Nevis Mini-tri series continues
Saturday the 20th was a busy day for the members of the Nevis Cycle & Triathlon Club, as they first hosted a training triathlon for the youth program, before setting themselves up to compete in the 4th race of the mini series.
The water was a little murky for the 550 mtr swim portion of the race, but that did not deter anyone as some quite good times were posted by the less experienced swimmers involved, Reggie Douglas was first out of the water, as usual, followed by Alex Isles and James Weekes, Danielle Moreno was first out of the water for the females followed by Sarah Petre-Mears and new member Sydney Maas.
It was a glorious day for bike riding clear blue skies and not too hot, as the riders tackled the 20km course that took them to just before the airport for the first turnaround, then into Charlestown for the second turn, returning to Oualie Beach to finish. Reggie did not let up on his lead and even pulled another minute off James who was following behind, the best bike times came from the women in terms of improvement, with Danielle putting in a fine performance and Kristina Stoney, racing in only her second triathlon, was a blur of speed
The wonderful thing about triathlon is that it is not over till it really is over, with James making up good ground on Reggie in the run, but not quite enough to beat him this time around, Danielle, Kristina and Frank Ashley all made improvements on their positions with great run times, showing how much their training has paid off. We make a special mention of our oldest competitor Dr Gordon Avery, who at 73 still managed to outpace three much younger athletes on the bike course, three cheers for the doc.
The final out comes were, Reggie 1st place, followed by James and Alex, for the women Kristina charged herself into 1st Place, followed by Danielle and Sarah.