At the club Christmas Social, Triathlon Redditch gave out its first set of awards. The awards were decided by the Coaches and Committee based on improvement, dedication and performance over the past year, with the exception of the Triathletes Triathlete of the Year, which was voted for by the club members. Each winner of an award received a certificate and the winners of Female Triathlete, Male Triathlete and Triathletes Triathlete of the year, also received an engraved shield. The main awards are listed below, though there were some more light hearted awards given out on the night.
Martin received more than double the votes of any other Triathlete in the club. Many people mentioned his dedication to training, achieving a great result in the Outlaw, and willingness to help other triathletes
Charlotte competed in her first Iron distance event this year, she impressed us with not only her result but her determinations. and then to top it of, completed in a half Iron distance whist Pregnant!
Phil went about 2016 in a very unassuming way, but still managed to compete in distances from Iron distance Triathlon to Sprint Aquathon and everything in between.
Club Person of the Year – Louise Morey
Though Louise’s injury put paid to her competing after April in 2016, she threw herself into the running of the club, organising many of the things you see, such as the new coaching sessions, and club kit, and many things you don’t, that the committee are very grateful for.
This was the most hotly contested award, as many people have done great things this year, but Daron’s improvement in technique and speed over the last 12 months has been very impressive.
Runner of the Year – Rob Williams
Rob showed dedication and determination in his run training, and this paid off in finally breaking the 20min barrier for a 5k!
Cyclist of the Year – Sue Turner
Sue started the year, not managing to complete the first of the couch to 50k sessions held by the cycling club. By the end of the year she had done a couple of 100k rides and been away on a cycling weekend! Unfortunately, Sue was competing for Injury of the year and so was unable to Join us on the night!
All the photos from the Christmas Social and awards night are available here. Thanks to the Perry’s for taking these.