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Tri2o Triathlon Club 2015 Awards

Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for your annual award winners. As you can see from the below there were many wonderful performances this year and some very worthy winners.

Your 2015 Tri2o award winners are:

Iron Woman: Abby Evely for the female athlete showing true grit and determination and overcoming adversity to complete a race.

The nominations were

  • Harriet Chettleburgh – showing true grit and a great race in Kona
  • Georgia Jackson (Nottingham Sprint Triathlon) – A stunning personal best performance to Qualify for her first World Championships after battling niggling running injuries through winter and spring. Georgia then went to Chicago (still battling injury) and raced brilliantly representing club and country.
  • Abby Evely – for smashing the Cotswold half ironman after failing to meet the cut off at Staffs in very difficult circumstances
  • Tasha Skidmore – for her incredible season on some really tough courses. Cos she’s superwoman and managed after injury and lots of studying and being womens captain to finish one of the toughest half ironmans and is always inspirational
  • Sally Waterman – for her horrible race in Spain at the European Duathlon Championships where there was hail and horribleness, and she finished the race in the medical tent with hypothermia and still got a bronze 🙂
  • Ellie Gosling – for completing the European duathlon championships in absolutely appalling conditions having just found out she was expecting twins!
  • Tina Wilson – took on Fri am swim sessions, improved her bike and overcame a foot injury (in a boot) to do her first 70.3 this year.
  • Katy Webb – for putting in a great result at her first IM Copenhagen after crashing badly at Wimbleball a short time before


Man of Steel: Nick Parris for the male athlete showing true grit and determination and overcoming adversity to complete a race

The nominations were:

  • Gavin Spiers – for his outstanding attempt to meet every one of the swim safety crew in Chicago. A brilliant combination of comedy and fortitude.
  • Steve Stroud – for over-coming injury to complete the crazy OtillO
  • Neil Sparkes (Ironman UK) – ‘Sparky’ completed his first Ironman toughing it out in dreadful conditions to finish in the pitch black in 15 hours 53 minutes. If you think one hour of racing is hard (or even ten hours)… try racing for sixteen. An unbelievable effort!
  • Simon Brimacombe – For the swim run Scotland
  • Justin Watkins – for the sheer volume of races he has done this year
  • Nick Parris – for everything he has been through this year and still continued to compete at a very high level
  • Andy Morgan – Roth performance
  • Callum Hughes – finishing IM UK with a broken toe and stress fracture. (NUTTER!!)
  • Team Roth – Alex, Andy, Nick and Will for their Roth performances


Most Improved Female: Georgia Jackson most improved female athlete this season

The nominations were:

  • Georgia Jackson – for improving to the extent that she qualified for the worlds
  • Abby Evely (Cotswold Half Ironman) – Abby raced brilliantly in completing her first half ironman at Cotswold. Earlier in the year Abby had attempted the Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire and had been incredibly unlucky not to finish in extremely trying circumstances. Abby made superb comeback in August.
  • Tasha Skidmore – for her incredible season on some really tough courses
  • Vicky Chandler – coming back after a baby break and demonstrating huge inmprovements
  • Hella Lipper – For improving swimming to be able to do Dart 10K
  • Sally Waterman – bike/run improvements
  • Louise Gubb – For huge improvements all round which saw her qualify for the world champs

Most improved Male: Gavin Spiers most improved male athlete this season

The nominations were:

  • Gavin Spiers – for coming into Triathlon and representing GB in 1 year
  • Tom Nash – Tom raced consistently all year in Tri2O colours culminating in two fantastic end of season performances. Firstly, completing his first Olympic Distance triathlon at Reading and secondly, and most importantly, beating his dad Mike at the Club La Santa triathlon!
  • Nick Lees – he’s been an awesome training buddy this year – and has completed not one but two half’s this year and had a nice bike crash in the middle of it at Wellington and is always supportive
  • Erik Andersson – Cotswold c15 mins faster than last year! Swim / bike improvements and overcame stress fracture
  • Phil Woods – For run improvements
  • Will Headland – Great improvements all round and a great time in Roth.


Performance of the Year Female: Harriet Chettleburgh female race performance of the year

The nominations were:

  • Edwina McDowell – 2nd in AG at Mallorca 70.3, going on to the worlds and getting 11th in AG and 2nd Brit
  • Lou Gubb – (Eton Sprint, Worthing Standard, ITU World Championship Chicago) – Lou showed unbelievable consistency through 2015 qualifying for both the ITU Sprint Worlds in Chicago (where she finished in the top 25) and the 2016 ETU Standard European Champs in Lisbon.
  • Harriet Chettleburgh – Kona qualification and performance in Hawaii


Performance of the Year Male: Martin Cook male race performance of the year

The nominations were:

  • Martin Cook – Kona and Worlds standard distance
  • Nick Parris – An incredible achievement for Nick just to start the race in the circumstances, let alone finish and record a stunning PB Ironman time.
  • Team Roth – Great performances all round under huge pressure and in difficult circumstances. Well done Andy Morgan, Alex Warner and Will Headland. A stunning team
  • Dave Lennon & Simon Brimacombe – for the Loch Ness Swim/Run utter bonkersness
  • Steve Stroud – for Otillo also completely BONKERS!
  • Andrew Morgan – Challenge Roth
  • Callum Hughes – For his performance at Wimbleball finishing 1st in his age group and 5th overall
  • Scott McGuire – For his great performance and IM Wales

Your Club Champions this year were:

Tri2o Club Champion Female 2015: Heather Phillips

Tri2o Club Champion Male 2015: Mike Nash