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Ghiorse, Pettigrew and MZS top 2011 National Sprint Champs

June 15, 2011

Chris Ghiorse won the individual men’s, Carolina Pettigrew the individual women’s, and MSZ the team competition, in the 2011 National Sprint Champs held on Sunday June 12, out of the Sandy Ground Boatyard at West End. Ghiorse and Pettigrew recorded times of 1:13:36 and 1:30:48 respectively in the sprint distance event with a 750m swim, 20k ride and 5 km. Antony Spencer, last year’s champion, was a mere 19 seconds behind Ghoirse having closed the gap on the run after Ghiorse finished the bike ride with a gap of one minute and 23 seconds.

2011 National Sprint Championships

June 6, 2011

The 2011, like 2010 National Sprint Championship, will be held completely on the flat. The event, to take place on Sunday June 12, will be held out of the Sandy Spit Boatyard at West End and will be sprint distance: swim, 750 m (0.47 mi); ride, 20 km (12.4 mi); run, 5 km (3.1  mi).

The 750m swim will take place in Soper’s Hole, the 20k ride will head to Struggling Man’s Cafe in Sea Cow’s Bay and back, and the 5k ride will be to Big Ben’s Superette and back. The race will start at 7.30am.

National Sprint Champs date changed to Sunday, June 12

May 13, 2011

The date for the National Sprint Championships has changed to Sunday, June 12th. Please change your diaries! This event is completely on the flat, read last year’s report here. The event is open to individuals and teams, check out last year’s results and times.

As part of your training, compete in the BVI Cycling Federation Time Trial this Sunday and the Swim The Sound on June 5th!

Michael Ellis, winner of the 2011 BVI X Tri

Michael Ellis wins 7th annual BVI X Tri

March 28, 2011

In the 7th annual BVI XTri, a triathlon held in the off-road wilds of Smuggler’s Cove and Belmont held on Sunday, Michael Ellis won the event with a time of 48 minutes and 50 seconds. A newcomer to the BVI triathlon scene but an experienced mountain biker and triathlete, Ellis beat second placer Andrew “Tubes Thompson by one minute and twenty-two seconds. Chris Ghiorse was third. Although off-pace today, Thompson’s 2009 course record of 47 minutes and 27 seconds still stands. Kay Reddy won the individual ladies and Team Broadsword, once again surprising many, won the team category.