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Hundreds burn off Christmas excess in new Rum to Beach race

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Seamus Fearon, pictured here winning the Hannover Re 10K, again came out on top in new race
Shannon Lawrence finished third in Rum to Beach Race (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

The newest event on Bermuda’s road-race circuit was a big hit with 137 runners taking part in the Goslings & Hamilton Princess Rum to the Beach Race.

Being held for the first time, this was hardly a Sunday morning stroll for those wishing to burn off some Christmas excess with the 7.13-mile course starting at Goslings on Dundonald Street in Hamilton before heading along East Broadway and Harbour Road. From there the competitors turned on to Middle Road and up Lighthouse Hill before finishing at Hamilton Princess Beach Club.

The punishing route proved no problem to one of Bermuda’s most consistent road runners with the experienced Seamus Fearon passing the line first in a time of 40 minutes and 37 seconds.

That was nearly a minute clear of his closest challenger Moses Mufandaedza, who finushed in a time of 41:33 with Shannon Lawrence rounding out the podium positions in third.

Karen Smith, who is aged 54, produced a great performance to be the first woman home in 49:21. She finished 16th overall and shared the podium with Emma Norman and Ashley Pimentel.

For those who may have had too much cassava pie over the festive period, there was a competitive walk option, which was won by Tim Price. He finished ahead of Paul Hayward and JasmineBlaire Majors

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Published January 08, 2023 at 1:26 pm (Updated January 08, 2023 at 2:01 pm)

Hundreds burn off Christmas excess in new Rum to Beach race

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