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JUNIORS SHINE AT AON TRIATHLON

The popularity of Bermuda’s junior triathlon programme and a huge deal of talent was clearly in evidence at the AON Junior Triathlons last Sunday (28th October).

Unfortunately the race was slightly marred by two trucks towing horse trailers that slowed some competitors on the bike course. This disruption was not the fault of the drivers but clearly some thought needs to be given to which vehicles can access the course during racing.

As usual, competition was in two categories for each age group, racing bike and non racing bike (called mountain bike), which allows for fairer racing.

In the boys 7-10 mountain bike age group R.Shepherd was the winner ahead of S.Thompson and L.Hayward. Z. Lawrence was 1st in the girls 7-10.

In the Boys 7-10 racing bike category Harris Fleming started as a slight favorite and did not disappoint crossing the line first in 17:21. As expected there  was a close battle for the other podium positions with Ramsay Soutter (17: 49) holding off Jacob Wright ( 17:58) with Jamie MacFarlane (18:01) just 3 seconds further back in 4th.

The girls 7-10 racing bike category was also closely contested with Marleigh Howes (19:20) holding of  J.Grant (19:30) to take the win. K.Wade was 3rd in 22:04.

In the 11-12 mountain bike categories there was just one entrant with J D’Souza taking the boys’ title.

The 11-12 boys racing bike category again showcased some very talented juniors and as with the 7-10 boys category there were no surprises. Harlan Watson- Brown impressed winning by a good margin in 30:59. Behind Harlan Rory Fleming (31:35) held off Harlan’s brother Flyn (31:43) to take 2nd. Callum MacFarlane was 4th just 16 seconds back.

The girls 11-12 racing bike category featured Jasmine Hasselkuss who took home two gold medals in the recent CARIFTA Games, Daria Desmond, silver medalist in CARIFTA and Bella Howes, bronze medalist at CARIFTA. With Jasmine failing to finish, it was Daria  who proved the strongest crossing the line in 31:54 with Bella 2nd in 34:32. Charlotte Millington, who dominated girls 7-10 age group racing last year, has just moved up to the 11-12 age group category and had a solid race to take 3rd.

Tommy Marshall, 4th at CARIFTA in the Aquathlon, is another of Bermuda’s rising junior triathlon stars and he took first place on Sunday in the boys 13-15 age group in 32:55. The consistent Enshe- Nico Davis was 2nd in 39:10.

Like her sister Jasmine, Zoe Hasselkuss started as a strong favorite in the girls 13-15 but she also failed to finish leaving the door open for Lianna Medeiros, 7th at CARIFTA and a relative newcomer to triathlon, to take the overall win in 39:48 ahead of Megan Hands.

 

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TYLER SMITH 18TH TODAY IN ECUADOR

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TYLER SMITH (LEAD CYCLIST #39) SHOWN RACING IN 2017

Tyler Smith raced today, Sunday 28th October in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador, his last race of the season.

There was good competition for Tyler  as a large number of the professional triathletes who did the Salinas World Cup last weekend stayed on in Ecuador to do Puerto Lopez. Tyler was in large lead pack of 30+ off the bike and put in a solid result finishing in 18th out of 67 international triathletes.

The race was won by Valentin Wurz of Germany in 53 min 10 secs with Tyler crossing the line in 54.06, just 28 seconds outside of the top 10.

FULL RESULTS AT :

https://www.triathlon.org/results/result/2018_puerto_lopez_camtri_sprint_triathlon_american_cup/322232

 

AQUATHLON HOME EVENT NEXT SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2018

Aquathlon Home Event
Date: Sunday 4th November 2018
Location: Clearwater Beach, Southside (BTA World HQ)
Start Time: 3:30pm
Registration & Set Up: 3:00pm
Entry Fee: $10 Adults / $5 Juniors 19 and under
Categories and Distances:
11-12 year olds– 250m swim – 1.25K run
13-15 year olds – 500m swim – 2.5K run
16-19 year olds – 1,000m swim – 5K run
20 AND OVER can chose whichever of the 3 distances they are comfortable with.
The swim will be in the bay at Clearwater Beach. Transition will be in the BTA HQ car park area (where the Thursday evening super sprint transition is located). The run will head into Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve.
This will be a fun event with manual timing.

BBQ
There will be a BBQ afterwards where burgers will be provided (meat and buns). If anyone wants to cook anything other than a burger they are most welcome to bring it along and throw it on the BBQ.
Questions and Attendance can be directed to Ian Pilgrim on ipilgrim@mayflower.bm
To enable us to cater sufficient burgers, it would be very helpful if people can let Ian Pilgrim know if they plan on participating and numbers.

