PANJIM: GKB Vision and GKB Opthalmics did a one-two sweep in the Corporate Team Race ahead of The Crown Hotel at the Goa Tower Run 2019, held on Sunday.
The sixth edition of this unusual race up and down the staircases of five seven-storeyed buildings (totally 840 steps up and 840 steps down) at Panjim’s businesshub, Patto Plaza, also saw RCC Bambolim bag the College Championship trophy, ahead of S S Dempo College of Commerce and Zantye College, Bicholim.
The fastest time posted, however was a searing 8 minutes 11 seconds by teamTiger Boys in the Group category, ahead of Shiv Garjana (8:39) and defending champions Predators (8:52). Around 20 teams from corporates and 15 student teams were in the fray in this unique urban sport that was accessible to anybody who is fit enough to climb stairs.
In the individual categories, Lifeguard Aakash Agarwadekar was first in the Open Men category, Aditi Patil in Open Women, Vishwanath Shetye in Veteran Men, Vishal Prasad in Student Men and Siddhi Pawar in Student Women.
In addition to the race, the event was a festival of Health and Physical Arts. This included interactive lecture-demonstrations of martial arts Krav Maga by Oscar and Kick Boxing by Rahim. Traya Wellness conducted a Yoga session. Sheryl and the Studio Divas did a spirited Zumba dance session. Norbert's Fitness Studio conducted the warm-up workout, while Diet Clinic held aNutrition Quiz. Piso Skateboards and SkateLifeGoa give instant lessons in skate boarding, while Zito Archery Club offered target shooting with bow and arrow.
Prizes were awarded by Nikheel Brid, GM of The Crown. Apart from trophies and medals, winners got cash prizes, room nights at Acron Hospitality resorts, and gifts from Norbert’s Fitness Studio.