[Updated] The 2012 Bermuda Day holiday is now underway, and we will be bringing you live text, photo and video updates as the day progresses, with the main updates due to start rolling in at about 9am.
The radio stations will be carrying live race commentary starting from around 8.45am, and barring any technical disasters we plan to carry a live video feed of the half marathon finish starting at around 10am and the parade starting at 1.30pm.
The Parade has ended, the first part of the webcast replay [2.5 hours] is available below:
The second part of the webcast replay is below [54 minutes]. You can drag the bottom bar to fast forward
The morning will kick off with the Sinclair Packwood Memorial Cycling Race at 8.45am, with 68 riders expected to take to the start line for the 11.9 mile sprint from Somerset to Hamilton, ending outside of the Leopard’s Club on Cedar Avenue.
Almost 800 runners are scheduled to take part in the 2012 Bermuda Day Half Marathon, which gets underway at 9am in Somerset. The men’s defending champion Chris Estwanik in the field looking for his fifth consecutive victory, while the defending women’s champion Deon Breary is unable to compete this year due to injury.
The Bermuda Day Parade will begin at 1.30pm featuring approximately 70 groups. It begins at Bernard’s Park, and will move along Dutton Avenue, on to Marsh Folly Road and continue through Cedar Avenue, Church St., Front St., Queen St. and concludes at City Hall Car Park.
Today’s weather forecast says, “A broad area of tropical moisture streaming up from the southwest will continue to provide mainly cloudy skies and high humidity with occasional light rain. Winds will remain mainly light and variable throughout the forecast period.” High near 23°C/74°F.
The latest updates will be posted on top, press your F5 key to refresh your screen:
Update 9.29pm: A slideshow with 700+ photos of the Parade is here.
Update 8.34pm: The full half marathon race results can be found here.
Update 6.19pm: We have posted short video highlights [better quality than the webcast replay] of the Parade, the first two videos are below, and the full set of videos from today is here.
Parade Highlight Video #1:
Parade Highlight Video #2:
Update 5.15pm: The Parade has concluded, and the webcast replay is available above
Update 4.38pm: The first set of photos from the Bermuda Day parade is here.
Update 2.21pm: The judging has been completed for the floats.The Premier’s Award for Best Float went to St. Mark’s Anglican Church, the Reggie Ming Award for Most Beautiful went to St. Mark’s Anglican Church, the Minister’s Award for Most Original went to the Post Office, while the Ruth Thomas Award went to Sandy’s Secondary Middle School.
The D. J. Williams Award went to Sandy’s Secondary Middle School, the Dr. Marjorie Bean Award went to Warwick Academy, the L.C.C.A. Award was won Shriners, while the Chamber of Commerce Award went to the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. The Post Office won for Best Government Department, with the Best Community/Volunteer/ Political Award going to St. Mark’s Anglican Church.
Update 2.19pm: Over 800 photos of this morning’s marathon have been posted in a slideshow here.
Update 12.15pm: The floats are lining up on Palmetto Road, with some partially covered with tarpaulins to protect from the rain.
Update 12.05pm: Premier Cox and her son continued to cheer on the runners through the rain:
Update 11.52am: The rain is putting a crimp in the day, with a steady drizzle coming down.
Update 11.30am: Our live video from the race finish is over and a 90 minute replay of the webcast is below, you can drag the bottom bar to fast forward.
Update 11.23am: The Estwaniks are pictured below being congratulated by Premier Paula Cox
Update 10.50am: Speaking after the race Mr Estwanik praised all the fans who were out on the route, and said the conditions were quite tough during the race. Mrs Estwanik said it was great to be back in the race, and said all the locals lining the route “brings a smile to my face no matter how I feel.”
Update 10.31am: Ashley Estwanik is the first female finisher, with Rose-Anna Hoey in second, and Jennifer Alen finishing third.
Update 10.22am: Sean Trott crosses the line in second, Jay Donawa in third, with Stephen Allen in fourth.
Update 10.13am: Chris Estwanik has won his fifth consecutive Bermuda Day half marathon, the Estwaniks look to repeat their husband/wife win as Ashley continues to hold her lead.
Update 10.03am: Four time May 24th champion Chris Estwanik is still leading the race, and is making his way through Hamilton being cheered on by the crowds. His wife Ashley continues to lead the women.
Update 10.01am: The junior runners are finished, with Aaron Jacobs and Messiah Greaves winning the titles.
Update 9.50am: The junior runners should be finishing soon, and be visible on the live stream above.
Update 9.49am: Dominique Mayho [pictured below] wins the Sinclair Packwood Memorial Cycling Race, Mark Hatherely was second, and Richard O’Connell was third. Joanna Shillington [pictured below] was the top female cyclist, with Nicole Mitchell in second, and Wenda Roberts in third.
Update 9.21am: Ashley Estwanik is leading the women at this time, with her husband Chris Estwanik also maintaining his lead.
Update 9.18am: The runner dressed as a bear is the “Warwick Academy Bear,” who is running to celebrate the school’s 350th Anniversary.
Update 9.09am: Almost 800 runners set off from the start line in Somerset at 9am. Chris Estwanik is still leading the pack, and is coming over Scaur Hill now. A quick video of the start is below:
Update 9.02am: The runners are underway, with defending champion Chris Estwanik leading the pack right out the gate.
Update 8.56am: Video of the start of the 2012 Sinclair Packwood Memorial Race in Somerset is below. The runners are warming up and due to start shortly.
Update 7.45am: Traffic is slow moving along Palmetto Road, as trucks and floats are making their way to Bernards Park for this afternoon’s parade.
Update 6.20am: In a longstanding tradition, Bermudians started to line the parade route last night [May 23], with people settling into ‘their spots’ for the Bermuda Day Parade. Signs of ‘camps’ can been seen along various parts of the parade route, with Cedar Avenue in particular a beehive of activity as of 6am this morning.
- Videos: Bermuda Day Parade & Race Highlights
- Name Change For Bermuda Day Half Marathon
- Tyler Butterfield To Return Home For May 24th
- Full Results: Bermuda Day Half Marathon
- Jacobs & Greaves Win May 24th Junior Classic
- 2012 Bermuda Day Half Marathon Entrants
Articles that link to this one:
- Chris & Ashley Estwanik Win May 24th Marathon | Bernews.com | May 24, 2012
- Mayho & Shillington Win Cycling Race | Bernews.com | May 24, 2012
- Photo Slideshow: Bermuda Day Half Marathon | Bernews.com | May 24, 2012
- Results Of 2012 Bermuda Day Float Contest | Bernews.com | May 24, 2012
- Photos: 2012 Bermuda Day Parade | Bernews.com | May 24, 2012