Youth triathlon training again this Saturday 3rd May at Sandy Ground Boat Yard. Heading west towards the ferry dock, he boat yard is on your left just after the turning to Frenchman’s Cay.

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And they're off - Under 11 individual start

The BVI Triathlon Federation is kicking of its Youth Development Programme on Saturday April 12 with an ‘Introduction to Triathlon and Training” session at Cane Garden Bay. It’s an intro to Triathlon – swimming, running and lots of fun!

The session will be held on the beach across the road from the small Methodist church. Start at 8.30am, finish at 10.00am.

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The Peter Island-Athlon Challenge and youth development event will take place on Sunday, May 12th, 2013. Competitors have a choice of three different individual events:

• Islander Challenge “A”: Half-mile kayak, five-mile hilly mountain bike, two-mile flatter run
• Islander Challenge “B”: Half-mile swim, five-mile hilly mountain bike, two-mile flatter run
• Islander Challenge “2.0”: One-mile swim, ten-mile hilly mountain bike, five-mile hilly run

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In the 12th annual National Sprint Championships, a sprint distance triathlon, husband and wife team Russell and Kat Crumpler cleaned up in their respective mens and ladies divisions in their first BVI triathlon competition. Russell completed the 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike ride and a five-kilometre run in one hour and 19 minutes and 44 seconds and his wife the same distance in 1 hour, 23 minutes and 5 seconds. This event, which was held on Saturday at Sandy Spit, Soper’s Hole, saw record attendance with 10 in the men’s division, 7 in the ladies division, and 10 teams.

Last year’s individuals winner defended their titles but both lost their crowns. Richard Morgan, was second coming in 45 seconds after Crumpler and Adrian Dale was third, nipping at Morgan’s heels and only 24 seconds behind at the finish. 2012 ladies champ, Kay Reddy, was kept from the podium this year by a bevy of new triathletes and placed fourth. Gillian Howe was second, a mere 18 seconds behind Crumpler, and Natasha Ruscheinski was third.

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