Directors & Senior Executive Report

The inaugural year of TriDoha LLC(G), the legal entity for TriClub Doha, was a success in growing our membership and activity. During the year we managed to achieve an important milestone of over 500 members joining the club for the season, an increase of 30% over the prior season.

The club was involved in the organisation of four triathlon events during the year; three triathlons at Qatar Foundation and one, in conjunction with the Qatar Triathlon Federation at Al Ghariya. Each race had over 250 participants.

Our partnership with Qatar Foundation grew during the year with the formulation of an annual agreement to organise three separate race series; four triathlons, four aquathlons and four junior duathlons. These will take place at Education City between September 2018 and April 2019.

During the year we introduced a training program for our members, running five free coached sessions each week for our members, with two weekday sessions at Education City facilities. Working with local coaches, we will improve the engagement of, and overall level of fitness and experience, of our members.

The club organised 20 free races for our members during the season. Besides the 8 regular Monday night Lusail Duathlons, 8 Saturday morning Aquathlons and the off-road triathlon, we ran two oceanman events at Khor Al Adaid and a long course Duathlon at Rawdat Rashid.

To overcome the travel restrictions, the club traveled further afield, with over 70 members participating in the Ironman 70.3 Colombo and a club-sponsored team taking part in the European and Middle East Ironman 70.3 TriClub Championships in Barcelona in May, where the club finished a respectable 8th place in Division IV.

Although the new entity made a financial loss in it’s inaugural year due to the costs relating to starting up our new entity and introducing weekly coaching sessions, we aim to reach break-even during the coming season. The recruitment of a part-time Race Manager, Lea Koivisto will help to increase race entry revenues. Our capital base remains strong and we have all the assets and volunteers at our disposal to enable the club grow our activities.

Finally we would like to share our appreciation to all the companies in Qatar that have supported the club and all the members and individuals that volunteered for the club during the season, making sure our events were successful for all participants.

Hatem El-Safty
Senior Executive Function

Ewan Cameron
Director