Due to low entry numbers we have decided to cancel this year’s Aquathlon due to take place on Sunday 20th February. Thanks to those who volunteered for marshalling duties.
Triathletes Celebrate a Record Year
Worcester Triathlon Club held its annual dinner-dance and awards ceremony at the Vale Golf Club on Saturday night. Club membership now stands at an all-time high of over 100, reflected in the eighty-plus members and guests who attended the evening.
The guest speaker was Bromsgrove-born Tom Lowe who in his first Ironman event in Arizona last year broke the British record with a time of 8 hours 11 minutes 44 seconds to take third place. Tom spoke about his early years in Worcestershire, his career in the army and of taking time out to train full-time which allowed him to compete to the high level he achieved in Arizona. Now working full-time again Tom was able to impart invaluable advice to club members on how best to combine work and training.
Chairman Duncan Jenkins then invited Tom to present the 2010 club awards. The Howard Peters award for the Fun Race at Top Barn Farm went to Lisa Powell and Ethan Hunter. The Arran Stephens award for the Most Improved Triathlete went to Neil Crump who completed 20 endurance races to raise money for MS research. The International Award went to Kevin May who completed three Ironman events including a sub-10 hour finish in Switzerland. Club champions were Richard Gourlay and Michelle Parsons. The Triathletes of the Year were Tom Watts and Ceris Styler. Finally the junior awards went to Rachel Powell for Most Improved Junior (sponsored by St John’s based technical sportswear manufacturer Scimitar Sports); Nixie Turner, who won the West Midlands TriStar 2 series, was voted best female junior performance, while David Jubb who won the West Midlands youth series, picked up the junior male performance award.
Finally, willing volunteers Lisa and Chris Powell, Andy Turner, Chas Taylor, Phil Parson and Les Bailey were rewarded with the Chairman’s ‘Good Egg’ awards for their contributions to the running of the Club.
To round off the evening a T-shirt signed by Tom Lowe was auctioned and raided £33 for club funds.
Commenting on the evening, Club Chairman Duncan Jenkins said ‘Our members represent Worcestershire across the UK and internationally and it was great to see such a good turnout to celebrate a fantastic year for us in 2010 and in particular to see so many of our junior members taking part in the evening. We are looking forward to another successful season this year’
For more information on Worcester Triathlon Club visit www.worcestertriclub.co.uk
A reminder that New College closes Thursday this week for half-term. Swim sessions will resume on Wednesday 2nd March.
For the 2011 club championship Neil Wicks has nominated 16 races of different lengths throughout the year. Your best 7 results will count, again there will be male and female winners. Please make sure you put down Worcester Tri Club when registering for an event – makes it so much easier to check at the end of the year. Any problems, drop Neil a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The events are:
March 5th Clumber Classic Duathlon
March 19th Dambuster Duathlon
March 27th Big Cow Emberton Duathlon
April 3rd Halesowen Triathlon
April 17th Hereford Duathlon
May 15th Tewkesbury Sprint
May 28th The Beaver Middle Distance
May 29th Gloucester Triathlon
June 12th Bala Middle Distance
July 3rd Big Cow Cowman – British Middle Distance Triathlon Champs
July 4rd Hereford Triathlon (Heated open air pool)
July 17th Barton Marina Waterfront Sprint Tri
July 31st Blithfield Standard Distance (open water)
August 27th National Club Relays
September 4th Cotswold Triathlon
September 25th Ludlow Sprint Triathlon
As the new season approaches and the weather improves, I am in the process of ordering some more cycling and triathlon clothing. Now is the time to act if you would like anything; the manufacturer needs a few weeks to produce and deliver the clothing, in time for this season. Champion Systems have increased their range considerably and have made some changes to some items so check out the range at http://champ-sys.co.uk/ and contact me asap if you would like to order anything.
Unfortunately, there are some price rises, but the club heavily subsidises our kit, so it is excellent value for extremely high quality kit, used by the professionals.
Fortunately, I have quite a range of kit in stock at the OLD prices, see list below. Just email me (email@example.com) and I can arrange a time for you to see, try on and buy.
Have a fantastic season,
Winter jacket: @ £48.50 – Male: Medium &Female: Large
Base layers: @ £12.00 – XSmall to Large sizes (short sleeve)
Long sleeve Cycling Jersey: @£32.64 – Female: Large
Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey @ £28.80 – Male: Small, Medium and Large & Female: Large
Winter Vest (gilet) @ £42.24 – Male: Medium
Tech T-shirt @ £24.96– Male: Medium
Cycling Shorts @ £32.64 – Male: Large & Female: Medium, Large
Cycling Bib shorts @£37.44– Male: Medium, large
Trisuits: @ £48.00 – Male: small, medium & Female: Medium, Large
Windguard lightweight jacket @ £33.00 – Male: Medium, Large & Female: Medium, Large
Windguard vest (gilet) @ £29.00 – Male: Medium
Gloves (summer mitts) @ £11.52: Small, medium and X-large
Arm warmers: Lycra/ Fleece @ £12/13
Bandannas @ £6.00
Welcome to the new revamped Worcester Triathlon Club website. This is much more than a cosmetic update. The overhaul enables us to keep things more up to date and adds a lot of new features. There will be some further tuning over the next few weeks. If you have comments, suggestions or spot any problems please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Turbo training next week will take place on Monday night 14th Feb instead of Tuesday, in order to accommodate a cycling club event.