The Bermuda Triathlon Association has announced the Bermuda Triathlon Team for the 2013 Nat West Island Games.
Winter Olympian Tucker Murphy will be looking to continue his impressive start to the season, while Kent Richardson, Tim Goodyear and Jonathan Herring will all be looking for Medals.
Laura Norman, Martina Olcheski-Bell and Laurie Orchard will all be looking for Medals in the Ladies field.
Bermuda Triathlon 2013 Nat West Island Games Team
Tim Goodyer Jonathan Herring Adam Hopkin Tucker Murphy Laura Norman Martina Olcheski-Bell Laurie Orchard Kent Richardson Geoff Smith Mark Wilcox Ryan Gunn will serve as an alternate
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Hawley Finishes 9th in England
Erica Hawley competed in a sprint Triathlon at the Dorney Lake where the Olympic Games 2012 Rowing competition took place in England.
Hawley finished 9th overall competing in the Women’s 40 & Under Age Group Division that saw the competitors compete in the 400m Swim, 21.2km Bike and 5K Run event clocking a time of 1:13.39.
Hawley, was the first swimmer out of the water ahead of the field by some 45 seconds, her performance in the swim was actually the second fastest overall.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Tokio Millennium Triathlon Registration
Registration is now open for the Tokio Millennium Re Sprint Triathlon which will be held on Sunday, June 9th at Albuoy’s Point, Hamilton.
This is the third year the event will be held in scenic Hamilton, with the swim taking place in the cool waters of the harbour followed by a bike and run along Front Street. It is the only triathlon that takes place in the city and attracts a great crowd of spectators and fans to cheer on their family and friends.
The triathlon is open to all ability levels and there is a Duathlon for the juniors.
Those who are new to the sport of triathlon are encouraged to participate in the Try-a-Tri. This event features a 200m swim, an 8km bike and a 2km run.
For a longer distance, individuals and teams can take part in the sprint distance race consisting of a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run.
Companies with an array of athletic talent, can also enter teams for either the Corporate Division or the (Re)Insurance Division, which compete over the same distance as the senior athletes. Past winners include Butterfield & Vallis and Tokio Millennium Re.
Seven to 10-years-old may compete in a Duathlon comprised of a 1km run, a 4km bike and another 1km run. Juniors 11 to 14-years-old will compete over a longer distance — 2km run, 8km bike and 2km run.
Last year’s Triathlon Winners: Adult Male: Tyler Butterfield Adult Female: Kristyn Robinson Junior Male: Zion Dowling Junior Female: Alyssa Rowse Male Tri-a-Try: Deshi Smith Female Tri-a-Try: Kamryn Minors Junior Duathlon Male: Malik Joell Junior Duathlon Female: Julianne Oatley
* Register online at racedayworld.com. * For additional information, visit the Tokio Millennium website and/or Facebook page. * Registration close date: Thursday, June 6 at 5pm. There is late registration on race packet pick-up day. * Race packets collection: Friday, June 7 between 5pm and 7pm.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Countdown to Tokio Sprint Triathlon
Defending Champion Tyler Butterfield
The 2013 Tokio Millennium Re Sprint Triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, June 9 at Albuoy’s Point in Hamilton.
The 7th annual event is geared to draw participants from all athletic levels. Individuals and teams can participate in a sprint triathlon or newcomers can take part in a Try-a-Tri, which consists of a shorter course. There is also a duathlon for kids.
Another component Tokio Millennium hopes to promote is their Senior School Challenge. Ed Jordan, one of the race directors along with Vernée Simmons, hopes their Senior School Triathlon Challenge will draw even more participants this year. “Tokio has always had a focus on kids with a junior component to the triathlon but we wanted to reach a broader audience so created the Senior School Triathlon Challenge. With a team event it is easier to find swimmers, bikers and runners separately and put them together.” Tokio is reaching out in yet another way to get more youth involved this year by introducing a Senior School Duathlon Challenge. Mr. Jordan said the run - bike - run makes the event accessible to more people. “In Bermuda there is a large community of runners and cyclists so we hope this draws more participation from our youth.”
Defending Female Champion Kristyn Robinson Last year’s overall Triathlon Challenge winner was Saltus Grammar School, who won $500 for their school with the fastest combined time of its top two teams. Somersfield Academy was second earning $250 and the Berkeley Institute placed third winning $150. Berkeley, however, had the fastest team and also received the Tokio Senior School Triathlon Challenge trophy, which they proudly displayed for the past year.
Jordan added: “By incorporating both a Senior School Duathlon and Triathlon Challenge, we hope to encourage twice as many students to compete this year.” Saltus will be back to defend its title and CedarBridge Academy, BHS, Berkeley, Warwick Academy, Bermuda Institute and Somersfield have confirmed they will be competing as well.
Challenge teams can consist of boys, girls or mixed. The triathlon teams will be competing in a 200m swim, 8km bike and 2km run. Duathlon teams will participate in a run-bike-run consisting of a 2km run, 8km ride and a second 2km run.
Students wishing to compete may sign-up through their PE teacher.
For additional information, visit the Tokio Millennium Re website and Facebook page. Register online at racedayworld.com
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Herring and Smith are Olympic Champions
Jonathan Herring and Karen Smith are the 2013 Catlin National Olympic Distance Triathlon Champions after racing at Southside.
Herring crossed the line in a time of 2:07:28, while Smith finished 11th overall clocking a time of 2:21:56.
Herring was second out of the water clocking 21:43, Lisa Blackburn was the first swimmer out of the water with a time of 21:00. Herring then went to the front recording the 4th fastest bike time of 1:04:36, he then had the 3rd fastest run time of 40:14
Tucker Murphy finished second with an overall time of 2:11:50 and Mark Wilcox finished 3rd in a time of 2:14:03.
Smith came out of the water 6th one minute and forty-four seconds behind the Women’s leader Belinda Castree who was out of the water third, Smith made her move on the bike going to the front on the last lap and then ran to victory. Laurie Orchard finished as the second female finisher clocking a time of 2:24:03 and Castree was the third female finisher with a time of 2:31:25.