ERICA HAWLEY COMPETES THIS FRIDAY 17TH JUNE IN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

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ERICA HAWLEY

Erica Hawley has enjoyed an excellent start to her triathlon season and this Friday will be full of confidence as she lines up with Europe’s best in the Mercedes Benz European Junior Elite Championships in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

Since finishing her school year Erica has spent most of her time with her coach and fellow club triathletes in Banyoles, Spain, a renowned triathlon training base. Erica will use Banyoles as a base into July and race in  European races prior to attempting to qualify for the Junior Elite World Championships in Holland in September.That qualifying race will be the CAMTRI Junior American Championships in Magog, Quebec, Canada on the 15th July.

Erica’s race gets underway this Friday 17th June at 2PM Austria time.

SUMMER JUNIOR TRIATHLON TRAINING CAMP

sign-upSteve Trew Junior Triathlon Summer Camp
Good news! Steve Trew is returning once again to offer his much loved summer camp.
Dates : Half days from July 3 -7.
Cost: $200/week.
Please email trihedzbda@gmail.com for the Registration Form.

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STEVE TREW

Steve Trew is one of the best-known names in the world of triathlon as a coach, race commentator, broadcaster and journalist. He has coached at European and World Championships level and worked extensively with junior athletes. Steve has been at the last five Olympic and Commonwealth Games as coach, team manager and/or commentator for triathlon and swimming. Steve was BBC commentator at the 2012 London Olympic Games for the sports of triathlon and race walking. At the 2012 London Paralympic Games, Steve was the stadium commentator for track and field athletics.

 

TYLER BUTTERFIELD DNF IN BOULDER

Tyler Butterfield has not always had the best of luck on the bike portion of long distance racing and last Sunday was no exception.

Competing in Boulder, his adopted home in the USA, and infront of his family, Tyler suffered a slashed tyre when riding in 3rd position in the Boulder Ironman. Although he eventually got a replacement wheel, the wait cost him considerable time and in the end with little hope of a podium finish he decided to pull out of the race 10 miles into the run.

Tyler will now focus on some down time and an extended training period as he builds towards the Ironman World Championships.

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Bermuda triathletes complete iconic Alcatraz Triathlon

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 ALCATRAZ BERMUDA CONTINGENT (L TO R ) : BEN LAU, DUNCAN SCOTT, JOEL MATTHEWS

 

Three Bermuda triathletes completed the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon although, much to the frustration of many participants, the 0.8 mile swim was cancelled at the last minute due to adverse weather conditions that prevented the safety boats from launching.

Joel Matthews (M35-39 – 34th) – Finish: 2:06:34, Bike: 1:00:16, Sand Ladder: 2:30, Run: 1:04:49
Duncan Scott (M50-54 – 95th) – Finish: 2:28:35, Bike: 1:09:17, Sand Ladder: 3:54, Run: 1:17:27
Ben Lau (M45-49 – 40th) – Finish: 2:17:33, Bike: 1:03:21, Sand Ladder: 4:03, Run: 1:12:33

Competitors are taken by ferry just off Alcatraz Island for the swim to the San Francisco shoreline and were already on the ferry when the swim was cancelled.

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THE SAND LADDER

The Sand Ladder is a 400 step climb from the beach towards the end of the 13km cross country / beach run run portion and is timed separately. The bike, that incorporates the Golden Gate Bridge, is 18 miles.

Duncan Scott was competing for the second year in a row.

MORE EAGLEMAN RESULTS. NURI LATHAM DID FINISH !!

A couple of corrections to the Eagleman Ironman 70.3 results posted yesterday

Nuri LATHAM was shown in the official results as a DNF but evidently he did finish a very creditable 11th in the 35-39 age group in a time of 5:40:28 with splits of 29:59, 2:33:49 and 2:24:42

Also finishing was Kevin Ronaldson in 5:59:45 (85th in the 35-39 age group) with splits of 31:49, 2:38:09 and 2:39:47

BERMUDA CONTINGENT PERFORM WELL AT IRONMAN 70.3 EAGLEMAN

A group of Bermuda triathletes competed today, Sunday 11th June, at the Eagleman 70.3 Ironman Triathlon in Cambridge, Maryland.

Karl Wilson led the way in the 40-44 age group as h finished a creditable 20th in the age group and 133 overall with splits of 29;41, 2:31:15 and 1:46:57 for a total time of 4:55:51

Erik Soria competing in the 35-39 age group was next across the line if 5 hrs 7 mins and 23 secs (29th in his age group and 209 overall) with splits of 26:58 (the 2nd fastest swim time in his age group), 2: 37:38 and 1:53:43.

Steve Smith was 50th in the 40-44 age group in 5:27:01 with splits of 35:33, 2:38::28 and 2:04:39.

