All the BVI Triathlon Federation News
In the BVI Triathlon’s National Sprint Champs held on Saturday, Richard Morgan, 2012 national champion, re-gained his mens title. Sue Tucker became the Ladies champion, setting a new course record, which was also broken by the second and third place ladies too.
Morgan clocked a time of 1 hour, 16 minutes and 16 seconds, taking the title from last year’s winner Russel Crumpler. Crumpler didn’t defend his title but Morgan’s time was just under three and half minutes faster than Crumpler’s 2013 winning time and just under two minutes faster than his 2012 time. Guy Williamson was a scant 1 minute and 2 seconds behind Morgan for second place and Adrian Dale was third.Read More
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.Read More
Veteran triathlete Kay Reddy broke the women’s X-Tri record last weekend taking just under 2 minutes off the time set by Carolina Pettigrew in 2006 with a finsh time of 58 minutes and 24 seconds. In the men’s division, there was a terrific tussle between the returning Adrian Copacaneau fresh from a two year sabbatical training in the rugged mountains of Transylvania and the wing-heeled Achilles himself Guy Williamson.Read More
Chris Ghiorse won the men’s title in the 2013 BVI Steelman vanquishing young pretenders with a finish time of 2:37:05. Gillian Howe won the ladies field with a time of 2:59:34 and all-girl G.I. Janes (Liezl Van Der Schyf, Lisa Adamson and Kat Crumpler) cleaned up the teams division with a fast time 2:32:01.Read More
To allow potential competitors to better prepare for the crown jewel of the BVI triathlon calendar – the Olympic distance BVI Steelman – events and dates have been changed. The BVI Steelman has moved to December 7, replacing the Santathon; on the original date for the BVI Steelman, November 16, there will be a Semi-Steel, half the distance of the BVI Steelman but on the same course.Read More
The BVI Triathlon Federation will be holding an unofficial bonus Summer Series for training and fun during June and July – the Spring Sunset Series. The races will be duathlon-style and be either Swim/Bike, Bike/Run, or Swim/Run. The races will be held on the National Sprint Championships course and will be the Sprint distances – 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike, five-kilometre run. The races, for individuals only, will start Saturday evenings at 5pm at Sandy Spit, West End, and should only take about 45 minutes.Read More
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
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.Read More
The 2013 National Sprint Championships is scheduled for April 20. The race will start at Sandy Ground boatyard, Soper’s Hole. The event will be a 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike ride and a five-kilometre run. The race starts at 7.15 a.m. and registration will be at the Tortola Sports Club on April 19 from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Entry fee is $25 per participant.Read More
Antony Spencer won the ninth annual BVI X Tri event at Smugglers Cove on Sunday morning, while Kay Reddy defended her title as the women’s champion. Mr. Spencer completed the triathlon in 53 minutes and 13 seconds. He was followed by Adrian Dale in 59 minutes and 26 seconds and Bryden Keeley took third in 1:23.50.
Tom Chapman and Tom Merrigan (and dog) took fourth and fifth place, respectively. Last year’s winner Andrew Thompson did not compete. There were five competitors in the Men’s Division, while two competed for the women’s title. Ms. Reddy took the top spot in Women’s Division with a time of 1:06.17, while Tia Beckmann took second in 1:12.25.Read More
Saturday March 30th 7:30 am start, at Trellis Bay Beach in front of Boardsailing BVI. The format for this training day is going to be: warm up with some riding (15-20min) – some riding instruction –gear selection and leg speed then some ride to run transitions with a short easy…Read More