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King's Lynn Triathlon Club honoured with Trimark accreditation

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Kings Lynn Triathlon Club has been awarded the bronze Trimark accreditation which enables them to have an official junior section.

The accreditation outlines that the club, who is delighted with the accolade, confirms it is a community club with a management committee, has a constitution, an active activity programme and a welfare officer.

Junior coaches are DBS checked and the right safeguarding protocols and measures are in place to ensure the club is a safe place for young triathletes to enjoy the sport.

Triathlon trimark (31834530)
Triathlon trimark (31834530)

Two of the club’s newest members battled against the strong winds on Sunday to take part in their first


The Ely course consisted of a 5km run, 25km cycle and a 5km run to finish.

Dan Clarkson finished 27th overall and fifth in his age division in an awesome time of 1hour 46 mins.

Dan Clarkson (31834467)
Dan Clarkson (31834467)

Julie Barrow was the 11th female to cross the finish line and third in her age group, finishing in a superb time of 2hrs 4min.

Meanwhile, two club members headed over to long Sutton to run the very flat, wet and windy race organised by Sublime racing.

Jem triathlon (31834471)
Jem triathlon (31834471)

After many months of inactivity due to ongoing joint problems, Jemma Redhead set about to complete the half marathon.

Redhead amazed herself by finishing in 2hours 21mins and admitted that she considered pulling out of the race at the nine-mile mark but two fellow runners encouraged her to stick with them.

This support gave her the mental strength needed to finish the race, and in a time quicker than she had hoped for!

Stefan Sprawling grappled with the unrelenting head wind in this, his second ever 10km race.

He was really happy with his finishing time of 1hr 21.

Sprawling is in training for his biggest running challenge to date.

Long Sutton triathlon (31834528)
Long Sutton triathlon (31834528)

In June, he is due to be running a half marathon as part of a relay team in the Holkham half triathlon.

King’s Lynn Triathlon Club aims to provide an environment for triathletes of all abilities and experience to train and compete together.

They offer a range of training activities across each of the swim, bike, run disciplines as well as brick (bike/run) training, transition and strength training. In addition to training, we organise a range of club races and social events throughout the year.

Members race locally, throughout the UK, mainland Europe and further afield.

All training has currently been cancelled until April 30 because of the Coronavirus, but for further information on joining and future events later in the season, please email: info@kltri.co.uk

This doesn’t however mean you should stop training, there will be races later in the season so please stay motivated and use the tri community to help with advice, support and ideas.

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