|Welcome to Ipswich
Triathlon Club's website.
Membership is invited
As one of East Anglia’s leading triathlon clubs, we aim to promote
the sport of triathlon to all levels of athletes, whether beginner or
expert, junior or ‘superveteran’.
No-one will be excluded and beginners and newcomers to the sport are
especially welcome. In 2014 we had around
150 members of all ages spread
over Suffolk, South Norfolk and Essex. They ranged from complete beginners
- some still yet to do their first event - to athletes who have competed
in world championships.
For full information on what the club can offer
and to join the club for 2015, please visit
Membership subs for 2015 remain £20 for seniors, £30 for families,
£5 for individual juniors, with a new £10 associate category for parents.
Club calendar: email@example.com
calendar is for formal club members' events such as Greshams
sessions & time-trials, and events such as the winter
cross-country series where we try to have a club presence. People able to add events include
Dave Copland & Charlie Stannett. If you think you need to be able to add
events here, drop a note with details to the calendar e-mail
- but don't forget that things shown here are visible to the
whole world. If you want to arrange something less public
and less formal, try using the club's closed group in Facebook.
ITCH newsletters - from 2003
2009 final outcome PDF
2011 ITCH League - info
2010 final outcome PDF
2010 ITCH League - work book
2010 ITCH League - info
(2009 standings as MHT)
(2009 standings as XLS)
2008 ITCH League - standings
Old club notices archive
2013 Club senior championships
click here for rules & eligible events
- as some of you know, there are some problems with the
EntryCentral system. I am in any case waiting for a delivery
from the printers but I will send out paper acknowledgement
letters as soon as I can, including kit vouchers for those of
you who renewed by 31st January.
- our Belgian supplier has ceased
manufacture. So please bear with us: although John Moody (
has limited stocks of some items, there will inevitably be a
delay before we can get things working again. If you have
a club vest which could be lent to some of our cross-country
competitors, could you let Russel know.
Committee, kit, etc following
The club committee becomes: Chair -
Simon Palmer, Treasurer - Simon Green
, Secretary -
Junior development - Isabel Smith
Men’s captain - Neil Catling
captain - Caroline Goldsworthy
. The AGM decided to retain
the post of communications officer -
In addition,but not committee posts, Russel Breyer is
helping Isabel as junior events co-ordinator, and John Moody is
taking over as kit monitor.
or kit orders please
contact John Moody at work on 01473-694270 or by sending him a
PERSONAL message on Facebook (John is in the FB group as
Membership subs for 2013 will be £20 for
seniors, £30 for families, £5 for individual juniors.
Christmas social event
- Thursday December 20th - look out for e-mail; bookings (with
Annual General Meeting
Click here for
Click here for minutes of the 2011 AGM.
Club Annual General Meeting will be held at
Greshams on Thursday evening 8th November. The agenda will
Presentations to our 2012
click here for current standings
Fixing of subscription levels
Any proposed changes to our
Election of our committee for
Further information in "ITCH".
Championships updated to
included August's race -
click here for current standings [PDF]
Members information letter updated - please note
that Simon Green's phone number has changed, and that John
Wankowski should be contacted in the first instance by TELEPHONE
to arrange a Thursday evening rendezvous. (His current e-mail
address will shortly become a black hole.)
click here for current standings including June's Harwich &
IM70.3UK (Wimbleball) [PDF booklet] - the current leaders are
still Chris Tye and Kate Stannett - but currently excluding June
17th's Fritton lake standard distance event.
