Stimpson is guest of honour at Absolute Triathlon Club’s Awards

Olympic hopeful Jodie Stimpson attended Absolute Triathlon Club's annual awards dinner at the weekend

GB triathlete and Olympic hopeful Jodie Stimpson was guest of honour at Absolute Triathlon Club’s annual awards dinner, which took place on Saturday 26 November at The Embankment, Nottingham.  
The recently crowned ‘Nottingham Sports Club of the Year’ were celebrating the achievements of their 180 junior and adult members with trophies being awarded over a number of categories including Triathlete of the Year and Most Improved.
Stimpson, 22, joined the Junior Club in the afternoon for an exclusive swim session at Southglade Leisure Centre where she passed on her wealth of knowledge and tips to the twenty children aged seven to 14 who attended.  

Jodie commented, "They were a great set of young athletes and I am sure I am going to have to be looking out for them soon. It was fantastic to be able to meet so many people who share the love of triathlon with me."

The adults and junior club members subsequently took their places at the evening event where Miss. Stimpson presented the various Awards before answering a number of questions from the audience and talking about her life as a triathlete and her hopes for 2012.

Club Chairman Steve Lloyd said “I would like to thank Jodie for attending our celebration and making the whole day and evening very special.  She is a fantastic role model for our Junior Club members and a great ambassador for Triathlon.  Congratulations also go to all of our worthy award winners and here’s to a fantastic 2012”.

Stimpson is part of the British Triathlon World Class Performance Programme and is aiming to qualify for the Olympic team in 2012. She came first at the Team Triathlon Super Series in Lausanne alongside Alistair Brownlee, Jonathan Brownlee and Helen Jenkins, and has won the British Triathlon Super Series for three years in a row (2009, 2010, 2011).

The awards presented to the seniors included Male Triathlete of the Year – Chris Bennett, Female Triathlete of the year – Pamela Dutton, Rookie of the Year – Catriona Wynne, Volunteer of the year – Malcolm Ray and the important spirit of the club award jointly awarded to – Nick Bestwick, Helen Ward and Vicki Watson. The winner of the John Anderson Trophy was John Budworth for his performance at the Club’s nominated championship event – Erewash Triathlon with the Karen Green Trophy awarded to Catriona Wynne for the same event.

Junior awards went to Male Junior Triathlete of the Year – Sammy King, Female Junior Triathlete of the Year – Alana Meenan, Most Improved Junior male – Latrell Wynter and Most improved junior Female Sophie Marsden.

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