What a start to the season. Perfect weather for the first Duathlon and a great turnout.
The course was a 1m run / 10m bike / 1m run. Shaun and Helen opted for a relay and Dave R biked only. Despite protesting not being “bike fit”, our Chairman still managed to show everyone a clean pair of heels.
As always, a big thank you to everyone who came to marshall and support this event, plus thanks to David Herriott for taking some great photos and sharing them on the club facebook group.
A special mention of thanks also to Alan and Sarah for organising this event.
Next Duathlon is a ladies only affair run by Karen Hames on 7th May.
Just a quick reminder that our first duathlon of the summer series is this Thursday starting at 7pm from the Click’em Inn, Binbrook. Please try and support this event in any way you can by either competing, timing or marshalling. Cost is free to all paid up members and is excellent preparation for your racing season.
The previous post with the duathlon dates on is incorrect as these were last years. Please find revised dates below for 2015.
Event dates-all events will start at 7pm from the Clicked Inn, Binbrook
Thursday April 23rd
Thursday May 14th
Thursday June 4th
Thursday June 25th
Thursday July 16th
Thursday August 13th
Thursday September 3rd
The following dates have been provided by Alan Cook who has for his sins kindly elected to take over the running of the traditional Grimsby-tri duathlon series. Please try and support these events and let myself or Alan know if you can help out/marshal at any of the events. We have decided to go with fewer events this year in the hope that they will be supported with more people-the focus will be on quality not quantity. All the races will commence from the Clicked Inn, Binbrook. The actual race distances will be confirmed on the night and be subject to weather conditions. The series has two cycle loops a 10 and 14 miler and the run is an out and back distance varying from 1 to 2 miles-maps of these are on the web-site and you should familiarise yourself with these before racing if you are a novice. Please try and support these events as they are ideal preparation for any triathlon/duathlon event and will get you used to transitions from bike to run. Could I also encourage you to please support the pub as they give us kind permission to use their facilities and it is important that we at least stop for a drink and reminisce on what could have been during the race !!
Event dates-all events will start at 7pm
Thursday April 22nd
Thursday May 12th
Thursday June 3rd
Thursday June 24th
Thursday July 15th
Thursday August 12th
Thursday September 2nd
Thanks in anticipation
Thanks to all those who have contacted me about the club dinner.
I will send out the menu nearer the time for you to make choices. In the meantime if there are any other members attending please let me know by Monday 23rd February .
The date is Friday 27th February 7.30pm for 8pm dinner.
Karen Hames is organising a club dinner at the Millhouse, Covenham.
Provisional date is Friday 27th Feb. We need a minimum of 20 people, cost will be £16 per head for 2 courses.
Anyone interested, please contact Karen ASAP by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Club subscriptions are now due and although not set at last AGM I have made the executive decision to reduce the yearly amount to £10 in lieu of the fact that our over heads are minimal eg £105 for BTA membership and £30 for CTC membership which are all paid up for 2014-15. This is still a bargain considering that this entitles members to the swim sessions at Havelock pool every Monday and entry to the spring-summer duathlon races. Please go on the about us tab on the homepage and click on membership form. Can all members old or new please fill out the form and make bank transfer (account details are given on this form). Many thanks for your continued support and lets hope the club has a successful 2015 !!
Swimming at Havelock School will be on/open tomorrow normal time-8.45-9.45 pm anyone welcome to attend.
Please find the minutes from Friday’s meeting below. Any comments would be appreciated on how we can take OUR club forward !!
MINUTES OF AGM-GRIMSBY TRI CLUB
MILLFIELD’S HOTEL-21st NOVEMBER 2014
Gary Thomas (Chairman), Sarah Cook (treasurer), Alan Cook, Tim Moss, Karen Hames, Alison Boardman, Richard Perry, Tony Ogden, Dave Rouse, Carl Groves , Chris Rogers
Tracey Wilkinson, Charlie Boardman, Gary Martin, Tony Hopkins, Hayley Salt, Matt Clarke, David Plunkitt, Shaun Robinson, Dave Regler, Steve Race
- Last year’s minutes were checked and agreed by members that they were a true record of that meeting. No amendments required. Proposed by Tim Moss, seconded by Richard Perry.
- Chairman’s remarks
Gary again expressed his intention to relinquish the chairman’s role, mainly in part to his lack of involvement in competing in triathlon events, a dwindling membership, a lack of support over the duathlon series, and a lack of joint responsibility amongst members to organise training events. Gary expressed his confusion as to why
- well known tri-athletes in the local area no longer continued to support their ‘local’ club.
- very few members take up the chance of a FREE swim on a Monday night at Havelock Pool
- only one one/two members of the club attend the group run/speed session, or turn up to organised group cycle rides.
No one present expressed an interest to take over the chairman’s role. It was proposed by Gary that the club should fold and as per the constitution all monies be donated to local charities. Gary thanked all those members who had contributed their services to the club over the years-notably Tim Moss-for setting out signs/racking on many duathlon nights, Dave Regler for general updating of the web-site, Matt Clarke for web-site set up and ongoing maintenance, Sarah Cook for her contribution as treasurer, Alan Cook for deputising, Alison and Charlie Boardman for organising the Aquathons at Louth.
The issue was opened up to the floor and the following points were raised
-Members felt that the club’s small and friendly ethos was still a great asset and that the club should continue in the hope of recruiting new members. It was in part due to the location of some members ie not all based around Grimsby as a part reason for the poor turn-out at some events.
-it was agreed by those present that the club’s future was dependent upon its members taking a more active role eg taking charge of duathlon events, organising training rides/group training sessions.
-members expressed their wish to return the duathlon series to the Clickem Inn, Binbrook as a base for the duathlon events.
-it was proposed that two new ‘Events Manager’ posts should be created to take on the responsibility of putting on the duathlon series for 2015. Alan Cook and Chris Rogers offered themselves for these roles
-Tony Ogden suggested organising a group social cycle ride over the Christmas period
The club has a membership total of 33 down from 40 from previous year.
Income £1475 net £1022
Deposit reserve of £1455.83
Total balance £2477.83
It was decided that the club would continue for another year with Gary Thomas as Chairman, but acting as a figure head overseeing BTA affiliation/CTC and liaising with police before duathlon season commences-members would organise events in conjunction with the new events managers Alan Cook and Chris Rogers at the helm.
- Meeting closed at 8.00 pm-