Our very own Pro Dion Harrison took the 1st race of our four sprint races at the Hampton Pool on Monday 13th April. Ex Olympic Rower and fellow Thames Turbo team mate Tim Male took 2nd place with a fine 58.03 and a blistering 31.25 bike split.
In the ladies race Fiona Ford (Optima) triumped over Lucy Bowen who lost the race in transition according to her comments. Lucy vows she’ll be back to take race 2. Holly Tomlinson picked up 3rd place confirming her recent form.
Results can be be found by clicking here
Thames Turbo Sigma Sport team member Holly Tomlinson picked up an age group Silver at the National Duathlon Champs at Milton Keynes at the weekend (5th April). Holly recorded the fastest time of the day on her Ceepo venom bike (1:07:49 /40km)! All those winter turbo sessions are now paying off and she’s now one of the fastest female age groupers in the country. Congratulations Holly and we’re all looking forward to see what else you can do this year after also finishing in the top 3 overall at the spring Ballbuster.
Months of hard work behind the scenes by the Thames Turbo committee has resulted in us being awarded both the Star Mark and the Club Mark accreditation.
Triathlon clubs in England and Wales can work towards achieving one of a number of recognised standards. These standards establish that the club is operating to best practice and is a safe and effective place to take part in triathlon. The benefits of becoming accredited are:
- Clubmark Acknowledgment that the club meets the needs and demands of athletes
- Increased revenue opportunities from new members and/or events and local funding streams
- Safe and effective training and competition environment.
- British Triathlon qualified coaches
- Clear club structures
There are three accreditation schemes available in England and Wales:
- Un, Dau, TRI (Junior clubs in Wales)
- Clubmark (Junior clubs in England)
- STAR (Senior clubs in England and Wales)
The common principles of the accreditation schemes are to enhance the club by providing a clear structure and pathway for club development. Obtaining the accreditation scheme will signify that the club has satisfactorily met a minimum level of standards recognised by triathletes, parents, coaches, Welsh Triathlon, Triathlon England and British Triathlon as a quality Triathlon Club.
More information can be found on the British Triathlon website.