Season Review 2012

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Season Review 2012

Postby Ian Huntingford » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:33 am

Copy of the report submitted for the AGM ...

In terms of participants, this was a year of significant change, as we welcomed plenty of new faces into triathlon within the club but also “lost” several of our regular triathletes: some being too busy, ill or injured to put in the necessary training; others preferring to focus on time-trialing, running etc.

From the new boys, Ben Hurford receives the Best Novice Triathlete award, primarily in recognition of his fine achievement in completing the Henley Ironman.

From the old stalwarts, Mike Orton once again stood out with tremendous performances at Ironman Regensberg and at the Beaver and Swashbuckler Half IM’s.

In September, we entered a team of six (Graeme Crowston, Mike Orton, Liza Croft, Ben Hurford, Carol Macdonlad, Scot Dixon) into the English Club Championships, a 750m open water swim / 20k bike / 5k run event held at Emberton Country Park, just north of Milton Keynes. We were also able to have individuals entering the event and so made this our own HHCC Tri Champs to decide our Champion Male and Female triathletes for 2012.

Liza came first in her age group, Graeme second in his, and Mike third in his. Overall, the team came 9th out of 28.

Graeme pipped Mike by just one second to become the HHCC Champion Male Triathlete; Liza became our Champion Female Triathlete.

In October, Martyn Wisken won our Most Improved Triathlete competition at the Bedford Sprint Triathlon (for the third year running).

Operational stuff …

We have successfully resurrected group swim training, now taking place every Wednesday at 8pm at Hemel Sportspace, everyone welcome.

It has been agreed that the Club will now provide trophies for the four triathlon awards and that engraving will be back-dated to provide a complete record for these awards.

This is my last report as Triathlon Secretary. After five years, and struggling with long term injuries, I have decided it’s time to hand over to someone who is able to be more active in the sport and who can bring some new ideas to the role.

Ian Huntingford

Footnote: Mike Orton was confirmed as the new Tri Sec at the AGM last night and will be posting shortly.

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