Ladies Only GoTri Results 2018

Yet another fantastically friendly and successful mini-triathlon for females held on Thursday 22nd Feb 2018.


Well done to everyone who competed.  For a non-competitive event, there was most certainly a lot of racing going on.


Results Below

Woments only tri 2018 results including slpits

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Ladies Only Go Tri – February 22nd 7pm

A very informal Ladies only event based indoors, designed for women to try a tri. 200m swim in the pool, 5km on the gym bike, 2km run on the treadmill.
Enter here:

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Alnwick Sprint Tri 2018 – May 13th

The Alnwick Sprint Triathlon 2018 will take place on Sunday 13th May 2018. The race starts at 7:30am with registration open from 6:10am. The swim distance is 400m and there will be staggered wave starts from 7.30am onwards. The bike ride is an undulating single 21km circular loop, with a 5km run to finish. There is a post-race buffet, a goodie bag with a commemorative T-shirt, and chip timing.

The event is based at the Willowburn Leisure Centre, Willowburn Lane, Alnwick NE66 2JH. Entries cost £46 for BTF members, £49 for non-BTF members (includes £3 day race license fee). (Please note: there will be a small supplement payable during the online entry process which reflects the cost of processing your credit or debit card.)

Entries will open at 9am on Friday 29th December via ResultsBase:

22/1/18: Additional entries now available !!!


The Alnwick Sprint Triathlon is a very popular and friendly event. It is organised entirely by volunteers from Alnwick Triathlon Club and the club is very proud to provide an enjoyable event that caters to the complete range of the performance spectrum, newbies & experienced athletes alike. And we very much want the event to continue – to this end please read carefully the following statement from the event organiser.

The 2017 edition of the race saw some great performances, both from finishers and winners, and was (largely) a pleasure to be involved with. However there were two difficult incidents: (1) a marshal was sworn at by a competitor; and (2) there was a collision between a competitor on a bike leg, and a motor vehicle. Additionally we received complaints from professional drivers as to the conduct of the cyclists in the race. Ensuring athlete safety is my number one priority. I am absolutely certain that the overwhelming majority of participants are fully aware when cycling that they are road users first, and competitors second. The bike leg is on public non-closed roads and the Highway Code takes precedence. In accordance with BTF rules, we will DQ participants guilty of ‘breaking road traffic regulations’ or ‘dangerous conduct or riding’. There will be local guidance clarifying examples of actions that will attract a DQ and this will include: (1) crossing central white lines on a single carriageway road; (2) not signalling when turning right at a roundabout; (3) not being ready to brake when navigating road junctions and roundabouts. Please remember that all participants have a responsibility both to all others, and all marshals involved on the day – enjoy the day and above all, be a safe example to less experienced athletes.


Please email alnwicksprinttri [at] blackdogsoftware [dot] co [dot] uk

  • to be added to the reserve list (include 400m swim time and estimated 21km bike time as well as full contact details)
  • if entered and can no longer make the event
  • with any other queries


As is traditional, all club members entering the race are expected to either help with race setup on the day before the race, or to provide a marshal to help out on the day, or both! But all offers of help are gratefully received — so if any entrants are likely to be accompanied by somebody willing to take on some marhalling duties on race day then please get in touch!

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Alnwick Junior Tri @ Druridge

Results 2017
Please read this information carefully as it contains some key information regarding
your race. Any last minute amendments to the race information will be emailed to you so
please keep checking. We will also publish any changes on the club website

Race day information

Please bring a signed consent form for each competitor

Consent form

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Deva Olympic Distance Tri

At this time of year, some of our athletes are travelling far and wide to take part in qualifying events for the GB team. Report from Ian Atherton.

Six Alnwick Tri athletes today raced the World Champs qualifier, Deva Olympic distance tri in Chester.  A brilliantly well organised event with registration open on Saturday and each of the 8 swim waves starting on time to the second.
This Roman city is a brilliant venue for triathlon.  It has fine historic architecture and, from observing on the streets and listening until the wee hours, is much favoured by stag and hen parties.  A bit like Newcastle, but there the similarity ends.
The river is clean, and was reasonably warm today at 17 degrees, the bike ride is undulating and fast with a skirmish into the Welsh Borders. The run crossed the river 6 times and was flat, largely across open pasture and river bank and totally traffic free.
There were over 1000 entrants with many cheering supporters lining the side of race, none more vocal than Geoff and Emma Givens daughters Erin and Chloe.  Our names were on our race numbers so we were cheered by name the whole way round the run route by many very generous people.
Fastest home from Alnwick was Ed Hillier in 2:21:22 in a very strong group.
Heading for Rotterdam in 6th place was Vee in 2:23:42.
Denise Drummond came home in 9th place with a time of 2:36:38, Lisa Williams in 17th place in 2:40:32. Ian Ath in his first standard distance race finished in 2:47:43 and Geoff Givens in 2:58:36.
We missed Angie Doughty who had to pull out last week because of injury.
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Strathclyde Park Multisport Festival

Alnwick ladies cool off after the race at Strathclyde.

Alnwick ladies cool off after the race at Strathclyde.