However - I'm
going to have to make a guess about who was in the Fritton event
unless somebody can send me a set of results showing which club
people were racing for. Also, can I remind anybody who races
"long" (eg the Outlaw) that we need you to send in a full set of
results, in a format that we can process, within two weeks of
Club kit - for all enquiries,
please contact John Wankowski by telephone -
- and arrange to meet John at Greshams or Woolverstone on
a mutually convenient Thursday evening/Saturday morning, when
John can bring samples with him. (John's e-mail is
currently diverting to his place of work, where he simply cannot
process kit requests.) Also - John, who is already our
treasurer, would be more than happy to hand over kit
responsibility to somebody else, possibly at the end of the
current season? So, if you're interested, please start thinking
click here for current standings [PDF]
Forthcoming Greshams sessions:
5th April: Valley Road hills (400m hill repeats)
12th April: Fynn Valley run (5 miles off-road, no headtorch required)
19th April: Speed session (1200m intervals Henley Road)
Cross country - Bungay 19 Feb - Russel Breyer writes:
Another good turnout today and a strong team showing from
the senior men founded on some fine performances, including three top 20
Special mention also to Abbie Thorrington (55th overall) and Antonio
Carpasso who we reckon came top 10 in the juniors.
Other provisional results from memory, full results in due course:
Ben Caisey 10, Ben Green 16, Lee Morgan 17, John
Wankowski 26, Martin Archer 58,
Russel Breyer 61, Mikele Carpasso 83, Simon Green 115
The final run in the league is at Haughley Park in
Stowmarket - everybody welcome.
Cross country - Stowmarket 4th March - 11:00 start
For those who are unsure of the new stretch of A14 at
the Haughley Straights, follow the signs for A1308 Haughley, then stay
on the old A14 road past the Little Chef restaurant/services, following
the signs for Haughley Park (ignoring the right-hand turns for Haughley,
Elmswell and Wetherden). 2� miles after leaving the new A14 turnoff for
Haughley, you will find the entrance to Haughley Park on your left.
Haughley Park is owned by "2 Sisters Food Group Ltd" and their sign is
clearly visible at the entrance. This is a nice parkland course and
features woodland, dips, logs and fields suitable for spikes and should
be around 5 miles for seniors and 2 miles for the junior race. Remember
your club vest.
Friday Fives - This is a series of five 5 mile
running races, mostly on road, held on Friday evening. Dates are:
25 May Ipswich, 1 June Kirton, 8 June Stowmarket,
29 June Bury, TBA July Gt Bentley
You usually get bling or tee shirt for each event,
plus a series medal provided you complete at least four of them. Don't
forget your club vest.
Gresham Thursday night sessions - be ready to run at
7:00 pm; remember to bring shower/change of clothes if you're going into
the bar afterwards!
23rd Feb: Dales Road run, 1st March: Henley Road
8th March: Fynn Valley head torch run
Saturday morning swimming at Woolverstone
The pool continues to be available from 8:00-10:00
although the first half hour or so of the third Saturday of each month
is usually reserved for juniors (the older ones of whom often stay on
for a full session). If you want to participate in the juniors sessions,
please contact our Junior Development Coach Isabel Smith rather than
just turning up on spec.
For the seniors, our life guard Mark Oxford writes
training sets up on the board for experienced swimmers to follow against
the clock. If you do not want to follow Mark's sets, please use the
outer edge lanes.
Charlie Stannett usually provides coaching assistance in the left hand
edge lane for less experienced swimmers & others wanting feedback on
their technique from 9:00 until 10:00 but he cannot be there this coming
Saturday 25th (away on a coach's training course) so let Mark know if
you need special care & attention!
Senior championships 2012 - to
remind you, the senior championships will be determined by a league
system this year. The rules and the eligible events are linked from the
members information page or
here to go straight to them [click
here for PDF].
Wattisham triathlon - Saturday 12th
May - is now accepting entries. If you are totally new to triathlon this
is worth entering - they have a "novices" category.
Ipswich BC Reliability Rides -
Sunday 19th February 2012, HQ - Playford Village Hall, IP6 9DU
100km ride starts at 9:00am, 70km starts at 10:00, 45km at 11:00am. All
rides cost �2.00, refreshments available at HQ.
For further info see
(under 18�s need to have a signed parental consent form to ride).
SCAA Grand Prix
As an affiliated club
of the SCAA (Suffolk County Athletics Association), our members are
entitled to participate in the SCAA 2012 Grand Prix series.
