Notice of the King’s Lynn Triathlon Clubs Annual General Meeting
8pm, Thursday 12th Nov 2020
Via ZOOM because of Covid-19 Restrictions.
We are pleased to invite you to attend the forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 12th Nov, 2020. 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 difficult 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.
Nominations are welcome for all positions but the current Welfare Officer, Training Coordinator, Clothing, Publicity and Social Secretary have either decided not to seek re-election, or the post is currently vacant. These are highlighted in red above. All other current committee members are willing to be nominated for re-election.
As a BTF-affiliated club, it is mandatory we have a welfare officer in place and that they have no other role on the committee. Detail of the Welfare Officer’s roles and responsibilities will be posted online and emailed shortly for your consideration.
The AGM will also consider a range of important club matters as determined by the Chairman. In addition, if you have any other business that you feel is relevant to the AGM then please note that this should be submitted to the secretary, in writing or by email, at least seven days before the meeting so an Agenda can be sent out to all members in plenty time. We will have our usual open forum immediately after the formal AGM for us to have an informal chat about our club.
Emails have been sent to all members with a zoom ID and password, but our AGM is also open to non-members (who will have no voting rights). If you would like to attend, email your request to the address below.
Good luck to Steven Bowdery on his latest fundraising adventure, in aid of the QEH Charitable trust.
Like many people recently, he has been inspired by the work that the NHS has been doing to help fight the Covid-19 virus. He plans to complete a lonely 10km run every day for 42days, starting the 20th April and finishing on the 1st June, having run 420km ( the same distance as driving from King’s Lynn to Carlisle).
ALL CLUB TRAINING CANCELLED UNTIL AT LEAST 30th APRIL
As you know, we have tried to training sessions going for as long as possible but we have just received an update from British Triathlon Federation (BTF) regarding affiliated club events and activities, which includes our club training sessions.
Based on the latest government guidance around Coronavirus/COVID-19, British Triathlon and the 3 Home Nations (Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon) have suspended organised triathlon activity with immediate effect until at least 30 April.
It is with a very heavy heart that we therefore must advise that ALL club training is now cancelled until the 30th April. This includes our Wednesday and Friday swimming sessions.
This doesn’t however mean you should stop training, there will be races later in the season so please stay motivated and use our Tri community to help with advice, support and ideas. We will try and figure something that we can still do individually, but as a club.
If you have any questions about your training please get in touch.
Best wishes and hopefully see some of you out their training in the fresh air soon.
KLTC Training Coordinator
Wednesday evening Turbo - Cancelled
Under the advice of the BTF, swimming can no longer continue until we are advised otherwise. Whilst swimming itself still appears to be very low risk, the social interraction before and after that carries the most risk of cross-infection. If you do continue to swim while venues are open, please shower before and after swimming, and ask if you have Covid-19 symptons, or have travelled abroad in the last week, to please stay away. This website contains a bit of information on what action many pools are taking at present. https://www.pwtag.org/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-latest-information-2/
Other training sessions
Monthly brick (run bike run) session – We will advise in due course
We don't have any scheduled at present, so please check FB and the website for any updates on these
Open water Swimming – Due to start in May
It is too early to provide detail about what impact the current situation will have on our open water swimming venue, so we will have to let you know nearer the time. Hopefully we will still be able to provide access to the river over the summer. The BTF have veto'd any club training until the 30th April, so all we can do right now is hope.
Informal group/social training
Please do not put yourself or others at risk. We recommend you follow the Government guidelines as they emerge.
If you are in close contact with elderly or those you know who are at increased risk from covid-19, consider carefully whether club/social training is appropriate for you in the short term.
Getting and staying race ready
We are also considering how we can offer virtual training sessions, either through a session plan for you to follow at home or something a little more interactive to help you stay motivated. If you have any expertise in this area please get in touch to help us all make the best of this situation. If you are kept isolated at home, it would be a great opportunity catch up on all that core work we need but neglect.
Any questions about the above or ideas on how we can help you stay motivated please get in touch.
Kings Lynn triathlon club are proud to announce they have been awarded the bronze Trimark accreditation which enables them to have an official junior section. The accreditation outlines that the club confirms it is a community club with a management committee, has a constitution, an active activity programme and a welfare officer. Junior coaches are DBS checked and the right safeguarding protocols and measures are in place to ensure the club is a safe place for young triathletes to enjoy the sport.
Photo: Thomas Elsdon, Vice chairman Ian Kidman, Lola Kidman, Sam Doughty, Jnr representative Sharon Elsdon
Two of the clubs newest members battled against the strong winds on Sunday to take part in their 1st Duathlon. The Ely course consisted of a 5km run, 25km cycle and a 5km run to finish. Dan Clarkson finished 27th overall and 5th in his age division in an awesome time of 1hour 46 mins. Julie Barrow was the 11th female to cross the finish line and 3rd in her age group, finishing in a superb time of 2hrs 4min.
Meanwhile, two club members headed over to long Sutton to run the very flat, wet and windy race organised by Sublime racing. After many months of inactivity due to ongoing joint problems, Jemma Redhead set about to complete the half marathon. She amazed herself by finishing in 2hours 21mins. She admitted that she considered pulling out of the race at the 9 mile mark but two fellow runners encouraged her to stick with them. This comradery gave her the mental strength needed to finish the race, and in a time quicker than she had hoped for!
Stefan Sprawling grappled with the unrelenting head wind in this, his second ever 10km race. He was really happy with his finishing time of 1hr 21. Sprawling is in training for his biggest running challenge to date. In June, he will be running a half marathon as part of a relay team in the Holkham half triathlon.