DAVE MIRFIELD – The former Assistant Commissioner of Bermuda Police did the January 2014 triathlon camp before returning to the UK. He did his first sprint triathlon on Sunday at Stratford Upon Avon. See link below to results. Dave finished 337 out of 395 male finishers.
MEANWHILE, 20 year old Exeter University student Megan Berry competed in Sunday’s Aquathlon (600m pool swim / 5km run) at Exeter University, part of a series of Aquathlons. It was Berry’s 2nd race in the series and she finished 14th woman out of 40 finishers.
A sunny and calm day greeted participants at Clearwater Beach, St.Davids for the Catlin National Triathlon Championships, Sprint Triathlon and Junior Triathlons. The heat took its toll on some participants on the run. Prerace favorites Tyler Butterfield and Karen Smith were crowned as National Triathlon Champions with dominant performances with Butterfield leading from start to finish and winning by over 15 minutes.
The Argo Re. Thursday night super sprint races, mainly targeted at beginner or newer triathletes but popular with more experienced triathletes as well, starts on Thursday 15th May, this coming week. The venue is always at Clearwater Beach.
For details and to get on the EMail list go the BTA website via the link on this page. The series runs on most Thursdays throughout the summer and is a lot of fun.
Junior Alex Pilgrim produced an excellent performance today, Sunday 4th May, against a strong field in Richmond VA in the USA Triathlon 13-15 Youth Elite Series race. Alex placed 13th out of a field of over 80 starters in 32 mins and 46 secs producing the 8th fastest run to move from around 25th after the bike. Alex only turned 13 in March so has 2 more years in this age group so his performance against many of the USA’s best youth triathletes was even more impressive. He was the 2nd 13 year old to finish and was just over 2 mins behind 15 year old winner Ricardo Reyes of the USA.
Meanwhile Erica Hawley tackled a flat but very technical bike course in Monterrey in 30 degree heat where, as reported, she finished 29th out of 45 starters in a fast time of 1 hr 8 mins and 54 seconds. The juniors swam in a canal so spectators were able to get close to the action. Despite not qualifying for the Youth Olympics Hawley’s time was impressive.
Racing against a very talented field of juniors from USA, Canada and Central and South America, Bermuda’s Erica Hawley posted an impressive time of jut over 1 hr 8 mins for the Youth Olympics Youth Qualifier over sprint distance in Monterrey, Mexico to take 29th place in a field of 39.
Congrats to Erica who continues to improve her times and shows great promise.