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 has led rapidly to a membership of over 50.
Alnwick Tri achieved STAR accreditation in December 2006.
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
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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
Phil Gray, Barry Eastham, Stu Blagborough, Michelle Davison, Gillian Millar, Verity Currie, Tony Lummis, Steve Fenwick, Helen Jones, Ian Simon
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
Tracey Sample – NE Region Volunteer of the Year 2006
Caitlin Simon – NE Region Young Volunteer of the Year 2006, 2007, 2009
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
Chair – Jock Bolam
Vice-chair – Mike Drinan
Secretary – Ian Simon
Treasurer – Giles Sharp
Membership – Tracey Sample
Committee – Mike Telfer, Frances Anderson, Andy Ternant, Andy Sargent, Richard Agan, Adam Spillar, Colin Davies, Jane Hardy