And I would walk 500 miles!
12 children undertook the Xtreme Walk on February 12th to raise funds to purchase equipment for the after-school ball hockey club affiliated with Falklands Xtreme Sports organised by Miss. Clarke.
The route was from the IJS to the Beaver Hanger and back. The sun was shining, hats were donned, sun cream applied and water bottles topped up for the long walk ahead. Dodging the tourists was the first challenge of the walk and then avoiding the prickly gorse bush going up the steps by Government House. A passing fire truck with sirens and lights flashing added to the excitement as they neared the Beaver Hanger. A short water break and a quick snack the group took off for the return leg but this time along the scenic sea wall where the group enjoyed hunting for planets. A hat rescue over the sea wall stopped the walk briefly as well as the giant Sun and solar system artwork.
The walkers arrived back at the finish line still smiling and full of energy having walked 4 miles in 1 hour and 4 minutes and taking 4,164 steps! Thank you to all the wonderful walkers and those adults who came out to support. Sponsorship money is being collected with a final amount to be advertised.
The Dynasafe BACTEC Xtreme Cup claimed its first victim tonight as the FIC Trophy Winners the Walker Creek Warriors (sponsored by Saddle Direct) were beaten 13-6 by the Hill Cove Hurricanes (sponsored by Terrys UPVC Doors & Windows). Hurricanes securing the win ensured their place in the final with one game of the series still to play. The series currently stands at 3-1 to Hurricanes with the Warriors looking to save face in game 5. Good to see one of our new youth players, Darby Newman donning equipment and playing against the big boys, setting up a goal and nearly scoring. Darby is the second young player to play after Kathy Aguilera joined up to help the Hurricanes. Canadian routes were well and truly established as Canadian players Nick McPhail and Danny Zimmerman come down to strut there stuff and get in on the action. They both will be looking to play as many games as they can for the month they are in the Islands, so keep an eye out for them in the cup games.
Next up is the turn of the Goose Green Cavaliers (sponsored by FIC) and the Port Howard Patriots (sponsored by SATLAN) with the Cavs leading the series 2-1. All to play for, will the Cavs claim the next spot into the final or will the Patriots take it to the fifth and final game??
The season end is nearly upon us but work never ceases in the background with the team working hard on developing the youth league and looking to introduce Xtreme Paintball as well as continuously marketing the club. ISBHF are currently working on an article on us and our ambitions, this will go a long way in selling our story to the rest of the members and across the globe.
For now its feet up, enjoy the sun, turn on the DVD player and roll back the years whilst watching 80's TV show Airwolf!