Bermuda Triathlon Association - Argo Re Summer Series–17 September 2015

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Golden oldies ruled at this week’s Argo Re Summer Series “super sprint”. The top four in this week’s race had a combined age of over 210!

In first place by some distance was Neil de Ste Croix. He was probably helped by having done his second training run of the year since last week’s event. Next home was Kent Richardson, cycling on a mountain bike in preparation for next week’s XTERRA worlds–good luck, Kento.  In third place, Tim Palmer held off Otis Ingham by nine seconds.

Among the ladies, Lynsey Palmer won in 28.33, with Claire McDevitt again showing strongly in second place. Zoey (with a y) Roberts finished in third.

In the shorter race, we had several kids competing both on the track and also to show who had the best manners. In the latter regard, they were all winners and a credit to their parents. In the race itself, Rory Fleming again finished first, with Ethan Thompson in second and Harris Fleming also finishing strongly.

A big thank you goes to Ian Pilgrim for an excellent job on the BBQ; Steve Petty and Butterfield & Vallis for generously donating food for the BBQ; Donna Pilgrim for keeping the athletes safe at the cycle turn; and Kent Richardson, Jenny Lightbourne and everyone else who pitched in to do the set up and take down.

Other notable stuff:
  • A special well done to Simon Thompson (aged 5) who took part with seasoned triathlete Matt Thompson (whom he usually calls Dad) carefully shepherding him and with Mum Suzy proudly watching Simon and 8 year old brother Ethan.
  • Stitch the Dog, keeping Lea B under control on a leash, was the first ever animal finisher in this event.
  • Spare a thought for Jamie Farrell. She had a personalised race briefing from me–then took a wrong turn on the run. My wife could have warned her about my sense of direction…
  • Steven O’Reilly managed to stay under 30 minutes, having made the breakthrough last week. He made it with a full one second to spare.
  • A big welcome to newcomer to the island Matthew Renier, from Guernsey via Leeds, who came down to scope out the opposition and will join in soon.

Tonight’s results were:

200m swim/3 lap bike/2 lap run
1    23.46    Neil de Ste Croix
2    25.55    Kent Richardson
3    27.03    Tim Palmer
4    27.12    Otis Ingham
5    27.37    Sergio Edness
6    27.45    Gerhard Boonstra
7    28.33    Lynsey Palmer
8    28.55    Steve Petty
9    29.29    Matthew Viney
10    29.42    Claire McDevitt
11    29.59    Steven O’Reilly
12    30.15    Zoey Roberts
13    30.46    Lea B
14    32.46    Diana White
15    33.59    Lara Rogers
16    35.17    Jenny Lightbourne
17    36.53    Kirstie Jones
18    37.37    Dawn Johnson

100m swim/2lap bike/1 lap run
1    21.52    Rory Fleming
2    22.49    Ethan Thompson
3    25.22    Harris Fleming

Other distances
27.25    Simon Thompson    2 laps bike, 1 lap run
37.40   Jamie Farrell    Full race–except took a wrong turn on the run
and Stitch the Dog    Run only

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