Ipswich triathlon club - the red & black...

Ipswich triathlon club is affiliated to
Triathlon England, England Athletics and the Ipswich Cycling Association.

Triathlon EnglandEngland AthleticsIpswich Cycling AssociationSuffolk County Athletics Association

Welcome to Ipswich Triathlon Club's website.

Membership is invited for 2015!

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 http://www.entrycentral.com/ipswich-tri

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: ipswich.tri@gmail.com

This Google 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 account ipswich.tri@gmail.com - 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.
Old stuff

The Web ipswich-tri

Old homepage


ITCH newsletters - from 2003 to 2012

ITCH league

2011 ITCH League - info
2011 current standings PDF

2010 final outcome PDF
2010 ITCH League - work book
2010 ITCH League - info

2009 final outcome PDF
(2009 standings as MHT)
(2009 standings as XLS)
2008 ITCH League - standings

Old club notices archive

05-Feb-13 2013 Club senior championships - click here for rules & eligible events

Membership-processing - 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.

Club kit - our Belgian supplier has ceased manufacture. So please bear with us: although John Moody ( kit@ipswich-tri.org ) 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.

09-Nov-12 Committee, kit, etc following AGM.
The club committee becomes: Chair - Simon Palmer, Treasurer - Simon Green, Secretary - Charlie Stannett, Junior development - Isabel Smith, Men’s captain - Neil Catling, Ladies' captain - Caroline Goldsworthy. The AGM decided to retain the post of communications officer - Charlie Stannett.

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 "Belsteadbrook Leisureclub")

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 deposit) to susannah@ipswich-tri.org

07-Nov-12 Annual General Meeting
Click here for AGENDA.
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 include:

  • Presentations to our 2012 Club Champions - click here for current standings [PDF]
  • Fixing of subscription levels for 2013
  • Any proposed changes to our constitution
  • Election of our committee for 2013.

Further information in "ITCH".

10-Sep-12 Championships updated to included August's race - click here for current standings [PDF]
13-Aug-12 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.)
02-Jul-12 Championships - 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 competing.

Club kit - for all enquiries, please contact John Wankowski by telephone - 07810-294856 - 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 about it.

11-Jun-12 Championships - 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)

22-Feb-12 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 places.

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 speed session,
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!

20-Feb-12 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 click here to go straight to them [click here for PDF].
06-Feb-12 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 http://ipswichbicycleclub.co.uk/
(under 18�s need to have a signed parental consent form to ride).


SCAA Grand Prix Series 2012

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:

Joe Cox Half Marathon



Framlingham 10k


Kirton Friday 5



Bungay 20k


Newmarket 10k



Hadleigh 10m


Full rules on the scoring are on the SCAA website at http://www.suffolkathletics.org.uk/Temp%20work/road.htm.


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 https://www.entrycentral.com/index.php?raceID=100967


Club membership 2012 - apply on-line at http://www.entrycentral.com/index.php?raceID=100967 - 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.

Duathlon - sponsored this year by Lifecycle UK - is scheduled to open for entries any day now.
http://www.entrycentral.com/index.php?festivalID=null&raceID=100079 and tell your mates.

British Triathlon membership - if you�re about to join the BTF please contact me first about getting the membership discount.

22-Nov-11 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 House, Horringer
            (advance entry required - deadline 9th December)

Jan 22 - Suffolk Winter League - Bury St Edmunds, Nowton Park

Feb 19 - Suffolk Winter League - Bungay, Ditchingham

Mar 04 - Suffolk Winter League - Stowmarket, Haughley Park

The Suffolk Winter League results are held and distributed by the Suffolk County Athletics Association.

10-Nov-11 AGM - click here for PDF of agenda. (Hard-copies will be available at the meeting).

Duathlon - this has now been confirmed for Sept 16th; entries will open on 2nd January.

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 these)
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 http://www.movember.com/m/1786142 -

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.


AGM - Greshams on Thursday 10th November. Room & food booked from 7:00pm to allow a 7:30 start.

Club champions - confirmed senior champions are Lee Sheldrake & Kate Stannett; our vet champs are Kevin Grant & Catherine Brooks; our senior vet champ is Simon Green. See PDF for times.

ITCH League - subject to any last minute race results coming to light, our league leaders are Dave Copland and Kate Stannett. See PDF for the numbers - shout immediately if I've missed you somewhere.

2012 Virgin London Marathon - club entries have gone to Neil Catling, Sue Hargadon and Simon Lockwood; limited reserve list in operation.

Committee 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.


Saturday pool 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 accordingly.)

Tri-Yoga Season 2 with Joan Stonehouse
Those that 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):

  • 30th October 2011

  • 27th November 2011

  • 11th December 2011

  • 15th January  2012

  • 5th  February 2012

All sessions are on Sunday afternoons from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Friends Meeting House, Fonnereau Road, Ipswich. Put them in your diary now! Whilst 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.
The maximum class size is 25 people.  Places should be booked in advance with Susannah by e-mail to
susannah@ipswich-tri.org - 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.

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 Greshams
ase send any committee nominations to charlie@ipswich-tri.org 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 constitution.

Club kit - if you are interested in ordering a HOODY please contact John Wankowski a.s.a.p.
Also - please remember that any kit vouchers issued during 2010 will expire in December this year.

County cross-country championships
The Eastern 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.

07-Sep-11 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.

Saturday 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 Britain)

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 older notices

Training sessions & other club meets
We meet every Thursday night at Greshams Sports Club, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich.

We usually have an informal 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 about 9pm.

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.

Other clubs:


Culford triathlon
There are TWO Culfords this year.
Entries open Monday 2nd February, 7:00am.

Culford - Sunday 26th July 2015


CULFORD - Combined results
(people who raced both)

Culford 2 - Sunday 31st May 2015



Please contact race director Neil Catling with any queries.

Competitors - DOC
Competitors - PDF
Volunteers - PDF

2014 Results
click here for PDF
click here for XLSX

2013 Results

Junior triathlon
Junior - Sunday 30th August 2015

Provisional results 2015
 - Excel xlxs file

2015 competitor information
2015 course layout

2014 Results
Click here for PDF
Click here for Excel

2014 competitor information
2014 course layout
2013 Results
Ipswich duathlon
Duathlon - Sunday 13th September 2015
2014 Results
2013 Results
 Click here to see the 2012 British Triathlon Rule Book [PDF]
The Ipswich Cycling Association evening cycling time trial series. For results and further information please consult the Ipswich Cycling Association's website.

British Gas Great East Swim: please note this is NOT being organised by the triathlon club and we regret we do not have any special access to Alton Water for people wishing to train for this open-water event.

Senior club championships

- 2015 events
- 2014 provisional results
- 2014 events (rules as for 2013)
- 2013 standings
2013 rules & events
- 2012 events & results

Information for club members

 - club training arrangements & other general info
 - titch (microsite for junior members)
 - Club kit
 - constitution
 - committee members

 - www.facebook.com/groups/ipswich-tri

 - Links - to other websites, including traders offering discounts to members.

BBC weather for Ipswich

 Feedback - e-mail charlie@ipswich-tri.org