Swan’s Legends Series to start with Ed Sherlock race this weekend
The Swan’s Running Club’s Legends Series begins this Sunday with the Ed Sherlock 8k race starting at the Southampton Rangers car park.
This will be the first of four race events that will make up the series and the 30th year of the running of the Ed Sherlock race.
Other races in the series will take place on March 27, when the Ray Swan 8k is held, from West Pembroke School to Shelly Bay Field.
The Ludwig Cann 10k will take place on April 10 at Astwood Park before the series concludes with the Sir Stanley Burgess 5k race on May 1, starting at the Clyde Best Centre of Excellence in Prospect.
Participants must complete three out of four races and the male and female runner with the highest points accumulated over the series will be crowned the Legends winners.
The overall winner will receive the Legends Trophy and $500.
Shannon Lawrence and Gayle Lindsay won the fourth series last year, which lasted 16 months, beginning in February 2020 and ending virtually with the fourth race in June last year with 34 runners competing.
“Little did we know that the next month we would go into lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” Swan’s Running Club on the completion of last year’s series.
“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. 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.
For this year’s races, runners can register for the individual races or the series at www.racedayworld.com. They must be registered for the series in order to earn points.