TYLER BUTTERFIELD WINS RALEIGH IRONMAN 70.3

Tyler Butterfield recorded his first win of the season as he won today’s Ironman 70.3 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Tyler emerged from the water with the leaders but was unable to match the pace of former professional cyclist Andrew Yoder on the bike, trailing Yoder by over 3 minutes going onto the run. Yoder however faded as the run progressed and Tyler began to eat into his lead as the 80 degree heat began to take its toll. Meanwhile  Jackson Laundry of Canada was quickly closing on Tyler and by mile 3 was just 20 seconds behind him.

In the end it was Tyler who proved the strongest crossing the line with a comfortable lead ; he even had time to “high five” spectators.

Tyler’s splits were 25:02 swim, 2:06:28 bike and 1:19:22 run for a total time of 3:53:22. Yoder was 2nd.

More to follow

ERICA HAWLEY TRAINING IN EUROPE WITH TRIATHLON TEAM

After an outstanding start to her 2017 season culminating with a win at the US Collegiate Triathlon Championships, Erica Hawley moved in mid May to Banyoles, Spain ( near Girona, to train with her Origin Team.

Under the watchful eye of her coach Ian O’Brien, founder of Origin, who travelled with the group to Banyoles, Erica is preparing for a series of of 16-19 Elite races on the European circuit. Banyoles is a centre of excellence for triathlon in Spain with a facility with multiple pools, a fresh water lake and great challenging riding.

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ERICA RELAXING AT OUR RENTAL APARTMENT IN GIRONA ON A DAY OFF FROM TRAINING IN BANYOLES, A DAY BEFORE HER 19TH BIRTHDAY. SHE EVEN GOT A MASSAGE !!

 

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COFFEE STOP BY LAKE BANYOLES ON A RIDE FROM GIRONA – NEARBY IS THE FAMOUS CLIMB OF ROCACORBA 

TYLER BUTTERFIELD RACES AGAIN TOMORROW

 

Tyler Butterfield will be looking to continue his fine start to the season as he races tomorrow, Sunday 4th June, in the Raleigh, North Carolina Ironman 70.3

Tyler’s main competition should come from defending champion Matt Russell of the USA and Australia’s Leon Griffin. The mens professional field features mostly relatively unknown long distance triahletes and based on recent results Tyler has a strong chance of taking top spot on the podium and with it some healthy Ironman ranking points.

Tyler has however recently moved home in Boulder so hopefully that has not interfered too much with his training.

Athletes will begin their day with a 1.2-mile swim in Jordan Lake in Chatham County. The 56-mile bike course will take athletes through rural Chatham and Wake Counties before entering downtown Raleigh to transition to the run. The two-loop, 13.1-mile run course winds through downtown, around the Capital Building, out Hillsborough Street, and through NC State University before heading down Fayetteville Street for an amazing finish in City Plaza.

You can follow Tyler at http://www.ironman.com

 

THURSDAY NIGHT SUPER SPRINT RESULTS

The Thursday super sprints contnue to attract a small but keen group. Here are the results from the past two weeks courtesy of Ian Pilgrim.

BTA Super Sprint Results June 1st 2017

Standard Distance – 200m swim/8K bike/1.6K run
Time Name
24.18.8 Tucker Murphy
25.01.2 Alan Potts
27.57.1 Yannick Hillier
28.34.6 Otis Ingham
29.50.6 Dirk Hasselkuss
30.24.4 Wenda Roberts
33.16.7 Aaron Cannonier
33.58.3 Simon Fraser
39.21.0 Dawn Johnson
42.46.2 Nicky Stovell
43.09.7 Josh Fox

200m swim/2 lap bike/1 lap run
25.36.2 Jasmin Hasselkuss

200m swim/3 lap bike/1 lap run
32.32.6 Malcom Hardman

BTA Super Sprint Results May 25th 2017
Standard Distance – 200m swim/8K bike/1.6K run
Time Name
27.08.0 Lynsey Palmer
29.27.8 Clifford Roberts
30.14.6 Otis Ingham
32.11.6 Wenda Roberts
34.28.7 Aaron Cannonier
34.45.2 Hilary Bruce-Payne
35.47.4 Sam Naude
38.03.8 Malcom Hardman
39.37.5 Alan Potts and Linda Yorston

100m swim/2 lap bike/1 lap run
21.22.3 Jake Smith

200m swim/3 lap bike/1 lap run
35.33.0 Litanya Smith

No swim/3 lap bike/2 lap run Late Start
36.20.5 Tucker Murphy