Aims of the Club
Alnwick Tri is for beginners, single-sport athletes looking to move into multi-sports and seasoned triathletes.
We aim to improve your fitness and multi-sport skills in a social, supportive environment.
Alnwick Tri was formed in November 2004, following the success of the North of Tyne Triathlon which took place at Willowburn Leisure Centre the same year. An initial open meeting advertised in the local paper and has grown to over 100 members. It is the only club in the country where membership is equally divided between males and females and where coaches also reflect this ratio.
The Junior section was started in 2012 with just 7 juniors but now has 28 members and has a strong presence at all the local junior races. There is also an amazing club spirit within the junior section with no better bunch of kids.
Alnwick Tri achieved STAR accreditation in December 2006 & CLUB Mark Accreditation in November 2015 after the start up of the junior section.
Alnwick Tri Club also became Triathlon England North East Club of the year 2016 for the fantastic work we do for members, the community, events and encouraging new members and participants to the sport.
Notable achievements of members
National representation / world champs
Mike Drinnan – GB ITU Duathlon World Champs, Australia
Paul Jones – GB – ITU Standard Distance Triathlon World Champs, Lausanne
Hazel Eccleston, Caroline Findlay, Tracey Sample, Ian Simon, Audrey Stewart – GB – ITU Sprint Triathlon World Champs, Hamburg
Hazel Eccleston, Tracey Sample, Ian Simon – GB – ITU Sprint Triathlon World Champs, Vancouver
Tony Prince, Standard Distance World Champs, Australia.
Ian Simon – Ironman 70.3 World Champs, Clearwater Florida
Emma Pearson – ITU European Champion – Sprint Distance, Athlone
Emma Pearson – World Silver Medallist – Sprint Distance, Budapest
Ian Simon, Tony Lummis, David Lauckner – GB – ITU Standard Distance World Champs, Budapest
Tracey Sample, Jock Bolam – GB – ITU Sprint Distance World Champs, Budapest
Ian Simon – GB – ITU World Aquathlon Champs, Budapest
Ian Simon – GB – ITU Long Distance Champs, Nevada
Giles Sharp – GB – Sprint Distance World Champs, Auckland
Richard Agan – GB – World Bronze Medallist, ITU Sprint Distance Duathlon, Ottawa
Jock Bolam & Tracey Sample – GB – ITU Sprint Distance World Champs Duathlon, Ottawa
Jo Gascoigne-Owens – GB – World Gold Medallist ITU Aquathlon World Champs, London. (Plus overall fastest female Age Grouper, and would have been 5th in the elite race)
Tracey Sample – GB – ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Champs, London
James Bolam, Sue Bolam, Denise Drummond, Tracey Sample & Lisa Williams – GB – European Sprint Distance Champs, Kitzbuhle, Austria.
Lisa Williams & Denise Drummond – GB – European Sprint Distance Champs, Geneva, Switzerland.
Jo Gascoigne-Owens – GB – European Aquathlon Champs, Cologne, Germany – European Gold Medalist 35-39 AG and fastest Age Grouper overall
Denise Drummond, Tracey Sample, Ian Simon & Lisa Williams – GB – World Aquathlon Championships, Chicago, USA
Denise Drummond, Amy Thorne, Tracey Sample, Ian Simon & Lisa Williams – GB – World Aquathlon Championships, Chicago, USA
Jo Gascoigne-Ownes – GB – Elite World Aquathlon Championships, Chicago, USA
Carole Page (Gold Medal in 55-59), Steve Patterson – GB – European Duathlon Sprint Championships, Kalkar, Germany
Carl Avery – GB – Elite European Duathlon Championships, Kalkar, Germany
Steve Carragher, Victoria curry, Kim Redpath, Tracey Sample – GB – European Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships, Lisbon, Portugal
Lisa Williams – GB – European Standard Distance Triathlon Championships, Lisbon, Portugal
Steve Patterson – GB – World Sprint Distance Duathlon Championships, Aviles, Spain
Carl Avery – GB – Elite World Distance Duathlon Championships, Aviles, Spain
Carl Avery – GB – Silver Medal Elite World Distance Duathlon Mixed Relay, Aviles, Spain
Phil Gray, Barry Eastham, Stu Blagborough, Michelle Davison, Gillian Millar, Verity Currie, Tony Lummis, Steve Fenwick, Helen Jones, Ian Simon, Neill Jobling, Hesus Kidd, Stu Bruce, Rich Agan, John Horsley, Alex Boe, Chris Logan, Steve Thorne.
Caroline Findlay – Regional Sprint Champion 2006
Angharad Porteous – Regional Grand Prix Junior winner 2007
Emma Pearson – NE Region Sprint Champion 2010
Ian Simon – NE Region Middle-Distance Champion 2010
Steve Carriger – NE Regional Grand Prix Vet winner 2013
Tracey Sample – NE Regional GP 3rd female overall & 2nd Vet 40 2014
Marie Drodzowicz – NE Regional GP 1st Vet 50 2014
Amy Thorne – NE Regional GP 1st under 20 2014
Kate Lawson – NE Regional GP 2nd under 20 2014
James Bolam – NE Regional GP 3rd under 20 2014
Ian Atherton – NE Regional GP 1st Vet 60 2015
Tracey Sample – NE Regional Duathlon GP 2nd Overall & 1st Vet 40 2015
Lynne Bannister – NE Regional GP 1st Vet 60 2016
Ian Atherton – NE Regional GP 2nd Vet 60 2016
Lisa Williams – NE Regional GP 2nd Vet 40 2016
Denise Drummond – NE Regional GP 2nd Vet 50 2016
Tracey Sample – NE Region Volunteer of the Year 2006
Caitlin Simon – NE Region Young Volunteer of the Year 2006, 2007, 2009
Caitlin Simon – British Triathlon Young Volunteer of the Year 2009 (National title)
Tracey Sample – NE Participation Coach of the Year 2013
Tracey Sample – NE Children’s Coach of the Year 2015
Stu Bruce – NE Technical Official of the Year 2016
Richard Agan – NE Volunteer of the Year 2016
Alnwick District Sports Council Awards
Frances Anderson – Achievement of the Year 2008 (Channel swim)
Michelle Davidson – Achievement of the Year 2009 (Ironman Austria)
Ian Simon – Male Athlete of the Year 2009 (Ironman 70.3 World Champs)
Caitlin Simon – Volunteer of the Year 2009
Ian Simon – Male Athlete of the Year 2010, 2011
Jo Gascoigne-Owens – Senior Achievement of the year and Sports Personality of the year 2014
Denise Drummond – Most improved athlete 2014
Tracey Sample – Coach of the year 2015
Chair – Steve Carragher
Secretary – Stu Bruce
Treasurer – Terry Fountain
Membership – Victoria Curry
Welfare – Gil Owens
Head Coach – Tracey Sample
Committee – Mike Telfer, Frances Anderson, Andy Sargent, Adam Spillar, Victoria Curry, Chris Hall, Jocelyn Bolam, Richard Agan, Sally Carrigan
Level 3 Tracey Sample, Ian Simon
Level 2 Jock Bolam, Denise Drummond, Lisa Williams, Su Fletcher, Tony Jackson, Simon Brown, (Gareth Breese & Robert Badderly Level 2 in training)
Level 1, Andy Sargent, Rachel McCoy, Claire Stewart, Jo Lonsdale, Joanne Robertson.