Gillette, Butler shine at Keep Fit
The wet and overcast conditions in Chaguaramas did not deter many athletes and spectators alike from attending the Triathlon/Duathlon Keep Fit on Sunday, which was hosted by the One a Week Running and Multisport group.
Christian Gillette took the men’s triathlon event, with a time of 36:26. He was closely followed a few seconds later by Nicolas Mitchell (31:35) and former national triathlon champion Ancil Greene (32:19).
Among the ladies, Tamiko Butler put in a good performance to lead the field in a time of 34:20, even though she received a 15-second penalty for unbuckling her helmet before properly securing her bike in the transition area.
Alexandra Consten (35:37) and Jodi Gomez (37:15) finished second and third respectively.
In the kids event, Andrew Gillette was first with a time of 19:36, and was closely followed by Logan Raymond (19:36) and Lily Stauble (20:16). There was also an adult relay triathlon, which saw the team of Kareem Baptiste, Terife Smart and Avinash Amanalay take the top spot in 29:42.
The second and third placed teams were Wendy Ammon, Robin Samuel and Diane Henderson (35:25), and Nikita Legall, Ronald Vincent and Desha Ravello (37:24) respectively.
In the Duathlon event, Avinash Amanalay put in a strong performance to take the top spot in 39:41, with Jason Gaitan (44:44) and Anton Robinson (46:05) taking second and third spot.