Organizers of the long-awaited World Triathlon Championship Series (WTCS) Bermuda alongside PwC Bermuda, the event’s Official Volunteer Programme Supplier, have opened registration for those on-island seeking to get involved in the action-packed racing, taking place on November, 5th – 6th, 2022.
Volunteerism across the island is one of Bermuda’s greatest strengths when hosting both local and international sporting events, many of whom bring extensive experience to the table.
This year, WTCS Bermuda looks to fill more than 400 positions across 19 sectors, covering the two-day programme.
Hazel Clark, Chairperson, WTSBDA Ltd, and Local Organizing Committee said: “Running an event of this magnitude relies heavily on the support of great partners and dedicated volunteers. Bermuda has proven its solid track record of support in these areas through previous events, and we’re looking for that same great energy for this year’s racing activities in November.
“Continuing to align ourselves with valued supporters such as PwC also allows us to implement a complete volunteer programme, including initiatives demonstrating our appreciation of their time and unwavering efforts. Volunteers are vital to the success of our event.”
This year the organizers are implementing a “Double Up to Win" challenge. With competitions taking place over the course of two days, volunteers over the age of 18 are encouraged to sign up for two or more shifts in roles that span from the Athlete Welcome area, through to Course Marshals. Shifts can be selected for the same day, or on both days. All volunteers who take part in this incentive will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of three Apple or other product prizes being offered by PwC.
Scott Watson-Brown, Partner, PwC Bermuda, commented: “We are thrilled to be the Official Volunteer Programme Sponsor for the World Triathlon Championship Series Bermuda, acting on our purpose and commitment to volunteerism. We encourage everyone to take a look at the volunteer opportunities and be part of this momentous race weekend, which will see the world’s best triathletes compete on our island, including Bermuda’s own Olympic champion, Dame Flora Duffy.”
A wide variety of roles are available to choose from, including marshalling, transition assistance, medal ceremonies, registration, information, and media desk, swim assistants, opening ceremony, elite lounge, food area, and more.
Once registered, volunteers will receive information to attend orientation sessions being held in the month of October where detailed information about items such as dress code, meals, training, and kits will be provided.
To register, a complete list of roles and an official signup sheet can be found at bermuda.triathlon.org/volunteer.
Monday, September 26, 2022
New Date Announced for Carifta Triathlon 2022
Following the postponement of the 4th Annual CARIFTA Triathlon, Aquathlon, and Mixed Team Relay (MTR) Championship due to Hurricane Fiona, the organizing committee is pleased to announce that it will now take place on November 12th and 13th at Clearwater Beach.
Sharon Hammond, President of the Bermuda Triathlon Association commented, “We are delighted to be able to reschedule the Championship and are especially pleased that triathlon federations from across the Caribbean are able to join us in November. It also seems fitting for Bermuda that this event will take place the weekend after the World Triathlon Series event where our home-grown champion Flora Duffy will be racing. We hope that many will come out and support the Bermuda team.”
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Dame Duffy Reflects on PTO US Open Performance
Dame Flora Duffy reflected on her 2022 Professional Triathletes Organization (PTO) US Open performance which saw her finish 6th.
Duffy posted on Social Media, “Ouch. Not quite what I had hoped for but again I learned a lot racing over the 100km distance. The conditions were brutal. I came undone early in the run (maybe not enough fluids!? Who knows) which I wasn’t quite expecting and it was quite the humbling slog to the finish. Tough as the last two races have been, I am enjoying piecing it together.
Thanks to everyone for the cheers - they were appreciated and needed! 6th in the end at PTO Dallas.
Stunning show by Ashleigh Gentle so inspiring. And class return by Taylor Knibb.
Credit to Professional Triathletes Organization for a big weekend for our sport.
Monday, September 19, 2022
Carifta Triathlon Postponed Due to Hurricane Fiona
The 4th Annual CARIFTA Triathlon, Aquathlon and Mixed Team Relay (MTR) Championship originally scheduled for September 24th to 25th has been postponed due to safety concerns associated with the potential impact of Hurricane Fiona on Bermuda.
Sharon Hammond, President of the Bermuda Triathlon Association commented, “We are very sorry to have to take this action but the overall safety of athletes and supporters is paramount. With the visiting teams beginning their journeys from across the Caribbean as early as tomorrow, the local organizing committee met this afternoon and made the difficult decision to postpone the event. While disappointing for everyone involved, Bermuda is looking forward to hosting the event in the near term.
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Dame Duffy Finishes 6th in PTO Open in Dallas
The 2022 Professional Triathletes Organization (PTO) US Open brought the PTO Tour to Texas for the first time.
Olympic Champion Flora Duffy took to the course in the Women’s Elite Field and finished 6th with a time of 3:45:17.
Ashleigh Gentle clocked a winning time of 3:37:17, Taylor Knobb was second in 3:38:32, and Lucy Charles-Barclay rounded out the podium.
Duffy clocked the 4th fastest Swim time of 28:03, she then clocked the 6th fastest Bike time of 2:01:25, and then she closed out with a Run time of 1:13:40, which was the 14th fastest.