The BVI Steelman, an Olympic distance triathlon, and one of the most challenging events on the BVI Triathlon Federation calendar, takes place at Beef Island - 1.5k swim, 40k bike and 10k run.
Sunday, May 16, Beef Island
- Registration at Tortola Sports Club, Friday, May 14, 5.30-6.30pm
- Entry Fee: $10/person.
- Race will start at 6.30am.
- Open to individuals and teams
- Drafting is allowed on bike. TT bikes and aerobars allowed.
- Athletes are responsible for own drinks and nutrition
- Breakfast after event at D Best Cup, Trellis Bay
The Course & Rules
Athletes of all ages and abilities are encouraged to take part and enjoy the triathlon, competing either individually or as part of a team. NOTE: Solo athletes are responsible for setting up their own Transition stops before the start of the race. The equipment will be looked after at these stops.
1500 m swim, 40 km bike, 10 k run…it’s a draft legal event on bike.
Swim starts and finishes at emergency ramp opposite end of the airport runway. Competitors swim right to first buoy (First Buoy) then into Well Bay, around two buoys, and back to First Buoy then the ramp.
Bike is 9 ¾ laps of Beef Island from ramp towards Beef Island bridge, turnaround at Little Mountain junction, then along main road to turnaround at junction with old road to Minine’s nursery (Minine’s junction) the bike finishing at Minine’s Junction.
Run starts and finishes at Minine’s Junction and is 3 laps. One lap is down old airport road to junction with main road, then past airport terminal, around the back of Jeremy’s kitchen, up to Minine’s junction, then out to Minine’s nursery gates and back.
In the 2021 BVI Steelman at Beef Island, Johanna Murphy defended her BVI Steelman crown, while Mark Stephenson earned his first. Murphy completed the course in 2 hrs 45 minutes and 58 seconds, while Stephenson finished with a time of 2:37.44.
After over a year of hibernation, the BVI Triathlon Federation has awoken from its slumber with a vengeance.
Philippe Leroy (2:32:45) and Johanna Murphy (2:48:35) Top The Field; Johanna breaks record held by Sally Blackmore since 2011 After a Hurricane Irma induced “Gap Year” the BVI Steelman returned on Beef Island with a simplified swim leg. Returning to the start line after a 15 year sabbatical BVI triathlon legend Philippe Leroy a former…
“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!
The 2016 BVI triathlon and aquathon calendar will see nine events, starting with the tri-tasting Try A Tri on Sunday, January 31, and finishing with the CaneChristmasAthon on December 10th.