Nevis Mini Tri Series - Race 5
A glorious Nevis day greeted the nearly 30 athletes that had gathered at the Oualie Beach Hotel, for the last in this 5 race mini series leading up to the main event on March 12th. Among the usual suspects were visiting tourists Paul and Sheila Schlosser, and Peter Douglas from the USA who interupted their hammock time to join in the fun, new student Sergio Iniguez from Ross, swim coach Janine Herweijer, and 1st timer Khalid Hakim.
The Two lap 650 metre swim course had a surprise in store as Peter Douglas (no relation to Reggie) romped home in 1st position, followed by Paul Schlosser and Jessica Geist (Ross) the visitors were taking it to the locals, the race was on. However, the race does not end there, and Reggie was not that far behind in fourth place after the swim, into transition and this is where the practice pays off, Reggie was into his groove on the bike and soon overhauled the three leaders to put himself in prime position. Not too far behind Reggie were Tom Dutton (USA) who was named this week as the No. 1 Triathlete in the USA in the 60-65 age group, and James Weekes. Jessica was in top spot followed by Janine and Nicky Aurangabadkar (SK). Someone was busy showing his speed on the bike, Sergio was a blur as he moved through the ranks, fast enough to get the fastest bike split on the day. Nearing the end of the bike leg it was a one, two. three of Reggie, Tom and James with paul and Sergio hanging tough. The highlight of the race at this time was the sight of Jaime Moreno towing his son Julian behind him on a trail-a-bike, wonderful stuff!!
Into transition off the bike and Reggie has the lead locked up, but a very determined Tom is motoring along intent on catching him, for the women jessica, who had been passed on the bike by janine is having a real fast run and putting more air between her and janine with each stride. The dynamic duo jaime and Julian are also on the run course, and julian seems to be chatting the whole 5km run, Tom does not manage to catch reggie who takes first again, but Tom is well placed in second and james Weeks third, Jessica holds off Janine for first, janine second and Danielle Moreno (Julians Mom) in third. In the team event it was all.