Antony Spencer won the ninth annual BVI X Tri event at Smugglers Cove on Sunday morning, while Kay Reddy defended her title as the women’s champion. Mr. Spencer completed the triathlon in 53 minutes and 13 seconds. He was followed by Adrian Dale in 59 minutes and 26 seconds and Bryden Keeley took third in 1:23.50.
Tom Chapman and Tom Merrigan (and dog) took fourth and fifth place, respectively. Last year’s winner Andrew Thompson did not compete. There were five competitors in the Men’s Division, while two competed for the women’s title. Ms. Reddy took the top spot in Women’s Division with a time of 1:06.17, while Tia Beckmann took second in 1:12.25.
The event also had six teams with 2 Guys and a Mermaid winning the division and completing the triathlon with the fastest overall time of 47 minutes and 19 seconds. The team consisted of Natasha Ruscheinski (swim), Alastair Abrehart (bike) and James Carr (run). The team also had the fastest swim and run times, while team Pettigrew Power had the best bike time of 21:41.
The triathlon consisted of an 800-metre swim, a five-mile mountain bike race and a two-mile run.
The next triathlon is the National Spring Championships scheduled for April 20. The race will start at Sandy Ground boatyard, Sopers Hole. The event will be a 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike ride and a five-kilometre run. The race starts at 7.15 a.m. and registration will be at the Tortola Sports Club on April 19.
Richard Morgan was crowned the men’s national sprint champion last year and Ms. Reddy was the women’s champion.