Club Awards (based on results)
Each year Ful-On Tri awards trophies to the best male and best female in the each of the following categories: Sprint, Standard, Middle, Long Distance, Most Improved and Best Newcomer to the Sport. In order to qualify for each of these awards you must enter all qualifying races with Ful-On Tri Club as your club name. All winners must be current Club members.
Details of how to qualify for each of these awards are set out below, with the scoring methodology listed here, Results Scoring
Sprint Distance Triathlete of the Year
As from 2015, the Sprint Distance Award will go to the male & female winners of the Club Wave event – usually held at Eton Dorney in May, but watch out for posts on the forum.
Standard Distance Triathlete of the Year
Following the success of the Sprint Club Wave, starting in 2016 this award (also often commonly called Olympic distance) will be decided by the winner of the Club Wave event, this year to be held at the Thorpe Triathlon on 17th July. The standard distance is typically 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run.
Middle Distance Triathlete of the Year
This award is for all members racing half ironman/middle distance races. You must race a minimum of 2 middle distance events and the average of your best 2 scores is counted. Middle distance races are typically 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21km run.
Long Distance Triathlete of the Year
This award is for all our long distance / Ironman athletes. For athletes who have raced more than 1 long course event, your best score is counted. Long distance races are typically 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42km run.
Most Improved Triathlete of the Year
This award takes a member’s previous year’s score for any given distance (which must be recorded in the club’s results sheet for that year) and compares it with their current year’s score over the same distance to see their percentage improvement. Naturally this award goes to members who have been competing for the Club for over one year. Club members need to notify the fixtures secretary at the end of the race season if they would like to be considered for this award.
Best Newcomer to the Sport
This award is only open to members who are in their first year of triathlon racing, and each athlete must race a minimum of 2 triathlon races. The average of your best 2 scores is counted. Club members need to notify the fixtures secretary at the end of the race season if they would like to be considered for this award.
Other Awards (voted by members)
Club Member of the Year Award
The Club Member of the Year award is a way for Ful-On Tri to thank any member where their input has significantly improved the workings of the club or the enjoyment of members. This could be through training, racing or socialising for example by being on the committee, organising training camps, volunteering at any number of the various events the Club is involved in organising, or in any other way connected with triathlon and Ful-On Tri.
Dave Aitchison Sportsmanship Award
This trophy has been kindly donated by Dave’s family to honour the spirit of good sportsmanship which Dave so clearly stood for. The Dave Aitchison Sportsmanship award is a way for Ful-On Tri to recognise those whose acts or attitude demonstrate consideration for others in race situations where many would concentrate exclusively on their own endeavours. This could be through helping out with equipment failure on race day, providing pre-race assistance to novices at their first race, or sacrificing their own goals in order to aid a fellow competitor who has come into difficulty. Award winners are nominated and voted for by Club members and cannot hold the award for two years running. All nominees must be current Club members.
Coach of the Year Award
A new award to give particular thanks to those who give up their valuable free time to help other club members through coaching. All of the individuals who donate to the club through coaching are immensely valuable, but perhaps one of them has done something outstanding this year to assist either you, or someone else, to develop as a triathlete.