Defending champ: Kristyn Robinson keeps racking up the titles. She won Sunday’s National Duathlon Championships at Clearwater Beach and is the defending female champion for the Tokio Millennium Re Triathlon, which will be held in June. *Photo by Ras Mykkal
Defending champ: Kristyn Robinson keeps racking up the titles. She won Sunday’s National Duathlon Championships at Clearwater Beach and is the defending female champion for the Tokio Millennium Re Triathlon, which will be held in June. *Photo by Ras Mykkal

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9: Bermuda’s best triathlon returns to Hamilton on Sunday, June 10.

The Tokio Millennium Re Triathlon is back in town with a faster, less technical bike course which is sure to be a hit with spectators.

Adam Petty takes over as race director this year. He said: “This has definitely been a learning experience for me but it’s also been really exciting.

“The Tokio Millennium Re Triathlon should be even better than last year as it was our first time in Hamilton. We’ve tweaked everything a little bit to improve on last year’s success.”

The race will, once again, start in the waters off Tokio Millennium House with swimmers eventually heading over to Albuoy’s Point — the transition area for the bike and run segments of the race.

Petty said the transition area has been moved to the parking lot instead of on the grass.

“This will allow the grass area to be more spectator-friendly where people can see the competition better,” he explained.

Evan Naude and Kristyn Tobey Robinson are the defending male and female champions.

The senior individual, junior advanced, and team races will start at 9:45am with a 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run.

If you are new to triathlon or would like to see if it’s a sport you would enjoy, there will be a ‘Try-a-Tri’ for novices at 8:45am over a shorter 300m swim, 8k bike and 2k run.

The Individual Junior Racing Bike Duathlon will be competed over four age groups: Boys and Girls aged 7 to 8 (1k run, 4k bike, 1k run), Boys and Girls aged 9 to 10 (1k run, 4k bike, 1k run), Boy and Girls aged 11 to 12 (12k run, 8k bike, 2k run), and Boys and Girls aged 13 to 14 (2k run, 8k bike, 2k run) – 8am start time for all juniors in the duathlon.

The Junior Mountain Bike Duathlon will have three age categories: Boys and Girls aged 7 to 9 (1k run, 4k bike, 1k run), Boys and Girls aged 10 to 11 (1k run, 4k bike, 1k run), and Boys and Girls aged 12 to 14 (1k run, 4k bike, 1k run).

To register, go online at www.racedayworld.com. Registration closes on Wednesday, June 6.

The entry fees are $25 for juniors, $25 Try-a-Tri, $30 junior advanced, $35 senior individual and $50 senior team.

Race packets may be collected on Friday, June 8 between 5pm and 7pm at the Waterfront Properties Courtyard off Pitt’s Bay Road.

Race maps are posted at www.tokiomillennium.com/bermuda/events.html and on the Tokio Millennium Re Triathlon Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/401741336504257/.