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Following the AGM on 18 November, the new regional committee has now been formed. Full details will be updated shortly on the ‘Committee’ section of the website. The new positions are:

Chair & Triathlon England Representative:  Steve Robertson

Vice Chair: Paul Jones

Treasurer: Ian Maddison

Secretary: Vicky Howse

Welfare Officer, Junior Rep & Performance  Co-ordinator: Alan Copeland

Website Co-ordinator: Lisa Tweddle

Technical Co-ordinator: Bob Hogg

Events Co-ordinator: Richard Coates

Academy Head Coach: Colin Gardener

A message from Tri Northumberland

We thought that all competitors who competed at this years Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon would like to view our short video of the event and we will have our other events online very soon. Despite Hurricane Katia’s best efforts, the Newbiggin 2011 was a great success and a tribute to everyone involved, especially the marshals and athletes who toughed out the windy conditions.
Here is the video:

Paratriathlon Coaching CPD

Sunday 22nd January 2012

 (An Application form can be downloaded HERE)

Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit, Stewart Park, Middlesbrough. TS7 8AR

The course will focus on the practical and coaching specific elements to help coaches develop their own knowledge and skills. The idea of these sessions is to work with and gain knowledge from an experienced athlete who will be attending the course with their kit. Coaches are then able to gain a bigger insight into the practical areas they could face.

Course content:

  • Practical implications of coaching paratriathletes.

  • Water Handling practical – helping people work with non ambulant athletes

  • Practical

    • the wheelchair racing athlete

    • the visually impaired athlete

Cost to Coaches: £Free in return for coaching at a Paratriathlon try a tri day in 2012. Otherwise £25.00

Pre Qualifications:All coaches attending this course must be BTF level 1 coach and above.


Both payment and the application form must be received prior to a place being reserved on the course. There are only 16 places available so early booking is vital to reserve a place.

*Payment by cheque only. Please make cheques payable to British Triathlon Federation

For more Information contact Michelle Scott

North East Regional Grand Prix Presentation 

Friday, 18 November 2011

Holiday Inn, Newcastle

Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys and Girls…roll up, roll up! That’s right, the the biggest event of the 2011 North East multisport season is taking place this Friday. One Life Racing are leading the way in terms of team representation at this years event…

Come on guy’s, prize or no prize, this is your chance to show case your club! We want to see representatives from every club within the North East – from Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Cleveland, North Yorkshire – come on, get your names on the list! Why not come along as a group and celebrate the 2011 race season together?

Yes, Alnwick Tri, Cleveland Tri, Darlington Tri, Durham Tri, Durham University Tri, East Coast Tri, Gosforth RC,, NE31 Tri, Newcastle Tri, Northumbria Uni Tri, Ryton Tri, Sun City Tri, Tri Northumberland, Teesdale Tri, Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Tri and Tyne Tri Club’s – we’re looking at you! Get your club members onto the list!

Don’t miss out on this fantastic event – have you won a prize from either the senior triathlon, aquathlon or duathlon series? Have you won a prize in the junior triathlon series? (prize winners can be seen in previous grand prix posts) Then make sure you book your tickets now!  Even if you haven’t won a prize, why not come along and celebrate the 2011 North East multisport season with your team-mates, family and friends?

Tickets are at a fantastic price of £10 for adults and £5 for children! Included in this price is a Mediterranean style buffet and music/disco too. You really don’t want to miss out!

The venue is the Holiday Inn, Newcastle (near the Seaton Burn roundabout/Junction between A1 and A19).

You can book your spot now HERE (TICKET BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED)

The North East junior events calender for 2012 can now be viewed in the ‘ Junior’ section of the website. We expect that more events will be added in due course, so please keep checking the junior page for more information.

The North East multisport events calender for 2012 is now coming together. Events have now been added to the ‘Events’ section of the website and the calender is certainly looking exciting with a host of new events plus a return from old events. You might notice there are a few gaps in the calender as we expect that other events will be added in due course. Do check the ‘Events’ section for further details of this.

For the senior series, there will also be a sprint, olympic and long distance North East Championship event too. These races are to be decided on shortly too and we will let you know as soon as possible.

The junior series calender is currently being worked and will feature ‘Juniors’ section of the website shortly.


Congratulations to Stephen McKenna of Tyne & Wear Fire Tri and Emma Pearson of Absolute Racing RT, winners of Sunday’s QE2 Duathlon.

                       The men’s winners: 1st, Stephen Mckenna (centre), 2nd, Daryl Oguona (left), 3rd,

Elliott Gowland (right)


Full Results can now be seen HERE

A race report can be viewed HERE shortly…. (keep checking back)

                           The women’s winners: 1st, Emma Pearson, left, 2nd, Ellen Tullo, centre, 3rd,

Jenny Holland, right