Chayce Smith and Amanda Nurse are the 2016 Sir Stanley Burgess Male and Female Champions both setting new Records.
Smith clocked a time of 15:54 breaking the previous record of 16:34 set by Chris Harris in 2014, visitor Ian Harris was second in 16:39 and youngster Iziah Tucker finished third in 17:43.
Visitor Nurse 4th overall she stopped the clock in a time of 18:07 breaking the previous record of Tamils Williams set in 2014 when she was clocked at 19:35. Adding to the race, Nurse finished as the second qualifier in the USA Olympic Trial California International Marathon. Gayle Lindsay was the second female finisher and 7th overall with a time of 19:29 and the third female finisher was Laura Wright who was 17th overall clocking 21:34.
Jessie Marshall won the 2016 Sir Stanley Burgess Junior Road Race Champion, she was clocked across the line in 7:37, with Yari Tucker finishing second in 7:44 and Myeisha Sharrieff finished third in 8:37.
Fourteen runners from Bermuda took part in the London Marathon, with James O’Shea finishing as the top finisher clocking a time of 2:36.47 crossing the line 195th overall.
Laura Anna Hocking was the second runner from Bermuda to cross the line in a time of 8,478th clocking a time of 3:39:41 and the third finisher was Whitney Iuliano who recorded a time of 3:44:08 finishing 9,508th overall.
BERMUDA RUNNERS LONDON MARATHON 2016
2:36:47 James O'Shea 3:39:41 Laura Anna Hocking 3:44:08 Whitney Iuliano 3:52:04 Steven Ortiz 3:56:22 Trevor Brookes 3:58:13 Sarah Farrar 4:08:08 Anne Kermode 4:23:32 Andre Vargas-Crispieri 4:32:33 Nicole Elizabeth Andreasen 4:43:15 Natalie Dyrli 4:55:09 Nancy Leonora Carrick 5:51:13 Charlie Oleksak 5:51:13 Catherine Silvester 6:35:26 Bernie Margaret O'Reilly
Sunday, April 24, 2016
RMS 10 & 20k Round Up
Chayce Smith and Teresa Humphrey are the 2016 Male and Female RMS 20k Champions, while Allan Fox and Gayle Lindsay are the Male and Female 10k Champions.
Smith clocked a time of 1:11.53, with Spencer Butterfield finishing second in 1:15.31 and Ryan Wilson finished third in 1:17.01, Humphrey finished 12th overall with a time of 1:32.23, Krista Dyer was the second Female finisher and 15th overall clocking 1:34.28 and Alicia Hancock was the third Female finisher recording a time of 1:37.12 crossing the line 20th overall.
Fox covered the 10K distance with a time of 39.23, with Jahmai Lottimore second in 41.48 and Byron Rencken was third in 42.30, Lindsay crossed the line 4th overall recording a time of 44.04, Melissa Logie was the second Female finisher and 7th overall clocking 46.33, and one spot back was the third Female finisher Martina Olcheski-Bell clocking 47.54.
RMS 20k Top 20 Finishers
1:11:53 Chayce Smith 1:15:31 Spencer Butterfield 1:17:01 Ryan Wilson 1:23:02 Ronae Burgess 1:23:52 Chris Allington 1:25:14 Moses Mufandaedza 1:28:12 Andy Bray 1:28:18 Trevor Lindsay 1:28:53 Ricky Sousa 1:29:17 John Thompson 1:30:39 Geoffrey Blee 1:32:23 Teresa Humphrey 1:32:55 Patrick Lee 1:33:56 Anonymous Participant 1:34:28 Krista Dyer 1:34:30 Scott Neil 1:35:09 Darryl Herrick 1:36:19 Joel Matthews 1:36:52 Darin Cassidy 1:37:12 Alicia Hancock
Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers in Jamaica got a shock when ‘running’ in to superstar sprinter Usain Bolt at their hotel.
And the record-breaking athlete stopped to talk and have pictures taken with the advance party, which is preparing for the arrival of the main body of troops this weekend.
Sergeant Major Rupert Lambert said the RBR group spotted Bolt, dubbed Lightning Bolt after his stunning string of Olympic and World Championship victories, on a photo shoot at the Strawberry Hill Hotel – and later bumped into him at their own hotel.
Sgt Maj. Lambert said, “He was doing his thing at Strawberry Hill, so we didn’t want to interrupt that, but we saw him later at the hotel.
“I saw him in the hallway, smiled at him and stopped and asked if I could get a picture. It was unbelievable – I told him I had seen him run at the Carifta Games in Bermuda years ago.
“He was really approachable and very friendly. He stopped and posed for the picture.”
Sgt Maj. Lambert added, “You get a lot of good experiences in the Regiment – but meeting the fastest man on earth is something else.”
The main body of troops leave on Sunday for two weeks’ intensive training in Jamaica, working with the Jamaican Defense Force.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Estwanik Confirms He Is Out Of Derby
Speculation surrounding Chris Estwanik defending his Men’s Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby title was ended with an email to www.islandstats.com, confirming a question put to Estwanik a few weeks ago.
Seen wearing a protective boot during the 2016 KPMG Round the Grounds Race took place at the Botanical Gardens a month ag, Estwanik was hoping to get a good diagnosis, but in his email to www.islandstats.com Estwanik said, “It’s not good, I still have a few more weeks in the boot so no May 24th this year.”
Estwanik who claimed his first title in the race back in 2008, won five straight before an injury forced him out of the event for back to back years.
Estwanik returned to take his title back with the race beginning in St. George’s for the first time in 37 years, holding off a challenge early from young Tyler Smith, with Lamont Marshall eventually finishing second.