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.
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,
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.
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
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.
I still urgently need the names of the winners of the Bermuda Triathlete of the Year awards from 2008 to 2016. Can anyone help. If you have an old triathlon dinner Order of Ceremony the winners should be listed on there.