This is a series of 6 running races throughout 2012, held across the
county, where individuals and clubs are scored for the series of races
to compete to be Suffolk champions. The races selected for 2012 are:
Kirton Friday 5
Full rules on the
scoring are on the SCAA website at
Saturday swimming - junior
sessions will be on SECOND Saturday in Jan & Feb to allow juniors
to train with IBC other weekends, so the pool will be reserved for
juniors from 8:00 until approx 8:30 on Jan 14th & Feb 11th.
Note also that the Male & Female changing rooms have been switched.
Thursday evening run-outs
12th Jan 2012: Dave's House run
19th Jan 2012: Bleep test + recovery run
26th Jan 2012: Fynn Valley head torch run
2nd Feb 2012: Henley Road speed session
Arrive in time to change and be
ready to start at 7:00pm, stay for beer & a chat.
Next Tri-Yoga session is on
Sunday 15th Jan (4-6pm at Friends Meeting House, Fonnereau Road)
Members �5, non-members �8 - book your place through Susannah.
Please renew your membership by
end of January - see
Club membership 2012 -
apply on-line at
- but tick the appropriate box for which event(s) you will help marshal
after you've checked the 2012 dates.
(The application forms still show the 2011 dates.)
Voucher for timely renewals -
members who renew by Feb 1st will receive a �5 club kit voucher.
- sponsored this year
by Lifecycle UK - is scheduled
to open for entries any day now.
and tell your mates.
British Triathlon membership
- if you�re about to join the BTF please contact me first about getting
the membership discount.
Cross-country - contact
Russel Breyer for further information about cross-country, and to go
on his mailing list.
Note that club kit must be worn for cross-country events.
Nov 27 - Eastern Region Champs at RHS Holbrook
(advance entry required)
Dec 04 - Suffolk Winter League race - Sutton
Memorial Hall, Sutton, Nr Woodbridge
Jan 08 - Suffolk County XC Championships, Ickworth
entry required - deadline 9th December)
Jan 22 - Suffolk Winter League - Bury St Edmunds,
Feb 19 - Suffolk Winter League - Bungay,
Mar 04 - Suffolk Winter League - Stowmarket,
The Suffolk Winter League results are held and
distributed by the Suffolk
County Athletics Association.
click here for PDF of
agenda. (Hard-copies will be available at the meeting).
this has now been confirmed for Sept 16th; entries will open on 2nd
Thu 10 Nov
Greshams - Shell Garage run (4 mile road run) starting at 6:15.
Bring & buy old club kit to the AGM.
Swimming & swim-coaching -
every Sat until Dec 17th, 8:00 - 10:00 including Mark's "beasting"
sessions, and Charlie's "improver" sessions from 9:00-10:00.
Nov 19 & Dec 10 - pool reserved from 8:00 - 8:30 for juniors WIDTHs
sessions led by Isabel
Dec 10 - pool reserved from 8:00 - 8:30 for juniors WIDTHs sessions led
by Isabel (please contact Isabel if you�re bringing anybody along to
Dec 24 & 31 - NO swimming
Run-coaching - possibility of
track-based sessions for Thu. Contact Antony Birt if interested.
CompresSport - discount for
members - see e-mails for discount code.
Steve dB & Movember - see
Cross-country - correction:
Suffolk County AA XC Champs at Ickworth House on 8th Jan is actually a
'register in advance event'. Next "turn up & pay" league fixture is
Woodbridge (Sutton Village Hall, not the rugby club) on 4-Dec-2011.
Greshams on Thursday 10th November. Room & food booked from
7:00pm to allow a 7:30 start.
- confirmed senior champions are Lee Sheldrake & Kate Stannett; our vet
champs are Kevin Grant & Catherine Brooks; our senior vet champ is Simon
PDF for times.
ITCH League -
subject to any last minute race results coming to light, our league
leaders are Dave Copland and Kate Stannett.
