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.
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.
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.
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!