500-plus members at Glasgow Triathlon Club6th Nov 2018 | Written by Carolyn Reid
Glasgow Triathlon Club is delighted to announce a membership of more than 500 people.
Having welcomed the 500th member, Susan Cameron, early last week, another two people joined up to give a total club tally of 502 with an almost 50-50 split of male-female members. Glasgow Triathlon Club is the largest club in Scotland and one of the largest clubs in the UK.
President Sean Webster said:
“It is fantastic to see the club growing and especially over the last few years. We are very happy to have an almost even gender split and we have a growing junior membership as well.”
“The growth must be credited to the existing members themselves, who have created such a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The members have spread the word about our club and this has led to new people joining us.”
Sean also praised the coaches. He said:
“Our amazing and dedicated team of coaches has also been a contributing reason for the growth of our club. With Vicky Begg, our head coach, and Billy Mitchell, our junior coach, at the helm of a well-structured training programme and a team of member coaches, we are able to offer a comprehensive and encouraging development programme for triathletes of all levels, from absolute beginners through to elites.”
Calum Reid, Triathlon Scotland Development Manager, congratulated GTC. He said:
“It is a fantastic achievement to reach 500-plus members. The club has gone from strength to strength and this milestone is a testament to the positive, welcoming environment that Glasgow Triathlon Club has created.”
“We look forward to watching the club grow and develop further in the coming years on the back of this great achievement. Congratulations to everyone at the club.”