WILSON, SMITH AND LANGLEY RACED TODAY AT MAINE IRONMAN 70.3

Steve Smith, Clive Langley and Karl Wilson competed today, Sunday 26th August, in Ironman 70.3 Maine.

Steve lead home the Bermuda contingent as he finished just inside the 5 hour mark in 4hrs 59 mins 54 secs which put him 48th out of 189 in the 45 – 49 age group. Steve completed the swim in 32 min 08 secs, the bike in 2:29:29 and the run in 1:49:27.

Clive Langley finished just 1 min 40 secs behind Steve in 5:01:36 for 38th place out of 185 in the 40 – 44 age group with splits of 28:09, 2:31:41 and 1:55:23.

Karl Wilson entered the race with an injury knowing that he would struggle on the run. As expected he had a strong swim of 25 mins flat which put him in 2nd place in the 40-44 age group going into the bike. Karl followed that up with a solid 2:27;48 bike but sadly was forced to pull out of the race after just 1km of the run.

 

ADSY GORDON TRIATHLON CAMP AND COACHING SESSIONS – SEPTEMBER 2018

Adsy Gordon camp 2018.jpgAustralian former professional triathlete and established triathlon, endurance and fitness coach Adsy Gordon returns to Bermuda from September 20th-30th 2018.

Details of the triathlon camp which will run from September 21st to 28th and other sessions he will be offering are detailed above together with the EMails to contact to get further details.

Adsy, who coaches a number of Bermuda endurance athletes, conducted similar sessions in 2017 and proved very popular.

Check out Adsy’s Instagram at “Adsy”.

 

THURSDAY 16TH AUGUST 2018 SUPER SPRINT RESULTS

Here are the results as provided to this blog :

Full distance (200m swim, 8km bike, 1.6km run) :
1. Caleb Ingam 24:34
2. Teddy Shum 26:11
3. Cameron De St Croix 26:51
4: Vivien Lochhead 28:16
5. Mathew Viney 29:44
6. Tilly Norman 29:48
7. Maria Duffy 30:55
8. Brian Desmond 31:40
9. Daria Desmond 31:43
10. Jennifer Lightbourn 32:00
11. Derreck Hurdle 33:34
12. Elizabeth Harris 34:14
13: Judith Howe Tucker 40:46
14. Karen Gozolez 42:00

Aquathlon ( Swim/Run)
1. Taylor White 11:05
2:Miesha Sharrilly 11:15

Teams.
1. Zeb , Belinda , Zeb 25:20
2. Neil , Austin, Austin 27:00

Bike Run.
Ava Gabai Maih 31:43

Short course ( 100m swim, 2 laps bike, 1 lap run)
1. Makao Butterfield 22:52
2. Kelise Wade 24:34
3. Owen Stewart 26:30
4. Rogan Cabral 26:51
5. S James 27:00

BELLA AND MARLEIGH HOWES HAVE GREAT RESULTS AT BARRIE TRIATHLON

Bella and Marleigh Howes, whose mother Cora Lee Starzomski is a former Bermuda national triathlon champion, both performed well this past weekend in the Barrie “Kids of Steel” Triathlon in Ontario, Canada.

Both are at the younger age in their age groups. Bella took an impressive 2nd out of 34 girls in the 12-13 age group finishing the  300m swim, 10km bike and 3km run in 39 min 29 secs just 7 seconds behind the winner with Marleigh finishing 6th out of 42 in the Under 10-11 girls.

Bella held a good lead going into the run but was caught by Emily Cescon who ran a very quick 14:08 for the 3km run, easily the fastest run time of the day, to finish in 39:22.

Marleigh finished the 200m swim, 5km bike and 2km run in 28:07 after a solid all round performance.

For full results go to Sportstats.ca and select Barrie Triathlon and the appropriate age group.

TYLER SMITH ON LIFE AS AN ELITE ATHLETE / STUDENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS

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Tyler Smith seen competing in Canada in 2017

Tyler Smith gives us an insight into what a typical week looks like at Leeds University :

A typical week in university I’m usually training from 28- 32 hours. During the weekdays we swim every morning and then have our hard track and cycling sessions in the afternoon. On Wednesday afternoons most people are free from Uni so there is always a good group to go for a long ride with. The weekends are always great because you can get in some big volume without having to shuffle around the schedule for lectures and labs. Luckily there are some good run routes in the city that I can go on in between lectures, and we have a gym on campus that’s easy to access as well. In general it’s been pretty easy to balance university and training. Taking sports science I enjoy the lectures, and sometimes they help me take my mind off the next hard training session. Most of my social group and friends are the people I train with, so I never feel like I’m missing much of a social life even if I’m in bed by 9:00 on a Friday night. The most important thing with training is to get enough rest and recovery so you can train longer and harder, so it’s not really too eventful of a life otherwise. I really enjoy what I’m able to do, and I think Leeds is a great place to be able to balance student athlete commitments.

My next race will be a European cup in Szekesfehervar, Hungary on the 25th of August, before the World University Championships in Sweden the next week, and then hopefully World U23 Championships in Gold Coast later in September.

