After a Hurricane Irma induced “Gap Year” the BVI National Sprint Championship returned on a new course on Beef Island.
In the 2017 National Sprint Champs, Dan Mitchell and Tash Ruscheinski successfully defended their 2016 mens and ladies titles. Shane Donovan was second, and Rob Mayo-Smith was third in the mens division. Cat Ouriach was second in the ladies division.
Rawlinson & Hunter made a big splash on their debut appearance in the Corporate Cup sweeping to victory nearly 10 minutes faster than the second place team KPMG 1 with last year’s winners Deloitte 1 coming in third. The attendance for this year’s event was spectacular with eight teams in the Cup including previous winners Ogiers and Appleby and a first time appearance from Walkers consisting of team entirely new to triathlon finishing in an impressive fourth place.
The cream of BVI aquathon gathered on Deadman’s Beach for the final race of the Aquathon Series on picture perfect Peter Island – the Peter Island-Athlon. With new faces mingling with series leaders an upset was on the cards.
Wild, wet and windy conditions at the Brewer’s Bay Aquathon saw the field slim down to the “diehards” of BVI aquathon with the testing encounter boiling down to intense duels between running queen Kay Reddy and newcomer Rachel Mayo Smith in the ladies event, and super tuff Adrian “John McClane” Dale and the Chorpedo, Antony Spencer.
The Virgin Gorda Aquathon, taking place on October 16, will now be held at Brewer’s Bay, Tortola! The race, second event in the 2016 Aquathon Championships, will start at 4pm. A kids event will follow at 5.30pm.
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