David Soutter (40-44 age group) was 68th in his age group in 5:41:54 with splits of 40:21, 2:44:36 and 2:08:17.

Clive Langley was 80th in the 40-44 age group in 5:48:28 with splits of 33:50, 2:39:06 and 2:24:49

Raphael Simons was 110th in the 45-49 age group in 6:45:54 with splits of 42:38, 3:05:42. His run split is unknown.

Nuri Lathan completed the swim in 30 minutes but DNF’d although the reason for his DNF is not known.

 

 

UPCOMING BERMUDA TRIATHLON EVENTS

HEROS’ DAY TRIATHLON HOME EVENT

Monday 19th June 2017
Come take part with a very low key, relaxed (or not) paced “close to sprint distances” event with our Annual Home Event.
Location: Harrington Sound School Public Dock
Time: 8:00am

BANK OF BERMUDA TRIATHLON

1st July 2017

The Bermuda Triathlon Association (BTA) is pleased to announce that the 2017 Bank of Bermuda Foundation Triathlon will take place on Saturday 1 July 2017 at Clearwater Beach, Southside.
The event will be non-drafting for all age categories and all distances. There will be different distances for adults, 7-10 year olds, 11-12 year olds and 13-15 year olds. The swim will take place off Clearwater Beach and transition will be located in the main car park.
Location: Clearwater Beach, Southside
Date: Saturday 1st July
Check In Start: 6:45am
Mandatory Race Briefing: 7:50am
Race Start: 8:00am (Arrive at least 30 mins earlier to set up)

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THURSDAY NIGHT SPRINT RESULTS

There was another relatively small turnout for Thursday’s (8th June) sprint fun event at Clearwater, perhaps because of the America’s Cup.

Results :

24.49 Ala Potts
26.46 Caleb Ingham
28.36 Neil de st Croix
29.17 Otis Ingham
33.03 Lara Rogers
33.04 Gerhard Boonstra mechanical (needs new bike)
35.43 Sam Naude
36.57 Malcolm Hardman
38.01 Linda Yorston

32.53 Isabella Arnold short run

33.55 Liz Arnold 1 lap run

FLORA DUFFY IN A CLASS OF HER OWN

FLORA WINS LEEDS 2017
FLORA CROSSES THE LINE TODAY. HUGE CROWDS WERE ON HAND TO WATCH THE RACE

Flora Duffy today, Sunday 11th June, followed her dominant display in Yokahama with another runaway win in Leeds in race 4 of the World Series.

After exiting the water with the lead group Flora and a group of three already had 45 secs over the chasing group and by T2 the lead was an astonishing 2 min 30 secs.

Flora was out of transition quickly and within the first 5km had already established a significant lead over Taylor Spivey of the USA and Italian Bento. Flora crossed the line in a very fast 57 mins 02 secs, 1 min 30 secs ahead of Spivey and 2 min 30 secs ahead of Bento, the first Italian to ever podium in a World Series event. Her time, over a slightly altered course (possibly a harder course) three minutes quicker than Olympic champion and last year’s winner Gwen Jorgensen, who was not on the start line as she is pregnant.

Flora has now become so difficult to beat as she recorded the fastest run of the day of 35 mins 04 secs, putting significant time on some of the fastest runners in the sport. The pace of the swim / bike took so much out of the top runners that the 4th place finisher was an extraordinary 4 mins + behind Flora.

Leading UK triathlete Vicky Holland commented on the BCC UK coverage that Flora has taken the sport to a new level and wondered how anyone was going to beat her this year.

A good Bermuda contingent, including Charlie and Maria Duffy, featured heavily in the BBC coverage.

TYLER SMITH 3RD AT BLENHEIM PALACE TRIATHLON UK JUNIOR ELITE CHAMPIONSHIPS

TS Sarasota 2016Tyler Smith produced a strong performance today at the iconic Blenheim Palace finishing 3rd today, Sunday 4th June, in the UK Junior Elite Sprint Championships, a qualifier for the British team for the European Junior Elite Championships.

Tyler, who is enrolled at Leeds University where he trains with a number of the UK’s leading senior and junior triathletes, emerged from the 750m swim in 9 min 33 secs with the eventual winner Barclay Izzard and matched him on the 19.8km bike in 28 min 37 secs but faded slightly on the 5.4 run to record a time of 18 min 55 secs which was still the 5th fastest run time out of 19 competitors. Izzard, one of the UK’s leading juniors, blitzed the run in 17:32 to finish in 58 mins 56 secs. Will Crudgington used his strong swim of 9 min 10 secs and solid bike to edge Tyler and Izzard into T2 and matched Tyler’s run time to finish in 1 hr  00 min 05 secs with Tyler crossing the line in 1:00:41.

The result will do Tyler’s confidence the world of good as he moves into the critical part of the season.