SMITH FAMILY AFFAIR AT 2ND ARGO RE.

Yesterday’s (Thursday 22nd May) Argo Re Super Sprint fun race at Clearwater saw Tyler Smith top the men’s field and mum Karen Smith finish 1st amongst the women just ahead of newcomer Jenny Lightbourne.

Karen Smith
Karen Smith

For full results and Alan Gilbertson’s great race report go to the 2014 results section of the BTA website via the link on this site.

Argo Re fun series and Saturday swim

A reminder that the Argo Re Summer Series of super sprint triathlons has started on Thursday evenings at Clearwater. For more details go to the Argo Re FAQ section of the BTA website by following the link on this site to the BTA website. It’s for all abilities !! EMail Alan@logic.bm to get on the mailing list for regular updates.

There will be a swim ( 750 meters or 1600 meters ) at 4PM on Saturday from Harrington Sound School Dock. A great way to get ready and relaxed for May 24th. This swim is not an official event so you swim at your own risk. We have had a good turnout.

BEVAN DOCHERTY WINS IRONMAN TEXAS 2014

Many of you will remember Bevan, two time Olympic medalist and last year’s guest speaker at the BTA dinner.

After moving over to longer distance racing Bevan got off to a great start in 2013 by winning Ironman NZ in his home town of Taupo but after a series of great 70.3 and Ironman races his form dropped ( although he still placed well in a number of races). He blamed this drop on nutritional problems which he has worked on in the off season. As you will see from his race report at the link below for this weekend’s race, he appears to be putting those problems behind him.

Congrats to Bevan on a great race.

Bevan Docherty wins Ironman Texas 2014
Bevan Docherty wins Ironman Texas 2014

Bevan Docherty’s race report -Ironman Texas 2014

DUFFY MAKES IT THREE WINS IN A ROW

Flora Duffy blew away the competition today in the XTerra USA Southeast Championships in Alabama winning by four minutes in 2 hrs 32 mins and 2 secs. Duffy was out of the swim with the lead men and opened up a sizeable gap on the bike that gave her an insurmountable lead going into the run. In her previous two races Duffy won the XTerra USA West Coast Championships and the Xterra Asia Pacific Championships so today’s win makes it three in a row. For more details go to the race website via the link below.

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XTerra Southeast Championships 2014 website

GOMEZ AND JORGENSEN WIN WORLD CUP SERIES RACE IN JAPAN

Spain’s Javier Gomez made it three Triathlon World Cup Series wins in a row in a thrilling sprint finish with his young compatriot Mario Mola with South Africa’s Murray making the podium for the first time as he finished third. British brothers Alastair and Jonathan Brownleee were surprisingly unable to hold the fast run pace and finished 4th and 5th.

The US Gwen Jorgensen showed that if she gets off the bike with or near the leaders she can simply outrun her opponents as she won the female title.

For more details and full results go to the International Triathlon Union’s link on this blog.