Aquathon Results – 13th April

The final Aquathon of the series saw a couple of new faces and PB’s all round.

GTC member Gemma had a blistering swim which will no doubt set her up nicely for her first Tri this year. Mark R really should get an award for consistency since he has turned up for every event this year and clocked a PB yesterday. And Duncan came from the back of the pack to take honours on the day.

Name Swim Time (400m)
Run Time (incl T1)
Run Distance
Gemma 6:20 27:49 4 laps 34:09
Mark R 8:11 23:53 4 laps 32:12
Duncan 8:23 25:08 4 laps 33:19

Just a reminder that of our summer training sessions will be on 24th April, meeting 6:30pm at Swallow. Details will be posted by Gary T ahead of time.


Summer Training Sessions 2014

The calendar for Grimsby Tri Club’s summer training sessions has now been updated on our Diary Dates page.

In response to various requests from members, and to keep the format fresh, we have made several changes this year.

Firstly, in addition to the original event at the Clickem Inn we have added two new venues. These are at Swallow and Croxby (a taste of which some club members had at the end of last season).


These new training sessions will be slightly more challenging than Clickem and should encourage wider participation across the club.

Another change is that we will be rotating the days between a Thursday evening and a Sunday morning throughout the summer.

Some members were unable to attend the traditional Thursday evenings at the Clickem due to work commitments so this option provides a good alternative. Plus, with the new venues, this is an excellent opportunity for club members to ride out onto the Wolds on a Sunday morning and meet up for a training session (or just a little club banter).

The format will continue to be either a Duathlon (Run/Bike/Run) or Brick (Bike/Run) determined on the day by the nominated club organiser based on conditions and turn-out. The organiser will be keeping time (as well as an eye on bikes left in “transition”) but it should be stressed that these training sessions are not a race.

The first session will be a Brick format on Thursday 24th April, 6:30pm at the new venue of Swallow.

Gary T will be posting details of where to meet nearer the time, and will also be organising a ride out over Easter for any club members who wish the recce the roads around these training venues beforehand.



Summer Duathlon Meeting

Quick reminder about informal meeting this Sunday 30th March-7pm-Click’em Inn, Binbrook to discuss proposed routes, dates and responsibilities for the quickly approaching season.

Run sessions will still continue on a Thursdays-meet at People’s Park bandstand entrance 6.30-7.30pm. These will run until the date of the first duathlon which is traditionally held on a Thursday. Alan Cook is taking charge for next two sessions due to  unfortunate work commitments.


Please can I remind all people wishing to compete or train or swim must be paid up members of the club-membership forms can be accessed from the web-site and payment made directly to Sarah Cook (treasurer).

If any members require kit then e-mail me with your order- I need a minimum of 10 items to place an official order so cannot guarantee any if insufficient interest is expressed.

Best wishes


Gary Thomas

Aquathon Results – 23rd March

It was a great turn-out today for the Aquathon at Louth. Some new faces included Jon Dixon who has just joined the club, plus David (apologies, didn’t catch your surname) and Simon Sharp who both popped their Aquathon cherries this morning.

From the off Jon laid down an awesome swim split and gave Will a real target to chase in a battle royale that went right down to a sprint finish. Further back there where some close times with PB’s for the Aquathon regulars.

Someone must have forgotten to mention this is a training event, not a race!

Name Swim Time (400m)
Run Time (incl T1)
Run Distance
Jon D 6:54 24:41 4 laps 31:35
Simon S 7:31 32:22 4 laps 39:53
Will 7:31 24:02 4 laps 31:33
Tracey W 7:58 31:54 4 laps 39:52
Bob W* 15:36 DNR - -
Dave R 7:53 25:54 4 laps 33:47
Mark R 8:42 25:32 4 laps 34:14
David 9:57 29:07 4 laps 39:04

* Bob swam 800m before jumping on his bike.

Thanks to Ali and Charlie B for time-keeping (although I did not get a satisfactory reason why Charlie wasn’t competing).

Next Aquathon is Sunday 13th April.

Club News

Firstly, thanks to Karen for organising last night’s annual club dinner.

