Interested in becoming an ITU Technical Official Level 1 ?

Technical course
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ITU Level 1 Technical Officials Course

The Bermuda Triathlon Association is trying to to gauge the viability of putting on another ITU level 1 technical officials course.
If you are interested in becoming a qualified ITU technical official and subsequently to officiate at the 2019 WTS events in Bermuda , age group and elite races, please contact Patty Petty (patty.petty@traveledge.bm)  or Alec Shepherd (alecshepbda@gmail.com).

Having a sufficient number of  Technical Officials (TO’s) is crucial to the Bermuda event and the BTA would like to have a good number of Bermuda-based TO’s to supplement those they need to bring in from overseas. Bermuda currently has 16 qualified TO but would like some more. It is a role with responsibility but good fun and as a TO you are intimately involved in world-class triathlon racing.

With Bermuda staging events in 2020 and then the Grand Final in 2021 there will be several opportunities to officiate at ITU events and the Grand Final will require many more than Bermuda has now.

Once qualified, TO’s can volunteer to officiate at ITU events around the world, some like Patty Petty going on to Commonwealth and Olympic glory!
No dates have been set at this time and approval would still be pending dependent on numbers.

BERMUDA TRIATHLETES PRODUCE EXCELLENT RESULTS IN FLORIDA

Bda team Key West Dec 2018
Bermuda’s team shown at the Key West Triathlon

Liz Stewart reports :

8 Bermuda triathletes competed in Key West Florida Triathlons and duathlons on the 1st December 2018 at Higgs Beach. Extremely rough seas meant a number of athletes switched to the duathlon but not the Bermuda contingent ! In hot conditions Bermuda’s triathletes produced excellent results
Results as follows:

OLYMPIC DISTANCE
Caroline Wright 2:46:01. 3rd in the female 35-39 category. Caroline was 1st out of the water of ALL the female participants.

Bermuda swept the podium in the female 40-44 age group
1st Christine Soutter 2:39:49
2nd Jenny Lightbourne 2:51:13
3rd Hilary Bruce Payne 2:53:27

Elizabeth Stewart 2:43:58 was 2nd in 45-49 age group

Steve O’Reilly 2:33:56 was 4th in the men’s 50-54

SPRINT DISTANCE
Martin Bolton 1:41:30 was 3rd in the men’s 65-69 age group

Mel Sousa 1:53:15 was 11th out of 28 in the womens 40-44 age group in only here 3rd triathlon.