The first event of the BVI triathlon season, the TSC Tri is set to take place on Saturday, February 9. It’s open to individual men and women, Open Teams and Corporate Teams and consists of a 750m swim, 20k bike ride and 5k run. The swim starts at the beach of Baugher’s Bay at 7 am. Registration will take place at the Tortola Sports Club at 6pm on Friday, February 8.
For the third year, the Corporate Cup returns – teams for the Corporate Cup be be comprised solely of employees. There will also be an Open Team category as well as Men’s and Women’s individual.
The four entry categories:
1. Men’s individual – entry US$20
2. Female individual – entry US$20
3. Open Team (ringers allowed) – entry US$20 per team member with teams consisting of 2 or 3 individuals)
4. Corporate Team for Corporate Cup (no ringers – employees only, must be a three person team) – entry US$100 per team.
In the fourth annual TSC Tri and second battle for the Corporate Cup last year, Ogier beat Appleby by 57 seconds to wrestle the Cup from Deloitte who fielded three teams in a bid to keep it in their boardroom. Ogier, with Simon Schilder swimming, Gareth “I’m just off the couch” Thomas cycling, and Clare-Louise Whiley running, won with a time of 1 hour 9 minutes and 12 seconds. Deloitte 1 was third.
Richard Morgan, now National sprint Champion, won the Men’s individual with a time of 1 hour, 9 minutes and 12 seconds, and Kay Reddy, shaving 3 seconds off her time from the previous year, retained her Ladies title. Barneys Rubble won the Open Team category and was also the fastest team of the day with a time of 1 hour, 4 minutes and 33 seconds.
Fourteen teams took part in the event that saw the swim took place off Baugher’s Bay beach with two laps including a quick sprint ashore to round a mark before heading back into the sea for a second lap. The cyclists then headed West to a turning mark about 500m beyond Ocean Reef Villas and then back to the Tortola Sports Club (TSC) where runners completed the sprint triathlon with a 5k run that took them East to Port Purcell roundabout and then into the ‘banking district’ of Road Town and a finish back at the TSC.
— TRI BVI (@tribvi) February 5, 2013