Club Championship prize will be awarded at the Windsor Triathlon
4th May 2016
The Windsor Triathlon on Sunday 12 June will introduce a brand new Club Championship alongside the traditional age group prizes, with triathlon clubs from around the UK expected to battle it out for the title. Every club member who completes the Olympic distance (1.5km Thames swim, 42km bike, 10km run) could make the difference, but will need to be registered by Tuesday 31st May.
Clubs are the heart of the triathlon community, helping to keep the sport growing and improve the performances of thousands of athletes. To make the competition as fair as possible, the fastest three members from each club will have their finish times averaged, giving the club an overall time. The clubs will be ranked by these times, with the fastest being awarded the title. Separate trophies will be up for grabs in both the male and female categories.
Last year over 50 clubs were represented at the Windsor Triathlon, so competition is expected to be fierce on the iconic course this June. On average Viceroys Tri Club were the fastest in 2015, with their motto of ‘never show weakness’ pushing them on to an average Olympic distance time of 2 hours 38 minutes and 22 seconds. They were closely followed by Ful-On-Tri and B2P Tri Club who will undoubtedly be in the mix for the silverware when the results are announced this year.
The introduction of the Club Championship is the latest announced addition for the historic Windsor Triathlon in 2016. Other new features include waves with on-the-day racking for those who cannot attend on the Saturday, a commemorative medal designed by triathlete and artist Vanessa Raw, plus the return of the popular Race with the Stars waves for those who can finish in under 2 hours 30 minutes.
The trophies for the new club competition are to be named after Jasmine Flatters MBE. Jasmine has been involved with organisers Human Race Events since the very beginning, and she continues to contribute to the Windsor Triathlon every year. In 2014, after around 30 years of volunteering in various guises, Jasmine was awarded an MBE for her services to triathlon. She has also held roles on both the BTA and ETU boards.
Jasmine Flatters MBE said “Having a trophy named after me is indeed a great honour. Clubs are the life-blood of the sport of triathlon and so to have a club competition at Windsor makes a lot of sense. It will be great to recognise the importance of clubs, which play a vital role both at the grass roots level of the sport and at the more elite level of age grouper GB representation at World and European Championships. Clubs bring triathletes together for coaching sessions, training, support, camaraderie and for socialising. I will be delighted to see a club trophy in my name at this year’s Windsor Triathlon and hope we will have lots of clubs taking part. See you all there!”
Nick Rusling from organisers Human Race Events said “Windsor is well known as one of the most respected and prestigious triathlons in the UK. We hope the Club Championships will add an extra bit of spice and friendly competition to an already superb day.”
Speaking about the naming of the trophy Nick said: “Having been involved since the inception of the event in 1991, Jasmine has been ever-present bringing an infectious enthusiasm not just for Windsor but for triathlon in general. Naming these new trophies after her is the very least we could do to highlight her tremendous impact on this event.”
36 clubs already have three or more members signed up to represent them at the 2016 Windsor Triathlon, with limited time still available to sign up. 26% of all individuals registered have indicated a club that they are a member of.
Limited places are still available in the 26th Windsor Triathlon on Sunday 12th June 2016. To secure a place visit www.humanrace.co.uk/windsortriathlon before 31st May.