“The Steelman” BVI’s toughest multi discipline event was switched from its traditional afternoon Winter slot to a new Spring date. Triathletes reveled in the fabulous flat, fast, traffic free conditions with some superb racing in both adult and junior divisions to the delight of the spectators and best of all..not a mozzie in sight!
Cheered on by a growing crowd of spectators, competitors donned running shoes and hit the trails and back roads of Beef Island for the final 6 mile run challenge. Fournier continued to reel in the Chorpedo, Tash slowly extended her lead over Cayley whilst in the team event ex-Triathlon President Simon Cookster Cook set his sights on a fuschia clad Kay Reddy. With 3 miles to go Chorpedo finally relinquished his lead to the new champion Fournier who ran a brilliant leg with the fastest run ever recorded in the men’s event. Tash won the women’s event beating brave Cayley whilst Kay Reddy kept the fast charging Cookster at bay by seconds with the closest ever team finish.
>Following the adult event there was some excellent kids racing in Trellis Bay organized by Richard Morgan with competition at U6, U9 and U12 level. The spectators agreed it was great to see all the youngsters enjoying their sport.
The next event is the BVI National Triathlon Championships in May.