Directors & Senior Executive Report

In our second year of operations as TriDoha LLC(G), the legal entity for TriClub Doha, we were successful in growing our activities, as well as returning a financial surplus for the year, recouping the losses incurred in the inaugural year of operation. 

Our partnership with Qatar Foundation grew during the year with the club organising 14 races across four race series in Education City; four triathlons, four aquathlons, four junior duathlons and two running races, with over 2,400 participants taking part across all events. Additionally, we ran the popular Dukhan Triathlon, which was upgraded to an Olympic distance event.

During the season we continued to provide a regular training program for our members, working with local coaches to run five free training sessions weekly for our members, with two sessions at Education City facilities. The club organised 18 free races for our members; 8 Monday duathlons, 7 Saturday Aquathlons, two oceanman aquathlon races at Khor Al Adaid and a long course Duathlon at Rawdat Rashid.

Despite the growth in activity, our club experienced a slight reduction in membership subscriptions for the season to 458, a fall of 9% from the prior season, with junior membership increased by 24% to 130.

Triathlon in Qatar continues to grow and we were pleased to support the inaugural Qatar Triathlon Series, with 176 of our members making up 55% of the overall series participation and are pleased to report our members dominated the podiums at the Junior, Open and Masters levels at all five events.

Our members also made a big presence in Ironman events, with the club represented at 33 Ironman events globally during the season with 45 members joining the first Ironman 70.3 Oman, 9 members qualifying for the 70.3 World Championships in South Africa and 3 members participating at the Ironman World Championships in Kona. 

The club continued to support other supported other popular events in Qatar, including the Doha College 10K, Torch Run, Aspire Park Run and the Esrar Adventure Race. The club cooperated with the Dutch Embassy and International Labour Office to organise the first-ever Workers Run in Qatar, a free event for over 1,000 labourers.

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

 


Hatem El-Safty
Senior Executive Function

Ewan Cameron
Director