Fun & Fundraising At Bermuda Triple Challenge

March 23, 2017

The Bermuda Triple Challenge, Bermuda’s Obstacle Course Challenge weekend, was held this past weekend, boasting an international field including 65 international athletes.

The international field also included Margaret Schlachter, editor-in-chief of Mud Run Guide and Matt Davis, editor-in-chief of Obstacle Racing Media, two of the Obstacle Racing Community’s premier media outlets. Also guest of the event weekend was the return of Spartan Race’s Emcee Anthony “T.C.” Carson from L.A..

Dr. Reid Robinson, Co-Founder of the Bermuda Triple Challenge explains, “We were blown away with the participation numbers again this year, up 5% from 2016 to 1,137 weekend entries.

“Included within that, international participation more than doubled. Weekend charitable funds raised are expected to finish up at roughly $26,000 on behalf of six Bermudian registered charities.

The Bermuda Triple Challenge’s unique scoring system incentivizes all participants to raise funds on behalf of the Bermuda Triple Challenge supporting charities, which, this year, were; The Reading Clinic, Windreach, Knowledge Quest, Raleigh Bermuda, SCARS and Somerset Primary.

Individuals and teams of two – four participants ran, jumped, crawled, swam and climbed their way to record a finishing time to determine who the fittest for charity are, but also supplemented their physical prowess with their fund raising power. Every dollar raised by participants aided their points total as they competed for the $1,000 top cash prize.

The weekend scoresheet was topped by Martin Jones in the Non-Corporate division. The top female team was team Awesomesauce [Claire De Ste Croix, Karen Adams, Kim Kreider & Laurie Orchard].

The mixed division saw team Beauties and the BEASTS [Lisa Pickering, Nathan Samuels, Derek Lindo & Sarah Morgan] claim division honour.

Also topping the scoresheets were the top junior team 3 Byes and a Brit [Jude Moseley, Yannick Hillier, Max De Ste Croix & Zebedee Wakely] and claiming top corporate team was the KPMG Canucks [Jeremy Estey, Derrick Holmes, Dustin Luck & Josh Bush]. Full results can be found at www.bdatriplechallenge.com.

Co-Founder Jason Correia added, “The Bermuda Triple Challenge would not be possible without the tremendous support from the community and our major sponsors: The Argus Group, Sun Life Financial, Chubb, Butterfield & Vallis and the Bermuda Tourism Authority.

“Buzz/Devil’s Isle also threw a delicious participant appreciation brunch after the Chubb Royal Challenge on Sunday and the Royal Bermuda Regiment provided outstanding support with crowd control the entire weekend, as well as obstacle set-up and a tasty BBQ after the Sun Life Island Challenge on Saturday.”

Prizegiving will take place at Barr’s Bay Park on Friday, March 24 at 1:00 PM.

Ancillary to the Bermuda Triple Challenge charity competition, individual participants also raced for the fastest aggregated weekend time and the top three secured an OCR World Championship qualification spot. Michael Day of Merrimack NH secured line honors with an aggregated weekend time of  2h 24min 42sec, followed by Bermudian Coyatito Smith in 2h 27min 28sec and Bryce Wilk of Chesterfield VA in 2h 30min 44sec.

The female division was topped by Katie Purcell of Fairfield, CT in 3h 17min 49sec, Danielle Burtch in 3h 23min 46sec and Molly Bond in 3h 27min 17sec.

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