It was great to catch-up with members and find out what everyone is training hard for in 2014.

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Gary T has arranged a meeting on Sunday 30th March at 6:30pm at the Clickem Inn for anyone who wishes to get involved in helping run the Duathlon training events this year. There are a variety of different routes and venues up for discussion so we’re hoping to have a mix for all abilities.

All members are welcome to attend and get involved.

Finally, we recently received an email about a new Dales Duathlon being hosted by Humber Triathletes on 20th April 2014. Looks like a great local event for club members to support, based in the beautiful setting of the East Yorkshire Dales.

Aquathon Results – 2nd March

Well done to everyone who took part in this morning’s Aquathon.

Run times include transition as a few members layered up to brave a chilly spring morning.

Will showed everyone a clean set of heels out of transition and remained untouchable for the entire run with an excellent run split.

Name Swim Time (400m)
Run Time (incl T1)
Run Distance
Dave R 8:00 26:04 4 laps 35:04
Charlie B 7:45 36:04 4 laps 43:49
Will 7:42 24:27 4 laps 32:09
Tracey W 8:20 32:50 4 laps 41:10
Mark R 8:30 26:46 4 laps 35:16
Louise 7:30 28:49 3 laps 36:29

Thanks to Ali B for time-keeping and also to Simon, Louth Tri Chairman, who stepped in with a timer at the last-minute due to a technical hitch.

Next Aquathon is Sunday 23rd March.

Good luck to Tracey W and any other GTC members tackling the Dambuster Duathlon next week.

Hope to see some of you at the club annual dinner next Friday.

Offers and announcements

A few things have come our way which we think club members will be interested in.

Catterick Garrison triathlon

We recently got a note about a new tri in the Yorkshire and Humber region that members might be interested in.

Organised by a team currently serving in HM Armed Forces, the sprint tri wil be held at  Catterick Leisure Centre, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9 3EL on 22nd June.

Find out more here

Calling all Club Volunteers and Coaches!

This is just a quick reminder that the popular Northern Club and Coach Weekend still has spaces available for Triathlon England members.

The Club and Coach Weekend will take place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March 2014 at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield and will have a variety of workshops for both club volunteers and coaches.

The club workshops are open to all club volunteers to attend but the closing date is 10th March.

Email me if you would like a link to attend this.

Wetsuithire and Ex Rental Wetsuits

Here’s a link to MyWetsuitHire who have a number of ex-rental 2XU, Blue Seventy and Zone3 wetsuits available

Aquathon Results – 8th February

Times below for all those taking part in our second Louth Aquathon of the year.

Name Swim Time (400m)
T1 Split Run Time
Run Distance
Ali B 7:03 1:18 39:33 4 laps
Charlie B 7:06 1:32 33:39 4 laps
Will 7:20 0:19 24:35 4 laps
Kate 9:09 1:06 32:12 4 laps

Next Aquathon is Sunday 2nd March.

Also, don’t forget to let Karen H know by Friday 21st Feb if you will be attending the annual club dinner at the Millhouse, Covenham on Friday 7th March, meeting at 7pm for 7.30 dinner.

New Cycle Shop in Grimsby

We have been contacted by Cycle Mode who are opening a new cycle shop in the centre of Grimsby and would like to invite Grimsby Tri Club members and other interested tri-athletes to the pre-launch opening on Thursday 13th March.

They have also offered our members a 10% discount on the opening weekend on all bikes, clothing and accessories.

Drop me an email and I will pass your details to the shop so that they can send you an invitation.

Dave R

Grimsby Tri Annual Dinner

The annual dinner/social has now been booked at the Millhouse, Covenham for Friday 7th March, meeting at 7pm for 7.30 dinner.

The cost has gone up a £1 to 17.50 per head for 2 courses either main/starter or main and pudding including tea and coffee still decent value.

All interested please email Karen at or text 07831554552 if you are attending by Friday 21st Feb.

I will then send out menu for pre-ordering your choice of food.

Also, a reminder that the next Aquathon is this Sunday 9th February at the Meridian Centre in Louth, 8:30am start.


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