I have a good new for you...yesterday, Dragons Triclub nominated as "Newbie 2009" during Dragons End of Season Party beach...what a joy, surprise and unexpected award!
From left to right: Paul, Richard, Xavi, Julian and Mike.
I attach chronicle from Richard Thornton (Dragons Newsletter) and link:
"Dragons End of Season Beach Party
What a great night, and I was impressed with how much a Dragons triathelete is actually capable of drinking - the food was there and picked at, but the booze was hoovered up. For the committee members that work in the background keeping the club alive, it was a real reward to see so many people there.
The philosophy of the club has always been "A club run by members for the members" - we are not profit making, so everything gets ploughed back into the club for your benefit and enjoyment. The post race sausages have served two jobs this year. One, was obviously to feed you after the race, but secondly and actually the primary point of doing the sausages, was so that people would stay a while after each race and get to meet and chat with fellow racers. And this shone through at the end of season do, where we had 50+ members mingling, drinking and having a laugh - besides the racing, this really is what the club is all about.
And with 40 of us on the Drunken Dragons table at Phuket - it shows that the club camaraderie is strong.
A few special awards were handed out on the night (Below) as well as over a dozen prizes in the lucky draw:-
Best Male improver - Matt Holland
Best Female improver - Kate Ruthersford
Most committed racer - Chris Gunns
Best Newbie - Xavier Garcia
Best Tri Tumble - Ray Wepener
Our Thanks again are extended to Escapade Sports for supporting the Dragons and providing us with many of the gifts.
If you haven't visited them yet, then you must, as it really is a one-stop shop for the triathlete, and the staff are really helpful and very knowledgable. "
Talk to you next post,