ERICA HAWLEY HOLDS HER OWN IN THE BIG LEAGUE

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ERICA HAWLEY ON THE RUN AT THE NEW PLYMOUTH WORLD CUP TRIATHLON LAST SUNDAY

Erica Hawley had perhaps her biggest test ever last Sunday 25th March as watched by family she competed in her first senior world cup race in New Plymouth,New Zealand.

The field included many of the world’s top 50 ranked triathletes, a number of whom, like Erica, were preparing for the Commonwealth Games in a week’s time.

In challenging rainy conditions the Digicel sponsored triathlete put together a solid performance but her participation was very much intended as a learning experience for the young Bermudian.

Erica finished 31st for the sprint distance race in 1:09:36 with splits of 750m swim – 11:11, 20km bike – 37:46 and 5km run 19:42. The race was won by Kirsten Kasper of the USA in 1:03:20.

FOR FULL RESULTS GO TO :

https://www.triathlon.org/results/result/2018_new_plymouth_itu_triathlon_world_cup/321058

 

GOOD FRIDAY TRIATHLON / DUATHLON

Easter

The Bermuda Triathlon Association’s traditional and popular informal Good Friday Triathlon ( and Duathlon) takes place tomorrow at 8AM sharp at John Smiths Beach. It’s a great way to lose calories in time to stuff them back on with Easter eggs afterwards.

Distances are :

750m swim – 20km bike and 5km run

Run 1 or 2km – Bike 20km – Run 5km

See Ian Pilgrim on arrival.

 

TYLER SMITH MAKES A SOLID START IN SENIOR RANKS

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TYLER SMITH (LEAD CYCLIST) SHOWN RACING IN MAGOG, CANADA IN 2017

In his first major appearance since joining triathlon’s senior ranks, Tyler Smith finished a creditable 18th out of 69 starters at the European Cup Sprint Triathlon in Las Palmas, Canary Islands.

The race featured many of Europe’s up and coming juniors as well as more experienced athletes. Tyler exited the 750m swim with the lead pack in 9 min 19 secs and then featured prominently on the bike staying with the lead group over the 20km course and finishing in 30 min 05 secs. He was not able to match the very fast pace of the stronger runners but still produced a solid run of 15 min 58 secs for the 5km. Tyler crossed the line in 57 min 12 secs.

The race was won by GB triathlete Barclay Izzard  who posted a time of 14 min 54 secs for the run to finish in 56 min 03 secs.

Tyler was just 26 secs outside of a top ten finish. He now heads to Australia for the upcoming Commonwealth Games,

https://www.triathlon.org/results/result/2018_gran_canaria_etu_sprint_triathlon_european_cup/321053

 

Nick Pilgrim 10th and Caleb Ingham 14th at Sarasota Youth Elite Triathlon

Despite getting boxed in on the swim and therefore missing the lead group onto the bike, Nick Pilgrim and Caleb Ingham put up creditable performances in the draft legal Sarasota Youth Elite Cup on the 10th March.

Nick finished the 375m swim, 12.2km bike and 2.5km run in 34 min 55 sec to take 10th whilst Caleb was 14th in 35 min 17 sec.

The race was won by Jeremy LaJoie in 33 min 39 secs.

In the US Junior National Championships at the same venue, Lynsey Palmer suffered a 10 sec technical penalty before the start of the race which meant that she had to wait ten seconds on the swim pontoon after the other girls had started and was unable to catch up on the swim, finishing the 750 meter swim in 13 min 36 secs. She was therefore lapped at the end of the bike and as a consequence had to retire from the race. Lynsey however is determined to bounce back at the upcoming Bermuda World Cup Age Group Sprint Triathlon.

BTA remainder of the season schedule

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CLEARWATER WILL BE THE VENUE FOR 4 MORE RACES THIS SEASON

Incase you havent’ already seen it, here is the schedule :

30-Mar-18  8am           Good Friday Home Event – BTA                 John Smith’s
28-Apr-18  7 / 8am      ITU WTS Olympic/Sprint                             Hamilton
10-Jun-18   TBD           XL Catlin – Nat Champs – Olympic             Clearwater
18-Jun-18   TBD           National Hero’s Day Home Event – BTA   Harr. Sound Dock
23-Jun-18   TBD           Clarien Iron Kids                                          Clearwater
24-Jun-18   TBD           Bank of Bermuda Foundation Sprint       Clearwater
3-Sep-18    TBD            Labour Day Home Event – BTA                  Harr. Sound Dock
30-Sep-18   TBD          Tokio Sprint                                                    Hamilton
28-Oct-18   TBD          AON Sprint Nat Champs                               Clearwater

 

FINAL CHANCE TO SUBMIT RESULTS FOR BERMUDA ROLL OF HONOUR IN RG’S WTS SUPPLEMENT.

If you finished on the podium (top 3) in your age group in a senior, junior or youth triathlon national or regional championship (other than Bermuda) or in the top 10 in your age group in a triathlon world championship please submit the result to me by tomorrow, Thursday 8th March, with details of the race, the year, and the medal you achieved.

Submit to dm@uptonmanagement.com

I have all of the Bermuda race results.