The Bermuda National Athletics Association (BNAA) has released their 2017/18 Season Schedule.
The season will kick off with the Labor Day Road race on Monday September 4th, this event will be followed by the Validus Running of the Bulls Road race.
The X-Country Season will get underway on Saturday September 23rd with the event staged at Chaplin Bay.
The Seasons first Track Meet will be held on Sunday October 15th at the National Sports Center.
The International Race Weekend will take place January 12th, 13th and 14th 2018, while the Legends Race Series returns for a second year with the Ed Sherlock 10K held on Sunday February 11th, the Ray Swan 8k set for Sunday March 25th, the Ludwig Cann 10K scheduled for Sunday April 8th and the Sir Stanley Burgess 5K Race will take place on Sunday May 6th.
The biggest event on the calendar for BNAA is the hosting of the Carifta Reunion Gala Event scheduled for December 16th, followed by the Area Permit Meet set for Friday May 11th, the Bermuda day Half Marathon Derby on May 24th and the National Track and Field Championships June 8th and 9th.
Kevin Dallas the CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority hosted a Press Conference highlighting the industry numbers through the first six months of 2017.
Dallas took time out to speak with www.islandstats.com on the issue of Sports Tourism and the direction the BTA is looking to go in the very near future.
Dallas said, “People should really be excited with the news that Flora Duffy will be competing in the Bermuda next year and the two years after that as Bermuda will be hosting the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Triathlon Event in Bermuda.”
“We have had talks with the ITU and we are hoping to get one of the Championships in the very near future,” continued Dallas.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Leah Smith is the 2017 Robert Clements Scholar
The Chubb Charitable Foundation - Bermuda is pleased to announce this year’s Robert Clements Scholarship recipient:
Leah Smith, a recent High Honours graduate of IMG Academy, has been selected as the 2017 Robert Clements Scholar in the award’s twenty-first anniversary year. She is entering her freshman year this fall at New York University’s Stern School of Business where she will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science and Finance with a minor in Computer Science and Mathematics.
At IMG, Smith was recognized as a 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) Honour student based upon her scores in Calculus, Chemistry, Statistics, English Composition and World History. Smith was selected as IMG Academy’s Dartmouth Book Award Winner and an inductee into the National Honour Society for her outstanding academic performance, graduating with a GPA of 4.5. Prior to attending IMG Academy, Leah was a student at Somersfield Academy where she was consistently awarded with High Academic Honours.
In addition to her many academic accomplishments, Leah led her IMG Academy Girls’ Soccer team for two consecutive seasons and was awarded Player of the Year and MVP in 2016. Leah also represented Bermuda in the Women’s CONCACAF U20 team this July, and in 2014 and 2016 Leah captained the Bermuda CONCACAF U15 and U17 Teams in Puerto Rico and Haiti. This culminated in her being recruited to New York University’s Varsity Women’s Soccer Program.
Smith’s extracurricular and community service accomplishments include achieving Distinctions in the Royal School of Ballet and Violin exams. At IMG, Smith served on the IMG Student’s Council, the IMPACT mentoring program and volunteered on service trips to South Africa and Mexico.
Lori Dunstan, Chair, Chubb Charitable Foundation – Bermuda said, “The Robert Clements Scholarship has attracted several strong applicants this year. We are extremely impressed with Smith’s academic accomplishments which span from Somersfield Academy, to the prestigious IMG Academy. Her balance of academics, athletics and community service made Smith stand out from the other applicants. Chubb is proud to award her with the 2017 Robert Clements Scholarship award.”
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Douglas Wins Safe Hands Award 2017
Bermuda Health Care Services (BHCS) and Brown Darrell Clinic presented the Safe Hands Award for a second year in a row to St. Georges Player Allan Douglas.
The Safe Hands Award was established 1998, with the Calvin “Bummy” Symonds plaque unveiled in 2003 to honor the outstanding cricketer who led St George’s to eight victories between 1961 and 1969.
Mr. Douglas an avid sportsman continues to make great strides around sports and this was seen during his performance at the Annual Cup Match Classic.
Medical Director for BHCS, Dr. Mahesh Reddy presented Douglas with a check for $1,000, a $1,000 travel voucher and the Calvin “Bummy” Symonds plaque.
Douglas' name will join Cup Match greats as Lionel Cann, Janeiro Tucker and Dwayne “Sluggo” Leverock just to name a few.
Bermuda HealthCare Services and Brown-Darrell Clinic are committed to supporting the community through the financial support of numerous individuals, organizations and community events including sponsoring elite athletes, Pembroke Hamilton Club and the BHCS Safe Hands Award.
Douglas was named the 2017 Safe Hands Award Winner for this breathtaking catch taken on Friday afternoon to dismiss Stephen Outerbridge off the bowling of Kyle Hodsoll.
During today’s award ceremony Douglas reflected on the catch saying, “I was really just trying to stop the ball from going out of the grounds, I am talk and athletic and that helped me to get up and hold onto the ball.”
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Pilgrim & Palmer Compete in USTA National Championships
Nicholas Pilgrim and Lynsey Palmer took on the USA’s best Youth and Junior Triathletes going to the start line for the 2017 USTA National Championships.
Both Palmer and Pilgrim earned their places on the start line with excellent performances in USTA Junior and Youth Series races in 2017 which gave them solidarity spots for this weekend’s races.
Pilgrim competed in the Boy’s 13-15 Youth Elite, with Palmer competing in the Girls 16-19 Junior Elite field.
Palmer finished 50th out of 69 competitors clocking an overall time of 1:12.25. Palmer covered the Swim course in a time of 13.10.58, she was then clocked at 35:51.82 on the Bike Course, before closing out with a time of 20:45.61 on the Run Course.
Pilgrim finished 27th out of 74 competitors clocking an overall time of 33:18.3, Pilgrim covered the Swim in a time of 5:50.58, before clocking 15:26.51 on the Bike Course, Pilgrim would close out with a time of 9:40.92 on the Run Course.