ERICA HAWLEY RACE REPORTS

Erica Hawley CAC Triathlon 2018ERICA HAWLEY REPORTS ON HER RECENT RACES AND MORE :

MLT ATLANTIC CITY

https://majorleaguetri.com/atlanticcityrecap/

I headed to Atlantic City to race in the first Major League triathlon race of the year. I was competing on the AC Waves team alongside teammates Cata, Alec and Walter. I arrived Thursday night into Atlantic City and it was definitely not what I was expecting. Known for its casinos and gambling, us triathletes stood out quite a bit! The race was interesting!!! The weather made it one of the most “risky” races I’ve ever done. The swim was insane; huge swells which made it honestly quite dangerous. For a 300m swim it took us 7 minutes because the current was so strong. The bike was fun – we rode 6 laps along the boardwalk and it started to rain which made it even more slippery. Many athletes were just sliding out and coming off their bikes due to it being so slick. The run was 4 laps of 200m and half of that was on the beach! All in all, a very eventful race and to win some money is always a plus. Our team ended up 7/9 against some really strong teams like the Australian team and the San Diego Stingrays – which had Olympics and WTS medalists on it. A great experience.

EDMONTON WTS

https://www.triathlon.org/results/result/2018_itu_world_triathlon_edmonton/321783

After racing in Atlantic City I headed to Edmonton, Canada for my first World Series Triathlon. The travel there was insane; it included a 9 hour delay and arriving in Denver at 3:30am, and then overnighting in a hotel before flying out to Canada at 11am the next day. But I arrived on Monday and the race was on Friday so I had time to adjust. Leading into the race I started to feel like I was getting a bit sick… probably due to all the stress and travel. I was at the stage, before you get sick, where your throat hurts a bit and where you just feel a bit rundown. I was sleeping 10+ hours a night and took a proper taper to try and nip the cold in the bud and prevent it from getting any worse. Mistake #1 was telling no one how I was feeling (besides my mum). I didn’t want to say it out loud because this was one of my biggest competitions of the year and didn’t want to let anyone down. As it was my first race at this level I knew I needed to have my A-game and be confident… but it’s crazy how much your mind plays a role in sport and I almost let the cold take control. But on race day I just said let’s do this and I focused on the fact that I had this amazing opportunity to be here, and I would say that during the actual race it was my body that let me down rather than my mind.

Swim was OK, the ability gap coming out of the water is much narrower than in World cups and below. I came out nearer the back and the swim is a work in progress for me. Swimming is the sport where I need confidence to be aggressive, to stay in touch with the group in the water and when you are racing against Olympic medalists and World Champions, it can be intimidating and easy to forget the fact that you deserve to be there amongst “royalty”. The bike was 6 laps… up a hill and then back down. Let’s just say it was brutal! The field was getting split apart like crazy and people were dropping off the pack due to the intensity of the gradient. I was feeling a bit nauseous throughout the bike and couldn’t manage to eat anything (normally I have Clif Shot Blocks and some Gatorade). I took each lap as it came and tried to be as consistent as possible. As soon as I started the run I knew that it wasn’t going to be pretty. It was a 3 lap course and lap 1 was just awful. I felt like I was going to be sick and honestly, I was on the brink of stopping. Somehow, I managed another lap and finally on lap 3 I felt like my stomach had settled a bit. Surprisingly I still ran a 20:00 min 5km, which isn’t well walking pace, and I was basically running on auto-pilot. Not once could I think about form or pace, I was just trying to stay calm with my stomach doing flip turns.

 Nobody ever wants to finish last… but someone has to be. At first I was devastated, but after collecting my thoughts I calmed down a bit. I talked to Jodie (ed.Stimpson) after the race and she reminded me that this is my first WTS. And that I’m 20. And that there are many more races to come. She reminisced about not finishing her first world triathlon race… but now she is a Commonwealth Gold Medalist. It’s a long process and being the best doesn’t come overnight. To put it into perspective, I was seeded 48th out of 55, and finished up 42nd, so around 13 of my competitors did not finish, and considering I wasn’t feeling at that 100%, I know that the future races are going to be very exciting. Now I need to recover up, as I head to Barranquilla, Colombia where I will be racing on Wednesday in the Central American and Caribbean Games. (CAC Games).  So wish me luck!

CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN GAMES

https://www.triathlon.org/results/result/2018_barranquilla_central_american_and_caribbean_sports_games/332076

Straight after Edmonton I left for Barranquilla, Colombia for the CAC Games. Representing Bermuda in another Games was an honor and it was great to have Tyler (Ed. Smith) and manager Jon (Ed. Herring)to help out. My race wasn’t great. I was off on the swim – by a minute. I had a bad beach start and didn’t have the initial speed that I needed, most likely due to all the travel and racing and “lack” of training as I am in a racing block. The bike was 3 laps – and 600m of climbing which made it definitely one of the tougher bikes! Being in the second pack meant my girls weren’t as strong and I was the strongest girl pulling along 5/6 others. By the end of the bike we were around 5 minutes behind which is huge. I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to catch the leaders but if I played it smart then I could run the fastest out of the girls in my pack, and that’s what I did. I ended up in 6th position which I am proud of at my first CAC Games.