Tri Club Annual Dinner

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.




1) Attendance-

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

2) Apologies-

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.

7) Duathlons

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.

8) AOB

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-

Gary Thomas-28.11.15


Dear members,

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


Dear Members,

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

Please send me apologies in advance

Proposed agenda

  1. Apologies
  2. Chairman’s report
  3. Treasurer’s Report
  4. Duathlon Summer Series
  5. Unveiling of new club kit/chance to purchase
  6. AOB



Autumn Duathlon Postponed – Now Sunday 18th

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.

Autumn Duathlon – Details

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)

Autumn Duathlon – Sunday 11th October

Details from Karen about the Autumn Duathlon:

Sunday 11th October at Rennisons Carr Farm, Elsham DN20 0BF. Meet 09.30 for 10am start.

Cost £2 to include bacon/sausage bun tea and coffee etc.

Into the Sunrise!

For those without MTB there are run only options. Distances approx 3km run 6.5km bike 3km run.
Optional longer run as well for those wanting a little more challenge!

Course and finer details posted out nearer date.


Karen H

End of Season Clickem TT – Results

The weather managed to stay dry for a great turnout at the last Clickem event for 2015.

24 members arrived ready to tackle a 10 mile time trial, only to find our that Alan had other plans.

In the end, with a couple of extra loops put in, it was a 15 mile(ish) cycle route ending back at the Clickem for a champions buffet and a little club banter.

Bike Pos
Stuart Wells 00:38:16 1
Dale Waterman 00:41:54 2
Shaun R 00:42:39 3
Pete Goy 00:43:45 4
Bob W 00:43:49 5
Gavin Key 00:44:41 6
Shane 00:45:35 7
Dave Reed 00:47:12 8
Andy Pegg 00:48:57 9
Steve Green 00:50:31 10
Kate 00:50:56 11
Mark 00:51:02 12
Craig 00:52:00 13
Chris G 00:52:56 14
Jo Farmery 00:54:47 15
Will 00:55:02 16
Clive F 00:55:47 17
Kevin 00:56:58 18
Tony D 00:57:21 19
David Scott 00:57:56 20
Ann 00:59:01 21
Mike H 00:59:43 22
Amy 01:07:22 23
Emily 01:12:00 24

As usual, thanks to everyone who turned out to not only take part but also to support the event, marshall and time-keep.

A special thanks goes out from the club to Alan and Sarah who have organised an excellent series of events which have helped make 2015 one of the best club turnouts we’ve seen over recent years.

Karen H will be organising an Offroad Duathlon (MTB required) plus a Trail Run for those who don’t want to bike at Elsham in Oct (watch this space for details).

Finally, everyone at the club wishes Karen good luck when she is competing for Team GB in Chicago in a couple of weeks.


Dear Members,

The final event of the summer is this Thursday-note the earlier start time of 18.45 due to nights drawing in. The format is likely to be a 10 mile cycle time trial (maybe followed by a run just to keep me happy!) depending on weather/light conditions. To celebrate the last event we have organised a buffet in the Click’em Inn afterwards and will cost £5 per head-please let Sarah Cook know if you have not already done to confirm your place-

Best wishes

Gary T

Duathlon Results – August 20th

Results from the last weeks Duathlon are here:

Surname First Name Run 1 PLACE (1) Bike PLACE (2) Run 2 Overall Final Place Notes
SANNIGAR TOM 5.34 2 28.58 1 6.16 40.48 1 W2
THOMAS GARY 5.20 1 29.47 2 5.52 40.59 2 W2
CARR ANDREW 6.28 7 29.51 3 6.51 43.1 3 W1
JACKSON PAUL 6.03 5 31.4 5 7.35 44.18 4 W1
PEGG ANDY 5.53 3 32.18 7 6.39 44.5 6 W2
KEY GAVIN 6.52 9 29.58 4 7.5 44.45 5 W2
McCORT/ GREEN SIAN/ STEVE 6.29 6 32.26 8 7.11 46.06 7 W2,    Team
COOK ALAN 7.07 11 33.37 11 7.54 47.34 8 W2
CRELLIN MARK 7.38 17 32.44 9 7.44 48.06 9 W1
SCOTT DAVID 6.44 8 33.57 12 7.5 48.31 10 W1
HAMES KAREN 7.13 13 33.12 6 8.08 48.33 11 W1
SIMONS KATE 6.58 10 34.03 13 7.51 48.52 12 W1
RYAN KEVIN 6.58 10 33.22 10 8.47 49.07 13 W1
GREENHALGH CHRIS 6.58 10 34.16 14 8.16 49.3 14 W1
DALGETTY TONY 7.11 12 37.15 18 7.25 51.51 15 W1
PEGG DI 7.3 15 37.01 16 8.18 52.49 16 W1
MARSHALL CHRIS 7.56 18 35.3 15 9.4 53.06 17 W1
THORNLY CLIVE 7.2 14 37.06 17 8.58 53.24 18 W1
HERRIOT ELAINE 8.09 19 37.22 19 8.57 54.28 19 W1
CLARK EMILY 7.38 17 39.25 20 9.4 56.43 20 W1
MARGARSON SHARON 7.36 16 41.13 21 8.14 57.03 21 W1

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