Results of Sydney 2016 Bloomberg square mile relay


jasonjots is attending Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Sydney
Hey everyone – just a very quick update today on the Bloomberg event I wrote last month.

I still buzzing from attending the Sydney 2016 Bloomberg square mile relay held last week on 16th March. First off just a grateful shout-out to limelight sports, square mile sports and Bloomberg for inviting me along to this amazing event that was full of healthy fun.

The event was superbly organized with a well-defined course and plenty of assisting staff on hand. Virgin health clubs were even on site to give participants warm-up sessions to loosen stiff racing muscles. While it was pouring during the race, it didn’t dampen competitive spirit in the slightest.

Sydney 2016 Bloomberg square mile relay start

A total of 50 teams vied for the bragging rights of bringing home the $10,000 cheque for their charity of choice, and boy was it nail-bitting finish. Global investment bank J.P.Morgan was crowned the Sydney 2016 Bloomberg square mile relay champion with a blistering pace of 1 hour 2 minutes 12 seconds, or an average of 6.2 minutes per runner.

Sydney 2016 Bloomberg square mile relay JP Morgan winners

That’s a pace of 3.8 km/h – my legs would be burning for at least a week if I ran that fast.

Australian investment bank Macquarie narrowly lost out pole position by a mere 8 seconds by finishing with a time of 1 hour 2 minutes 20 seconds. Optiver came in 3rd place with a very respectable time of 1 hour 4 minutes 53 seconds.

Even Shannon Ponton from The Biggest Loser Australia fame gave a superb effort despite the heavens opening up.

Sydney 2016 Bloomberg square mile relay teamwork

Regardless of position, it was an extremely good effort by all involved teams. Kudos to you guys!

It was unfortunate that I had to leave shortly after the conclusion of the race but from what I hear the subsequent social event was a blast too. But I still had the pleasure of meeting some of you for a quick chat. Thanks for coming up to introduce yourself!

If you are disappointed to have missed out on this fantastic event, fear not! Event organizer Bloomberg has already committed for a 2017 race, with details and date when the time comes around. I highly recommend you join if you were even remotely interested – you won’t regret it.

Hope to see you there next year!

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