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Swim session

Dear members

If members wish to swim tonight at Havelock pool it will be at the earlier time of 8-9pm with Cleethorpes tri club. Dave Scott has said that members from Grimsby are welcome but I feel we need to have our own session if numbers and interest makes it viable. We no longer have a free session 8.45-9.45. I am looking for alternative venues and times and will get back to you. Please can you message me if

a) you are still a member of grimsbytri or not!

b) want to continue swimming on a Monday night

c) have any other suggestions for pool hire/times

I need to get an idea of numbers before we commit to anything as it will cost £45 per hour and this needs to be paid one month in advance alongside the £200 bond. I would appreciate your comments.

Best wishes

Gary T

Speed Session

Speed session tomorrow night if any members are interested. Meet at Weelsby Woods car park at 6.30pm. Format will be 10 x 1km with 3 mins recovery. You can opt to do as many reps as you wish and will give you specific interval training for improving your 5 and 10km times by making you more resilient. Hope to see you there tomorrow.


Dear members,

I have had a constructive meeting with David Scott and some members of the newly formed Cleethorpes Triathlon club at swimming tonight.

The session at Havelock pool is still booked under the name of Grimsby Tri club and  can be attended by all members. Although I don’t agree with the formation of a new triathlon club, it is now a reality and we need to work together to allow triathlon in this area to flourish. Please show your support for the swim sessions so that they can continue as attendees are now having to pay £45 for the hour and we will secure this session with a £200 bond. I must stress that the continued success of the club is down to you the members supporting such events.

I feel it is timely that we hold our AGM and will propose a date over the next couple of days once a venue can be confirmed.

Gary T


Louth Tri Win

Big well done to Tom Sanigar who won the Louth triathlon yesterday!


Many thanks to all the 25 members/participants who turned out for the final duathlon of 2016 and made the event worthwhile. Again thanks to Alison and Charlie Boardman for volunteering to marshal and a big thank-you to Alan Cook for setting out the course not just for last night but for the whole duathlon series and organising the buffet afterwards. Apologies to those newcomers who got lost due to the sign instructing them to turn left towards Wold Newton inadvertently falling down or was it sabotaged!

Look forward to seeing some of you at Louth tri this weekend and good luck for the rest of the season!

PS apologies if my adding up is wrong!

Best wishes Gary T

DUATHLON EVENT-CLICKEM INN -1.09.16 1m 10 mile 1 mile and time trial

Run-cycle-run hardcore group

Name Run 1 Cycle Run 2 Overall
Pete Goy 6.58 29.39 9.03 45.40 3rd
Richard Perry 7.28 32.30 7.38 47.36 4th
John Armstrong 6.30 29.36 7.56 44.02 2nd
Valentine Maeer 7.28 32.05 8.14 47.47 5th
Tom Sanigar 5.47 28.30 6.21 40.38 1st





NAME Time 10 miles and a bit Position
Sam Jensen Martin 37.57 15th
Kate Simmons 35.23 11th
Neil McCray DNF -got lost  
Karen Hames 31.11 8th
Pete Hudson 42.36 16th
David Downham DNF-got lost  
John Rickells 27.50 2nd =
Paul Jackson 28.46 4th
Dave Hodkinson 28.52 5th
Dave Reed 29.10 6th
Tracey Wilkinson 31.46 9th
Clive Thornley 35.11 14th
John Fowler DNF-got lost  
Mike Hanson 32.55 12th
Shaun Robinson 25.19 1st
Sam Stenton DNF got lost  
Jamie Sullivan 33.27 13th
Craig Marriott 32.17 10th
Richard Townsend 29.37 7th
Gavin Key 27.50 2=





Final Duathlon

The following members have confirmed that they will be at the Clickem Inn for Thursday’s duathlon and buffet. Last call for anyone else considering or missed off the list please

Gary Thomas

Alan and Sarah Cook

Tony Ogden

Will Davies

Clive and Tim Thornley

Tracey Wilkinson

Dave Reed

Karen Hames

Jamie Sullivan

Sam Jensen

Shaun and Helen Robinson

Dan Chico

Tom Sanigar

Dave Hodkinson


Final Duathlon

Dear members,

Believe it or not next Thursday is the final duathlon at the Click’em Inn, Binbrook. Last year we put on a buffet (funded by the club) after the event to support the pub and have a bit of a social gathering. Please let me know ASAP if you are going to attend and then we can confirm numbers for ordering food etc…Looking forward to your responses-message me at or via facebook.

Best wishes



Havelock Swimming

Dear members,

The secret is out! the school have now realised that we have been getting a free swim session on a Monday night. Historically it was given to us about 5 years ago when we agreed to let Havelock pupils train with us when some were preparing for a triathlon. The current rate is £36 per hour and this is due to increase to £45 per hour I believe come September. If members wish to continue with this then those attending will have to cough up the hire fee which could prove costly if only a few turn up. The club will stump up the £200 bond required but we cannot finance these individual sessions through club funds. I will have a look at various other options and would appreciate some of your feedback on a practical way forward.

