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Sunday, April 20, 2014
RMS 10/20K Road Race Round Up

Chayce Smith
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Christopher Harris and Laura Wright are the 2014 RMS 10K Male and Female Road Race Champions, while Chayce Smith and Ashley Estwanik are the 2014 RMS 20K Male and Female Road Race Champions.

Smith crossed the line almost two minutes ahead of his nearest rival, he broke the tape at 1:12.46, with Evan Naude finishing second in 1:14.32 and Ryan Wilson was third in 1:14.44.



Estwanik ran the distance at a 6:28 pace crossing the line 4th overall with a time of 1:20.18, Krista Dyer was the second Female finisher she crossed the line clocking 1:29.52 finishing 13th overall and Vivienne Lochhead was the third Femal finisher and 15th overall clocking 1:32.00.

Harris put a big gap between himself and the second place runner he clocked a time of 37.05, with Jahmai Lottimore finishing second clocking 40.26 and Chfton Hall was third in a time of 41.41.

Wright was the fourth runner to cross the line, she was clocked at 43.49, while Laurie Orchard finished second with a time of 46.49 finishing 7th overall and one spot back was the third Female finisher in Kathleen Thompson who clocked a time of 46.57.



 
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Countdown to 2014 Women in Sports 5K

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The Argus Group today announces that it has again partnered with the Bermuda National Athletics Association and Bermuda Olympic Association to present the second annual Women in Sports 5K Run/Walk and Girls Rock 1 Mile Run. The event will take place on Sunday, April 27th and the theme for this year’s run is mothers and daughters.

This marks the second year for the annual run, which was launched in 2013 as part of the Women in Sports Expo. The Expo is scheduled to be held every two years to encourage participation by girls and women in physical recreation and sports.

The event consists of a 1 Mile race at 3:00pm and a 5K run/walk at 3:15pm. Both the 1 Mile and 5K routes begin and end at the Argus Group, 14 Wesley Street, Hamilton. Children under 18 can participate in the Girls Rock 1 Mile Run. Girls over 13 may also participate in the 5K walk or run.

Registration is available online at www.racedayworld.com. The online registration deadline is Friday April 25. Paper registration forms can be dropped off at the Bermuda National Athletics Association offices at 48 Cedar Avenue by Wednesday, April 23. Entry is $35 for adults and $15 for children under 18 years of age. Race numbers can be picked up from the Argus offices on Wesley Street on Saturday, April 26 from 9:00am until 12:00pm. The first 400 people to register will receive a t-shirt and bag.

Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each of the mother/daughter combinations. They will also be presented to the top three individual finishers in the 1 mile run and the 5K run, and a prize will be awarded to the company with the most participants, the school with the most participants and the National Sports Governing Body team with the most participants.

Donna Watson, President, Bermuda National Athletics Association, said, “We are pleased to be organising this run/walk for the second year. Last year’s inaugural event was a great success in bringing women together to not only participate, but also to learn from each other. As women, it is important to encourage each other and to have fun staying active, and this event is designed to do just that. We are pleased that the Bermuda Olympic Association and the Argus Group are partnering with us again this year.”

Alison Hill, Chief Executive Officer, The Argus Group, said, “The Argus Group is always pleased to be involved with events that promote being active and we are delighted to be sponsoring a race that promotes physical activity among women. With this year’s theme of mothers and daughters, we are encouraging girls and women of all ages to join in and enjoy some exercise together.”

Katura Horton-Perinchief, Chairman of Women in Sports, a committee of the Bermuda Olympic Association, said, “Bermuda Women in Sports Committee is dedicated to having a positive influence on access for women to an enriching sport experience. This 5K Run/Walk is designed to provide women with a fun sporting event. The mothers and daughters theme highlights the importance of being active across generations and provides an opportunity for mothers and daughters to be active together. Our goal is for the spirit of this event to carry through to other sporting events throughout the year.”

 
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombing

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Boston is marking the anniversary of the deadly bombing at last year's marathon, honoring the dead and lauding the character and strength of the survivors and the city's residents.

US Vice-President Joe Biden told survivors they were an example of "pure courage".

The city's leaders thanked those who saved lives in the frenzied aftermath.

Three people were killed and some 264 injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line at last year's race.

"I know that no memorial, no words, no acts can fully provide the solace that your hearts and soul still yearn to acquire," Biden said at a midday memorial programme. "I hope it eases your grief a little bit."

Participants in Tuesday's ceremonies included representatives from families of the victims, members of the city's fire, police and ambulance services, government agencies and civic organizations.

Dignitaries in attendance included Mr Biden, former Mayor Thomas Menino, current Mayor Martin Walsh, Governor Deval Patrick, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and others.

This year's Boston Marathon is due to take place on April 21st.


 
 
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Smith & Thompson are Cann 5K Champions

Smith being chased by Allen
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Chayce Smith needed a kick at the end to out leg Stephen Allen on his way to winning the 2014 Ludwig Cann 5K Road Race.

Smith and Allen ran stride for stride until they got near the entrance to Astwood Park were Smith was able to change gears and clock a time of 16.12, while Allen was clocked at 16.19, Daniel Oatley finished third clocking 17:35.

Kathleen Thompson was the first Female finisher she crossed the line in a time of 21.50 finishing 12th overall, while Rebecca Cooper was the second Female finisher she was 16th overall with a time of 22.20 and Gayle Lindsay rounded out the top three Female finishers as she clocked a time of 22.31.

Ludwig Cann 5K 2014 Results

16:12 Chayce Smith

16:19 Stephen Allen
17:35 Daniel Oatley
18:14 Coyatito Smith
18:18 William Wood
18:20 Jahmai Lottimore
18:42 Ronae Burgess
20:30 Trevor Lindsay
20:48 Dominique Nanette
21:02 Keyshe Robinson
21:27 Romar Douglas
21:50 Kathleen Thompson
21:58 Jerome Wellman
22:10 Stanley Davis
22:11 Matthew Viney
22:20 Rebecca Cooper
22:25 Malik Showers
22:31 Gayle Lindsay
23:13 Andre Gordon
23:15 Karen Shapiro
23:43 Allen Brown
23:59 Dnarte Lima
24:14:00 Zina Jones
24:31:00 Walter Harris
24:36:00 Isabel Van de Westhuizen
25:04:00 Michael Whalley
25:51:00 Damon Green
26:07:00 Ceri Riihilouma
26:33:00 Gabriela Anderson
26:34:00 Shawne Bascome
26:41:00 Lea Osborne
26:54:00 Sonia Verrilli
27:30:00 Sarah DeSilva
27:35:00 Talia Simons
27:40:00 Mayberline Black
28:27:00 Edwin Cumberbatch
28:42:00 Melanie Fullerton
28:53:00 Gary Perry
29:22:00 Kim Burgess
30:34:00 Calvin Cumberbatch
30:42:00 Andrea Sewell
30:45:00 Florence Sharpe-Trott
30:49:00 Natalie Dyrli
31:08:00 Calvin Burgess
31:09:00 Randell Woolridge
32:46:00 Gordon Johnson
33:15:00 Patrina Cumbermack
37:22:00 Shanelle Reece
38:46:00 Ruby Dill

Walkers

34:48:00 Gary Young

34:54:00 Ray Medeiros
35:38:00 Sheena Young
38:07:00 Gilda Cann
39:23:00 Louise Treacy
44:00:00 Michelle White
48:41:00 Renay Arorash
48:55:00 Alberta Tucker
50:13:00 Roxanne Lindsay
1:02:22 Linda Hanson

 
 
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Countdown to Ludwig Cann 5K Road Race

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The Swan’s Running Club is holding the annual Ludwig Cann 5K Race at Astwood Park, Warwick this Sunday April 13th 2014. Ludwig Cann was known as “Luddy” by his many friends. In his later life he became an ever-present and instantly recognizable figure on the Island’s running scene, often dressed in colorful outfits and running t-shirts he customized himself with tassels.

Swan’s Running Club is working to keep Mr. Cann’s spirit alive by organizing this annual race and on the day of the race presents a prize to the person wearing the best “Luddy” Cann outfit.

Swan’s Club invites everyone preparing for the Bermuda Day Relay and the beat the couch run to come out and be a part of this annual event.

Registration for the race is at the Sportseller and racedayworld.com. Deadline is Friday April 11th 2014. Contact race director Keith Smith @ 235-0001 for more information.
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