Tri Points Trophies
The Points Trophies are organised to encourage adult members to compete in triathlon events on the club calendar. You score 5 points for completing a club event and 10 points if the event is a club championship or club relay. There are also 10 points available for completing a half Ironman and 20 for completing an Ironman race anywhere during the year (to a maximum of one of each) and 2 for each club event you volunteer at (points are only available at SLH organised events where members are eligible to score points, ie the Swim Challenge and Open Water Championship).
In 2014 we're changing the way we run the competition to have separate trophies for men and women for the first time. The man and woman who amasses the most points in a season will each win a cup.
The men's cup is named after Steve Southall (pictured), who much to his displeasure had to complete the gruelling Ballbuster in order to secure the inaugural Points Trophy.
The women's cup is currently without a name. Suggestions are welcome!
Winners will keep their respective trophies for one year, and whichever winner amasses more points during the year will also collect a shoehorn. The shoehorn is representative of Steve's transition techniques.
Ross Gentry is the current holder of the Southall Cup and shoehorn, winning a close-fought 2013 contest during which he got married - at one point it looked as though he and Natalie were going to enter every race together and finish equal. That will not be repeated now with the separate trophies - they can go for one each now!
The women's cup currently has no holder as it is being presented for the first time in 2014.
The previous year, Nigel Costiff was the clear winner of the 2012 trophy, marking his last full year in Coulsdon.
Update 26 October
Both titles were decided at the London Fields Aquathlon on 5 October. Chris McHugh has won the men's contest with a huge winning score (he would still have won even without the 20 point bonus for completing an Ironman during the year) and Tracy Land has won the women's race. The trophies, and shoehorn for Chris as the overall top scorer for the year, will be presented at the triathlon AGM on 8 November. Hope you can make it. Well done to both.
|Chris McHugh||90||Tracy Land||55|
|Jim Burdett||60||Caroline Cattini||45|
|Nick McNamara||57||Rachel Coe-O'Brien||35|