BUCKSPORT — This Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the Tour Du Lac, one of the oldest road races in the state.Last year, the race was voted as having the best directorship of the Sub5 series races.The 10-mile course starts at the Bucksport Town Pool, circles Silver Lake, heads up Central Street onto Millvale Road and then heads onto Charlie Cole Road. The race will finish at the town pool, where runners can cool off with a swim.The race will begin at 7:30 a.m., and registration starts at 6:30. Walkers are encouraged to start at 6:30.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRace directors Margaret and Chris Jones will award age-group winners with homemade jam, which they have done for the past five years.“Bumbleberry and strawberry have become two of the favorites,” Chris Jones said. “In honor of its 40th year, the race directors are offering $100 to the first male and female to break the course records.”The records are currently held by Louie Luchini (50:20) and Cassie Hintz (59:06).The Tour Du Lac was first held back in 1976 and was founded by local runners Steve and Anne Norton.The Joneses inherited the race directorship from another local running couple, Joan and Fred Merriam, who had taken over for the Nortons in the 1980s.The race also offers the 100-mile club certificate to runners who complete 10 races.Chris Jones said of the more than 1,170 runners who have competed in the race over 39 years, only 43 have joined this exclusive club.This year, Jones said he expects Jen Noonan of Bucksport, Peter Lodge and Larry Rich to join the club.
Executive Committee member of the Ghana FA Winfred Osei Palmer has noted that Asante Kotoko made a big mistake in appointing David Duncan.The former Ghana Premier League Champions began life without coach Duncan on a good note last Sunday by defeating Liberty Professionals 3-1 at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi.Winfred Osei,who is also the owner of Tema Youth football Club, in an interview with Asempa FM’s Sports Morning Show noted that the union between Duncan and Kotoko was never meant to be fruitful.“Duncan was not the right coach for Kotoko, he had it all wrong from the very start,” said Osei Palmer“The timing of Duncan when he assumed the position at Kotoko was wrong, especially looking at the circumstances Kotoko parted ways with Didi Dramani.”“Duncan has never been accepted by Kotoko as one of their kind so it is a marriage of suspicion, his loyalty to the club has always been questionable. “Most of the Kotoko guys have never liked that idea of bringing him to Kotoko so i think that marriage shouldn’t have happened at all.” –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports