It’s Thursday, so it must be thunder day. Does thunder and lightning mostly hit Bermuda on Thursday nights? It feels that way. (It matters, because I’m not fond of encouraging folks to swim if there’s lightning nearby. I’m funny that way.)
This Thursday–yet again–there was lightning around. However, things seemed to brighten up in good time for the race. That was, until just after we got into the water. A short but worrying rain squall hit, courtesy of a very ominous looking cloud. Fortunately, it passed almost as quickly as most of the competitors passed me.
One of the fun things about the Argo Re Summer Series is that we see a variety of winners. This week was no exception. Megan Berry (who is not quite as young as she looks) was our leading lady for the first time, and showed the men a clean pair of heels at the same time. She was followed by another first time winner, Ben Lau. Rebecca Harrison, who has improved out of sight in the past two years, came in third.
Another thing I love about these races is seeing youngsters take part with their parents. This time is was young Roxy Crockwell-Laurent, who capably made sure her mum Roz finished the course safely.
Last but not least, it’s fun to see some total newbies dip their toes in the water. This event is ideal for that, and it was great to welcome some new faces once again in what was a small field. No doubt the mediocre weather played a part–as did the May 26 half-marathon. Well done to all the triathletes who did so well, led from the front by race winner Tyler Butterfield.
A big thank you to Donna Pilgrim for acting as race timer, to Janet Harrison for once again keeping us safe at the bike turn, and to everyone who pitched in to help.
Lost and Found:
someone left a bag with a number of belongings in it. If you think it’s yours, please email me ([email protected]
) and I’ll point you in the right direction.
Medical Bulletin: the prognosis for Betsy is good. Betsy the bicycle was brought out of retirement last week by Jennie Lightbourne, but proved to be rather sick. Thanks to a visit to the bike doctor, Betsy made a fine recovery and helped Jennie to a very respectable time this week.
See you next week!
200m swim/8km bike/2km run
Position Time Name
1440:36Judith Howe Tucker
100m swim/5.6km bike/1km run
28:49Kim McIvor800m run/8km bike/2km run