MACE AND DURKIN ARE CROWNED AON NATIONAL SPRINT TRIATHLON CHAMPIONS

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MADDIE DURKIN AND PHIL MACE ARE THE 2018 AON NATIONAL BERMUDA SPRINT TRIATHLON CHAMPIONS

Phil Mace and Maddie Durkin were today crowned as AON National Sprint Triathlon Champions but were made to work hard for their wins by Nick Pilgrim and Louise Wells respectively.

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PHIL MACE CROSSES THE LINE TO TAKE THE MENS’ TITLE
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NICK PILGRIM LEADING ON LAP 1 OF THE RUN

After what appeared to be a long 750 meter swim, Nick Pilgrim exited the water in 13 mins flat with an as expected healthy lead over defending champion Alan Potts and pre race favorite Phil Mace. Nick was able to consolidate that lead going into the 5km run and was well positioned to take his first senior title. Phil, however, had other ideas and by the end of the first of two laps on the run he had reduced the gap to about 250 meters over Nick and was holding a much fastest cadence than the youngster. He then caught Nick on the far turnaround and held on for a tough but well earned win in 1 hr 06 mins 46 secs. Nick, who has suffered from some breathing problems on the run this year and was well below his usual run time,crossed the line visibly disappointed in 2nd in 1hr 07 19. With an 18 minute swim defending champion Alan Potts simply had too much to do and despite posting the 3rd fastest bike and 2nd fastest run he was never in contention for the overall title but took the final podium place in 1 hr 9 min catching Geoff Smith on the run, with Geoff finishing just 30 secs behind in 1 hr 9 min 30 secs.

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PHIL MACE CHASING DOWN NICK PILGRIM ON THE BIKE

In the women’s race pre race favorite Maddie Durkin, chasing her first national title, appeared to be having things her own way as she established a solid lead over her likely nearest challengers Amber Mehta (1 1/2 minutes back )and Louise Wells ( 2 minutes back). Louise clawed back some 30 secs on the bike, overtaking Amber in the process, but going into T2 Maddie still had 1 1/2 minutes on Louise. By the run turn into the 2nd lap Louise had clearly made big inroads into Maddie’s lead, with what was an excellent run, but although she knocked another minute off Maddie’s lead she fell 28 seconds short and Maddie, who has had an outstandingseason, took the win in 1hr 15 min 08 secs, good enough for 8th overall, with Louise posting a time of 1 hr 15 minutes 35 secs ( 10th overall). Amber Mehta lost more time on the run but still held on for 3rd in 1 hr 20 min 13 secs.

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MADDIE DURKIN (#58)  AND LOUISE WELLS WERE SEPARATED BY JUST 28 SECS FOR THE OVERALL TITLE.

In age group racing the following won their age group :

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WILL GREEN WON THE MENS 20-29 AGE GROUP AND WAS 9TH OVERALL

MEN

20 -29 Will Green 9th overall, 30-39 Alan Potts, 40-49 Phil Mace, 50-59 Geoff Smith 4th overall, 60 + Steve Petty 30th overall

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SHARON CRAIG WAS THE 50-59 AGE GROUP WINNER AND CHRIS JONES TOOK 3RD IN THE MENS’ 60+

WOMEN

30-39 Maddie Durkin, 40-49 Louise Wells, 50-59, 50-59 Sharon Craig 39th overall, 60+ Carolyn Conway 40th overall

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L TO R : Pilgrim, Richardson and Desmond were the mens’ team winners and fastest team

Butterfield and Vallis won the Company team event with Steve Petty, Mark Lombardi and Stephen Myles.  Taylor White, Cora Lee Starzomski and Ashley Irby took the female team title with Brian Desmond, Alex Pilgrim and Chequan Richardson the male team winners.

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CALEB INGHAM HAD AN EXCELLENT RACE TO FINISH 5TH OVERALL

Anton Dolorican and Rachel Jenkins were the Tri a Triathlon winners.

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THE TRI A TRIATHLON MENS’ TOP THREE
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KENT RICHARDSON FEELING THE EFFORT AFTER TAKING 7TH OVERALL AND 2ND IN THE MENS’ 50-59 AGE GROUP BEHIND 4TH PLACED OVERALL GEOFF SMITH

JUNIOR REPORT TO FOLLOW.