Mark Wilcox leads the way at Eagleman Ironman 70.3

Mark Wilcox, Sharon Alikhani (Hammond),Nancy Swartz, Jonny Betts and Chris Gallagher all completed the Eagleman 70.3 Ironman Triathlon in Cambridge, Maryland.

Wilcox finished in 4hrs 39 mins and 02 secs for 16th in his age group out of 218
Jonny Betts clocked 5 hrs 08 min and 08 secs for 67th in his age group out of 297
Sharon Alikhani finished in 6hrs 36 secs for 26th in her age group out of 83
Nancy Swartz posted 6hrs 47 mins 16 secs for 76th in her age group out of 123
Chris Gallagher came home in 7 hrs 11 mins 17 secs for 252nd place out of 297

Andrew Starykowicz produced a blistering bike ride for the 56 miles averaging 27.49 mph to hold off the field on the run and take first overall in 3 :47 :27 whilst seasoned campaigner Heather Wurtele was first female in 4 : 11 : 03 just holding off a fast charging Caitlin Snow who had a fantastic run of 1hr 18 mins 57 secs , compared to Wurtele’s 1 :23 :01,but ran out of real estate to finish 36 secs behind in 2nd.

Bevan Docherty, who was the guest speaker at the BTA 2013 Annual Dinner, finished 4th overall after a strong 2nd place finish last weekend in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco.

Full results and more race splits for each competitor can be found at the link below :


Bermuda’s triathletes braved the wet and windy weather to turn out for the Tokio Millennium Triathlon today, Sunday 8th June, 2014.

As expected Tyler Butterfield led from start to finish posting the fastest swim, bike and run times. However, not to be upstaged by husband Tyler,Nikki Butterfield showed why she was once the World Under 23 Triathlon Champion by finishing 1st female, in convincing fashion, and 7th overall.

Nikki Butterfield
Nikki Butterfield

Junior Tyler Smith showed that, at least over the sprint distances, he is now clearly Bermuda’s 2nd fastest triathlete. With Butterfield not in Bermuda for the National Triathlon Sprint Championships on June 29th, Smith could well become national sprint triathlon champion in three weeks time ; if he can pull it off it will be a remarkable achievement at such a young age.

Commonwealth Games bound Jonathan Herring and Tucker Murphy rounded out the top four finishers whilst defending champion Karen Smith was 2nd female.

Full results can be found by going to the Bermuda Timing Systems link on this blog.


Tucker Murphy got in some speed training in preparation for Sunday’s Tokio Millennium Triathlon by posting a very fast time at last night’s (5th June) Argo Re Sprint Series race to cross the line first. Visitor Megan Kelly was the first female finisher whilst junior Nick Pilgrim was 2nd overall. A good field turned out for yesterday’s event. For a full race report and results follow the link on this blog to the Bermuda Triathlon Association’s website.

Tucker Murphy
Tucker Murphy


Good luck to Gary Taylor, Jonnie Betts, Nancy Swart, Chris Gallagher and Sharon Alikhani, all of whom will be participating this weekend in the Eagleman 70.3 Triathlon in Maryland.
Also signed up were Gordon Benson, Donald Cassidy and Mark Wilcox but I have not heard whether they are actually participating.

Go to the link below to track these triathletes as they race on Sunday :


Tyler Butterfield and Karen Smith will start as firm favorites for this weekend’s Tokio Millennium Triathlon.

Thanks to Tokio’s generosity this event offers a well organized race with lots of goodies and a large field is expected.

Although most of the interest focuses on the leading overall contenders it is great that triathlon has age groups allowing participants to judge their performances against their age group peers. This race is no exception.

There will be strong competition for age group honours on Sunday
There will be strong competition for age group honours on Sunday

Edney 5th in age group at Ironman 70.3 Italy

Susan Edney completed her first 70.3 Ironman today, Sunday 1st June, in Pescara, Italy. Windy conditions meant that the swim was reduced from 2km to 1km due to rough conditions. Edney was third out of the water and held 3rd after the bike. She lost two places on the run to finish 5th in the Female 50-54 age group.

Susan Edney in transition before Ironman 70.3 Italy today
Susan Edney in transition before Ironman 70.3 Italy today

See link below for full details (click on Susan Edney)