Flora Duffy spent time at a signing session at the BTA Visitors Center.
The 5-time Xterra World Champion welcomed youngsters and their parent offering advice, words of encouragement and she shared even meal plans.
Duffy spent a few minutes speaking with www.islandstats.com about her 2019 season, and even that record performance in the Xterra.
Monday, November 04, 2019
BTA Mixed Team Relay Round Up
In what can only be described as an awesome morning and a huge success, the inaugural Bank of Bermuda Foundation, Bermuda Triathlon Association’s Mixed Team Relay Event took place in St. George's.
22 teams (10 Open, 10 Family and 2 School teams) lined up to participate.
Action was fast and furious as youth and veteran triathletes alike giving it their all on the 200m Swim alongside Ordnance Island in the Harbor, a 4.5km Bike Course out and back on York St./Mullet Bay Rd and a 1.2km run along Water St/Penno's Wharf.
The Open Category was won by the team of Fenella Wightman, Tommy Marshall, Jessie Marshall and Nick Pilgrim in a time of 1:18:52.
First School team (and second overall) was composed of Warwick Academy's Daria Desmond, Callum MacFarland, Bella Howes, and Rory Fleming, they clocked 1:22.15.
The winner of the Family category was Dominic Wright, Jacob Wright, Caroline Wright, and Adam Hopkin who clocked 1:29.24.
Two Bermuda athletes flew the Bermuda Flag during the Ironman Florida in Panama City Florida.
Tyler Butterfield and Zoey Roberts competed.
Butterfield finished 7th in the Elite Men’s race clocking a time of 8:01:02, Butterfield clocked 53:00 on the Swim, 4:21:42 on the Bike and 2:42:58 on the Run Course.
Roberts competed in the Women’s 40-44 Age Group Division finished 852nd overall with a time of 12:29:35. Roberts was 26th in the Division and the 128th female to cross the line, Roberts clocked 1:21:53 during the Swim, 6:06:22 on the Bike and 4:37:43 on the Run Course.
Friday, November 01, 2019
Olympic Triathlon Start Time Moved Forward
Start times for Triathlon will be brought forward due to heat concerns, Tokyo 2020 and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) revealed today.
In a joint press conference dominated by the decision to move marathon and race-walk events to Sapporo amid fears over extreme heat, Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori confirmed talks around other events.
"Discussions have been taking place over the times of competition for Triathlon," he said.
"We have come to a common understanding with the IOC and International Federations to bring forward competition times.
"With regard to the Triathlon, the Men's, Women's and Mixed Relay will be moved forward by one hour.
"This will now start at between 7.30 or 8am."
The Men's and Women's Triathlon events are due to take place at the Odaiba Marine Park on July 27th and 28th, respectively.
Both competitions are currently scheduled to begin at 7.30am, so the proposed change will move that to 6.30am.
The Mixed Team Relay is set to be brought forward from 8.30am to 7.30am at the same venue on August 1st.
The Tokyo 2020 test event in August that saw Bermuda’s Flora Duffy crowned Champion saw organizers reduce the distance of the Run from 10K to 5K due to extreme heat.
The swimming and cycling segments of the event were unchanged.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Mixed Team Triathlon Relay Monday November 4th
Bermuda's Commonwealth Games Team
The Bermuda Triathlon Association will be closing out the 2019 Triathlon season with a Mixed Team Relay event on Monday November 4th in the Town of St. George, beginning at 9am.
The event is being supported by the Bank of Bermuda Foundation.
Race Director Aaron Smith said, “As you know, the race format will feature at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and took place at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where Bermuda’s team of Flora Duffy, Erica Haley, Tyler Smith and Tyler Butterfield placed 5th.
The format is 2 female and 2 male participants per team (although we’re allowing some variations with school teams).
“The race order will see female-male-female-male (and we’re making teams for this initial event a mixture of 2 juniors and 2 adults). Participants can sign up as teams or as individuals (in which case race organizers will place them accordingly),” continued Smith.
Each team member will complete the entire 200m swim, 5km Bike and 1km run before tagging off to the next team member.
Race categories will include Open, Schools, Corporate and Family and prizes will be issued for each category.