The club's 30th anniversary/Christmas do/ Awards night was a great a success! A lot of planning was involved and a lot of people helped to make it happen, thank you to all those involved.
We had two great speeches from former club Chairmen Kes Aleknavicius and Richard James about the history of the club and how it has evolved to where it is now. Our guest speaker, Ciara Horn, was brilliant. She was very inspiring and we loved her honesty. Thank you Chris Davis for arranging for Ciara to attend.
We have a new Club Member of the Year trophy, which has been named after Allison Lucas. Allison is fantastic lady, who has competed for the club over the years pretty much winning her age group every time she races. She has organised lots of events, the most memorable of which was the annual Christmas fun run. She is a very modest, this is the club's way of saying thank you Alli for all that you have done!
The winner of the Allison Lucas Club Member of the Year award was Adam Sheppard. Adam is a talented athlete who has raced representing GB this year, he has given up his time to organise coached swim, cycle and skills sessions, and has also covered Jeremy Dale at the Monday evening track session. Thank you and congratulations Adam!
Master baker of the for a fantastic cake was Katharine Downey.
Shooting Star Award 2016
1st Tom Elliott - bouncing back from a disappointing race in 2015, showing great determination, positive attitude, focused his training and finished IronMan Copenhagen in great time.
2nd Kev Owen - 1st year in tri and went big with the 113 middle distance Tri and IronMan Wales, big improvements and set to beat his times in 2017
3rd Neil Parker - 1st full season in Tri, really enthusiastic, raced and represented the club a number of times improving and gaining knowledge from every race. We can big gains in 2017!
Performance of the Year 2017
1st Female - Stephanie Knott - amazing year winning 1st Female IronMan Wimbleball 70.3, 2nd in age group IronMan UK - turning down the opportunity to race both world championships.
1st Male - Brett Halliwell - European Age Group Champs 8th overall, 4th in AG
British Champion in AG, 5th overall
5th at Castle Howard (with an elite field)
4th Hever Castle (with an elite field)
Elite start at London Triathlon
Lots of other podium finishes.
Very very impressive and good luck in 2017
2nd Female - Becky Hayward - 2 1st places at Berkeley 10k and Eton Dorney Sprint, 5 2nd place finishes and a 3rd at Gower Sprint, brilliant year with PBs in her half marathon, 5k and half IronMan times.
2nd Male - Matt Langdon setting a new club record for IronMan distance in a time of 9 hours 41 mins, by doing so coming 2nd in AG and top 10 finish at the Outlaw.
3rd Female - Claire Graham 1st AG 113, 1st AG Big T Tri, 1st AG Ulster Tri, 2nd AG Outlaw knocking OVER 2 hours off her IronMan UK time
3rd Male - Kes - 2nd AG in both IronMan UK and IronMan Wales
Joint 3rd Male - Desmond Green pushing his body to the limit completing 3 IronMan distance races, 2 half IronMan distance races, 1 marathon and 2 half marathons