Chayce Smith and Laura Wright are the 2017 Raymond Swan Flat 8K Male and Female Champions.
Smith controlled the race from start to finish, putting a little distance between himself and the field crossing the line in a time of 27:43, Tim Price finished in second clocking 28:35 and Artur Paulino was third in a time of 29:28.
Wright played second fiddle in the beginning of the race, choosing to keep Teresa Humphrey in her sights, however Wright made her move and finished 11th overall on a time of 34:11, Humphrey was the next runner to cross the line and the second female finisher in 34:37 and one spot back in 13th was the third female finisher Anna Laura Hocking with a time of 34:42.
Raymond Swan Flat 8K Top 20 Finishers
27:43 Chayce Smith 28:35 Tim Price 29:28 Artur Paulino 30:39 Kavin Smith 30:39 Jose Miranda 31:03 Omari Hart 31:38 Dennis Mbelenzi 32:20 Ronae Burgess 32:54 John Thompson 33:45 Steven McGuinness 34:11 Laura Wright 34:37 Teresa Humphrey 34:42 Anna Laura Hocking 34:59 Scott Neil 35:09 Zachary Simmons 35:31 Frederick Steede 35:36 Helen Draper 35:52 Tyler Kelly 36:25 Jonathan Lee 36:54 Andrea Luber
Lamont Marshall has broken his own Bermuda 5000m Record, which came during the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Marshall crossed the line 23rd overall in a time of 14:23.35, breaking his own record of 14:27.80 which he set back on April 8th, 2011 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
This is the second record broken by Marshall this season, following after his record breaking 3000 meters on February 11th, 2017.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Legends Race Series Ray Swan's Flat 8K
There is still time to register for the Legends Race Series. The second race of the series, the inaugural Ray Swan Flat 8K will take place on Sunday, March 26th starting at West Pembroke School at 8:30 a.m. The race will travel along the North Shore to Shelly Bay.
To celebrate Swan’s Running Club’s 35th anniversary of road running in Bermuda , the Legends Race Series consists of four (4) races that celebrate some of Bermuda’s road racing Legends, such as Ed Sherlock (February 12), Raymond Swan (March 26), Ludwig Cann (April 9), and “Sir” Stanley Burgess (May 7).
There is a point system given to placement in each race. The male and female participant who has accrued the highest points in the best three (3) out of four (4) races, will be crowned the Legends winner. There will also be prizes given for the overall winners in each of the various age categories. There are double points to be gained in racing the last race and this may be the deciding factor of who will be crowned the “LEGEND”.
Swan’s Running Club is extremely grateful to BGA who has come on board as the title sponsor for the Race Series. We will work to keep the history alive of our road running legends, and to encourage all road runners, (New and Old) to take on the challenge that the Legends Race Series presents.
Swan's Running Club membership is open to all residents of Bermuda, irrespective of age. We pride ourselves in meeting people's needs at whatever activity level they are at. We provide training from a qualified coach and also provide support and mentoring. The Club also has a Fitness Walkers section.
For series details and registration information, log on to www.racedayworld.com.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Butterfield Competes in Puerto Rico’s Spring Break Classic
Though the indoor season just came to a close last week, Taahira Butterfield and her University at Albany Track & Field teammates competed in its first Outdoor Meet during the team’s annual visit to Puerto Rico’s Spring Break Classic.
This year, the Classic hosted a more competitive contingent of local University teams, because for the first time the meet would serve as a qualifier for Puerto Rico’s University National Championships.
The University at Albany Women’s 4x100m Relay Team of Dayleen Santana Rodriguez, Chanel Smith, Butterfield, and Stephanie Osuji ran a new school record time of 45.34, surpassing the previous mark of 45.80 set in 2016 by the team of Osuji, Smith, Grace Claxton, and Butterfield.
Competing in the Women’s 100m Dash, Butterfield won Heat Two and finished ninth overall in a time of 12.10.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Lowe Not Just a Footballer Offered Cosmos Contract
During the halftime break of the Bermuda Select - New York Cosmos exhibition match at the National Sports Center, Oneko Lowe was announced as the player the New York Cosmos selected to join their B team for their upcoming season.
Lowe will have write ups about his performances with the Under 20 National team recently, but www.islandstats.com can report that Lowe also represents his school Washington Academy Men’s Track and Field team.
Lowe said, “I use Track and Field to stay in shape during the off season.”