In the Teneo Prison Break, the second race in the Tortola Torture Triple, Julius Farley once gain vanquished Jermaine “JJ” Ricketts, finishing the 15.48km race in 1:15:31. Julius and JJ were neck and neck at the Little Bay aid station 6.6km into the race, but Julius managed to pull ahead in the second stage of the race finishing almost 5 minutes ahead of JJ.
Kat Lindsay won her division in her first foray into a Torture event with time of 1:24:01. She ran with male third-placer Mark Stephenson, and while it was hard to establish who was pacing who, they both looked very comfortable throughout the race. Sarah Latham was second and Vicki Francis, third.
Starting and finishing at Jeremy’s Kitchen, Trellis Bay, the runners headed west to East End Police Station, uphill to Josiah’s Bay junction, hung a right and ran the last part of the Tortola Torture course past the prison, and back to Trellis Bay. The much-hated Little Mountain Loop, a 2.2km detour near the end of the Tortola Torture, was included in this race and continues to be hated by all the runners.
Conditions were excellent for the 26 runners, with overcast skies, and cooling breeze as the tradewinds kicked back in. Although this race featured less climbing than other sections of the Tortola Torture course, there were some nasty kicks with 15-20% gradients, and the run from the prison to Beef Island was still hot despite the cool conditions.
The Teneo Prison Break is the second race in the Tortola Torture Triple, a series of three feeder races for the Tortola Torture ultramarathon on April 15. Next up is the the KPMG West End Wobbler on March 5, a more challenging 13.48 mile race with 10,600 feet of elevation change. The Mourant Ring Of Fire kicked off the series.
Tortola Torture entry fee is currently $150/person. Entry fees includes: finisher’s medal; event t-shirt; Tortola Torture Triple entry; HydraPak SpeedCup; six environmental-friendly water stops; post-race swim in Caribbean Sea and party.
The Tortola Torture Triple is open to any runners. Entry fee for the next race is $20 per race.
Mourant, platinum sponsor, is a leading offshore law firm, advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.
Teneo, another platinum sponsor, provides full-service financial advisory, with a specialist expertise in cross-border restructuring and insolvency assignments. Fastest time to Sage Mountain from Stoutt’s Lookout Aid Station will win the Teneo KOM Award.
KPMG, another platinum sponsor, provides audit, tax and advisory services together with industry insight. Fastest time from start to West End Aid Station will earn the KPMG Sprint Award.
Nora Hazel Point (NHP), a luxury private estate on Tortola, is a gold sponsor. NHP is providing two awards: Nora Hazel Point Second Half Award for fastest time from half way mark (Sage Mtn) to finish; and the Nora Hazel Point Corporate Cup for the top 2 and 3 person teams (must all be employees of same company).
Reduce & Reuse
The Tortola Torture banned the use of disposable bottles on the race course in 2017. By using reusable five-gallon jugs and coolers, organisers eliminate the use of over 1,200 half litre bottles. For 2023, each runner will be given a HydraPak SpeedCup to eliminate the use of reusable cups at the aid stations.