What can I say… we’re gonna need more scaffold poles!
Fantastic turnout for the first Duathlon of the season with 30 runners and riders.
It was a great evening for the 1-10-1 course. Tom Sanigar romped home with an impressive 40:29 overall, closely followed by Sean Robinson who I think was hampered by the beard.
Here’s the results:
Apologies if I’ve got any names wrong, the time-sheet got a little sketchy to the end and I’m not sure if Dr Valentine is a real person but it sounds good
Just in case… here’s the original time-sheet.
As always, thanks to Alan and Sarah for organising the event and timekeeping, as well as to Karen H and Matt C for marshalling. Special thanks for Matt for the photos too, and to everyone who can to support and cheer us all on.
Looking forward to the next one already on May 12th
Just a quick reminder that this Thursday is the first duathlon of the new season (and the weather looks fair). Please be at the Click’em Inn, Binbrook by half past six so that you have sufficient time for checking in and getting your bike racked as we will need a prompt start at 7pm due to low light conditions this time of year. A gentle reminder that subs are now due and are £10 for the year so please bring this along with you-new members need to print off and bring the membership form with them with details for our records. We have been asking all competitors to donate £2 at these events which we put behind the bar in kind return for the pub letting us use their facilities. When you park PLEASE put your car as far back towards the right hand side as you come in as possible, and out the way of regular customers as we don’t want to upset the landlord! The event distance is likely to be a 1-10-1 (TBC) but maybe restricted to a time trial on the 10 mile route if weather/light is poor.
Can I stress that these duathlons are training events only and full adherence to the highway code and race brief is a prerequisite so that we maintain high standards of safety at all times.
Many thanks and see some of you on Thursday evening prompt!
Apologies for previous message-spellcheck does not recognise Clickem Inn or Binbrook!
Hope you are all fit and well and pre-season training is going well. Before we know it the duathlon season will be upon us once again. The following dates have been proposed by Alan Cook and venue will be from the Clickem Inn, Binbrook.
Thursday evenings 7pm start time
Hope to see you all in April for the first event.
Hope you are all fit and well and pre-season training is going well. Before we know it the duathlon season will be upon us once again. The following dates have been proposed by Alan Cook and venue will be from the Clicked Inn, Benbrook.
Thursday evenings 7pm start time
Hope to see you all in April for the first event.
Note for your diaries in the New Year.
Karen H is organising the Grimsby Tri Club annual dinner for Friday 5 th February 2016 at the Mill House, Covenham.
The cost will be around £16 per head and Karen will confirm exact cost when the menus are available.
MINUTES OF AGM-GRIMSBY TRI CLUB
MILLFIELD’S HOTEL-13thst NOVEMBER 2015
Gary Thomas (Chairman), Sarah Cook (treasurer), Alan Cook, Tim Moss, Alison Boardman, Richard Perry, Tony Ogden, Carl Groves , Jo Farmery, Mark Crellin, Shane Burns, Shaun Robinson, Alison Boardman, Charlotte, Barbara Brown, Anne Mortimer, Hayley Salt
Tracey Wilkinson, Karen Hames, Charlie Boardman, David Rouse, Dave Regler, Gemma McCarthy, Gavin Key
3) Chairman’s remarks
Gary expressed his thanks to all the members who supported the club over the past year and in particular Alan Cook for taking over the duathlon events and organising these. The duathlons have proved popular this year with a higher than average number of competitors taking part. Swimming sessions continue to be well attended on a Monday evening at Havelock school and sessions with Doug Eke based at Louth leisure centre. Some members have joined the water rats and they have approached me over the summer wanting to joint organise an open water swimming championships next summer. Gary went to a preliminary meeting in August and initial ideas are for it to be hosted at the yacht club and have an open event with various\distances ranging from two miles down to half a mile to attract more competitors-watch this space for further information as it unfolds.
Big thank you to Charlie Boardman and the ‘Saucy Fish Company’ who have kindly donated £200 towards the new kit and will be used to help subsidise some of the cost-see later details. Membership this year is healthy with 20 new members and 21 existing members.
