Seventy-one runners will be competing in the 2021 KPMG Tortola Torture FU Covid edition. Twenty men and eleven women are running as individuals and there are five 2-person and ten 3-person teams.

Predictions are difficult this year. But a woman looks likely to take the overall prize.

Allison Janusziewicz from St Croix took the womens division in 2019 with a time of 06:08:54.10 but Jules Potgieter and Johanna Murphy battled it out for second and third place. Jules crossed the line only a minute ahead of Johnna with a time of 06:17:50.6. Allison is not competing this year, but both Jules and Johanna are. A feisty rematch is expected.

TJ Hindes from St John won the 2019 event with a time of 04:54:33.8. He is not defending his title this year, and the mens division is tough to call. None of last year’s top eight finishers are racing this year. So, by default, ninth place finisher and Tortola Torture veteran, Michael Kilhoury, is favourite. His time last year of 6:42:24.70 could give him the mens win, but endurance newcomer Justin Smit could give him a run for his money if he can maintain his training times for the complete course.

Paul Mellor and JJ Ricketts look set to dominate the 2-person teams, while the 3-person team win is wide open.

The current Covid protocols have slimmed the international field but Blas J Vega has come from Puerto Rico to attend.

Avery Collins from Colorado set a new record in the 2018 KPMG Tortola Torture. With a time of 4 hours, 35 minutes and 47 seconds, Avery took a handsome 9 minutes and 18 seconds off Eric Senseman’s 2016 record-setting time (04:45:05).

The 2021 event is the second in the KPMG Tortola Torture FU series. The first was the FU Irma edition in 2018. Event organisers hope there will not be a third event in the series.

The KPMG Tortola Torture is a 33.74 mile (54km) ultramarathon that circumnavigates Tortola with only 22% on the flat, the rest is on hot and humid hills with 12,000 feet of elevation change. The steepest gradient is 33.33%.

THE KPMG Tortola Torture continues its ban of disposable bottles on the race course this year. By using reusable 5-gallon jugs and coolers, organisers eliminated the use of over 1,200 half litre bottles of water.

The KPMG Tortola Torture is open to individuals, two-person, and three-person relay teams.  

Title sponsor KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services together with industry insight to help organizations negotiate risks and perform in the dynamic and challenging environments in which they do business.

Mourant, platinum sponsor, is a leading offshore law firm, advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.

Road Town Wholesale is the official food and beverage supplier. Kanberra Gel is the official sanitizing and freshness sponsor.


NameTeam nameCategoryGenderBib
Alton BertieAltonIndividualMale1
Toni BonzonToniIndividualMale2
Tilly BruceTillyIndividualFemale3
Shane DonovanShaneIndividualMale4
Dennis VersozaDennisIndividualMale5
John GalleymoreJohnIndividualMale6
Aaron GardnerAaronIndividualMale7
Andrew GillilandAndrewIndividualMale8
Anton GoldsteinAntonIndividualMale9
Katie GottKatieIndividualFemale10
Dustin HarrisonDustinIndividualMale11
Tracy JacksonTracyIndividualFemale12
Rosmond JohnsonRosmondIndividualFemale13
Murray LaingMurrayIndividualMale14
Philippe LeroyPhilippeIndividualMale15
Daniel MitchellDanielIndividualMale16
Johanna MurphyJohannaIndividualFemale17
Juliane PotgeiterJulianeIndividualFemale18
Owen PrewOwenIndividualMale19
Natasha RuscheinskiNatashaIndividualFemale21
Justin SmitJustinIndividualMale22
Caroline SorrentinoCarolineIndividualFemale23
Sam ThompsonSamIndividualMale24
Howard TuckerHowardIndividualMale25
Sarah TuckerSarahIndividualFemale26
Jane TyrrellJaneIndividualFemale27
Blas J VegaBlas JIndividualMale28
Victoria WaterfieldVictoriaIndividualFemale29
Ray WearmouthRayIndividualMale30
Mike KillhouryMikeIndividualMale31
Matt FreemanMattIndividualMale32
Juliano SpeedstersMatthew JulianoRyan JulianoTwo Man TeamMale33
Paul and JJPaul MellorJermaine "JJ" RickettsTwo Man TeamMale34
NelsonPhil NelsonMatthew NelsonTwo Man TeamMale35
We HillsJulie SchneiderKarrina SteadTwo Man TeamFemale36
Jo and AurelieJohanna MurphyAurelie LegangneuxTwo Man TeamFemale37
BraveElizabeth Buratti - Annie PeliwanClaudine BourdonThree Man TeamFemale38
Chafing the DreamChristian Fay - Lizanne HavengaChris FarmerThree Man TeamFemale/Male39
Forest StumpsPhil Nelson - Dale ParconChristo Van Der MerweThree Man TeamMale40
IntrepidVicki Francis - Sara-Jane KnockKate CareyThree Man TeamFemale41
MaybeesDerek Rawlings - Maria MaysDebbie BellThree Man TeamFemale/Male42
SAGAnna Kinkead - Gabriel ObrogonSergio DantasThree Man TeamFemale/Male43
Team CAKClaudius Rymer - Adiran DaleKay ReddyThree Man TeamFemale/Male44
Team ValiantEmma Anstock - Sarah GrahamRichie PaulThree Man TeamFemale45
The Running-Kruger EffectGreg O'Keefe-Davis - Natalie BundyDave MatthewsThree Man TeamFemale/Male46
Tortola TortoisesChris Pease - Sarah CarrollHanna PerkinsThree Man TeamFemale/Male47
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