Quincy Kuzyk and Jade Johnston ran to victory in the Lister Insurance Junior Classic Race. The junior Race covers a distance of some two miles with begins on Front Street with the Junior runners making their way to the finish line.
Kuzyk clocked a winning time of 11:02 15 to claim his second title in the event, Tommy Marshall was second in 11:14 and Jake Brislane crossed the line third stopping the clock at 12:19.
Johnston was the 12th runner to cross the line she was clocked at 13:06, one spot back was the second female finisher Myeisha Sharrieff who clocked 13:09 and the third female finisher and 14th overall was Jessie Marshall clocking a time of 13:20.
Junior Classic Race Top 10 Finishers
11.02 Quincy Kuzyk 11.14 Tommy Marshall 12.19 Jake Brislane 12.32 Matthew Elliot 12.40 Seth Hardtman 12.42 Kai Sampson 12.52 Jayson Simons 12.52 Simeon Hayward 13.02 Jaelyn Grant 13:05 Khari Sharrieff
Two Masters Runners are the King and Queen of the 2017 Appleby Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby.
When many said it would not happen Jay Donawa proved the doubters wrong when he crossed the line in a time of 1:20.08, Doawa was very emotional when he crossed the line having finished second some 8 times throughout his time in the event, but he silenced all his critics in breaking the tape.
Evan Naude was second in 1:21.50 and Christopher Harris finished third in a time of 1:23.16.
Meanwhile Deon Breary won the female race when she crossed the line 22nd overall stopping the clock in a time of 1:35.38, Breary said the second time around was even sweeter than the first time, because of her age being 47.
Martina Olcheski-Bell was the second female finisher clocking 1:36.33 and Karen Smith was the third female finisher and 38th overall clocking 1:39.10.
The final numbers for the 2017 Appleby Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby are in, a total of 1097 participants have registered for the race that will see 673 Individuals and 106 Teams which turns into 424 people.
As we reported yesterday Lamont Marshall has registered, while Chris Estwanik has pulled out, however a name from some time ago appears on the list and that is Sean Trott.
We are just two days away from the start of the 108th Appleby Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby, today www.islandstats.com reveals that 1,090 participants in total have registered for the race.
Registration remains open, but as of this report 666 individuals have signed up, while 106 teams have also registered, with 424 runners.
A search on individuals running who we deem are favorites sees, the Defending Champion Lamont Marshall registered, as is multiple time winner Chris Estwanik. Tim Price has been allowed to register, while Chayce Smith and Jay Donawa have also thrown their names in the hat.
On the Ladies side, a former Champion Dion Breary has entered as has Martina Olcheski-Bell, Melissa Logie and Karen Smith, however there is no sign of Laura Wright, but she still has time on her side.
We will hopefully have the full completed list posted by tomorrow.
But in a twist Estwanik has released the following statement.
“Unfortunately, the tear in my hip and multiple breaks are too painful. Additionally, every medical professional has strongly advised against me even lining up on Wednesday so I've decided to make the responsible decision as opposed to the emotional one. Thanks for all the support. Gutted to miss it yet again as it is without a doubt my favorite day of the year.”
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Marshall Breaks Bermuda National Record
Lamont Marshall broke the Bermuda National 3000m Record during the Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston Jamaica.
Marshall was in a field of 12 runners crossed the line 8th stopping the clock in a time of 8:05.88.
Marshall broke his own record of 8:08.69 he set back on February 11th, 2017 in Boston.
Jack Rayner from Australia clocked a winning time of 7:52.70.