Good luck Kim McIvor

Kim McIvor takes on the Canadian Ironman Triathlon Championships in Whistler, BC tomorrow, Sunday 27th July. Kim, who is coached by frequent Bermuda visitor Jasper Blake of B78 Coaching, has already participated in a B78 preparation camp in Whistler a few weeks back so will know what to expect. With a number of B78 and Human Powered Racing athletes participating, Bermuda January Triathlon Camp coaches, Mike Neill and Jasper Blake are expected to be on hand to cheer on Kim.

Kim’s result will be posted tomorrow here.

KIM MCIVOR
KIM MCIVOR

Argo Re results 17 and 25 July 2014

Maritz Theron continued his winning streak in the Argo Re Super Sprint Series race of 17th July narrowly holding off junior Alex Pilgrim by 3 seconds with younger brother Nick Pilgrim in 3rd. Amber Mehta held off Sharon Hammond by 11 seconds to be the first female finisher. There was another great turnout of over 50 participants !!

AMBER MEHTA
AMBER MEHTA

Yesterday, 24th July 2014, Alex Pilgrim went one better to comfortably take top honours from Byron Rencken as Maritz Theron blew a tyre on the bike course.

For a full report and results go to the BTA website via the link on this blog and go to the Results 2014 section.

THERE WILL BE NO ARGO RE SUMMER SERIES RACE NEXT THURSDAY DUE TO THE CUP MATCH HOLIDAY.

Tyler Butterfield 19th at Commonwealth Games Triathlon

Tyler Butterfield was undone in Glasgow in the Commonwealth Games Triathlon as he never recovered from a minute deficit on the swim. As England’s Brownlee Brothers set a very fast pace on the bike the chasing pack also pushed hard leaving Butterfield adrift with two other competitors trying to real in the big pack. In the heat it proved to be too hard an ask and although Butterfield caught a few of the pack’s weaker runners he could only manage 19th place.

Most of the amateur triathletes failed to finish as they were lapped and had to withdraw from the race leaving them to wonder why they even started. Surely the course could have been designed to allow everyone to finish if amateurs are going to be asked to race with the best professionals in the world. In Manchester all athletes were allowed to finish. Glasgow was a farce for the amateurs and Jonny Herring and Tucker Maurphy were unable to finish having been lapped.

Full results at this link :

Commonwealth Games 2014 – Men’s Triathlon results

The torrid pace set by the Brownlees has led to half the field being lapped and having to withdraw. Tyler was 21st after 1st lap of the run.

Think for these Games they should design course so lapped athletes can continue to race. Otherwise, why ask them to race top professionals.

Looks like Alistsir Brownlee, Jonny Brownlee and Richard Murray will take the medals.