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Grand Prix
We are not quite half way through the season but many of you have made your mark in this years’ series.  Graeme Downs is leading the men followed by David Cole courtesy of his recent triumph at the Lakesman (ironman) event.  The evergreen Tony Main is in third place followed by new boy John Sharkey.  However the really big scores are in the ladies series where Tricia Bell is sweeping all before her.  Danielle Colmer is in second place but I am sure that fellow junior Paige McLeod will have something to say about that before the end of the season.
The scores so far can be seen here.  It is all likely to change again due to the many events that are taking place over the next few weeks. added 19-07-16

A Day In The Lakes - 26th June 2016 - Pooley Bridge
This year saw an addition of a shorter race as well as the annual longer distance event and our very own Tricia Bell was there to test the course, it must have been good one as she managed 1st V60 and 3rd lady overall. Well done Tricia you continue to do us all proud.
In the long race it looks like Jen Milsom took the easy option this year and completed the race rather than the race organising, she finshed 5th V40, well done Jen. added 30-06-16

Ironman Austria 2016
Cleveland Triathlon Club is proud to boast yet another Ironman (well woman), Angela Ackerley completed Ironman Austria on Sunday, her first Ironman distance event, in a fantastic time of 12:13:32. Well done Angela. added 28-06-16

Lakesman Triathlon
A massive well done to Dave Cole who represented Cleveland Tri Club at the inaugural Lakesman Triathlon; an Ironman distance event held in Keswick. He finished in an outstanding time of 9 hours 36 minutes, (I very much doubt it was flat!) which put him 4th overall and 2nd in his category. added 24-06-16

Cleveland Short Course - UPDATED RESULTS
Well done to everyone who took part in Sunday's Short Course Triathlon. Thank you to the marshals who gave up their time to come and help out and thank you to Jonathan Skidmore for organizing it. The results are now complete and you can access them via the results page. An extra well done to Tricia Bell for winning her age group V60 and Ruth Thompson for 3rd place in V40. updated 22-06-16

  Cleveland Junior Duathlon - RESULTS HERE
Yesterdays Cleveland Duathlon, saw great performances from all the Children taking part.
The weather was kind to us, and my Marshals were Fab ( could not do the event with out them )
A few of the children, need to be told " Not to Throw there Helmets !! " and even though we adjusted the distances to suit the time we had available, the run outside the cycle track was a great success.
Our Cleveland Tri Club Juniors, all had good races, with Thomas Wilson, picking up a 3rd Place as a   TriStart.
Tri Star 1 , saw Matthew, Aiden, Harry and ( not giving up ) Billy, finished 8th,9th,12th & 15th respectively, and Tri Star 3 , Holden finishing 8th.
Thanks to Amanda McGough for administoring first aid to a casulty of the quick dismount ! Hope Ivor has a speedy recovery.
Again, thanks to all my marshals, special thanks to my time keepers Dick & Linda, and masive thanks to our Gold Medal National Duathlon winner ( and race referee ) Sandra Main, for giving out the throphies.
Will have to sleep on it, if I am doing it again next year !!
Thanks, Amanda Waller (Race Organiser) added 22-05-16

Evening Gazette Article
For anyone that missed it in the paper, here is the article out of the Gazette about our junior section. added 16-05-16

Sprint Triathlon on Film
Due to the wonders of modern technology here is a link to our finish line camera. added 16-05-16


Cleveland Sprint Triathlon
Perfect conditions this morning for this years Cleveland Sprint Triathlon, our members were out in force picking up prizes.
Paige Mcleod was 2nd JF, Sam Syson was 2nd J/M, Kath Blakey was 1st V50 and 3rd overall, Tricia Bell was 1st V60, Sandra Main was 3rd V60 and Tony Main was 1st V60. Well done to all our members that took part, far too many to list!
Here are the results in full
As always thanks to Kath Blakey and her glamorous assistant this year Richard Hatfield for the organization, and thank you to all the marshals who gave u their time to come and help. updated 08-06-16

Cleveland Steelman
Race Information can be found HERE, maps can be found HERE added 11-05-16
Ironman Mallorca 70.3 - 7th May - Alcudia
Angela Ackerley was one of the 3,500 competitors who lined up for this half Ironman distance event in sunny Mallorca, fortunately the weather took a turn for the worst and rained all day making it a more familiar climate to Angela enabling her to complete the event in an outstanding time of 6 hours and 2 minutes, knocking a whopping 4 minutes of her half Ironman run PB. Angela finished 14th in her age, well done! added 11-05-16

  Six Gold's and a Silver.....
Arthur Puckrin (and Mary) has been at it again, in his own words:

We made an 'over the border raid' into Scotland - 21-24 April.  It was a long drive to Aberdeen - 7 hours.  Fortunately Mary did most of the driving.

