Wight Tri club meeting minutes – 06/01/2017 – 1 Holyrood Street, Newport
Steve Dines, Anne Dines, Pete Carter, Luke Jeffrey, Chris Longson, Adam Younger, John Gardner,
Steve Gratton, Martin Goodall, Kim Goodall, Hafiz Aladin, Mandy Womack, Sue Clerkin, Paul
Charlton-Smith, Liz Dunlop, Sean Williams, Neil Cooper, Jan Fletcher
Joe Norman, Mary Norman
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION :
New chairman Steve Dines opened the meeting stating that this year we have a new role in vice-
chairman which is being completed by Sean Williams. It is planned that the chairman will hand
over to the vice -chair at the end of the term, or after 2-3 years but Sean will be taking over from
Steve at the end of one year.
Apart from a change in secretary from Mike Mills to Jan Fletcher the rest of the club roles remain
MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING :
The minutes of the last meeting were agreed
TREASURERS REPORT :
The treasurer submitted a written report. The cub remains in a healthy position.
There is still some money to be paid to Liz Dunlop for the Island Games
SWIM TRAINING :
There have been some recent changes which have come into effect already and sessions are now
in blocks of six weeks.
We still have more people wanting to do swim training than we have spaces available.
The club wants to include new members and we need to make changes for those members
coming into the club who need to improve their swimming and it was suggested that we have
interim training in addition to Wednesday night sessions to facilitate this.
A discussion took place re members attending swim training who do not take part in triathlons. It
was felt that if someone is a fully paid up club member they have the right to use the facilities so
cannot be discriminated against. Everyone needs to be accommodated.
It was suggested that the Wednesday night swim sessions could be published on Facebook so that
those who cannot attend can still complete the session in their own time. This would also allow
others to repeat the session if they wanted to.
It was agreed that we need to look into extra swim training sessions.
We have been offered time at Gurnard Pines Cowes Club which Steve Dines will look into.
Liz Dunlop will look into the availability of using The Heights
Martin Goodall will liaise with Val to find out if she has any additional time for another session
Val has said that she is prepared to come to our open water sessions
West Wight Sports Centre (WWSC) want better ties with Wight Tri and there is a possibility of
sessions on Saturdays at West Wight. Chris Longson could coach this. Steve Dines will liaise with
The current booking system for Wednesday swim sessions is not ideal – not everyone who wanted
to book was able to and some did not see it until it was already fully booked. Those who missed
out this time will not miss out on the next round of sessions. Members should take it in turns to sit
out the sessions to make sure everyone gets to attend.
Sean Williams has contacted Kudos but has not received a reply yet.
Sean will meet with Kudos and Liz Dunlop next Friday, 13/01/17, to obtain prices for Wight Tri kit.
DUATHLON DATES :
2 duathlons have already been completed and there are 4 additional duathlons planned :
East Cowes – 8th January
Chillerton – 12th February
St Helens / Yaverland – 5th March
Colwell – 26th March
Other event dates were discussed and confirmed as follows :
22nd – Ryde Harriers cross country
29th – West Wight duathlon
5th – Ryde 10 mile
12th – Chillerton duathlon
19th – cross country
26th – Arthur Biggs cross country
5th – St Helens / Yaverland duathlon
12th – Spyvelo cyclocross
19th – West Wight duathlon
26th – Colwell duathlon
2nd – Spyvelo cyclocross AND Wight Tri spring Tri
SPRING TRIATHLON :
Will be held on 2nd April 2017
Event needs an organiser. Steve Dines will liaise with Joe Norman.
Neil Cooper is happy to be Race Director
Jan Fletcher will speak to Gurnard Pines
The event will follow the same route and format as previously (400m, 20km, 5km) and price will
remain unchanged – £5 for members and £20 for non members which will include membership.
SOCIAL SECRETARY :
We have already started introducing meals after duathlon events but Steve would like to introduce
the role of social secretary. Steve would like any members interested in this to contact him for more
information. It will not be an official position.
CYCLE JUMBLE :
A cycle jumble is planned at Gurnard Pines on Saturday 11th February. Access opens from 1230
and the event is open between 2pm and 4.30pm.
Entry to the event will be free for purchasers.
Tables will cost £2 each for those wishing to sell items. There will be an Island Games table and
Steve requested club members to donate one item to this table.
Steve Dines will find out how much Gurnard Pines are charging for the use of the room.
There will be a raffle for the Island Games Team so any donations will be gratefully received.
Sean Williams will advertise the event on FB
Last year Wight Tri paid a reduced admission fee to the IW Cycling Club giving access to time trial
events. Only a handful of WT members took part. Discussion took part as to whether or not IWCC
would offer the same again this year but it was a felt that this should be done individually and not
as a club entry given the small uptake.
A discussion took place regarding WT paying a fee of £30 per year for the club to CTT, time trial
association which would give members insurance for TT’s and would also cover mainland events.
This would not give WT members access to the reduced fee for the IWCC TT events though.
We could look to put on our own TT events.
Sean Williams will organise submitting this application
EA SUBS :
Discussion took place regarding whether this should be done individually or as a club.
The club is affiliated. The affiliation runs from April to April annually.
Individual members fee is £14
Members must be affiliated individually if they want to run for Wight Tri rather than as an
Members should be encouraged to sign up as EA members individually
Payments can be arranged through Anne Dines as treasurer
1) JUNIOR SECTION. This was raised by Chris Longson who is keen to get a junior section up
Chris is a Triathlon level 2 qualified coach.
There is no additional cost for Wight Tri to tick the junior section in addition to the adult section with
We have a club welfare officer in John Gardner.
Chris can access 2 lanes at West Wight Sports Centre swimming pool
He can also look into the availability at Rew Valley
He could do basic swim / cycle training weekly
Chris will pit this out through FB initially to see what interest there is and then offer it out more
widely if needed
Chris will bring this back to the next meeting for an update
A junior membership of £5 was suggested.
2) CROSS COUNTRY.
Last year WT took part in Ryde Harriers cross country events and it is planned that we will do so
again this year.
It was decided that any WT member can compete for the Wight Tri trophy which was purchased
last year even if they are a member or another club too. (Last year members of WT were not able
to complete for the WT trophy as they were running for other clubs).
3) CLUB EQUIPMENT AT STEVE DINES ADDRESS
Steve and Anne have a lot of equipment at their address such as buoys which need to be moved
as they take up too much space.
It was discussed that the buoys would be deflated and the club would purchase a pump which
would assist in the buoys being transported due to their size.
Adam Younger offered storage space for the buoys and can probably also offer a pump too. This
offer was accepted
4) TWITTER -Hafiz raised that WT are not on twitter and this would assist us in getting information
out about what we do
Hafiz volunteered to take on the role of the Wight Tri Tweeter which was accepted unanimously
5) CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHIES
It was decided that all WT trophies would be presented at the WT Awards evening rather than at
6) BIKE BOX FOR WT MEMBERS
A discussion took place regarding buying a bike box for the club which could be rented out to club
members when required
It was decided that this would not happen at the moment
7) WT WELFARE OFFICER
A discussion took place about whether or not there had been any contact with or by the BTF
regarding the recent media issues relating to child sex abuse. There are no known
communications with this regard and the club members are not aware of any contact from the BTF
8) TURBO TRAINING
Luke Jeffrey spoke about the possibility of offering turbo training sessions but it was felt that this
would not be a practical option.
NEXT MEETING :
25th February 2017
1 Holyrood Street, Newport