Thanks in anticipation Gary

PS the penultimate duathlon is on Thursday 18th August so please try and support this event before the dark nights catch up with us again.



Dear members,

Please find a copy of results. You will have to apply a bit of maths to work out your own splits for the cycle and run as the times shown are actual running times. Many thanks to all competitors and marshalls-Richard Perry and John Cameron. A big thank you to Alan and Sarah Cook who set out the signage and equipment etc…without their time and effort these events would not happen. Look forward to seeing you all two weeks on Thursday.


DUATHLON RESULTS-2-10-2 THURSDAY 12th May 7pm-Clickem Inn-Binbrook

First wave 2 mile run 10 mile cycle 2 mile run/overall time
Shane Burns 14.01 45.16 59.08 3rd
Chris Marshall 16.24 52.45 71.21 12th
Alan Cook 16.08 50.47 69.21 11th
Pete Hudson 16.36 59.19 77.02 14th
Team Clive/Tim 15.29 46.07 62.08 8th
Dan Chico 15.51 54.56 72.07 13th
Bryan Pomone 16.04 52.47 DNF
Andy Bullimore 15.08 48.37 DNF
Team Sian/Penny 14.13 52.55 67.39
Dr Valentine 13.58 46.19 63.34 9th
Gavin Key 15.45 46.12 64.37 10th
Dave Reid 14.10 46.37 61.30 7th
John Armstrong 14.18 45.02 60.51 5th
2nd Wave
Tony Chalkley 16.01 44.47 61.20 6th
Shaun Robinson 13.35 40.20 54.35 1st
Pete Goy 14.22 44.01 60.16 4th
Matt Clark 14.51 42.55 57.44 2nd
Anne Mortimer Cycle only 38.32





Clickem Duathlon Results 21/04/16

What can I say… we’re gonna need more scaffold poles!

Fantastic turnout for the first Duathlon of the season with 30 runners and riders.

It was a great evening for the 1-10-1 course. Tom Sanigar romped home with an impressive 40:29 overall, closely followed by Sean Robinson who I think was hampered by the beard.

Clickem 21/04/16

Here’s the results:

Run Bike Run Final
Gail C 00:40:44 00:08:49 0:51:33
Anne M 00:40:03 0:40:03
Harriet T 00:06:20 00:35:07 00:06:38 0:48:05
Will 00:06:30 00:37:05 00:06:35 0:50:10
Andy B 00:06:55 00:32:53 00:07:52 0:47:40
Mike Hanson 00:07:11 00:35:19 00:09:22 0:51:52
Rhea 00:07:21 00:32:36 00:08:20 0:48:17
Kate 00:07:21 00:32:52 00:07:42 0:47:55
Sharpy 00:07:21 00:32:44 00:08:01 0:48:06
Thornley 00:07:21 00:37:29 00:08:43 0:53:33
P Hudson 00:07:22 00:42:27 00:08:22 0:58:11
C Groves 00:07:22 00:36:18 00:08:00 0:51:40
Jo F 00:07:31 00:36:50 00:07:52 0:52:13
Di 00:07:31 00:39:10 00:08:22 0:55:03
Mark 00:07:31 00:36:09 00:07:30 0:51:10
Ros 00:07:46 00:45:40 00:08:25 1:01:51
Craig 00:08:04 00:36:26 00:09:42 0:54:12
Tom S 00:05:25 00:28:55 00:06:09 0:40:29
Paul/Shane* 00:06:00 00:28:48 00:05:17 0:40:05
Dave R 00:06:15 00:29:32 00:07:08 0:42:55
Mike M 00:06:17 00:30:57 00:06:45 0:43:59
Sean Rob 00:06:25 00:27:55 00:07:27 0:41:47
Pete G 00:06:30 00:30:52 00:08:09 0:45:31
Dave H 00:06:38 00:29:22 00:07:21 0:43:21
Sean H 00:07:00 00:29:00 00:09:52 0:45:52
Bob 00:07:00 00:29:00 00:07:48 0:43:48
Dr Valentine 00:07:05 00:33:46 00:09:11 0:50:02
S Green 00:07:10 DNF DNF DNF
D Clero 00:07:20 00:38:43 00:08:35 0:54:38
* Relay

Apologies if I’ve got any names wrong, the time-sheet got a little sketchy to the end and I’m not sure if Dr Valentine is a real person but it sounds good 🙂

Just in case… here’s the original time-sheet.

As always, thanks to Alan and Sarah for organising the event and timekeeping, as well as to Karen H and Matt C for marshalling. Special thanks for Matt for the photos too, and to everyone who can to support and cheer us all on.

Looking forward to the next one already on May 12th