On Saturday 25th February, 38 young and enthusiastic competitors made the BVI Triathlon Federation’s (BVITF) first youth development triathlon a success. Children under 15 with interest in any aspect of the triathlon – swim, bike, or run – were encouraged to participate regardless of their individual ambitions.
Five races were held in 80 minutes: three relay heats and two individual heats.
Notably 16 individuals took part in the two age group heats. “With eight individuals going head to head there was a definite feel of real competition; there were some closely contested battles,” said event organiser Chris Ghiorse, BVITF Youth Development Director. BSAFE provided all the equipment to host this free event, while Nanny Cay Resort and Marina’s environs provided the BVITF a great venue to create an exciting safe course for all levels of ability.
“This was a great first event which also enabled us to find some key areas we need to improve for the next race. The turnout and excitement generated is a good indicator of the future of triathlons in the BVI. Thankfully we had plenty of volunteers; BVITF members, Rotaractors, KATS, Ladies of SASS, the Makos Swim Club, Parents, and a Cedar School Community service student all helping, to keep the event safe and fun,” Chris concluded.
The next youth event will be held on Saturday March 17th. The venue has yet to be determined and will be announced shortly.
For more Youth Triathlon information please contact Chris at 542-1981 or email@example.com.
RESULTS for Event 1 Youth Development Triathlon 25 February 2012
Under 8 (names listed based on one individual swimmer Bradford Green tagging 3 riders
1st Bradford Green (swim-bike-run) 4:52 boy
2nd Prince David Archer (bike-run) 5:10 all boys
3rd Nicholas Haycraft (bike) – Gabrielle Jermyn (run) 5:20 boy – girl
4th Noah Cottreau (bike-run) 5:35 all boys
Under 11 Relays (names listed in order of swim-bike-run)
1st Kaheem Callwoo – Shantel Estrdige – Shaneal DaBreo 3:05 boy – girl
2nd Nocle Monroe – Tallulah Kinkead (bike-run) 3:14 all girls
3rd Zoë Boyd – Tai Thomas – Gabrielle Jermyn 3:21 boy – girl
4th Zoë Boyd – Alex Fountain – Zoë Boyd 3:34 boy – girl
5th Nathan Haycraft (swim-bike) – Prince Archer 4:19 all boys
6th Alex Richards – Lucy Mobbs – Alex Richards 4:25 boy – girl
7th Careystar Barry (swim-bike) – Abbey Kite 4:41 all girls
8th Kadheem Callwood – Tyler Warner (bike-run) 4:50 all boys
Under 15 Relays (names listed in order of swim-bike-run)
1st Dekembe Parsons – Layman Johnny – Miguel Nibbs 2:51 all boys
2nd Amara Phillips – Brionka Helbert – Eleana Phillips 2:54 all girls Makos Swim Club
3rd Brian Henley (swim-bike) – John Pettigrew 2:55 all boys
4th William Richards – Kwamé Prince (bike-run) 3:37 all boys
5th Miguel Nibbs – Demoi Hodge – Dekembe Parsons 3:38 all boys
Under 11 Individuals
1st Liam Blok 3:57 boy
2nd Sam Childs 4:03 boy
3rd Kadeem Callwood 4:25 boy
4th Dominic Munro 4:28 boy
5th Kaheem Callwood 5:06 boy
6th Lawton Green 5:14 boy
7th Ella Tekeli 5:26 girl
8th Alisha Ayers 5:33 girl
Under 15 Individuals
1st William Richards 3:06 boy
2nd Dekembe Parsons 3:14 boy
3rd Amara Phillips 3:57 girl
4th Brian Henley 4:00 boy
5th Eleana Phillips 4:01 girl
6th Miguel Nibbs 4:20 boy
7th Brionka Helbert 4:41 girl
8th John Pettigrew 4:46 boy