Bermuda Skyport is the new sponsor of the former Telford Electric Magic Mile, now called Skyport Magic Mile.
The event, in its 24th year, will be held on February 23rd at the National Sports Center. It is organized by the Bermuda Pacers Track Club and sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association. The event features up to 1,000 young people aged four to 15 years old participating each year in their respective age groups.
The purpose of the Skyport Magic Mile is to promote, ignite and capture the interest of running in our children, and to allow the schools to showcase their athletes while enabling the Bermuda Pacers Track Club to identify and work with those promising youngsters who want to compete further in track and field.
Aaron Adderley, President, Bermuda Skyport said, “We are pleased to be the new sponsors of this incredible event that has excited Bermuda’s young athletes for more than two decades. Skyport focuses on investing in Bermuda’s youth through education, sports and the arts. The Skyport Magic Mile is a great vehicle to reach our young people and we are proud to sponsor the race.”
Cal Simons, Head Coach, Bermuda Pacers Track Club said, “On behalf of the Bermuda Pacers Track Club, I would like to thank Telford Electric for their 23 years of support for this wonderful event. I would also like to thank Skyport for their willingness to take it on and become our lead sponsor. This is an event that Bermuda’s youth look forward to every year and we are thrilled to continue it for the 24th year.”
Registration for the Skyport Magic Mile is now open. Entry forms are available at Sportseller in Washington Mall or on www.racedayworld.com. The entry fee is $10 and must be paid by February 16th. Cheques are payable to Bermuda Pacers Track Club.
Late entries are $15 from February 18 to 19 and no entries will be accepted on race day. Race numbers are to be collected between 8:30am and 11am at National Sports Track.
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Bermuda Marathon Weekend Half & Full Marathons
The Bermuda Marathon Weekend came to an end along Front Street with the running of the Half and Full Marathons.
10K Male and Female winners Suleman Shifa and Meseret Basa were crowned the Half Marathon Champions, while Greg Cartmell and Stephanie Hodge were crowned the Male and Female Full Marathon Champions.
Shifa crossed the line in a time of 1:10:58, Bermuda Olympian Tyler Butterfield was second in 1:11:36 and Dennis Mbelenzi finished third with a time of 1:16:34.
Basa was the 6th runner to cross the line with a time of 1:19:33, Heather Kampf was the second female finisher and 15th overall stopping the clock in 1:26:25 and finishing 18th overall was the third female finisher Rose-Anna Hoey who was clocked at 1:28:28.
Cartmell completed the two loop course in a time of 2:52:12, David Langen was second with a time of 3:05:22 and Alex Egan, finished third with a time of 3:12:18.
Hodge was 10th overall with a time of 3:31:02, Leana Coetsee was the second female finisher and 19th overall with a time of 3:53:07 and Cindy Lewandowski was the third female finisher and 22nd overall in a time of 3:54:48.
The Bermuda Marathon Weekend continued with the running of the 10K that started and finished at the National Sports Center.
Suleman Shifa would be able to out kick Bermuda’s Tyler Butterfield as they entered the Stadium Track to clock a winning time of 32:24, Butterfield would finish second in 32:27 and Ethan Davenport finished third clocking 33:50.
Meseret Basa was the first female to cross the line she was 7th overall stopping the clock in a time of 35.53, Heather Kampf was the second female finisher and 28th overall with a time of 41:36 and the third female finisher was Maya Weigel who was 29th overall stopping the clock in a time of 41:36.
The 2019 Bermuda Race Weekend got underway with the running of the Front Street Mile.
Heather Kampf won the Women’s Elite Mile clocking a time of 4:50.26, Maya Weigel was second with a time of 4:58.43 and Rolanda Bell was third in 5:02.48.
The Male Elite race saw Ethan Davenport break the tape in a winning time of 4:20.20, Sachs Smart was second in 4:24.44 and Suleman Shifa crossed the line third stopping the clock in 4:32.78.
The Primary School Girls Record that had stood for more than 20 years was broken when Ziza Russell crossed the line in a time of 5:39.77, Ellise Dickinson was second in 5:44.60 and Legend Stevenson finished third clocking 5:56.82.
The closes finish of the night came during the Senior School Boys race as Kahzi Sealey and Nirobi Smith-Mills were both clocked across the line in a time of 4:47.97, with Sealey declared the winner, Ryan Outerbridge finished third in a time of 4:51.65.
Delray Rawlins and his Sussex teammates were put through their paces by Cricket’s lead strength and conditioning coach, Mat Spence.
Spence invited Sussex Media along to one of the squad’s pre-season fitness sessions at the Aerotron Indoor School.
As well as watching Mat put the boys through their paces, Sussex Media caught up with him to find out how his first month in the job has gone, a bit more about his background and his plans for the squad for the rest of the winter.