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End of the Month - April

April has been an interesting month with hot weather followed closely with the standard wind and rain!!. It also saw members completing Duathlons and the frist Triathlons of the season. Not to mention cracking on with some quality training....all thanks to Jess Cunningham. 

Massive congratulations have to go to Matty Allen who competed at both the interservice duathlon and the world duathlon championships in Spain!! A great result saw him come home in a little over 2 hours with a 15th place for his age group and a 3rd place GB athlete. Not bad considering it was the world championships and he has now pre-qualified for next years championship in Holland. Amazing!! 

The club saw a great turn out at the East Coast Triathlon weekend. Despite the very windy conditions Alice Page and Jemma Red both managed 1st place positions in their Age Groups. Considering that this was the first ever official triathlon for Alice I foresee great things for this junior member. 

Arthur Sargent had a great outing coming 3rd in his age group only one minute behind the group winner. An unlucky red light meant he had to stop and this cost him....damn highway code!! 

Andre Delgado, Philip Yates, Debbie James and David Hicks all enjoyed their first dip into the world of triathlon with excellent results.

Jenna Gotts perfomed well in Lincoln as the only representative of the club at the Lincoln Sprint Triathlon.

Great job all.

As the Tri season is now well underway there will be plenty more opportunities for age group places, podiums and PBs. Onwards and upwards for the club. 

So what does May hold for KLTC?

Yes its that time of year!!! Open Water Swimming returns....yeah!! dust off the wetsuits, find the polerised goggles, fix the leak on the chill swim and buy new lube!! The first session will be taking place on the 4th and ever Saturday after at the Ouse Amatuer Sailing Club, Saddlebow, 08:30 to 09:30. Water temperature will be ......lovely. Be great to see you there. 

The next big news is the Sunny Hunny Triathlon that the club have organised in partnership with BCKLWN and Alive liesure. The event is now 95% full (at time of writing) and will be taking place 19th May. If you can help out in a volunteer role please let us know via Facebook.  

The club would not be a club with out the fantastic support of all our members and members families. Keep up the good work, train safe and let us know how you get on at your races. 

Thanks

Steve

KLTC Chairman

Press Report 31/03/19

Geraldine MattyMembers of King’s Lynn Triathlon Club have been continuing to making their presence felt on the duathlon circuit this year and Geraldine Jordan and Matty Allen were both in action in Peterborough last weekend. They ran  6.4km, cycled 29km and finished with a 4km run to both win their age groups and finish 3rd Female and Male overall. Allen completed in 1hr28min (22min29/50min08/13min52) and Jordan in 1hr53, still comfortably beating her brother Paul who also won his age group.

Stefan Sprawling took part in his first multisport race over in DIss, finishing  the windy 5km/30km/5km duathlon in a time of 3hrs02min. Also new to duathlon, Warren King raced a standard distance duathlon the previous weekend at Clumber Park. He completed the scenic ITU qualifier 10km/40km/5km race in a superb 2hrs27min (41min16/1hr21/20min31). If you are curious about triathlon, the club are organising a new pool-swim event in Hunstanton on the 19th May. Information and entry is available at www.kltri.co.uk.

For publication 05/04/19 Lynn News, YLP

Importance of Insurance

With the Open Water Swimming season quickly approaching I want to take the opportunity to remind you all of the importance of making sure you are insured. 

When training as a member of KLTC at any of our official club sessions you are covered under the affiliated club insurance with BTF. This covers you even if you are not a BTF member.

However the affiliated insurance does not cover you for racing or individual training outside of official sessions. It is important that when racing you ensure that you purchase a day licence. This normally costs £5 and to be honest, if it is an official BTF race then this is mandatory. It is also just as important to ensure you are covered if you attend a none KLTC training session. For example swimming at a none KLTC OWS session or even running/ cycling on your own. 

Dont just assume that the organisers have suitable insurance. What exactly are you paying for? Is there sufficient safety cover in place? This is why KLTC charge an additional £2 for non-members at our OWS & pool sessions to in effect allow people to join the club for the session. 

The only way to ensure you are sufficiently insured, no matter where you train or who you train with, is to join the BTF as a member. As of the 4th March 2019 there are new catagories of membership available. For more information go to www.britishtriathloninsurance.co.uk/members

 

As always

Safe training 

Steve

KLTC Chairman

 

 

End of month report

Ok then a change of plan... instead of a weekly report my aim now is to update at the end of each month 

Therefore the report for March will be a little disjointed as a number of congatulations for club members that have already been in action have already been posted. So in addition to those previously mentioned congratulations goes to;

Warren King who completed his first official Duathlon at Clumber park in 2:27:23. Cracking job!!!

We also had members attend the Priory Rotary Swimarathon Awards ceremony. Jess Cunningham,Philip Ian, Andre Delgado, Alice Page and others who collected the award for top team. reta job guys and all for a good charity. 

REMEMBER: If you are a member of the club and have events planned please let us know so that we can celebrate the clubs success throughout the year. If you are not a member then why not join and tell us what you are up to... Just click on the membership tab above.

 

In other news

  • The first order for our new club kit has been sent through so it won't be long until we see some of our members flying across the finish line in new club colours. I for one am looking forward to my new endurance trisuit. 
  • The Sunny Hunny Triathlon organised by the club in partnership with the BCKLWN and Alive Oasis Hunstanton is now gathering pace with nearly half of the entries already filled. Dont forget that we will be needing those volunteers so if you have not already got you name down please let us know via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by posting on our Facebook page. 

So thats it for March.

April will see the start of the triathlon season properly with some members taking part in the East Coast and Linclon triathlon. 

Good luck with the training 

 

Steve

KLTC Chairman