|From the Committee
May is an important month for the club with the better weather and it sees the first of our club organised open public race on Sunday 15th May. We consistently receive high praise from participants and British Triathlon for the quality of the race, and look forward to seeing many of you there as either participant or marshal.
Also during May are the Hertfordshire Club Sprint championships taking place at Stanborough on May 29th (the bank holiday weekend). Last year Tri-Force was just pipped by Hoddesden Tri, so revenge will be sweet ….. BUT, at the present time we only have 9 entrants from the club (last year we had over 30!!) Do not be put off by thinking you will not be able to score points, the points system is such that everyone has a chance of scoring for the club and perhaps more importantly, stopping other clubs from getting a winning score. You can still enter the race here:
It was also good to see so many participants at the first club duathlon of the season and our internal club race, the Where triathlon. Congratulations to all participants, especially the first-timers. The weather was outstanding over the weekend: full race results will be found on the website:
However as you may have seen on the forum / Facebook, there was a serious accident involving Stuart Clark at the club duathlon. Thankfully Stuart, although still in hospital, is making good progress and the overall prognosis for a full recovery is good, although it is likely to take time. Thanks particularly to Kevin Payne who accompanied Stuart to hospital, and to the other participants and timekeepers who stopped to help and ensured that their cars were not towed away or fined. It is worth repeating, that we need to keep an eye out for each other when competing in these events.
Finally, and with the end of winter (hopefully), spinning and circuits have now finished until September …. Thanks to Chris, Angela, Sarah and Lottie for the entertaining, interesting & yes, let’s face it, sometimes painful sessions; as they say, “if it doesn’t hurt, you’re not trying hard enough”.
Happy racing, stay safe, and look out for each other out there