IRONMAN 70.3 SYRACUSE RESULTS

It seems as though trips to race at Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races continue to be popular.

A group of 4 Bermuda based triathletes competed in the Syracuse ,USA Ironman 70.3 Triathlon on the 21st June 2015.

MATT THOMPSON
MATT THOMPSON

Matt Thompson led the way with a very strong sub 5 hour performance.

FULL RESULTS :

Matt Thompson  Swim 1.2 miles – 29.47, Bike 56 miles – 2.31.10 , Run 13.1 miles – 1.43.04, Overall 4.49.18 (6th in 45-49 age group )

Geoff Smith  30.45, 2.40.13, 1.49.54  Overall 5.15.34 (34th in 45-49 age group)

CHRIS EATON
CHRIS EATON

Chris Eaton 45.44, 2.40.13, 149.54 Overall 5.24.02 (47th in 445-49 age group )

Brian Lynch 43.18, 3.04.33, 2.16.25 Overall 6.12.25

ATLANTIC CITY CHALLLENGE RESULTS

Christine Patton
Christine Patton

Christine Patton lead the way as a group of Bermuda based triathletes took on the Atlantic City Challenge over the Ironman 70.3 distances of 1.2 mile swim, 56 miles bike and 13.1 mile run.

Christine was 1st in the Female 55-59 age group out of 11 starters and Jonny Betts showed just how much he has improved finishing 6th in the competitive 40-44 age group.

FULL RESULTS :

Jonny Betts – 33.36 swim – 2.37.02 bike – 1.49.43 run – 5.04.58 overall  6th out of 75

Christine Patton  40.18 – 3.13.00 – 2.13 – 6.13.02 1st / 11

Alec Shepherd 38.32 – 2.37.48 – 2.00.11 – 5.26.44  14th / 57

Chris Gallagher 52.34 – 3.37.33 – 2.51.36 – 7.32.16  69th / 75

Gordy Benson  41.36 – 2.47.54 – 2.36.51 6.17.54  34th / 57

Tim Palmer 50.17 – 2.44.48 – 1.53.04 – 5.33.43   10th / 32

Well done to all of you – AWESOME.

WEEKEND RESULTS 28TH JUNE 2015

SUE EDNEY IN TRANSITION 1 AT IRONMAN NICE ON SUNDAY
SUE EDNEY IN TRANSITION 1 AT IRONMAN NICE ON SUNDAY ( IN BLUE B78 TRISUIT) – CLICK TO ENLARGE

Sue Edney produced a strong first Ironman performance at Ironman Nice on Sunday in very hot conditions taking 8th place in the Female 50-54 age group.

Times (with age group position in brackets) : Swim 1.16.51 (8) – Bike 6.46.52 (5) – Run 4.53.43 (8) Overall 13.13.43 (8)

Neil Lupsic and Mark Wilcox raced in Ironman Austria and both broke 10 hours in very competitive age groups :

Mark Wilcox 1.03.49 (57) – 5.18.31 (50) – 3.18.59 (18) 9.48.58 (18)

Neil Lupsic  1.10.02 (179) – 5.20.17 (137) – 3.14.57 (54) 9.56.03 (54)

At the Island Games in Jersey, as expected, there was very competitive fields with the event being based near Europe / UK.

Martina Olcheski – Bell placed a very creditable 6th in the womens event in 2hr 27 min 53 secs for the 1500 meter swim, 40km bike and 10km un. Belinda Castree did not finish.

On the mens side Tucker Murphy was 21st in 2.10.50 whilst Travis Cooper was 51st in 2.29.22.

Results for the Bermuda competitors at the Atlantic City Challenge long distance triathlons are not yet available.

28TH JUNE 2015, LOTS OF PEOPLE RACING

It is a big day of racing today, Sunday 28th June 2015, for Bermuda based triathletes.

Karen Smith (L) races today at Island Games and Mark Wilcox (R) is racing at Ironman Austria and Neil de ste Croix (C) is Island Games team manager for triathlon.
Karen Smith (L) races today at Island Games and Mark Wilcox (R) is racing at Ironman Austria and Neil de ste Croix (C) is Island Games team manager for triathlon.

