BVI Steelman

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.

Next event: Sunday, May 16, Beef Island – 6.30am start.

    • 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.  

Steelman News

Olympic distance BVI Steelman October 22

October 4, 2011

The BVI Steelman, an Olympic distance triathlon and the most challenging event on the BVI Triathlon Federation calendar, will take place at Beef Island on Saturday, October 22. The event, open to 3-person teams as well as individuals, comprises a one-mile swim held in Well Bay, a 25-mile bike race lapping the road from the airport to the ramparts of Beef Island Bridge, and ends in a six-mile run along the roads and trails of Beef Island heading towards Minines.

Chris Ghiorse won the 2010 BVI Steelman with a time of 2:32:07. Kay Reddy won the Ladies with a time of 3:06:05, top team was the Governor’s team.

Chris Ghiorse - 2010 BVI Steelman

Ghiorse is 2010 BVI Steelman

November 20, 2010

Chris Ghiorse won the 2010 BVI Steelman with a time of 2:32:07 on Sunday, October 24th. This is an olympic distance triathlon with a one-mile swim held in Well Bay on Beef Island, followed by a 25-mile bike race lapping the road from the airport to just into East End, and ending in a six-mile run along the roads and trails of Trellis Bay.

2007 Steelman Report

November 23, 2007

The 2007 Steelman Olympic distance triathlon got off to a blistering start last Saturday. A record 46 competitors entered, with athletes coming from Miami, St Maarten and the USVI to compete in the grueling event. The eager competitors began the first leg of the competition, a 1500 swim in Well Bay. As the swimmers kicked…

2006 Steelman Report

November 23, 2006

The first BVI Steelman triathlon got off to a blistering start last Saturday. Fifteen swimmers eagerly lined up on Well Bay, ready to begin the Olympic distance. The gun went off at three pm and the swimmers began the testing 1500 meter swim in scorching conditions. As the athletes began to spread out across the…

Steelman Results

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Records

Mens: Chris Ghiorse, 2:27:03, 2007

Womens: Johanna Murphy, 2:48:35, 2019

(Sally Blackmore, 2:49:45, 2011)