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Congratulations to Optima Racing Team - a TriMark Bronze accredited club


We joined Optima Racing Team at a track sessions to celebrate the club meeting the criteria to be awarded TriMark Club Bronze.

Optima Racing Team are the only second club with juniors to be awarded the accredtiation in the London region.

A massive CONGRATUATIONS to James Marler (club chair,) and the team for working on this and being awarded TriMark Club Bronze. 

Optima Racing Team is delighted to have received the TriMark Bronze award.

On recieving the award James Marler (Chair) of the club said "Optima Racing Team is delighted to have received the TriMark Bronze award. It is a tribute to all the hard work put in over the years by our Head coach, James Beckinsale, our committee and most importantly our outstanding athletes who have made Optima the exceptional Triathlon team it has become. Thank you British Triathlon

If you'd like to know more about Optima Racing Team check out the clubs website HERE


Triathlon England, as a responsible sport National Governing Body, believes all affiliated clubs with junior members should achieve the minimum standard of TriMark Club Bronze.

Triathlon England has worked with Sport England, under Club Matters, to develop a new accreditation scheme for community triathlon clubs within England called TriMark Club accreditation.  The scheme is for all community clubs, junior and senior, that have an established committee, a recognised constitution and has a membership offer open to everyone no matter what their background. The scheme launched on 1 April 2017.

TriMark Club
A TriMark Club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all genders and ages, that want to be involved in the sport of triathlon. A TriMark Club has reached a level of accreditation that helps parents and carers identify the right club for their young people.

Below is an outline of the TriMark Club Bronze criteria for clubs with juniors:

  • The club committee can demonstrate meeting the safeguarding standards required for the juniors under its care
  • The club has a trained Welfare Officer
  • The club’s junior coaches have been DBS checked, they are insured and have the right level of qualification appropriate for coaching juniors

This means:

  • Parents and Guardians can search for a club that has reached an appropriate standard of Duty of Care that meets national guidelines
  • The club demonstrates to local facility providers that children under their care are properly supervised whilst using its facilities.


For more information on TriMark check HERE or contact Jon Train (

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