Try, Tri … Again?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Pine Cay Offers Restful Recovery for Resident Triathlete

It seems we have a triathlete in our ranks. Not just your run-of-the-mill “sprint” triathlete, with a mere 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike and 3 mile run (a race this writer has attempted now and again), but an actual ironman … or in this case ironwoman. We are proud of our resident from Illinois, who managed her first race in what Wikipedia calls the “ultra-distance”, with an unfathomable 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike, and then if that isn’t enough, a 26.2 mile run. Merely writing these distances is exhausting enough. So where did she go for some R&R after the race? You guessed it; Pine Cay.

In a brief chat with her earlier this month on-island about the race, she reluctantly talks, and says, it’s “no big deal”. Case in point, she answers questions about her race time in vague terms, so we won’t tell. The discussion was eye opening. We learned there is something called “sympathy training” or more accurately, “sympathy eating”. Her significant other says he gained 8 pounds during her training! She loves Pine Cay for so many obvious reasons but her favorite thing about the secluded private island is the perfect beach.

When asked if she will return to Madison, Wisconsin again in 2014, her reply, with a curious smile, “right now I am just enjoying the fact that I don’t have to train.”

So, she paddles boards all day…



We are pleased to announce that The Meridian Club only experienced minimal damage in the recent Hurricane Irma and most importantly, all the members of our team remained safe throughout the storm.

As we are presently closed for our yearly summer renovations, our clean up and repairs are uninterrupted and going well. As such, we expect to remain on schedule, and are excited to keep moving towards our planned re-opening on November 1st 2017.

Currently, due to the damage done to the Turks & Caicos islands, we are experiencing some difficulties with telephone and internet. If you have contacted us please know that we will respond as soon as we can and appreciate your patience as we get back on our feet. We are still taking bookings as usual and hope to see you very soon at The Meridian Club.

Very best wishes from all of us here on Pine Cay!