The Catlin Triathlons for 2014 were held on Sunday 11 May at Clearwater Beach in near perfect conditions.
Congratulations to our national champions Tyler Butterfield and Karen Smith and to everyone who took part.
In the men’s race, Tyler showed his ability and the benefits of his professional experience by romping home in 1:55:49.
This put him almost 15 minutes ahead of second placed Jonathan Herring. Jonathan is coming back from injury but managed a very creditable 2:10:36. Mark Robinson earned third place in 2:14:22. A special mention to Tucker Murphy–a podium contender but for a wrong turn on the run course.
The ladies’ race was closer fought. Belinda Castree built a good lead during the swim and followed it with a strong cycle. Eventual winner Karen Smith made some inroads on Belinda’s lead during the cycle, and really showed her strength during the run. In the end Karen (2:21:37) finished comfortably ahead of Island Games bronze medalist Laurie Orchard (2:24:39). Amber Mehta, a new face to the podium, finished third in 2:32:28. Belinda finished in fourth in 2:34:59.
The Sprint distance men’s race was won by young Matthew Oliveira ahead of Nuri Hunter Latham and Byron Rencken.
In the ladies’ race, Laura Norman dominated, finishing almost 5 minutes ahead of Kim McIvor in second place, with Claire De Ste Croix in third.
In the Junior races, Alex Pilgrim (ahead of brother Nick) and Rebecca Harrison won the 11-15 year old division. Adrian McPhee and Megan Hands won the 7-10 year old category.
You can find all the results in attachments below
Photos from the event
Thank you to
Catlin as our title sponsors. A big thank you to Graham Pewter and his whole team at Catlin. This is just another example of Catlin’s many contributions to Bermuda. We couldn’t do it without you!
Andrew Davis, our hard working race director (right). Andrew put more hours than I can mention into making sure that the races ran smoothly and safely. As the picture shows, he always delivered–no matter how messy the job.
The many volunteers who helped him before, during and after the race.
Special mentions to the national ladies’ hockey squad for their help, and to Steven Petty and Jim Butterfield “for gardening services”!
Dave Morrison for publicising the event.
Bermuda Timing Systems, for doing their usual professional job of recording the results–and for providing a capable MC (right)!
St John’s Ambulance, for keeping our athletes safe.
Last but not least, the many parents who brought their youngsters down to take part