Mohsin Ali ISLAMABAD Tehreem won the Women Open category of the inaugural Red Bull Dark Knights downhill mountain bike night race by clocking 48.67 seconds held last night at the Margalla Hills, on Trail 1 started at 6:30 pm Amna placed second positions with 63 seconds while Hadia got third position with 64 seconds timing. A total of 60 participants participated in this competition on their own mountain bikes and protective gear. Groups of 5 to 6 participants rode to the top of the 250 meter track, after they were introduced to the audience, waiting for them at the base of track, where 3 live screens for crowd convenience to watch the contestants position without interruption. The mountain bikers were divided into 3 categories - Open Men for amateurs, Open Elite for professionals and Open Women for amateur women riders having age 15 and above raced down a 250m track, laden with challenging obstacles. Atter hearing the buzzer participants start racing down the track one by one, and as they cross the last obstacle and the Red Bull gate placed at the end of the track, their time was marked by the time keeper. After crossing the gate, the riders rode up a ramp to stop at a stage where the host of the evening Mohsin, talks to the contestant about their experience on the track. The audience cheered each participant as they reached the bottom and had their eyes on the prize and wanted to achieve the fastest time in their category. The organizers arranged special safety precautions, standby ambulance/paramedics to combat any mis-happening in quick time while participants had to wear 'head lamps' and place bike lights to ensure a smooth run downwards at night. After the conclusion of all the events a prize distribution ceremony was held. Results: In the Women Open category: Tehreem 48.67 seconds (first); Amna 1 min and 3 seconds (2nd) and Hadia 1 minute and 4 seconds (third). Winner and runner-up and third position holder received Rs. 5000 and a gift voucher from Red Bull. In the Men's Open category: Nawaz 41.69 seconds (first), he was awarded cash prize of Rs 25,000 and a gift voucher. Saad Baig 42.37 seconds (2nd) was given Rs 15,000 and a gift voucher from Red Bull. Shahvaiz 42.69 seconds (3rd) was paid Rs 10,000 and a gift voucher from Red Bull. In the Open Elite category: Raja Junaid 40.78 (first), was awarded Rs 25,000 and a gift voucher. Qasim Khan 40.38 seconds (2nd) was penalized for missing a ramp and 2 seconds were added to his total time which reached at 42.38, received Rs 15,000 and a gift voucher. Tayyab Malik 43 seconds (3rd), was warded Rs 10,000 and a gift voucher. The event was a roaring success and was a treat for participants and spectators to be the part of. The spectator area also resonated with music emanating from the Red Bull DJ Booth. Participants felt they were given a great platform to compete on and were rewarded for their success. Sports such as Mountain Biking can get great response and people will give it a serious thought if events like these continue in future too.