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Weekly News 14 May 2015

  • Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 15 May 2015 06:03
  • Written by Big Dave
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So before I start on the praise and thank you's for last weeks 30th Anniversary EG Triathlon an apology to Tracy Caudle and Mike Sutton for missing their results at Steyning two weeks ago! Actually I missed their whole race (Steyning Sprint) which was disgraceful as Mike was top ten in his AG whilst Tracy was 2nd in hers and top 10 in the females! Sorry to both of you!

And then on to last weeks amazing events at East Grinstead! Clearly I'd like to start with my personal thanks to Helen for spending rather more time in my company than was probably good for her – she was first on the field at 5.15am with me and we had fun for the next nearly nine hours, what a star! I'm sure others of you performed similar heroics but I particularly enjoyed the battle between Ted and Maurice in the race itself that was finally decided by a mere handful of seconds! Great racing by all the EG crew and I trust you all appreciated my own style of support?

Anyway, the LPG wanted me to include the following in the News;

Just wanted to add my personal thanks to everyone for an absolutely fantastic 30th Anniversary weekend.  The Saturday set up was awesome, a record time for transforming a flat field into a Triathlon zone to be proud of!  Thanks so much for mucking in and working so well and hope you all enjoyed the weekend.  Also thank you all so much for giving me such amazing support all the way around the course.  It was incredible, it was very humbling and I really wanted to give a good result in return for your support and win the Class of 86.  However, Roger was on fire, he showed up my lack of conditioning and was a very deserving winner of the 50+ AG too.

I’ve had nothing but praise from my fellow Class of 86 members asking me to pass on their thanks.  They have all commented on how welcome they felt and how well the club and event have developed.  Anyway, here’s some quotes for them to tell you themselves.  Bear in mind that they have being doing Triathlons for 30 years so have seen a lot in the sport, they commit to very high standards and knowing them as I do, tend not to give praise lightly....

“Just to say a big thank you to the EGTC team who organised another successful event today. A really great race, well marshalled and thoroughly enjoyable. I very much look forward to the 35th anniversary and competing (hopefully) against the class of 86”.

“Here's to the 35th. I really really intend to be there. So proud of our little class of 86”

”I would also like to add my thanks to EGTC. A great day, very well organised with lots of support”

“I really enjoyed the event. Yet again, organisation was terrific and you even supplied good weather. Please thank the “committee” for the nice words at the swim start. Well done and see you all, if not next year, then maybe (if I can drag my bones around the training) in five years.”

”The event was fantastic organised and just had the friendly feel of the first one. It's iconic.  Everyone from the club that helped organise yesterday's event can feel really proud of what they have achieved...thank you all. A big thanks again to the club for the hospitality on Saturday evening too.”

“the race is an exemplar for how triathlons should be run, everything done smoothly and efficiently whist retaining the friendly fun atmosphere that has been lost from some other events.  The marshalling is without doubt the best of any race I have done! Here's to the 35th anniversary race, looking forward to it already, hope to see everyone there and even better at other races as well.”

Thanks everyone so much

Martin and the Class of ‘86

Sadly not the little fella's race as once again Roger gave him a kicking – maybe at the Diamond Jubilee Race Martin?

I know I've also had texts from many of the competitors saying how much they enjoyed every aspect of the Race – so thanks to all of you again for helping in so many ways. We have a Race Committee de-brief on Tuesday evening so if you have any further feedback then please let me know?

This weeks reminders; help required at the Kids Tri on Sun 17 May – let Paul Hedger know if you can assist, NO SWIMMING on Tue 19, Thu 21 and Sat 23 May as the pool is closed for repairs – we will have a Core/Run sessions on Sat 23 if you want to come along? And open water swimming has started at Weirwood if you are mad/up for it!

Finally of course, no weekly news is complete without mention of the club Xmas Party on Sat 5 December!

Train safe

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