The Tortola Torture – the BVI’s most extreme athletic event and only ultramarathon – will see a longer course with more climbing in 2016.

The new course takes competitors to Sage Mountain, missing Cane Garden Bay. This change has added 659 feet of climbing and 1.8 miles to the total mileage. The climb from Carrot Bay to Sage Mountain will be 2.7 miles, ascending to 1,532 feet.

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31.6 miles, 5,928 feet of climbing, similar amount of descending. Ludicrous gradients, Caribbean heat and humidity thanks to an early arrival of Summer. These were the main ingredients for this inaugural ultramarathon on the British Virgin Islands. Seventy competed including 27 individual entrants. Top three finishers were women, with Bridget Klein from St Croix sweeping…

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