2013 National Sprint Champs coming up


The 2013 National Spring Championships is scheduled for April 20. The race will start at Sandy Ground boatyard, Soper’s 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 from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Entry fee is $25 per participant.

Last year, Richard Morgan was crowned the Men’s BVI National Sprint Champion after completing the sprint triathlon in one hour, 18 minutes and 9 seconds. He beat second-placer Adrian Dale by one minute and 26 seconds; Peter Wilmott was third.

Kay Reddy took the Ladies BVI National Sprint Champion title after completing her swim, bike and run in one hour, twenty-six minutes and 2 seconds, beating Natasha Ruscheinski, and obliterating by 4 minutes and 46 seconds, the 2011 winning time set by Carolina Pettigrew who did not defend her title.

Team Splash with Tash (Natasha Ruscheinski, Alston Hanley and Ludvig Bergkvist) scooped the team title posting a time of one hour and 12 minutes, beating Vicious Delicious (Tia Beckmann, Orano Andrews and Melvyn Knight and Tri Hard (Natasha Ruscheinski, Allison Beer and James Carr).