The ful-on duathlon 2013 was held last Sunday 28th April on a relatively sunny day down at Dunsfold Park near Cranleigh. The first wave for Open men set off in calm sunny conditions which led to a fast race on the run and the bike! Whereas the Open and Vet women had a tougher time as the wind picked up on the course provided by the flat open runway! However, this did not stop our members storming the race with huge success!
42 ful-on tri members raced on the day and I am very pleased to announce that we won both the men and women's team prizes!
Rich Curling & Dwyn Lewis set the early season standard at this morning's 25mile TT. In fairly miserable weather, Rich clocked 1:02:18 to lead the Ful on Tri posse home, followed by Phil Roker & Alex Bump. Dwyn clocked 1hr 09mins, ahead of CJ and Sarah Lewis. Biggest congratulations and thanks though go to Matt Bidwell, Toby Head, Luke Carey and Simon Kenyon, who stepped up to marshall the event. Great effort from everyone. Next TT is another 25miler on 14th April... let Phil know if you want to join in the fun!
The final cross country league race of the season saw a very strong turnout for the men, with 16 hardy FoT runners hitting the starting line. This strength in numbers delivered a really solid 2nd place behind Dulwich and ahead of Croydon. Top preformer was Conan, storming home in 8th position, followed by Steve Hill, Tom Claracq, Adam Fraser, Rich Curling, Haukur Heimisson, Mark Benton, Rob Gray, Simon Kenyon, Paul Seddon, Alex Bump, Jaco Geyer, Dave Matthews, Francis Kung, Mike Powell & Jamie Woodlands.
Thanks to everyone who braved the icy weather last week for the club's Annual General Meeting at Parson's Green. Following the elections, your committee for 2013 will be:
Simon Kenyon (Chairman); Sarah Watts (Vice-Chairman); Jane Osbourne (Secretary); Matt Bidwell (Treasurer); Katie Day (Membership); Toby Head (Coaching Coordinator); Phil Roker (Captain); Alistair Groves (Website); Annabel Kukulski (Social); Graeme Purdy and Barry Dick (Kit); Ben Turner (Fixtures); Vanessa Cardigan (Publicity).
Emma Williams continues in her role as Event Director, following the motion passed at the AGM converting this post into a committee appointment rather than an elected post. Euan Lees also continues in his appointed role as Director of Coaching.
Full minutes, and a copy of the Chairman's report, will be available on the website in the next few days.
Happy New Year to all our members!
The Club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 21st January at Parson's Green Sports and Social Club, Broomhouse Lane, SW6. All club members are asked to attend this meeting, to review the past year, look forward to our tenth anniversary in 2013, and to vote on any motions proposed regarding the management of the club.