Tyler Smith has finished 17th competing in the 2017 Bridgetown CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup and Central American and Caribbean Championship in Barbados.
Smith clocked an overall time of 1:02:24.
Smith finished the 750m Swim in the top five with a time of 9.33, before covering the 5 lap 20K Bike Course in a time of 33:21. Smith who has recovered from a foot injury completed the 2 lap 5K Run Course in a time of 18:46.
Smith said, “It was good racing today, and an exciting opportunity to race against some top competition as these were also the CAC championships, with 12 countries and 30 competitors taking the line.”
“I was encouraged by my swim coming out of the water in the top 5 around 10 seconds back from the leader. With a slow transition (as I lost my chip) and without good bike legs today, I never made the lead group, and was in a small chase of 5 guys,” continued Smith.
Smith went on to say, “My run was off normal standards, but understandable in the hot conditions, and I'm happy to have seemingly overcome the foot injury that left me out of the run in Bermuda 2 weeks ago.”
Smith concluded, “I now head back to Leeds to try and work out a few things, but I think these elite races have put me in a good position for future junior races this year.”
Friday, April 21, 2017
Hawley Wins Draft-Legal Collegiate Club Nationals
The 2017 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships kicked off, with the University of Colorado’s Erica Hawley earning the win in the Women’s draft-legal race.
Hawley and Teresa Groton of West Point exited the water first, both posting 11:37 swim splits. Hawley pulled ahead through transition and ultimately held onto the lead for the entire race. The Colorado freshman covered the five-lap bike course solo, building a gap of about two minutes on her closest competitor heading into the second transition. On the run, she widened her lead even more with a 20:15 5k split, crossing the line in 1 hour, 9 minutes, 3 seconds.
Groton, who rode in the top four throughout the bike, made a move on the run to place second in 1:11:14. Allison Light of UCLA was third in 1:11:27.
“It was my first year racing, so I wasn’t too sure what it would be like,” Hawley said. “I felt good on the swim and took the first half lap of the bike pretty steady. Then when they weren’t catching, I thought I may as well go for it. On the run I felt pretty good and I knew I was in the lead, so I just tried to keep my pace knowing that I’m racing tomorrow too.”
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Smith Heading to Barbados For Competition
Bermuda Young Triathlete Tyler Smith is close to being fully recovered from the foot injury as he prepares to head to Barbados for the 2017 Bridgetown CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup and Central American and Caribbean Championship.
Smith competed in the Bermuda Digicel TriFest & ITU Continental Cup event, but he was unable to complete the race due to an injury, that he says is close to being 100%.
Smith will take to the course in Barbados to compete in a 750m Swim that has a Beach Start.
He and his competitors will then complete a 5 lap 20K Bike Course before closing out with a 2 lap 5K run on a flat course.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Good Friday Home Event Triathlon Round Up
The Bermuda Triathlon Association hosted a Good Friday Home Event Triathlon at the Harrington Sound Dock.
Competitors competed on a course of approximately a 700m swim, a 11.5 mile Cycle and a 4.5K run.
Eddie Smith crossed the first with time of 52.49, with Karen Smith winning the female Division with a time of 1:01.29 finishing 5th overall.
Jessie Marshall, Matthew Oliviera and Tilly Norman won the Team event recording a time of 55.09.
Full Distance - Individuals
52.49 Eddie Smith 56.38 Kelly Guest 1.00.26 Nick Pilgrim 1.01.17 Steve Smith 1.01.29 Karen Smith 1.02.26 Byron Rencken 1.03.04 Kevin Ronaldson 1.03.34 Nuri Latham 1.03.47 Allison Petty 1.07.21 Steve O'Reilly 1.07.32 Joell Matthews 1.07.54 Kristen Palmer 1.07.55 Laura Norman 1.09.36 Liz Stewart 1.10.09 Louise Wells 1.11.50 Duncan Scott 1.13.25 Wes Lindo 1.16.38 Richard Hammond 1.16.53 Claire McDevitt 1.17.58 Charlie Duffy 1.18.01 Tom Hands 1.20.06 Caitlin Conyers 1.21.16 Maria Duffy 1.22.54 Kim McIvor 1.25.04 Christina Cabrall 1.25.05 Jamie Lee Wright 1.38.52 Judith Howe Tucker 1.40.27 Susan Breen
Other Distances - Individuals
1.02.06 Martin Sobey (Double run) 0.40.32 Phil Mace (swim and bike only) 0.43.08 Tyler Smith (short run) 0.50.29 Keisha Besler (short run) 1.20.58 Manning Smith (short bike/short run) 1.27.33 Charmaine Smith (short run) 1.38.19 Kirstie Jones (short bike) Russell Burgess (swim only) Ashley Estwanik (swim and bike only) Julia Hawley (swim and bike only)
Full Distance - Teams
55.09 JMT (Jessie Marshall/Matthew Oliviera/Tilly Norman) 1.03.57 Pilgrim A (Charlie P/Alex P/Rosie Finnigan) 1.05.57 Ingham (Caleb/Tammy/Otis) 1.07.13 Pilgrim B (Molly/Ian/Donna) 1.13.26 Kelley's Heroes A (Kelly Guest/Megan Hands/Amber Simons) 1.14.03 Norman Conquest (Dave/Eddie/Debs)
Bermuda pair Sharon Craig and Wenda Roberts competed in the Ironman 70.3 Florida Triathlon event in Orlando.
Craig finished 5th in the Female 55-59 Age Group Division with a time of 5:48:18 that put her across the line 660th overall.
Craig covered the Swim Course stopping the clock in a time of 45:04, Craig then clocked a time of 3:01:35 on the Bike Course before closing out with a time of 1:52:56 on the Run Course.
Roberts also in her First Ironman 70.3 event crossed the line 1,054 overall and she was the 15th Female in the 55-59 Age Group with a time of 6:30:43.
Roberts completed the Swim Course in a time of 53:53, she then clocked a time of 3:00:04 on the Bike Course, before closing out with a time of 2:29:20 on the Run Course.
Following the event Roberts on her social media page said, “What an amazing and emotional feeling after finishing my first 70.3 Ironman. So much love and appreciation for my husband who drove me 20hrs from NY to Florida so I can still participate after cancelled flights. Then he was also my mechanic, #1 fan and the one who held all the emotional pieces together.”