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Triathlon London Chairman’s report


Alan Spelling, the Chairman of Triathlon London has issued the Triathlon London Chair Report ahead of the regional association’s 2012 Annual General Meeting…

It has been an incredible year for London and the sport, with the Olympics spectacularly showcasing London to the world. Hyde Park will never witness another event like it but the World Championships, the final of the World Series, and numerous world championships at all levels in the park may come close in 2013. It has been an honour for me and I am privileged to have been chair of Triathlon London for the past three years.

The [Triathlon London] Committee has consistently supported and served our members in London unselfishly and remarkable well. Once again this year has been no exception and we have surpassed expectations. All members of the committee deserve special mention for their dedication and extensive voluntary contribution and time.

We have again delivered top quality events in the senior and junior London series, which were keenly contested, as every year and again well attended. The Academy has produced excellent results and the support for all youth, juniors and youngsters has never been better.

Officials are fully supported and initiatives are in place for continuous development with help and guidance where it is needed. Computer problems and our web site have been obvious and frustrating but we now have a dedicated expert who is gradually sorting it out. The Awards night promises to be something special and early responses indicate it will be very well attended.

We have delivered, over and above, on all the criteria set out in our three-year Strategic Plan which was written in 2009 and needs significant updating. I have pointed out where this needs updating but coming to the end of my term it is appropriate to leave this to the new Chair and the committee.

Financially we are in a very strong and healthy position including having unspent funds to support Governance, the quality of Events and Officials and Volunteers etc.

Summing up – it has been again a very good year for Triathlon London and our members and we have delivered on all our targets and goals.

We hope to see as many people as possible at the awards evening on 10 November to recognise and reward those who have represented us, together with those who have achieved success or who have contributed to making London the success it is.

My particular thanks and gratitude to all those who have contributed to Triathlon London.



The Annual General Meeting of Triathlon London will held at 19:30 on Tuesday 13 November 2012 at London South Bank University, South Bank Technopark, 90 London Road, SE1 6LN in the board room. The AGM is open to members of Triathlon London, (triathletes who live in the London or are members of London registered Triathlon clubs).

Questions are invited to be submitted in writing to the Chairman by no later than 12.00pm on 5 November 2012 to chairman[at]triathlonlondon.org.

For those who are interested in helping to shape the future of triathlon in London then now is a great time to get involved. All committee positions are open for nominations.

Nomination forms and Committee R&R’s are available from: communication[at]triathlonlondon.org.

Completed applications for nomination to the Executive Committee should be submitted in writing using the form entitled ‘Nomination for Triathlon London Committee’ by no later than 12.00pm on Monday 5 November 2012.

Triathlon London AGM Agenda:

  1. Chairman’s overview
  2. Treasurer’s review of the Accounts and funding
  3. Regional Development Managers’ report 2011/2012
  4. Elections/re-elections of Officers
  5. Questions as submitted to the Chairman
  6. AOB




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