The 2017 AON National Sprint Triathlon Championships took place at Southside, with Alan Potts and Karen Smith crowned the Male and Female Champions.
Heavy waves, rain and wet roads made the event that more challenging as St John’s Ambulance personnel were kept busy.
Potts clocked a winning time of 1:00:02, with Geoff Smith second clocking 1:01:26 and Neil De Ste Croix finished third with a time of 1:02:02.
Smith was 7th overall crossing the line in 1:05:08, Maddie Durkin was the second female finisher and 9th overall in a time of 1:08:02 and Rebecca Shepherd was the third female finisher and 16th overall clocking 1:12:13.
Bermuda Could Win Commonwealth 2018 First Gold Medal
With the news that the first Gold Medal of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be won in a Sprint format Triathlon, which was announced at the Southport Broadwater Parklands, becomes a mouthwatering atmosphere for Bermuda.
Current World champion Flora Duffy is expected to be on the startline for the Women’s Triathlon.
For the first time in Commonwealth Games history, Sprint courses will be utilised for the Individual race, set to provide fast and exciting racing in an iconic GC2018 setting for athletes, spectators and a global television audience.
The Women’s and Men’s Individual Triathlon races will be held on Thursday April 5th, with the Women’s Triathlon having the honour of being the First Medal event at GC2018 followed shortly after by the Men’s race.
An exciting Mixed Team Relay will round out the Triathlon program on April 7th.
The Sprint format for the Individual will comprise a 750m Swim leg, 20km Bike leg and 5km Run leg, while the Mixed Team Relay will feature four athletes each completing a 250m Swim, 7km Bike and 1.5km Run.
The northern end of the Southport Broadwater Parklands will host the start, finish and transitions for the Triathlon, with the Bike and Run legs to head north along a flat, technical and scenic route.
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Advance ITU Officials In Bermuda
Officials looking at the Course
Members of an advanced team for the World Triathlon Series event in Bermuda are ending a three day site visit and departing the island today.
The Bermudian public are still in the dark about route and what needs to be done in order to support this event as no information has been revealed.
www.islandstats.com has on numerous occasions asked for any updated information but has constantly run into walls.
For the first time, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) will host a “World Series” event in Bermuda this April.
Bermudian Flora Duffy is the two time ITU World Champion.
The contingent of visitors were greeted by Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons and Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane DeSilva.
Bermuda will receive a boost through ITU promotion of the event, especially because it is the birth-home of their World Champion, a popular figure in the Triathlon World, Flora Duffy.
Duffy last month dramatically won the Elite Women’s 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam, capping a near perfect season, and retaining her title as ITU World Champion. It was her sixth ITU race victory of the season.
The Bermudian was also part of the local delegation that bid for ITU events to be staged in Bermuda.
The event is expected to attract elite athletes, top amateurs and spectators from all over the world for the Triathlon Festival in the City of Hamilton during the last week of April 2018.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Commonwealth Games Triathlon Course Announced
The likes of Flora Duffy, Tyler Butterfield, Erica Hawley and Tyler Smith would be really interested to know that the courses for Triathlon events at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games have been revealed.
The women's triathlon is set to be the first medal event at the Games in Australia, held on April 5, followed shortly by the men's race.
The inaugural Para-triathlon at a Commonwealth Games and the mixed team relay will complete the sport's programme on April 7.
The northern end of the Southport Broadwater Parklands will host the start, finish and transitions, with the bike and run legs to head north.
Athletes will line-up at the start pontoon on the Broadwater, swimming an anti-clockwise 750 metres course, the only open water swim at the Games.
Following the transition, the athletes will cycle four five kilometre laps of a route which stretches from Southport to Biggera Waters.
The run leg is comprised of two 2.5km laps of a flat course between Southport and Labrador.
The Para-triathlon will have a similar format with a five-lap bike leg equalling 25km being the only difference to the individual course.
The mixed team relay will feature teams of four, including two men and two women.
Each team member will complete a 250m swim, 7km cycle and 1.5km run and then tag the next team member into the race.
Triathlon was introduced as a Commonwealth Games sport at Manchester 2002, while the mixed team relay was added at Glasgow 2014.
England dominated in the Scottish city with Alistair Brownlee, the double Olympic champion, winning the men's event while compatriot Jodie Stimpson claimed the women's gold medal.
They duo then combined with Jonathan Brownlee and Vicky Holland to win the mixed relay.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Patty Petty Oficiates in Rotterdam
All the attention may have been on Flora Duffy over the last few weeks as she concluded an outstanding performance over the year that ended at the World Championships in Rotterdam.
But what many would not know is that Bermuda was represented in the Official capacity as Patty Petty was an official at the World Championships in Rotterdam.
Petty has officiated the Triathlon competition at the London Olympic and Rio Olympic Games.
One of the Bermuda Triathlon Association's founding members, Petty, has her debut officiating in the sport of Triathlon in 2006 when she was invited by the International Triathlon Union, the Governing Body for the Sport, to join the team at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.
Since then she has been fortunate to officiate in several major events including World Championships, Pan American Games, World Triathlon Championship Series and World Cups.
Her love for the sport has brought her onboard as an Executive and Technical committee member of the Bermuda Olympic Association, as well as a Board member of the Bermuda Triathlon Association. She also serves on the International Triathlon Union Constitution Committee.
Petty along with her husband, Steven Petty, Jim Butterfield, Suthy Madeiros and the late John Cash were the founding members of the Bermuda Triathlon Association which has been in existence for more than thirty years.