All the news from the Caribbean's Best Ultramarathon!
With just over a month to go until the 2016 Torture, registrations are steadily mounting. A total of 54 people have registered to date: a combination of 18 individual entrants, six 2-person, and eight 3-person teams.
Professional ultrarunner, Eric Senseman, will be running the Torture for the first time on behalf of the prestigious SCOTT Running team and is expected to set a fast pace and a new course record.Read More
Eric Senseman, acclaimed ultrarunner, writer, journalist and avid traveller, will be participating in the KPMG Tortola Torture on April 16, 2016. Eric is a professional runner who races as a member of the elite Scott Running Team.Read More
BVI runners were out in force at the 8 Tuff Miles event in St John this past weekend.
Newcomer Vincent Fournier came 12th out of 519 men and third in his age group recording a sub-hour time of 58:31. Katrina Crumpler rocked it, placing 4th out of 637 women and third place in her age group with a time of 1:06:30.Read More
The KPMG Tortola Torture, a 33.4 mile ultramarathon, will take place in the British Virgin Islands on April 16, 2016. In its second year, the event’s course on this mountainous Caribbean island is 33.4 miles with 6,587 feet of climbing over 12.8 miles, and 13.1 miles of descending. There will only be 7.5 miles of flat running for the entire course.Read More
Thirty runners took part in the inaugural Ring Of Fire presented by KPMG on Saturday December 19.
The race started and finished in Cane Garden Bay and was an 11.65-mile reverse loop race with 3,546 feet of climbing and 3,546 of descending. Only 12% (1.39 miles) of the race was on the flat. The racers ascended to 1,368 feet twice. The first lap was a clock-wise loop of Cane Garden Bay and the Ridge Road; the second lap was an anti-clockwise loop of the same course after turning at Elm Beach Bar.Read More
The Ring Of Fire presented by KPMG will take place on Saturday, December 19, starting and finishing in Cane Garden Bay.
This Torture Taster, is an 11.65-mile reverse loop race with 3,546 feet of climbing and 3,546 feet of descending. 44% of the race is uphill, 44% downhill, 12% on the flat.Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More