Open Water Swimming and Club Aquathlons

This week saw the return of our open water swim sessions at Kings Lynn Sailing Club, it was windy but once in the water the swimmers had fun. We are looking at getting some marker bouys so we can layout our own courses, if anyone knows anywhere we can get some orange marker bouys please let us know info@kingslynntriathlonclub.co.uk   Also we had our first club aquathlon on saturday this was a 400m swim followed by 2.5Km run, the current leaderboard is here the next aquathlon is on Saturday 13th June

Club needs your support

On the 26th April 2015 we will be holding a Go Tri event at Bircham Newton. This date has been chosen to coincide with the Go Tri Weekend being run by Tri England.This will be a very short distance triathlon of 200m pool swim, 5km bike and 2km run, this event is intended for people who have never entered a triathlon before. Information on how to enter will be available shortly, if you know anyone who would be interested in entering please let them know of the event. So where do you fit in? We are looking for people to help out on the day by marshalling the bike and run courses, timekeeping and lending general support to these newbie’s; who we would all like to see carry on and progress in the sport. We are also looking for people to form an events committee and help with the organisation of the day. So if you are able to give a couple of hours on the day or have a family member or friend who could; or perhaps you can’t be there on the day but would be willing to help organise beforehand; please let myself or one of the Read the Rest…

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AGM 2014

The minutes from the 2014 AGM can be found on this page: http://www.kingslynntriathlonclub.co.uk/about-us/agm-minutes/

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AGM 2014

Wednesday 1st October 2014 at 7pm in Leziate Village Hall, Brow of the Hill, Leziate, King’s Lynn. On behalf of the Club Committee, I am pleased to invite you to attend the forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is an important constitutional gathering of King’s Lynn Triathlon Club’s members to hear about the progress of the Club, recent and on-going developments and the many achievements of the members during the past year. The meeting also provides a forum for members to put forward their ideas for the future of the Club. A minimum of 10% of voting members are required to conduct the AGM. Voting members may make nominations for the committee to be elected at the AGM. This must be done by sending the nominees name, the post for which they are nominated and the names of both the proposer and seconder to the Club Secretary. This should be received no later than Wednesday 24th 2014. Nominations are welcome for all positions. The positions that are open for nominations are: • Chairman • Vice Chairman • Treasurer • Secretary • Welfare Officer • Training coordinator • Social secretary • Public Relations Officer • Funding/Sponsorship Officer • Clothing Secretary Read the Rest…

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EGM 2014 update

Following on from last night’s EGM I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that I have taken up the position as Chair for our Club, and I wanted to assure you that the committee are going to work hard to continue the fantastic work Jason and the previous committee have done. The new committee is Chair – Mark Collins Vice Chair – Stina Thorarinsson * Secretary – Kirsty Bunting Treasurer – Julia Pepperell * Welfare Office – Mark Germany * Training – Dave Neale * Social Secretary – Anna Seaman PR – Nicky Roger * Funding – Miles Thomas * Clothing – Sue George/Tayo Willett * Existing committee member The new committee is having its first meeting next week and we will advise you of matters that we have discussed. Importantly the club’s AGM is being held on 30th September, 7-9 (will advise location as soon as possible). I would love as many members to attend this meeting. More information will be sent out regarding the AGM after the committee meeting. Thanks for reading and I look forward to the club’s future. Mark Collins Chair – Kings Lynn Triathlon Club

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Olympic efforts at Norwich Triathlon

Seven members of King’s Lynn Triathlon Club were in action at Norwich last weekend: four taking on a sprint distance and three tackling the Olympic event both held at Whitlingham Country Park. The sprint swim was 750m in the broad, followed by an 18k bike and 5k run around the lake. First home for the club’s men was Sean Sands in a time of 1.20.28 and Kelly de Gol was first KLTC woman across the line in 1.20.22. Mark Gaskins and Anna Seaman finished in 1.32.53 and 1.28.23 respectively. Jamie Sparrow was first club man home at the Olympic distance finishing in 15th place overall. He finished the 1500m swim, 38k bike and 10k run in 2hrs 14 minutes, marking a five minute PB for him at this event and earning him fifth in his age category of 35-39. Nicky Roger suffered a puncture on the bike route causing her to lose valuable time but finished in a time of 2.33 placing her eighth female and second in her age category. Tamlin Hegarty smashed her personal goal to finish an Olympic distance tri in under three hours by crossing the line in 2.58.59. In an event of a totally different Read the Rest…

