Deloitte-Ogier half marathon in the BVI helps get the Islands' sports calendar up and running again

The annual Deloitte-Ogier marathon last week saw over 50 runners competing in the first long distance race to be held in the BVI since Hurricane Irma.

This is the twelfth year that Ogier, along with Deloitte, has sponsored the popular event. Scaled down to an informal home race and with an altered course following Hurricane Irma, the sign-up exceeded expectations with 54 runners competing.

The race raised $1500 for BVI athletic association, which will go towards repairing sports facilities as part of the wider relief effort.

Practice partner Ray Wearmouth said: "The Deloitte-Ogier half marathon is a real highlight for us as a firm each year, and it's also a popular fixture on the sporting calendar in the BVI.

"After Hurricane Irma we felt it would be best to do a home race and were expecting around 30 runners to sign up, so we're delighted that we got over 50. I'm also pleased that the proceeds raised will be going towards rebuilding the sports facilities in the BVI.

Congratulations to our winners and everyone who took part, along with special thanks to the race directors."