The Aberdeen Aquatic Centre is a magnificent venue built for the Commonwealth Games in 2014.  Due to the problems in the oil industry we were able to stay in the Honeymoon Suite of the Hilton Doubletree Hotel at very modest cost.  The food was good as well.

In the Scottish Masters Swimming Championships I managed to win gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m Freestyle, and the 100m and 200m Backstroke.  I was outsprinted in the 50m Backstroke and had to be content with a silver medal.

We had a leisurely return across the border with our booty. added 11-05-16


Stockton Duathlon's - 24th April 2016
Stockton Riverside hosted three duathlon's this weekend, a novice event, a sprint race and a standard distance duathlon which doubled up as the National Duathlon Championships.
In the novice event Sam Syson was 1st junior and 3rd overall, Danielle Colmer was 1st junior, also taking part were Pauline Johnson and Peter Ball.
In the Sprint event Kath Blakey was 2nd V50, Paige Mcleod and Jonathan Skidmore came 2nd in the team event.
In the standard distance Jen Milsom was 3rd in V40 and Kay Stokes was 3rd in the V50, Sandra Main was 3rd in the V60.
Our National Duathlon Championship medal winners were Sandra Main and Kay Stokes who both took Gold and Jen Milsom who took Silver.
Cleveland Triathlon Club was very well represented at both the sprint and standard, so a big well done to everyone who took part. added 19-04-16


Training Duathlon Results - 16/04/16 - Here and for this time only splits Here
Well done to everyone who took part in our final training duathlon before the season starts for real. We had a great turn out considering the weather. Due to the track being extremely wet and the odd downpour the athletes were told they were not to race the bike section. The run was also very boggy.
Thank you to Sandra Main for organizing the duathlon's and to everyone who has given up time to help across the winter.
A few stats: Paul Brown recorded the fastest time over the course by a second over James Wilson in 40:46, Graham Downs and Alan White both completed the most duathlon's. Graham also take the Mr Consistency award and Ella Towers was our quickest lady in 52:19.
The results are on the link above. added 16-04-16

  Changes to BTF rules
Please click on the link to see a summary of the BTF rules that have changed for 2016, you all need to be aware of these rules before competing. added 06-01-16

  The Grand Prix 2016 NEW Rules - ** UPDATE: the provisional list of events is now on the link below, if the 2016 date was unknown the 2015 date has been added - check the dates before entering! **

At the annual general meeting we discussed some proposed changes to the grand prix series and we have developed the following revised rules:

    • Points are awarded on the basis of your finishing time with respect to the winning time both male and female. 
    • Most events will be scored out of 100, but ironman events will be scored out of 200, and super sprint races scored out of 90.  If there is more than one race at the same event then the long race will be scored out of 100 and the points available for the other races will be reduced.  A list of races and the points available can be found here.
    • The events in the grand prix series are intended to be local although we traditionally include Helvellyn and other events in the Lake District.  The ironman does not have to be local or even in the UK.  All we ask is that you enter as a member of Cleveland Triathlon Club and you provide details of the race and the results.
    • Other events will be considered for inclusion in the series but we would expect it to be local and sanctioned by Triathlon England.
    • Your best five results in the season count towards your final score.  The top three in each age group will qualify for prizes that are usually awarded at the AGM. 
    • To qualify for a prize you must have completed a minimum of three events. updated 16-02-16

Free Club Swimming coaching
As a trial for the next three months we are offering members free coaching in Lane 6 on a Sunday at the Rainbow Centre. This is one to one coaching and is particularly good for beginners but also available to members who would like to improve their stroke.
The next session will be Sunday 10th January and then every alternate Sunday after that.
Just turn up and see Sam in lane 6. added 04-01-16

  Cleveland Steelman 2016
The Cleveland Steelman is now open for entries, enter via the events page. added 06-11-15

  IMPORTANT: Club Membership
Now the membership is up and running can you all make sure you have renewed your membership, to continue to receive subsidized swimming sessions. Please also make sure that you have the correct e-mail address and phone number in case we need to contact you about pool closures etc.
It is a condition of membership within Cleveland Triathlon Club that ALL members marshal one of our events. Year after year it is the same people turning up to help, many of whom are not even club members. We would appreciate that once you have made your selection for the event you are willing to marshal you honor that commitment. Please be considerate to the event organisers who already have a hard enough job to do with out being let down at the last minute.
The cost of membership and entry fee's for events are kept low because of voluntary helpers, if we have to start paying for marshals the membership and event entry fees will increase.



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