Club Awards 2017

Club Awards 2017


What a fantastic night on Saturday to celebrate the achievements of club members. The prizes were awarded to:

Best Newcomer: Rebecca Tromans 

For her dedication and commitment towards trying a new sport, becoming a better athlete and  completing her first Triathlon this year.

Most Improved Triathlete: Chris Dawson 

For his persistence and  determination in achieving his goal this season, to compete in  the Barcelona Ironman in September. He completed the course in 11.26.19 and was placed 229 in his division.

Performance of the Year: Steve Alden 

For winning his age group and coming 14th overall in the Hever Ironman Triathlon in 12.39.19, and  also placing fourth in the Wimbledon Marathon.

Coach of the Year:  Neil Giles 

For his unfailing commitment towards swimming and run coaching. He is the person to whom the other coaches turn  for advice.

Spirit of Triathlon: Helen Graham 

For her perseverance in finally completing an Ironman at the Louisville Ironman event in the USA. Helen had only taken up running in her late 40's.

Unsung hero: Ricci Lennon 

For her support and assistance in open water swimming, keeping us safe and chasing payments.

Sportsmanship: Steve Mac 

For his unwavering support for others in the club to achieve their goals and always wearing a smile!

BAR Awards

- Best All Rounder Athlete: Rachel Baker and Martin Shoesmith

- Short Distance Best All Rounder:  Lara Shoesmith and Jo Fleming

- Long Distance Best All Rounder: Clair Hunt and jointly to Doug MacTaggart and Rob Hoodless.

TriFest Awards

TriFest Sprint
1. Angela Murray   Callum Murray
2. Emma Smith      Ian Anderson
3.                           Adam Bryant

TriFest Olympic
1. Rachel Baker       Phil Couch
2. Lara Shoesmith   Martin Shoesmith
3. Sarah Hinton       Rob Hoodless

TriFest Middle
1. Amanda Durrant   John MacTear
2. Clair Hunt             Doug McTaggart
3.                             Chris Dawson

I am humbled by the achievements of all club members over the last year, not just those who won awards.  To name but a few, these range from Amanda Durrant completing 3 marathons and 2 middle distance events, Andy McGregor completing his first middle distance, Belinda Campopiano went from not swimming at all to completing a lap in Ardingly reservoir and completing her first triathlon, Clare Parkinson ran 1000 miles this year, Tracey Brownings completed the River Arun swim and Rebecca Moore completed her first sprint triathlon and raised £400 for charity.  I could go on and on.  You are all amazing.  Keep up the good work!

Some pictures from the night are on the club facebook page.  A huge thank you to Steve Alden, Vicky Vonderlinden, Kay Mac, Steve Mac, and Barry Davids for organising the event and presenting on the night.  We salute you.

So one question remains - what could you achieve next year?  You are your only limit!