A reminder that the Argo Re Summer Series of super sprint triathlons has started on Thursday evenings at Clearwater. For more details go to the Argo Re FAQ section of the BTA website by following the link on this site to the BTA website. It’s for all abilities !! EMail Alan@logic.bm to get on the mailing list for regular updates.
There will be a swim ( 750 meters or 1600 meters ) at 4PM on Saturday from Harrington Sound School Dock. A great way to get ready and relaxed for May 24th. This swim is not an official event so you swim at your own risk. We have had a good turnout.
Many of you will remember Bevan, two time Olympic medalist and last year’s guest speaker at the BTA dinner.
After moving over to longer distance racing Bevan got off to a great start in 2013 by winning Ironman NZ in his home town of Taupo but after a series of great 70.3 and Ironman races his form dropped ( although he still placed well in a number of races). He blamed this drop on nutritional problems which he has worked on in the off season. As you will see from his race report at the link below for this weekend’s race, he appears to be putting those problems behind him.
Flora Duffy blew away the competition today in the XTerra USA Southeast Championships in Alabama winning by four minutes in 2 hrs 32 mins and 2 secs. Duffy was out of the swim with the lead men and opened up a sizeable gap on the bike that gave her an insurmountable lead going into the run. In her previous two races Duffy won the XTerra USA West Coast Championships and the Xterra Asia Pacific Championships so today’s win makes it three in a row. For more details go to the race website via the link below.
Spain’s Javier Gomez made it three Triathlon World Cup Series wins in a row in a thrilling sprint finish with his young compatriot Mario Mola with South Africa’s Murray making the podium for the first time as he finished third. British brothers Alastair and Jonathan Brownleee were surprisingly unable to hold the fast run pace and finished 4th and 5th.
The US Gwen Jorgensen showed that if she gets off the bike with or near the leaders she can simply outrun her opponents as she won the female title.
For more details and full results go to the International Triathlon Union’s link on this blog.
There will be the usual 4PM swim at Harrington Sound School dock tomorrow, Saturday 17th May 2014. Sam Naude already going to be there. 2km or shorter swim. Use “comment” facility to this post to confirm if you are coming. This swim is not supervised and there is no lifeguard.
The Super Sprint Series for beginners, less experienced, juniors and experienced triathletes got underway last night at Clearwater Beach with 20 participants and two juniors racing the junior distance. Ian Pilgrim was first home with Kim McIvor, 2nd finisher, the first lady home.
To get a race report and full results and details of the series go to the Bermuda Triathlon Association website via the link on this page and go to the Argo Re FAQ section on the left side of the home page. Also sign up for updates by EMailing Alan Gilbertson on Alan@logic.bm
Flora Duffy will be hoping to make it three XTerra wins in a arrow as she races this Sunday 18th May in the Xterra Southeast Championships in Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama. The event is part of the US XTerra Tour Series and Flora has already won the XTerra West race and won in Australia (see this blog’s archives). Clink on link below to follow Flora on Sunday :