For the last 28 years (from 1978 to 2006) the PEI Region of the Canadian Red Cross has organized the "Red Cross Relay" with the help of many volunteers. However starting this year, 2007, a team of volunteers is taking over the organization of the event under the new title "Red Island Relay". The Red Island Relay 2007 event organization is being headed by Ardelle Hynes and Ken Sampson. The Red Island Relay will still be a fundraising event for charity. This year's beneficiaries will be the Canadian Red Cross and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of PEI.Organizers team up to get relay back on track
Red Island Relay is set for Saturday at the Brudenell Provincial Park
Red Island Relay teams compete
ROSENEATH — P.E.I. Speed Inc., was the only team to break the three-hour barrier in winning the Outdoor Expeditions Red Island Relay Saturday.
The team, which includes Dylan MacDonald, Cory Jay, Kendall MacDonald, Ryan Taylor, Peter Toombs and Allan MacEachern, finished the five-leg multi-sport relay in two hours, 57.39 seconds.
A total of 33 six-member teams, 18 two-person teams and 18 solo competitors took part in the event which included a 7.5-kilometre run, 26-kilometre road bike, 10-kilometre run, 19-kilometre mountain bike and a six-kilometre canoe/kayak leg.
Jody Sanderson, a native of York Point, P.E.I., now living in Toronto, finished second overall, capturing the solo division in a time of 3:19:46.
Tyler Read of New Haven was second in solo and third overall in 3:22.41.
Naturally Fit, comprised of Corey Ellis, Terence Dunphy, Jason Lyndsey, Steve Rush, Justin Ellis and Garrett Toole, were race-timed in 3:25:04 to finish fourth overall and second in the six-person division.
Law and Older, a team including Ralph Lea, Kevin Spencer, Dan McCarthy, Shawn McCarthy and Andrew Thompson were third in the six-person division in 3:27:04 while Pavement Pounders, a six-person masters' entry of Mark Victor, Russ Melanson, Garth Simmons, Tim Murphy, A.J. MacDonald and Paul MacDonald came in at 3:30:04.
The BMO Nesbitt Burns/Prestige Honda team of Graeme Carr and Robbie Hambly took the two-person division in 3:35:41 while the Pink Canoeists of Craig Beaton and Jeff Zahavich were second in 3:39:05 with the father/son entry of Paul Hannan and Ben Crook-Hanna third in 3:44:37. Fourth place went to the Whip and Drip duo of Ryan DesRoches and Sean Fleming (3:45:17).
This year's beneficiaries were the Canadian Red Cross and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of P.E.I.
The race consisted of 5 legs:
Leg 1: Run. Approx. 7.75km
Leg 2: Road Bike. Approx. 27 km.
Leg 3: Run. Approx. 10km.
Leg 4: Mountain Bike. Approx. 20km.
Leg 5: Canoe or Kayak. Approx. 6km
6 Person Team - http://www.atlanticchip.ca/events/results-show.php?result=410
2 Person Team - http://www.atlanticchip.ca/events/results-show.php?result=411
Solo - http://www.atlanticchip.ca/events/results-show.php?result=412