Julius Farley (2:00:21.4) won the KPMG West End Wobbler on March 5, to make it a clean sweep for the three-race Tortola Torture Triple. Julius made easy work of the 13.48 mile race. With 10,600 feet of elevation change the course took runners from Little Apple Bay around Steele Point and up to Sage Mountain and back.
Giving second-placer Jermaine “JJ” Ricketts (2:08:02.9) a 10-minute head start, Julius managed to overhaul JJ near the top of the climb to Sage Mountain; he then roared downhill to the finish. Sarah Latham (2:31:03.1), battling an achilles injury, was first woman, and Vicki Francis (2:43:16.8) was second. 21 runners competed.
Julius’s win gave him a clean sweep for the Tortola Torture Triple, a warm up series for the Tortola Torture on April 15. The Mourant Ring Of Fire kicked off the series, and the Teneo Prison Break was the second race.
Tortola Torture entry fee is currently $170/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.
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.