Shannon Lawrence and Gayle Lindsay take Swan’s Legends Series titles
Shannon Lawrence and Gayle Lindsay have been declared the overall winners of the fourth Swan’s Running Club Legends Race Series, which started in February 2020 and ended virtually on Saturday with 34 athletes participating.
“Little did we know that the next month we would go into lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” Swan’s Running Club said of the first race of the series 16 months ago.
“From there the series went through a yearlong roller-coaster ride as we tried to finish up the last three races of the series. After many stops and starts, it was decided to complete the series virtually.
“We completed the series by virtually crowning our fourth Legends champions on Saturday. There were 76 participants in this year’s series, with 34 completing the series virtually.”
Lawrence won the overall male Legends trophy with Lindsay retaining her overall female title. The pair won by amassing the most points from their best three results.
Lawrence is more known for his cycling, having won back-to-back Sinclair Packwood Memorial Race titles in 2014 and 2015.
In the age-group categories, Tom Neill was the male Open (20 to 39) winner while Kiki Oyemhen won the female title in the same division.
Chris Parry and Renée Gilchrist took the respective male and female masters (40+) titles while Scott Neil and Lecole Richardson won the seniors (50+) category. Tommy Sinclair and Mayberline Black were the veterans (60+) winners.
The series, sponsored by MoonGate Insurance Group, Grotto Bay Resort, Sol Petroleum, Travel Edge and Miles Market, involved four races — the Ed Sherlock 8K, the Ray Swan 8K, the Ludwig Cann 10K and the “Sir” Stanley Burgess 5K.
The best three finishes were used to calculate the winner. The last and fastest race carried double points, so the challenge for the titles came down to the last race.
The grand-prize draw was won by James Roberts, who earned a race entry, airline ticket and hotel accommodations to compete in the Atlanta Peachtree 10K on July 4, the world’s largest race of its kind.