17th July 2006

THIS SUNDAY! at the home of Richard and Kim Mason

Mason Maison Event. Sunday July 23rd

Directions to the Mason Mansion, home of Kim and Richard: 29 Sleepy Hollow Drive - top of Crawl Hill make a right into SHD follow road for 1/4mile until you get to a big open grassed
area - we are at the top left of the green - will be flying the English flag for easy spot. This is bike/run transition area so come here first to drop off your stuff. Event to start at 8:30am from dock behind Francis Patton School. So get to the Masons by 8:15 at the latest. Pot Luck breakfast afterwards - plenty of grass and chairs to chill out on and chat.

Full race briefing on the day. But Kim describes route as: Swim - 1/2 Mile along North Shore.
Bike - From Francis Patton School make a left on North Shore Road, over Causeway, Kindley Field to 2nd Roundabout (No 1 Gate), round the roundabout back along Kindley Field staying on North Shore Road, through Flatts to Barkers Hill roundabout, then back along North Shore Road, through Flatts (past Aquarium) back to Sleepy Hollow Drive to your running shoes.
Run - (3 miles). Make a right out of Sleepy Hollow drive along North Shore pick up railway trail at Baileys Bay follow to end where you make a right along Ducks Puddle Drive and follow road back to North Shore Road (opposite the shop) make a left follow road then make a right just before the Swizzle down Wilkinson Avenue to Trinity Church Road make a right continue along TCR to North Shore Road make a left and head on back to Sleepy Hollow Drive. (Editors note: suggest you take map and compass).

Pictured: Andrew Davis at the last Home Event

Future Home Events:

August 6th - Peggy Couper
August 20th - Lea Butterfield
September 24th - Peter Dunne



ITU World Championships

This years ITU World Championships, Elite and Age Group, takes place in Lausanne, Switzerland on September 2nd and 3rd. Team Bermuda is to be finalised shortly, but Flora Duffy, Dee Mcmullen and Ellen Charnley are planning to compete. We'll bring you more news nearer the event or you can visit http://www.trilausanne.ch/


Swim around the island

It was 30 years ago that Sean O'Connell (pictured) swam solo right around the island, thereby achieving one of the greatest feats of endurance ever seen in Bermuda. To mark this unique accomplishment, cited in the Guinness Book of Records, BMSA is organising the first ever Round-The-Island Relay Swim as a fund-raising event to benefit the Bermuda Physically Handicapped Association — the same charity Sean championed back in 1976. Sponsorship of each swimmer is therefore required. The swim will be comprised of 20 legs, starting and finishing at the 9 Beaches Resort, with a minimum of two swimmers of similar ability taking part on each leg. The plan is to swim in a clockwise manner around the whole island. Continuous boat support will be provided to ensure the safety of all swimmers. Sean O’Connell will be in Bermuda to swim the final leg. The relay will start on Saturday August 19th at 7am (weather permitting) and will continue during daylight hours, resuming on Sunday August 20th at 7am from the last completed leg. We need a minimum of 40 swimmers (or less swimmers swimming multiple legs) to make this work so please support this event by swimming and collecting pledges. More information http://bmsa.09.free.bm/ or contact BMSA President, Nick Strong, E-mail: nstrong@linbergandsimmons.com. Tel: 799-9137


Beds wanted for bikers

Special appeal from Hilary ET: We need housing for cyclists visiting to compete in the CD&P Grand Prix cycling event. The races are from Thursday 7th Sept to Sunday 10th Sept but most cyclists arrive on either Tuesday 5th or Wednesday 6th Sept and leave on Monday 11th Sept.
These professional cyclists depend on the generosity of local hosts as they cannot afford the expense of airline tickets AND hotel rooms. Previous hosts have found these competitors to be easy and pleasant to house. Providing meals is optional but we do ask that you provide access to your kitchen so they can prepare their own food. You will not be required to do any airport runs.  
Two complementary tickets are provided to host families for the awards dinner at Coco Reef on Sunday, 10th September as well as the welcoming reception at the Bacardi building on Wednesday, 6th September.
If you can help please let me know the following:
1) maximum number you can accommodate
2) girls, guys, mixed couples or no preference
3) any restriction on dates within the week of 4th to 11th September
4) bedroom set up, e.g. single or double beds, floor space
5) any animals (in case of allergies)
6) your contact details, phone numbers, address and directions to your house.

Please email me at: hilaryjet@northrock.bm


Woman's Triathlon Suit for sale

The BTA has a women's Elite orca tri suit for sale - Zipper in the back. Size 10 - brand new. Contact ppetty@ibl.bm
Give yourself every winning opportunity with lighter, more supportive, water repellent TriSkin fabric which provides maximum output from every stroke, push and stride. With FlatLock stitching, micro-fleece chamois and Control back zip, this is the winning edge garment designed specifically for the female athlete. Experience the perfection preferred by Michelle Dillon and the world`s top performers.


Bank of Bermuda Foundation Race

The last of the four "Triathlon Majors" is the Bank of Bermuda Foundation Race in October. Actually it's two races, the team event on the first Sunday in October (Oct 1st) the individual event on the second Sunday in October (Oct 8th). This is arguably the most prestigious event on the local calendar and the Bank of Bermuda Foundation is the BTA's biggest benefactor. So mark your calendar, get your team together and get training.


IPC Summer Series Results - RACE #6 - July 13th

IPC Summer Series which continues each Thursday at 6:30pm at Clearwater Beach. Congratulations to Neil De Ste Croix who took the chequered flag last week.





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