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.”
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Madeiros Brothers Compete in State Championships
Jacob with Toby in the background
Recently Jacob and Toby Madeiros competed in the GA State Championships. Although the pair live in South Carolina they are training at the YMCA in Savannah.
Jacob won the Gold Medal in Vault and on High Bars becoming the first young man to win State Championships for the YMCA and quite an accomplishment for him personally.
Toby placed fourth on both Floor and Pummel with his personal best scores.
Following their start at the Bermuda Gymnastics Association Jacob and Toby, are currently training under Coach Adrian Sims and Coach Jon Gibson at the YMCA.
Despite moving three times within a year, they have managed to keep the boys focused in training getting them to this point.
The boys are excited and continue to work hard to improve.
Monday, March 13, 2017
BSSF West & West Central Primary Qualifiers
The Bermuda School Sports Federation’s Track and Field Championships got underway with the West and West Central Zone Primary School Qualifiers at the National Sports Center.
West Central Zone
In the Girls 100 Meter Dash Under 9 race was won by Arima Turner from Bermuda High School who clocked 15.59, Zalayah Cumming-Eversley from Paget Primary was second clocking 15.68 and Ayahalay Simons from Warwick Academy was third clocking 16.10.
Will Spring from Warwick Academy won the Boys 100 Meter Dash Under 9 race clocking 15.17, D’Ari Coddington from West Pembroke was second in 15.44 and Troy Washington from Gilbert Institute was third clocking 15.71.
Latarie Doers-Bowen from Somerset Primary won the Girls 100 Meter Dash Under 9 race with a time of 16.11, Jaya Postlethwaite from Purvis Primary was second in a time of 16.95 and Star Abdullah from Heron Bay School finished third clocking 17.11.
The Boys 800 Meter Run Under 9 race was won by Xenai Williams-Savery from Port Royal who clocked 2:56.59, Harlem Bean-Fox from Purvis Primary was second in 2:58.11 and Zahni Butterfield from Heron Bay School was third in 3:03.36.