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Dates for your diary next year

Looking ahead to next year, here’s a couple of dates for your diary.

The Grimsby Triathlon Club Annual Dinner is set for Friday 10th February 2017 at the Mill House, Covenham. Karen Hames is organising and will post more details nearer the time.

Also, don’t forget to get signed up for the Cleveland Steelman half ironman distance triathlon on Saturday 15th July 2017.

Looking at the start-list so far you’ll be in good company.

Tri Club Annual Dinner

Note for your diaries in the New Year.

Karen H is organising the Grimsby Tri Club annual dinner for Friday 5 th February 2016 at the Mill House, Covenham.

The cost will be around £16 per head and Karen will confirm exact cost when the menus are available.

Autumn Duathlon – Details

Details from Karen H about next Sunday’s Autumn Duathlon, 11th October.

The distances are (approx) Run 1: 3300m Bike: 7000m Run 2: 3000m.

Those who wish to just run there is option of a 6300m run or for the more adventurous 12400m!

Can you please let Karen know direct if you are attending (for catering) so we have rough numbers.

The course in the woodlands is dry at the moment however there is some rain forecast this week so it might be a bit soft in places.

Cost is £2 contribution towards food. See you there!

Karen H (07803 616435)

Louth Triathlon Entries Open

Entries are open for the Louth Triathlon on 7th Spetember 2014.

The link and entry is below.

There are only 450 places so we would imagine this will fill up fairly quickly once the word gets out.

Hope to see plenty of members taking part.

Iron Challenge Open Water Swim, Saturday 28th June

Please find details of our events taking place at Ellerton Lake, near Richmond, North Yorkshire this summer.

The next event is the Iron Challenge Open Water swim on Saturday 28th June, which provides a perfect training opportunity for triathletes going long this summer.  Whilst there will not be an official transition area, competitors are able to park in the field all day, allowing a cycle straight from the swim.

Also the event organisers have included a Sprint Triathlon in this year’s calender, brand new for 2014. The triathlon is an excellent introductory event for club members who are new to triathlon. The Gr8events Aquacycle is taking place at the same time for those who prefer not to run.

If you require any further information please email


East Midlands Triathlon Club Update

Update from Triathlon England in the East Midlands below.

Courses & CPD for 2014/15

The following courses will take place in the East Midlands region over next winter:

Level 1

  •  Welbeck College, Loughborough – 27/28 September and 26 October 2014
  •  Brookfield School, Chesterfield – 24/25 January and 22 February 2015

Level 2

  •  Welbeck College, Loughborough – 1, 2, 29, 30 November 2014 and 29 March 2015.
  •  Yarborough Leisure Centre – 7, 8 February, 7, 8 March and 19 July 2015

These courses are planned to go live for applications around the end of July 2014.  These dates and locations are subjected to change dependant on tutor availability.

Open Water Training Day – 12 July 2014

There will be a Swim Smooth Open Water Training Day taking place at Girton Sailing Club, Newark on 12th July 2014.  This is being hosted by Lincoln Triathlon Club.  There are two sessions; one for novices and one for intermediates so a great opportunity for all.  The cost is only £15.  More details can be found here.

This day is also open to Level 2 coaches as a CPD opportunity to help assist in the practical delivery of the sessions.  It is ideal for those that have recently completed their Level 2 Coach qualification.  Anyone that is interested should contact me direct.

Triathlon Coach Level 2 Open Water Qualification

Unless they have attended a separate module those coaches that qualified pre-October 2010 are not qualified to coach open water sessions. If you have Level 2 coaches who have not done the module and would like to become qualified to take open water swimming please get them to contact me with their details.  If there are enough coaches that need to become qualified Triathlon England will consider putting on an extra module to cover those that missed out.  Coaches that have not taken this module prior to Oct 2010 are not insured to coach open water sessions.

Other Courses

Triathlon England also intend to run the following courses over the winter months 2014/15:

  • Ride Leaders
  • Run Leaders
  • Swim Smooth Beginner to Freestyle
  • Swim Smooth Basic Fault Correction Workshop
  • Paratriathlon Workshop
  • Event Organisers course
  • Local and Regional Technical Officials Courses

Dates for these will be published as soon as they are known.  If anyone is interested please contact Gary T for details of who to email as there will be a waiting list for all courses.

East Midlands Adult Race Series

The East Midlands Adult Race Series has started with race 1 of 13 having been completed.  It is based on age groups and you only have to complete 3 events in the East Midlands to count.  Any GTC members who enter the series stand a chance of becoming the East Midlands Regional Champion!!  For further details look here.

Find Out What is Happening in the Region

More and more details about events across the East Midlands are being putting out through social media sites so if you want to know what is going on regarding triathlon in the East Midlands region:

Whilst there is always information about events on these pages there is also a lot of information about funding, volunteering and courses and much, much more.

Regional Triathlon Forum Groups

There is a planned “Triathlon Forum Group” for each county over the coming months.  The aim of these meetings is to enable the triathlon community (Triathlon England, clubs, race organisers and individuals) to meet up and understand better how triathlon works in each region.  Triathlon England will give and overview of national level, clubs can share best practice and network, race organisers can find out what clubs want in the way of events and individuals can find their nearest club.  It is also hoped to get someone from each County Sports Partnership to give an overview of funding.  The first one of these is to be held in Derbyshire on 16th June in Chesterfield further details to be announced shortly.

Any questions on the above items or for direct contact details please do not hesitate to contact Gary T direct.

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.



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.

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

Local Xmas & New Year Events

There’s always a few local events going on over the Christmas and New Year period.

Ones that might get you out and about are:

Louth AC are running a Xmas Pudding Run on Boxing Day which will be held at 10.30 in Hubbards Hills.  Register at the cafe from 10 am for 1, 2 or 4 laps of a challenging route of about 1km.  Dog walkers welcome and entry is usually just a couple of quid for club funds.  Everyone will be welcome including children.

Cleethorpes New Years Day 10k is a regular favourite with many of the Club and draws a good field. The race starts 11:15am at Cleethorpes Cricket Club, you can enter online here

And, if you’re feeling really brave (or mad enough!) there’s a couple of o/w swim options over the festive period:

Activities Away in Lincoln are running a Boxing Day Swim, 10:45 briefing for a 11:00 swim start – you can pre-register by sending an email to Paul Fowler  (titled Boxing Day Swim) and he will email you a set of Boxing Day Swim Guidance Notes and Registration Form.

Doug Eke is also running a New Years Day Open Water Swim at Tattershall Lakes. You can send Doug an email if you’re interested and he’ll provide you with more details nearer the time.

If there are any other events that Grimsby Tri Club members are participating in over the holidays, let us know and we can post them here.

Gary T will be posting dates for our next off-road events once he has more details.