Thanks once again to Matt Clarke for setting up and maintaining the web-site and Dave Regler for general housekeeping. Dave Herriott has expressed an interest in setting a new web-site up for the club so we await details.
Congratulations were given to Karen Hames who represented Great Britain in the world age group championships in Chicago and continues to carry the flag for Grimsby triathlon club. The club thanked Karen for organising the annual club meal and off road duathlon.
4) Appointment of club posts
Gary agreed to remain as chairperson, Sarah Cook as club treasurer/secretary and Alan Cook as ‘Events Manager’
5) Treasurer’s report
The club has a membership total of 41. A copy of the accounts is available from Sarah Cook.
Expenditure £1893.90-majority of which was on new club kit
Income £3389.47 (£1457 was transferred from a deposit account)
Total balance £1495.57
6) New club kit-this has been purchased by Gary Thomas and is available for purchase. The tri suits retail at £87 each but the club/Saucy fish contribution will part fun this and make the price £80 per suit. Hayley Salt suggested finding a company that does individual orders because the kit can only be ordered in minimum batches of 15 and is very costly for the club and restricts individual members buying separate items eg jackets, cycling jerseys etc Gary will investigate companies that might be able to offer this service eg pro-active team wear in Waltham who do their own printing.
Due to the success of last summer it was proposed to keep the events 3 weeks apart and based mainly at the Click’em Inn, Binbrook. Richard Perry suggested having a few events at different locations to add some variety eg swallow route, Croxby etc…Dates and venues will be proposed and posted on the web-site in the new year. It was suggested that reusable numbers should be purchased for competitors due to the increasing amount of people attending the events and making the time keeping process easier to manage. The club will still continue to charge £2 per event and put this money behind the bar and support the Click’em for their generous use of their venue.
Anne Mortimer asked if the club would consider purchasing a gazebo particularly for events such as the Nottingham Club relays. Gary will look into buying one ready for next season. Gary thanked Anne for organising the Nottingham relays and putting 3 teams into the competition. He promised to participate in the event next year!
Shaun Robinson mentioned Lindsey Roads Cycling club and becoming a member which is £15 per year and they put on various time trial/cycling events throughout the year and would encourage our members to join. The first three competitions are free and Grimsby tri club is CTC registered so you are eligible to ride.
Gary proposed a toast to the club and thanked members for their support and looked forward to another successful year in 2016.
9) Meeting closed at 8.00 pm-
A reminder that the AGM is this Friday at Millfield’s Hotel, Bargate, Grimsby-kick off 7.30pm. Please try to attend and provide some input for 2015-16. Will bring kit for you to try/preview as well
Thanks in anticipation
PS apologies so far from Karen Hames, Dave Regler and Charles Boardman
The Club’s AGM has been set for Friday 13th November 7.30pm-Millfields Hotel, Bargate, Grimsby.
Please let me know if you would like any items adding to the agenda e-mail me on email@example.com
Please send me apologies in advance
- Chairman’s report
- Treasurer’s Report
- Duathlon Summer Series
- Unveiling of new club kit/chance to purchase
Unfortunately the Duathlon planned for this Sunday is cancelled. Apologies to all that responded but due to the lack of numbers and it clashes with a number of other events.
As we have prepared the course we have re-scheduled for the following Sunday 18th October. All details as previously posted.
Please let Karen H know sometime next week if you can make this new date.
Details from Karen H about next Sunday’s Autumn Duathlon, 11th October.
The distances are (approx) Run 1: 3300m Bike: 7000m Run 2: 3000m.
Those who wish to just run there is option of a 6300m run or for the more adventurous 12400m!
Can you please let Karen know direct if you are attending (for catering) so we have rough numbers.
The course in the woodlands is dry at the moment however there is some rain forecast this week so it might be a bit soft in places.
Cost is £2 contribution towards food. See you there!
Karen H (07803 616435)