All the BVI Triathlon Federation News
“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!Read More
The season opening event, the TSC Triathlon, usually provides a gentle introduction to the triathlon calendar …but not this year! Strong Northerlies and fields of seaweed turned the swim into an endurance event and extensive roadworks persuaded some competitors to swap their aero machines for mountain bikes.Read More
In the third annual Semi Steel held on Sunday (November 2) on Beef Island, Russell Crumpler successfully defended his 2014 title and broke the course record established by Antony Spencer in 2013.Read More
Competition in the Ladies division for the 4 Islands Cup is hotting up.
Kay Reddy catapulting herself back to the top of the leaderboard after competing in the Peter Island-Athlon while her two nearest competitors, Tash Ruscheinski and Jenny McIvor, opted to compete in the Aquathlon instead ceding valuable points to Kay.Read More
On Saturday, the BVI Triathlon Federation hosted several events at Peter Island Resort to raise money for the Family Support Network organisation.
￼The event featured a triathlon, an aquathon and Zumba. The triathlon consisted of a 1,000-metre swim, a five-mile bike ride and a four-mile run. There was also a team division. The aquathlon featured a 400-metre swim and a two-mile run. After the adult divisions finished, there was a youth event, which consisted of a 50-metre swim, an 800-metre bike and a 100-metre run.Read More
In the BVI Triathlon Federation’s National Sprint Champs, newcomer Jenny McIvor vanquished the other ladies to gain her first title as national champion, while grizzled veteran Antony Spencer placed the men’s crown on his head for the second time, and set a new record, after taking 39 seconds seconds off 2011 Chris Ghiorse’s time.Read More
The off-road Red Bull BVI X-Tri, took place in Smuggler’s Cove and Belmont on Saturday, March 21. Carolina Pettigrew, after last competing in and winning this event 8 years ago, roared back to win the ladies division and break the course record set by Kay Reddy’s winning time last year. Kay was second, and Sarah Carroll, third.
Carolina completed the course in 54 minutes and 58 seconds, taking almost three and a half minutes of Reddy’s time. A sweet victory for Carolina, as Kay broke the record she had set in 2006.Read More
The Red Bull BVI X-Tri, held annually in the off-road wilds of Smuggler’s Cove and Belmont, will take place on Saturday, March 21. The event, for a second year, will also include an Aquathon. A kids event will follow the X-Tri and Aquathon.
The three-discipline X-Tri starts with a 600-metre, two-lap swim in Smuggler’s Cove which includes a trademark sprint around a flag on the beach at the end of the first lap. Competitors then embarked on a four-mile bike circuit which sees the cyclists climb the north side of Belmont Drive, and then descend the south side, before heading west around Steele Point and back to Smuggler’s Cove beach. The race finishes with a two-mile run along Arawak Drive and back along Palm Drive.
The event’s Aquathon (swim/run) comprises a three-lap, 900-metre swim and two-lap, four-mile run.Read More
In the tenth edition of the TSC Tri, Antony Spencer successfully defended his 2014 title, Tash Ruscheinski topped the ladies field after her second place last year, and Appleby snatched the Corporate Cup from Deloitte setting a new corporate team record in the process.Read More
On Saturday, Richard Morgan won his second BVI Steelman title and Tash Ruscheinski, hot off her recent Semi Steel win, her first. Richard covered the 51.5km race in 2 hours, 42 minutes and 30 seconds, while Tash completed the course in 2 hours, 51 minutes and 54 seconds. Neither of last year’s winners – Chris Ghiorse and Gillian Howe – defend their titles.Read More
Russell Crumpler (1:06:27) and Tash Ruscheinkski (1:15:20) topped the men’s and women’s podiums at the second annual Semi Steel triathlon held in the environs of Beef Island on Saturday.
Rounding out the men’s division, Adrian Dale was second, and Gary Salter, in his first triathlon attempt, was third. Sally Blackmore and Tia Beckmann were second and third respectively in the women’s division.Read More
The second annual Peter Island-Athlon took place on Saturday, June 14, with a host of swimmers, runners, riders, walkers, and zumbas, heading over to the exclusive resort for a morning of action-packed athletic activity to raise funds for the Family Support Network (FSN). $1660 was raised for FSN and records were set on the courses that are now set in stone for future triathlon and aquathlon endeavours on the island.Read More