In the inaugural Semi Steel, Jules Potgieter, who is currently dominating the women’s field in the 10k running series, completed her first triathlon and topped the women’s division. Seasoned old dog Antony Spencer won the men’s division.
Putting in a very creditable time of 1:14:13, Jules created the women’s benchmark time for this new event. However, it was very much a race against herself as she was the only woman to compete as an individual.
Antony comfortably won the men’s division despite his fears at the run transition with a time 1:04:37. He beat the current BVI National Sprint Triathlon Champion Russell Crumpler, by 2 minutes and 34 seconds. Adrian Dale was third, one minute and 48 seconds behind Russell.
Iain Walker and Mariano Lopez joined Jules Potgieter in completing their first triathlon.
Three teams contested the team division with Worth A Tri (Emily Titchmarsh, Debbie Bell, Kat Crumpler) winning, Government House second and Island Girls third.
There was a small turnout for this event with a number of potential competitors away, injured, or possibly saving their powder for the BVI Steelman on December 7th.