PDF for the numbers - shout immediately if I've missed you
London Marathon - club entries have gone to Neil Catling, Sue
Hargadon and Simon Lockwood; limited reserve list in operation.
nominations now closed - all current committee members have been
nominated to continue with their current roles into 2012, with no
further nominations received within the requested timescales.
session on September 24th is a one hour session,
starting at 9:00.
We regret that the pool is
NOT available on Saturday 1st October.
With effect from October 8th, the session
cost will be �5, but we will be reverting to TWO-hour pool
sessions, running from 8:00 to 10:00. (The first 30 minutes of
the third Saturday of each month will normally be given over to
widths sessions for our juniors. Please contact Isabel if you
intend coming to these juniors sessions so she can plan
Tri-Yoga Season 2 with Joan Stonehouse
attended the Season 1 classes already know that Joan gives clear
and precise instructions with excellent demonstrations, keeping
a light but focussed atmosphere.
We have five dates, starting on the day the clocks go back (so
you won't be out on a long ride):
are on Sunday afternoons from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Friends Meeting
House, Fonnereau Road, Ipswich.
Put them in your diary now!
attending one class will help you, attending the full series
will pay dividends as you learn more techniques and progress to
advanced postures with regular practice.
- there is
priority booking for Ipswich Triathlon Club members, but if
places remain two weeks before the class, these will be open to
family and friends of members. The cost per class to club
members will be �5, non-members �8.
The maximum class size is 25 people. Places should be booked in
advance with Susannah by e-mail to
Thursday evening run-outs & other sessions at Greshams
22nd Sep 2011:
Dales Road run
29th Sep 2011: Speed session
6th Oct 2011: Fynn Valley head torch run (bring a head torch)
13th Oct 2011: Bleep test + gait analysis
20th Oct 2011: Dave's House run
27th Oct 2011: Valley Road hills
(10th Nov 2011: AGM)
AGM - Thursday 10th November, Greshams
It is planned
to hold the AGM in November as usual, on Thursday evening 10th
November, subject to our being able to have the normal room at
send any committee nominations to
by close of play Thursday 27th October (and
preferably before Thursday 20th which is when the
committee next meets so we know whether we need to start
twisting arms!), similarly any proposed changes to the
Club kit -
if you are
interested in ordering a HOODY please contact John Wankowski
Also - please remember that any kit vouchers issued during 2010
will expire in December this year.
County cross-country championships
Athletic Association 2011 Cross Country Championships will be on
Sunday 27th November, at the Royal Hospital School,
Holbrook. Unlike the league, this has to be entered in advance
on a team basis - so we will need to have a named co-ordinator
to make sure everything is done. If you are at interested in
taking this on please let me know a.s.a.p.
Fritton Lake Standard triathlon results?
If you did
Fritton Lake standard race and if you want your time taken into
consideration for the informal ITCH league (which is only
informal anyway), let me know your name, bib number and
position/time by close of play Thursday 13th October.
ITCH League -
current standings after events during July and August - now
available as a PDF.
It does NOT include scores from IM Frankfurt yet, nor have I yet
received a file for Frinton Standard.
morning sessions at Wolverstone pool - September
10th Sept 8-10am (early start for 30
minutes or so of juniors width work - this has been brought forward from
the 17th to avoid clashing with some activities linked to the Tour of
17th Sept 9-10am
24th Sept 9-10am
Open water swimming
Consensus is that the �secret
location� is now too cold/dark/weedy to continue for this year so that�s
it for 2011. Hopefully we�ll get the use of the site for 2012, but don�t
turn up on spec - it won�t be unlocked.
Click here to see
& other club meets
We meet every Thursday night at Greshams Sports Club, Tuddenham Road,
We usually have an
club run or something similar (come ready to START at 7pm - and please
wear appropriately visible kit during darker evenings) and then have a chance to chat
in the bar from about 8pm. Food is available from the bar until
We also have access to
a local school's 25m pool for Saturday morning swim sessions,
usually during term times - click here
for further details.