Former Female Athlete of the Year Lisa Blackburn competed in the 2018 Caribbean Age Group Triathlon Championships.
Blackburn competing in the Sprint Distance clocked a time of 1:01:48, that saw her finish 21st overall, but Blackburn was the 5th female finisher, but more importantly she won the Female 45-49 Age Group Division.
Blackburn was clocked at 5:31 on the Swim, 34:44 on the Bike and 19:08 on the Run.
Following the event Blackburn said, “The weather was brutal with heavy rain and massive wind but we all did it!”
“I was first woman out of the water overall, but I still have lots of work to do on the bike and run,” concluded Blackburn.
Monday, May 21, 2018
Duffy Will Not Defend Her XTERRA Title
The 2018 XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon consisting of 1.5km Swim, 28km Mountain Bike and a 8km Trail Run will return bigger on June 17th in Legazpi City, Albay.
Bradley Weiss, who posted back-to-back wins in 2015, is seeking a three-peat. Meanwhile, 2016 Champion Flora Duffy won’t be around to defend her title.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Smith Finishes Second In BUCS Championships
Tyler Smith competed at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Triathlon Standard Distance Championships in Southport, England.
It was his first competitive Standard/Olympic Distance Race.
Smith finished 2nd picking up the Silver Medal out of 133 competitors in the Men’s race with a time of 1:51:08 finishing 25 seconds behind the winner Matthew Nelson who clocked 1:50:43.
Smith was 3rd out of the water on the 1500m Swim with a time of 17:01, just seconds behind the leaders.
Smith then completed the 40km Bike course with a time of 58:29 which was a great result for a non-drafting race and given that Smith wasn’t riding a Time Trial Bike.
Smith then clocked a 10km Run time of 32:41, which was the fastest run of the day and a Personal Best.
It was an excellent result to cap off his school year where he’s in the midst of final exams in his 2nd year studying Sports Science and Physiology at the University of Leeds.
This also kicks off the summer phase of Smith’s season which will see him competing in various races throughout Europe as well as representing Bermuda at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games that run from July 19th to August 3rd in Barranquilla, Columbia, the Men’s and Women’s Standard/Olympic Distance Race is on August 1st.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
BTA Super Series 2018 Season Underway
The 2018 Bermuda Triathlon Association’s Super Sprint Series got underway at the Clear Water Beach.
Neil de Ste Croix won the Standard Distance race clocking a time of 24.11, Tommy Marshall was second in 24.39 and the top female finisher Maddie Durkin was third in 27.41.
Standard Distance - 200m Swim/8K Bike/1.6K Run
24.11 Neil de Ste Croix 24.39 Tommy Marshall 27.41 Maddie Durkin 28.31 Zoe Hasselkuss 28.34 Gerhard Boonstra 28.36 Otis Ingham 29.03 Liana Madeiros 29.35 Jasmin Hasselkuss 29.36 Nico Davis 29.57 Christine Da Costa 30.01 Steve Wells 30.06 Debs Norman 30.15 Dirk Hasselkuss 31.05 Jenny Lightbourne 31.09 Flora's Mum 31.28 Megan Hands 31.31 Gareth Tavares 32.21 Nicola Davis 34.16 Derek Hurdle 34.43 Ava Gabai-Maiato 34.45 Marie Taylor 35.34 Charlotte Millington 35.41 Rebecca Harrison 35.47 Erica McArthur 38.15 Kirstie Jones 39.55 Rebecca Hurdle
28.21 Team Family Schmidt
200m Swim/3 laps Bike
19.41 Julia Hawley
200m Swim/2 laps Run
16.17 Chris Taylor
200m swim/3 laps bike/1 lap run
28.41 Chloe Castree
100m swim/3 laps bike/2 laps run
29.11 Jake Smith
100m swim/2 laps bike/1 lap run
23.05 Tom Wells 23.35 Kelise Wade 24.05 Grayson Tavares 28.26 Charlie Davis 36.19 Lucas Lightbourne
3 laps bike/2 laps run
31.51 Dennis Joell 32.05 Anton Gilbert
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Duffy Leads World Triathlon Series Points Standings
Bermuda’s Flora Duffy collected the first win of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifying period on Saturday, landing another brilliant gold at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama. Winning here for the second year in succession, it was also a second straight win of the season following her home-turf gold in Bermuda last month.
Duffy continued her streak of strong race consistency from start to finish after leading out of the swim, remaining in the lead bike pack and then stealing the race away in the run, which ultimately left her at the top of the Series leaderboard in the WTS rankings with 2000 points.
Duffy has two wins under her belt, with American Katie Zaferes second with 1781 points after two races and in third place is Kirsten Kasper with 1582 after two races.
“Coming after such a high in April from the Commonwealth Games and Bermuda it was definitely a stretch to get here. I am very happy with my race, I often don’t get enough credit for my running, I came off the bike with a group of really strong runners,” Duffy said of her latest win.