Not surprisingly, given the weather, we had the smallest field of the season–but it was a strong one. Experienced triathlete–and former President of the BTA–Neil de Ste Croix was the winner. Derek Atkins pushed him close until Neil pulled away during the run. Last week’s winner, Romar Douglas, again showed strongly in third place.
Litanya Smith just missed the podium but was, again, the first athlete home with a wide grin. She was also proud to tell me that’s she’s helping to coach Otis to improve his swimming (tip, Litanya: get him to keep his feet off the ground.)
- Sadly, we say goodbye to Derek Atkins, who will be leaving the island next week. Derek, a multiple Ironman finisher, is heading to Canada. Best of luck and come back on holiday. On a Thursday.
- Worst excuse for missing the start of the race? Tim and Lynsey Palmer. Why were they late? They had to come all the way from — wait for it — Ferry Reach.
- And they didn’t even have to come our on a geriatric 50 cc 2-stroke moped, as I did. I got me home, but I had an entertaining ride, as every so often it turned into a 25 cc 1-stroke. Time to get it serviced. Or torched.
NB: next week will be the last event for this season.
The results are:
200m swim/3laps bike/2 laps run
1 24:36 Neil de Ste Croix
2 25:15 Derek Atkins
3 26:35 Romar Douglas
4 27:14 Otis Ingham
5 28:54 Jeffrey Tyrrell
6 29:22 Ben Wright
7 31:59 Jennie Lightbourne
8 32:29 Aaron Cannonier
9 33:08 Sarah Farr
10 33:58 Marie Taylor
11 40:16 Litanya Smith
100m swim/2 laps bike/1 lap run
No entrants this week
Not timed Lynsey Palmer No swim/2 laps bike/1 lap run
Est 21:45 Tim Palmer No swim/3 laps bike/2 laps run
Not timed Kirstie Jones Swim and run