Glasgow’s Strathclyde Country Park was the host venue for the British Sprint Triathlon Championships over the bank holiday weekend, attracting top triathletes from all over the UK including some of Alnwick’s finest multi sport competitors.
First up were the veteran men with Phill Hall and Steve Carragher battling through a large field in the 750m loch swim. Steve settled into a comfortable pace to exit in 5th position whilst Phil swam a PB to come out of the water in 38th. Phil’s bike strength showed as he blasted through the field on the undulating 20km bike leg, clocking the second fastest time to start the run in 16th whilst Steve dropped to 10th. With temperatures over 24degrees, fast run times were unlikely however Steve worked hard to make up a few places to finish in seventh place and Phil ran a good 5km to complete the British  championships in 18th position.
The Female veterans were next into the loch including a strong quartet of Denise Drummond, Victoria Curry, Tracey Sample and Lisa Williams from Alnwick. ‘Coach D’ demonstrated her fantastic swim background by exiting the water in 2nd position. ‘Coach T’ was not far behind in 6th and then Victoria and Lisa closely followed into T1 in 10th and 12th. Denise held her position throughout the 4 lap bike leg, entering transition 2 in second position. Meanwhile Lisa moved up to 9th, Victoria to 10th and Tracey dropped to 12th. This made for exciting viewing for the final run leg as Denise held on for the bronze medal in her age group, a fantastic achievement which will no doubt inspire her students at the Duchess high school when she returns after half term. Another battle was continuing behind as Lisa stormed through the run to finish in 9th. Victoria had a great run to hold on to 10th and Tracey was happy to be competing at the highest level again following hip surgery, finishing in 12th.
Next up for Alnwick were Stephen Cowell and Ian Atherton in the over 50’s men’s race. Both men had strong swims and consolidated their positions on the bike with Stephen entering T2 in 42nd and Ian 12th in their age groups. Ian and Stephen ran great final legs to finish in 14th and 34th respectively in their age groups.
Audrey Stewart and Lynne Bannister were competing in the over 50’s female race and both acquitted themselves well in tough fields. Audrey swam, biked and ran consistently to finish a strong 12th in her age group and Lynne competed well to come 10th in hers.

Four Alnwick Tri Juniors travelled up to Scotland for the British Championships to be held on exactly the same course as the adults. Millie Breese, competing in the Tristar 2 race (aged 11 to 12) made a great start, swimming in contention with the leaders and then rode a great bike leg to enable her to capitalise on her strong running style. She Breezed home in a fantastic 6th position in a very strong field.
In Tristar 3 (13 to 14 years) Max Breese and James Carragher were joined at the hip throughout the swim and bike legs and came into T2 alongside each other having biked themselves into the top 10. Max ran well to finish in 12th position and James dropped to 16th.
Maddy Hall was Alnwick’s sole representative in Tristar 3 girls and performed well. Her bike leg was one of the fastest and she ran strongly to finish in 13th.

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Alnwick Sprint Tri 2017

Some great performances at Alnwick Sprint Tri this morning, the early morning light rain would have affected the first wave or two out on the bike but stopped for the majority of competitors flying around a fantastic bike course and a great hilly out and back run.

Well done to everyone who took apart – you are all winners now that you have your finisher’s medal!

Perfect performances from our top 3 men and women


  1. Graham Crammond
  2. Lewis Timmins
  3. Matt Collsion


  1. Christine Burns
  2. Lyndsey Curry
  3. Alicia Lauckner

The rest of the results can be found here

Finally a huge thank you to all of our marshals for getting up really early to cheer everyone on. Without you we wouldn’t be able to hold such a fantastic race.

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Open Water Swimming 2017

We plan to start adult open water swim training in Ladyburn lake, Druridge bay Country Park on Thursday the 18th May 2017 at 7pm. Junior sessions will commence at a later date (notification will be placed on the Junior facebook page).
The lake water needs to be tested and a clear test certificate received before any Alnwick tri club events take place.
Please print off the file attached and bring a signed copy to the lakeside on the first session you attend. This will speed up the process for the lakeside marshal who will be giving up their swim time so that others can participate.

Open Water Safety Rules and Code of Conduct 2017



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Open Water Activator Course

British Triathlon are running a training course on open water swimming in Doncaster on the 14th May. We would love to send some members down as we feel this would be a great benefit to the club and the individuals.
The one day workshop is designed to help inform and educate individuals wishing to support safe open water swimming.
If interested, go to the thread on the Facebook members page or contact the committee secretary at stubruce66 [at] gmail [dot] com
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GoTri Northumberland Junior & Senior Triathlon April 2017

An amazing day of racing in GoTri Northumberland at Amble

It was great to see some grudge matches with friends and family racing each other all adding to the atmosphere.

Amazing shout out to Heather Dickinson who is in the Super Vintage Age group (70+) who was up there mixing it with the youngsters.

The Senior winners were Steve Cowell, beating Chris Davison by 4 sec & a convincing win by Adele Armatige.

The Junior winners were James Carragher by only 6 seconds over Finlay Wilde & Hannah Johnson, who was only 2 sec quicker than Maddy Hall.

I also thought the Juniors were amazing. As the are too young to go out on the open road, they had to cycle three times round the 500m loop of hilly, slipperly, grass whilst avoiding the potholes. I’m sure that was much harder than the pan flat 3 miles of road the adults had to use.

Photos will be posted on our FB site soon.

Results are attached below and I hope we see you aging soon at another event

GoTri Northumberland 2017 Results working copy

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