Bermuda’s Island Games challenge gets underway in Jersey, Channel Islands with the men’s triathlon scheduled for 4.15 and the womens triathlon for 4.30 ( that’s 12.15 and 12.30 Bermuda time). The Bermuda team consists of :

Tucker Murphy ,Travis Cooper

Karen Smith, Belinda Castree, Julia Hawley, Martina Olcheski-Bell

Meanwhile in Europe

THE START AT IRONMAN NICE THIS MORNING
THE START AT IRONMAN NICE THIS MORNING. CLICK TO ENLARGE

Sue Edney has started the Ironman France in Nice this morning and after a 1hr 16 min 51 sec swim ( 8th in age group) she had moved into 5th place after 56km of the 180km bike neck and neck with the 4th placed Australian.

Mark Wilcox exited the water today at Ironman Austria in 1.03.49 (60th in his age group) and went through 64.5 km of the bike in 2hrs 58m 59 secs.

Later today Jonny Betts, Christine Patton, Gordy Benson, Chris Gallagher, Tim Palmer and Alec Shepherd take on the Atlantic City Challenge in Atlantic City New Jersey.

  • Full Distance: 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run
  • Half Distance: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run

FULL RESULTS LATER.

TYLER BUTTERFIELD 5TH AT MONT – TREMBLANT IRONMAN 70.3

Tyler Butterfield was 5th today at the Mont Tremblant Ironman 70.3 in Quebec Canada.

Tyler had a strong swim, usually his weakest discipline, to exit with the leaders and after a strong bike was in contention for a podium going into the run. Pre race favorite Lionel Sanders, who was 4th at the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championships and comes from a strong running background, posted the fastest run split to take the win whilst Tyler was just pipped for 4th by the fast finishing Richie Cunningham.

Top five results

Name Country Div Rank Overall Rank Swim Bike Run Finish
Sanders, Lionel CAN 1 1 00:26:58 02:03:21 01:11:14 03:45:38
Reid, Taylor CAN 2 2 00:24:13 02:06:11 01:11:47 03:46:22
Thomas, Jesse USA 3 3 00:24:30 02:05:54 01:13:45 03:48:06
Cunninghman, Richie USA 4 4 00:24:06 02:06:06 01:15:34 03:50:02
Butterfield, Tyler BEL 5 5 00:24:11 02:05:51 01:15:49 03:50:04

LOCAL TRIATHLETES RACE AT VICTORIA IRONMAN 70.3 AND SPRINT TRIATHLONS

TOM HANDS ON THE RUN AT VICTORIA 70.3 TRIATHLON 2015
TOM HANDS ON THE RUN AT VICTORIA 70.3 TRIATHLON 2015

Tom Hands, Sarah Farrah, Victor Ruberry and Nancy Stevens all competed in Victoria, BC, Canada on 14th June at the beautiful Elk Lake venue just on the outskirts of Victoria.

Sarah sent this report :

Tom Hands and I did the 70.3 and Nancy Stevens and Victor Ruberry did the sprint.  Worth mentioning that Nancy beat the three time Olympian overall on the sprint!

It was a great event and a lot of people asking after you and I will be recommending the trip for people next year as it was really well organized and the swim wasn’t too cold but wet suit legal.  Never been to Victoria before and it was just beautiful and great food, wine and beer post race.

Results were :

70.3 (swim : 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles, run 13.1 miles)

Tom Hands       39.38    3:14:36    2:40:44    Overall : 6:41:31   78th in 50-54 age group

Sarah Farrah    43:32    3:15:32    2:08:17    Overall : 6:12:15    48th in 40-44 age group

Sprint (swim 750 meters, bike 20km, run 5km)

Nancy Stevens   19.23   50.35    30.05   Overall : 1:43:42  5th in  45-49 age group

Victor Ruberry    14.15   49.51    40.07   Overall : 1:49:41  4th in 55-59 age group

Heroes Day Home Event Results 2015

National Heroes Day – Home Event Results 2015

The annual Heroes Day Home Event took place last Monday at Harrington Sound School dock and attracted a good turn out.

Tim Patterson was first across the line for the 750 meter swim, 20km bike and 4km run in a quick 1hr 4 mins 38 secs catching Steve Smith on the run. Smith finished in 1:04:53 with the much improved Ben Lau in 1:7:47. Who is Tim Patterson !!!! It’s a new name to me. Well done Tim.

It was good to see Cora Lee Starzomski out again as she was first female finisher in 1:10:06 with Jenn Wilson in 2nd and Megan Berry in 3rd.

First across the line was the team of Molly Pilgrim, Ian Pilgrim and Evan Naude in 58 mins 46 secs.

Full results can be accessed at the link above. Thanks again to Patty Petty and Ben Wright for helping with the organization and timing.

If you are unable to open the attachment, the results will be published shortly on the BTA website.