Published by Sporting Barbados
“Father and Son Stand Upon the Podium at the BFIT Bushy Park Duathlon”
Thursday, 23rd March 2017
BARBADOS – The Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes concluded the first ever BFIT Bushy Park Duathlon last weekend. The event took place early Sunday morning, and consisted of two race categories; Road Bike (adult and youth, male and female) and Mountain Bike (adult and youth, male and female).
The first time mini duathlon took place at Bushy Park race track. BFIT hosted the event with the idea of catering to numerous different age groups and people of different athletic ability.
The course was ideal for such an event being free from traffic and self-contained. The draft legal bike course was smooth and fast despite the constant easterly winds; the run course was straight forward with one challenge being a short steep hill,
The adult road bike race distance was 4km run + 16km bike + 2km run. The adult mountain bike race distance was 4km run + 14km ride + 2km run. For the youth, the road bike distance was 2km run + 8km ride + 1km run and the mountain bike distance was 2km run + 6km ride + 1km run.
The top finishers in the male road bike event were Oein Josiah (47:56.64) first, Stuart Maloney (55:37.18) second and father of Oein; Orin Josiah (56:23.32) third. In the female race it was Amy Cox (58:53.55) who finished first, Dominique Marshall (1:01:40.82) second and Jen Wosminity (1:03:17.70) third. In the mountain bike category, the first second and third place finishers for the men’s event were Jerome Blackett (56.23.17), Tristin Gibbs (1:01:16.00) and Cyril Lecrenay (1:04:36.72) respectively. In the female event, Kristine Choy (1:14.36) took the title, being the only competitor. Honourable mention goes to Karsten Madsen a Canadian elite triathlete who completed the course in a blazing time of 44:53.82. Karsten is currently in Barbados preparing for the Bridgetown CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup to contested on Spring Garden Highway on April 23.
Trophies were awarded to the top 3 overall finishers and corporate giveaways from multiple sponsors were awarded to age group winners. The competitors age groups ranged from under 13, up to age 60-69.
BFIT is the governing federation for triathlon and triathletes in Barbados. BFIT sanctions and organizes multi-sport events which include Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquathlon. For more information on future events and the sport of triathlon contact firstname.lastname@example.org.