The first event of the Virgin Islands triathlon season took place on Saturday in Road Town.

The fifth annual Tortola Sports Club Triathlon was won by Richard Morgan, the national sprint champion, for the second consecutive year. He shaved almost a minute of last year’s time when finished in 1 hour and 5 seconds.

Mr. Morgan was also the fastest cyclist with a time of 32:15,” while John Argyros was second in the Men’s Division with a time of 1:52,’ followed by Adrian Dale in third place. James Carr finished in fifth place in the Men’s Division, but had the fastest run time of 19:25.”

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The first event of the BVI triathlon season, the TSC Tri is set to take place on Saturday, February 9. This fun fundraiser for the Tortola Sports Club is open to individual men and women, Open Teams and Corporate Teams and consists of a 750m swim, 20k bike ride and 5k run. The swim starts at the beach of Baugher’s Bay at 7 am. Registration will take place at the Tortola Sports Club at 6pm on Friday, February 8.

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Below, the 2013 event calendar. Next event is part of the Dickie’s Duos duathlon series on January 26. The first triathlon of the year is the TSC Triathlon at the Tortola Sports Club on February 9:

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On a cool Saturday morning and despite early morning rain 14 duathletes lined up for the 3rd leg in the Dickie’s Duo duathlon series. Veteran running champion Adrian Dale noted that “the 4k run, 8k bike and 6k run favoured a good runner, but there were a number of people I haven’t completed against so I had to wait for the gun to see who was setting the pace”.

Katrina Crumpler led from the start with Dale, John Argyros, Daniel Mitchell and Adam D’Monte hot on her heels in the lead pack. Crumpler maintained a 20 second lead into T1 but staying with a running shoe gave D’Monte and Mitchell a 30 second headstart out of the transition.

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