The Corporate Cup is the first event of the BVI triathlon season. It’s open to individual men and women, Open Teams and Corporate Teams and consists of a 750m swim, 20k bike ride and 5k run.
Next event: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Registration is at Tortola Sports Club on Friday, 5.30 to 6.30 pm
CATEGORIES & FEES Participants fall into four categories: 1. Men’s individual entry US$20 2. Female individual entry US$20 3. Open team ( ringers allowed) (entry US$20 per team member with teams consisting of 2 or 3 individuals) 4. Corporate Team (no ringers) (must be a three person team) (entry US$100 per team). Only Corporate teams eligible for Corporate Cup. Start time: 7.30am
THE COURSE The triathlon starts on the beach at Baughers Bay (the small beach next to the WoodShop at the Peter Island Ferry dock). Please park your car in the car park at the Peter Island Ferry dock.
PRIZES Prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed man, woman and team. Awards at the sports club over breakfast after the race. Only Corporate teams eligible for Corporate Cup.
SWIM 450 metres RACECOURSE: the swim racecourse begins and ends at the Baughers Bay beach (the swim course will be clearly marked).
BIKE 20 km (NOTE: NO drafting. Aero bars allowed) The bike ride begins at the Baughers Bay beach (if you are a solo competitor you need to leave your running gear at the sports club before you start the race) RACECOURSE: turn left out of Baughers Bay beach and cycle to town along the dual carriageway. At the end of the dual carriageway continue through town on Waterfront Drive past Pussers, The Pub, etc. Once past Prospect Reef continue along the Ocean Road though Duffs Bottom and Sea Cows Bay. Keep going through Nanny Cay and continue past Ocean Reef Apartments, the turn around point is around 500 meters past the Ocean Reef Apartments (there will be a marshal there to tell you to turn around and to check you in). The second half of the race is from the turn around point back the same way to TSC.
RUN 5 km The run starts and ends at TSC. RACECOURSE: turn left out of TSC and run along the dual carriageway all of the way to the end of the dual carriageway (by the Quomar Building) run around the roundabout and run down the other side of the dual carriageway all the way into town. At the end of the dual carriageway turn left onto De Castro Street and run down that road past Bolo’s and Scotia Bank. At the crossroads at Scotia Bank go straight over follow the road past Island Video and Ample Hamper. At the the new Banco Popular turn right and run up Administration Drive past FirstCaribbean International Bank. At the top of Administration Drive (a marshal will be there to check you in) turn right and run up Waterfront drive up to the roundabout then run up the dual carriageway all of the way back up to TSC. The race ends at TSC. THIS IS A FUN TRIATHLON While it is recognized that entrants will give it their all, they should recognize that the event is a fun triathlon, the marshals and organizers in the event will try their best to make sure that everything is performed as well as possible. Please treat the event in the fun spirit in which is it intended.[/column]
TSC Tri & Corporate Cup News
Rawlinson & Hunter made a big splash on their debut appearance in the Corporate Cup sweeping to victory nearly 10 minutes faster than the second place team KPMG 1 with last year’s winners Deloitte 1 coming in third. The attendance for this year’s event was spectacular with eight teams in the Cup including previous winners Ogiers and Appleby and a first time appearance from Walkers consisting of team entirely new to triathlon finishing in an impressive fourth place.
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.
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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.
For 2015, the BVI Triathlon Federation has added a new event – Try VG – and the ‘Four Islands Cup’ – a ‘best of five’ points series with Garmin prizes for the top three mens and ladies individuals.
Richard Morgan’s two year reign as TSC Tri champion ended today (Feb 8) when Antony Spencer beat him by one minute and 36 seconds.