Unfortunately the pool is out of action due to problems with the pump. Hopefully it will be fixed by the end of the week. Info will be on the website and via email to members.
There was a great turnout for Worcester Triathlon Club’s annual dinner that took place at The Vale Golf Club on Saturday 9th February.
The evening kicked off with a three course meal followed by speeches from our club chairman Duncan Jenkins and Jodie Brandwood from St Richards Hospice whose charity we are supporting this year.
The first awards of the night were presented to the club juniors by Henry Walker and Olympic bronze medallist Graham Brookhouse. The outstanding performance prize was awarded to Jack Raine and Nixie Turner and the most improved award went to Brad Law. The junior squad has been going from strength to strength and as a thank you for their commitment, they all received a Worcester Triathlon club beanie hat and drawstring bag.
The senior awards were presented by our guest speaker Clare Woodward. This year, the senior club champions were Rachel Ward and Dan Geisler, who achieved great results at a number of selected races last season. The female triathlete of the year award went to Ellen Hemsworth who also picked up the Arran Stevens cup for most improved triathlete. The male triathlete of the year went to Neil Wicks after achieving excellent ironman results last season. The international triathlete of the year was Neil Crump who achieved a top 10 position at the European Championships as well as breaking 10 hours at Challenge Roth, which is an iron distance event. The Howard Peters Trophy for the club aquathlon at Upton Warren was awarded to Ros Townsend-Hope and Gary Jarvis.
The event was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thanks must go to Les Bailey and Phil Parsons who put in a lot of hard work to organise the evening.
Several members from the club competed at the Dirtrun at Top Barn on 3rd February 2013. Well done to all those that competed. Below is a list of the results.
Kirk Denton – 11th Place – 48.11 mins
Carl Kendall – 15th Place – 50.09 mins
Rachel Ward – 44th place overall, 4th lady and first in her age category – 56.01 mins
Rachel Powell – 103rd place overall, 10th lady - 1hr 3mins
Ellen Hawkeswood – 172nd place overall – 1hr 14mins
Lisa Powell – 182nd place overall – 1hr 16 mins
The 2nd race in the Tewkesbury Aquathlon series took place on Sunday 3rd February. Once again Worcester tri club members were out in force. Dan Geisler finished 3rd overall with the fastest run split of of the day. He finished his 5km run in a time of 17.42 mins. Richard Gill also had a great race, finishing 5th overall and new club member Huw Pritchard raced well whilst competing in his first multi-sport event.
In the ladies race, Ellen Hemsworth was the 2nd lady home and was 9th overall.
Well done to all those that raced yesterday.
Please remember that if you have raced recently, send your race reports to Ellen Hemsworth. They can be as detailed or as brief as you would like.