay Rohrman Barbuda slated for Saturday March 7th and Sunday March 8th 2020.

The non-profit event is sponsored by the Government of Antigua & Barbuda, Antigua & 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.

The event is also supported by the Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda, ABSAR, the Ministry of Environment, the Coast Guard, the EMS and many volunteers.

The Rohrman is a triathlon festival named in honour of the late Jonathan Rohr, a former triathlete and AUA student. The event is a non-profit endeavour aimed at boosting sports development and sports tourism in Antigua & Barbuda.

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