Triathlon workforce celebrated at British Triathlon Awards


In an evening aimed at celebrating the performances of the Great Britain and Home Nation teams, the Coaches, Volunteers and Officials who underpin the sport have also been recognised by the Leigh Day British Triathlon Workforce Awards at the British Triathlon Awards Evening on Saturday 14 November 2015.

The Leigh Day British Triathlon Volunteer of the Year award went to Andrzej Warhaftig, a well-recognised figure within the Triathlon England London Region. Working tirelessly on the front line to ensure all bases have been covered, Andrzej is also a treasurer, time-keeper, marshal and official.  He has left no stone unturned in his pursuit to give back to the sport he enjoyed so much as a competitor.

The Leigh Day British Triathlon Official of the Year award went to Peter Lambert for going beyond the realms in order to gain greater experience for the role he so willingly undertakes. His reputation, earnt over 15 years of dedicated officiating, has seen him trusted to lend his expertise worldwide; this year travelling to WTS Stockholm where he was handed a key role in delivering the event. He was also encouraged to take the position of Officials Coordinator within the London Region.

The Leigh Day British Triathlon Coach of the Year award was won by Penny Rother who has whole-heartedly channelled her efforts into increasing women’s participation. Rescheduling her own work calendar to fit the needs of her athletes, she looks after a cohort of females – many new mothers - getting into the sport for the very first time.

She lends her patience, time and knowledge to creating a sociable environment in which they can achieve their personal goals alongside juggling her own career as a full-time GP.

In a night of celebration, we also recognised TriExercise Pembrokeshire Coast Triathlon as British Triathlon Event of the Year. Events are where our sport truly comes to life and our athletes can showcase their talents following months of dedicated training. This event prides itself on its impeccable water safety; over-specifying against guidelines with kayaks, RNLI beach lifeguards and the RNLI inshore lifeboat. Having attracted 10% of entries from relay teams this year, reaching wider triathlon communities is a top priority and has added greatly to the to the atmosphere during the day. It actively created links within the local community and has truly established itself as a key date in the Welsh Triathlon calendar.

For a full list of British Triathlon Award Winners, please visit here.

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