We are delighted to announce that our Triathlon Club has been awarded the Bronze TriMark. Ipswich High School is the first school to receive a TriMark, which is an incredible achievement. Gaining this level of recognition for the school club is a testament to the dedication and passion of the team who run it as well as the enthusiastic students who attend each week.

What is the Bronze TriMark?

The Bronze TriMark is part of the TriMark Club accreditation system developed by Triathlon England in conjunction with Sport England. The accreditation was set up with the aim to recognise high-quality triathlon clubs and help to support, sustain and maintain these.

What does the TriMark mean?

The Triathlon Club is now recognised by National Governing Bodies for being a supportive and fully inclusive club that follows a code of conducts, has a qualified coach and a welfare officer. It also demonstrates the commitment that the school has to develop well-rounded athletes who can excel at multiple sports.

About the Club

The Triathlon Club currently has 18 members made up of students from Year 5 to Sixth Form, with numbers set to grow with the achievement of the TriMark. Training takes place on Mondays and Friday after school and helps improves the students’ performance and technique across all three disciplines. Head Coach, Emma Springham, is the driving force of the club and has been coaching for 10 years and is one of only three females in the East of England to be qualified as a Level 3 coach. Members of the club are encouraged to participate in competitions, with the most recent of these being the first in East Region Race Series, which was hosted at the school.

What is next for the Club?

The TriMark Club accreditation is a three-tiered system with bronze being the entry level. The club is now working towards the Silver Mark and has its sights set on the Gold Mark.

11 June 2019