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Doig passes Celtman high altitude test

King’s Lynn Triathlon Club members put in great performances in events that show the variety of triathlon challenges. Alistair Doig completed the extreme triathlon, the Celtman. Set in Wester Ross, Scotland, this tough challenge sees triathletes from all over the world test themselves in extreme terrain and weather conditions in the Torridon mountains. Doig endured cold water for the 3k swim in Loch Shieldaig before tackling 2000m of climbs on the 202k bike leg finishing with a 42K run over mountains that reach an altitude of 1,010m. He finished in a little over 15 hours. At Fritton Lake, in the Viking half ironman distance race, Sue George and Colin Simpson both qualified for the European Middle Distance European championships in Majorca in October. Sue crossed the line in 6hrs 36mins placing her fourth woman and second in her age group (50-55) while Colin came in at 5hrs 45mins finishing first male in his (60-65) age category. Six club members were in action at the Monster Sprint in Feltwell: a 450m lake swim, 21km bike and 4km run. Jamie Sparrow was first back for the club’s men in a time of 57.23 earning him fifth place; Miles Thomas finished in 1.03.58 Read the Rest…

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Open Water Support Crew

We are looking for volunteers to be trained as safety kayakers to build up our OWS support team. You need to be competent in a kayak and able to swim in OW and hold a current 4hr first aid certificate or higher (personal/work/club its all good). There will be a formal training day 8hrs which gives you the BCU Swim Event Safety Award (Sesa) and teaches you things including rescue of unconscious casualty, in water rescue breaths, and much more. We may need to charge for the formal course but it will be at cost only. That cost is currently looking at £35 but may increase/decrease depending on venue hire costs. Training in general boat handling will be done before the course to polish old skills. People who volunteer to cover an OWS session will receive credit towards their next swim as a reward. Without the time spent in the water by the safety crew, no one will get to swim this season. It was down to a limited pool of resources last season and we are keen to top up that pool to ensure we have good coverage. We cannot rely on the good will of a few to Read the Rest…

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Club Awards 2013

In another first, King’s Lynn Triathlon Club held it’s first seasons awards at Leziate Park. Over the season we’ve had many superb results from over 70 members so choosing the winners of the awards would always be a daunting task. We decided to have the following awards: Contribution Award – to be given to a member of the club who has gone above and beyond to help the club and the wider community Most Improved – To an athlete who has improved to a different level within the season Male/Female Sprint – To the athletes who we felt put in the best or most worthy performances at Spalding Triathlon 2013 Male/Female Olympic – To the athletes who we felt put in the best or most worthy performances at Wells Triathlon 2013 Middle/Long Distance – To athletes who excelled in the longer distance events Senior Female – this would go to a Female athlete to reward them for their performances over the whole season. The best female athlete of 2013. Senior Male – this would go to a Male athlete to reward them for their performances over the whole season. The best male athlete of 2013. Contribution Award Without the help and Read the Rest…

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National Club Relay Championships

Over the weekend, the club took 4 teams to compete at the National Club Relay Championships held at The National Watersport Centre, Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham. This was our first attempt at a National competition with the club only being formed 8 months ago. The field itself is tough and littered with pro athletes, but there is a fun, festival atmosphere around the weekend. The event consists of a 500m swim, 15k bike and a 5k run. Each person completes one part before tagging the next person Saturday The womens teams went first on Saturday afteroon. We had 2 womens teams in total which was a great result for our club. There were plenty of fast teams and pros in attendance for this race! Womens A The Womens A team consisted of Sue George (captain), Nicky Roger, Jane Holmes and Geraldine Jordon. The team performed well and held their own throughout the event with a finish time of 4.30.17. The team finished 119 in their category and 147th overall in the event. The time would have been quicker but Sue was not feeling at her best but ensured she managed to get round so the rest of the time could Read the Rest…

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