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Spring Newsletter April 2024

15 Apr 2024 11:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Hello Everyone. 

I hope you are all well, although I know a few of us have succumbed to the cough and colds.  However, I am assured that good weather, possibly a heatwave, will soon be with us.  Failing that I will start planting rice in my very wet garden.  

Club Annual General Meeting

As you know we had the club AGM after swimming on March 25th.  It was great to see everyone who could make it.  

A couple of immediate items of note are that Heather, our stalwart Club Secretary is stepping down. She has done so well and so professionally over the last few years, keeping everything running smoothly.  Thank you Heather for all your hard work.  JoJo has now agreed to take over the role, having already taken on the mammoth job of the website.  

On that subject, we have a young techie couple who are helping to get our club website more user friendly, particularly for those who are browsing and looking for a club.  Hopefully, it will look more professional, and be easier to use.  So bear with us/them while this is in progress, there may be a few glitches while it is perfected!  Jo has also relaunched the club Facebook page.  Please have a look, and "like" it, thereby raising our profile.  

As a result of the AGM your committee remains very similar, and we now give a big welcome to Rosie who has agreed to step up.  Thank you.

Chairmen (Joint)         Malcolm and Dean

Club Secretary             JoJo

Treasurer                    Geoff

Coach                          Iain

Social Secretary          Rosie

Communications         Annie

I will post the minutes of the AGM for all to see when it has been approved.


Wes continues his valiant effort to complete 40 events in his 40th year.  He's almost there.  His latest achievement is Brighton Marathon in an excellent time of 3:57.  One more challenge which I believe is the London Marathon, which is where he started a year ago.  

George also ran the Brighton marathon in an impressive time of 3:48.  Congratulations both of you, particularly as the weather wasn’t kind and high winds made the going very tough.  

Forthcoming Events

The Triathlon world is waking up and events are appearing in the diary.  The TESE (Triathlon England South East) events are:

28th April        Sevenoaks Sprint

12th May         East Grinstead Sprint

9th June          Dartford and White Oak Sprint

16th June        Eastbourne Standard (an Age Group qualifier)

1st Sept           Brighton & Hove Sprint

8th Sept          Southwater Mixed Team Relays

These are great events, and earn points for the club!

Please let me or Heather know If you are at all interested in the Southwater Relays, as we need to register our teams very soon.  

Other local races to look at are Tonbridge on 6th May, and Mid Sussex (Burgess Hill) on 16th June. 

Cycling Event

Isle of Wight on 1st June. 

It is a club day out! A fun, quote Iain, "Bimble" around the isle of Wight.  The more the merrier.  Further details nearer the time.


Monday night swimming sessions continue throughout the year.  Open water swim are now beginning to appear, with Pell's Pool in Lewes open on Sat 13th.  Weir Wood Reservoir has started on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.  Haysden near Tonbridge is another lovely place to swim on Friday evenings. 

I leave you with these choices and hope that you will be inspired to come along to some of them!  Good luck to all.


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