Following the regional nominations and awards process, the national winners have been named at the 2022 HUUB Triathlon England Awards in 12 categories.
Reflecting the time and commitment put in throughout the triathlon community in 2021, the awards took place on Friday night, 11 March, and were hosted by podcaster and presenter Kate Mason alongside Triathlon Team Leader for Team England at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Jonathon Riall.
The winners in the 12 categories were:
Young Volunteer of the Year
Charlotte Reynolds is a founding member of Witney Junior Tri Club in Oxfordshire and is completing her Level 1 coaching course having already given a lot to the club and its members in the role of activator.
Adult Volunteer of the Year
Mark Whitehead is the membership secretary at Meridian Triathlon Club in Hertfordshire. The club has had a number of new members get involved in the club and Mark has gone the extra mile to make them feel welcome
Junior Coach of the Year
Mark Klein is head junior coach at Optima Racing Team in London and has grown the junior section in his years leading. In and out of lockdown his enthusiasm and commitment continued to engage juniors and their families in swim, bike, run.
Participation Coach of the Year
Chris Nicholas from Sun City Tri Club in Sunderland for his passion and dedication to organising GO TRI events and training sessions to support beginners in the sport. He’s also organised podcast recordings to provide insight and training advice.
Technical Official of the Year
Clare Donovan has been Regional Officials Coordinator for South East region 2013, supporting officials across the region and the regional committee. She’s also a keen official herself, officiating at events from local to international level.
Outstanding Contribution Award
Derek Jones has dedicated over 20 years to Saffron Walden Triathlon Club in Essex. Helping members of all abilities and levels to get involved in the sport and develop their skills, he played an early role in the career of Paralympic medallist George Peasgood.
Tri Bramley Baths are a club based in Leeds, with the award given for their community-focussed approach to engaging members and new members in swim, bike, run.
Teresa Harman has been awarded the inaugural Wellbeing Award for the way she treats those around her and the way she engages them to inspire participation within swim, bike, run.
GO TRI Initiative of the Year
TFN Tri Club’s GO TRI Aquathlon at Colwick Park encourages engagement in multisport and a chance to give it a go. In 2021, their event had over 50% first-time participants.
Small Event of the Year
Tri in the Park is a community-minded event that attracted 160 participants, with donations from the event going towards a local lido and local suicide prevention charity.
Large Event of the Year
Suffolk Triathlon was the first triathlon delivered in Felixstowe and was organised as part of FelixFest. It also aligned with the women’s cycling tour, utilising the same finish arch.
Club of the Year
Hillingdon Triathletes in London has seen 88 new members join in the last year, with membership numbers now highest of their 25 year history. They organised 30 events last year for athletes of all levels and supported local charities through their events.