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Tue 7th Dec 2021

Tri247's Athlete of the Month supported by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

As the curtain comes down on September, it's about time we announced our ERDINGER Athlete of the Month for August 2015.

Thank you to our readers for another large selection of emails, nominations, recommendations and suggestions for the AOTM award this month. After highlighting such a wide variety of amazing performances, stories and results, it has been very difficult selecting just one winner, and we suspect we'll be seeing more great performances from many of those who we couldn't choose this time as the season continues - so their time may well come for recognition later in the year!

Please do continue to keep you nominations coming in through the year, it really is appreciated and they are all reviewed. Read on to find out this months winner...

2015 Winners so far...

Each month selecting our ERDINGER Alkoholfrei Athlete of the Month is a difficult task, always highlighting plenty of worthy winners who we feel guilty for not including... but we can only select one winner. This month we have decided to recognise an athlete who gives back immensely to the sport through his club, as a race organiser and for his consideration and thought for others.


Mark PhiloMark is Vice Chairman of Tri-Anglia Triathlon Club and was nominated by Rob Lines. Rob explains his reasons:

"I'm nominating Mark for his support of others, dedication to our great sport and his own prowess.

"Mark is 47. He tackles an Ironman every other year, is vice-chairman of his local triathlon club, Tri-Anglia (also my club), is Race Director to two successful events and is also training as a race official.

"This summer Mark competed in the blistering heat at Ironman Frankfurt. I'm sure you will have heard many stories of the conditions and of suffering on that day. Mark spent his run ensuring other members of his club and other clubs were getting around safely in preference to posting his own time. He did still finish himself, plus he went back on course to help others home so did more than the marathon.

"Mark was also Race Director at the increasingly successful Norwich Triathlon which for the second year running had just over 500 entrants over two different disciplines on two separate days. With Mark at the helm he is able to get over 100 marshals to help over the weekend which makes for a very special atmosphere.

"For these reasons I would like to nominate Mark Philo for your Edinger Athlete of the Month."

We're delighted to make Mark Philo our ERDINGER Alkoholfrei AOTM for August 2015. Mark will also receive these great prizes courtesy of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei:

  • A months supply of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei
  • 1 x ERDINGER Rucksack
  • 1 x Shift Shirt (Training shirt)
  • 1 x Sunvisor
  • 2 x Water Bottles

Tri247's Athlete of the Month supported by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Help us find the Athlete of the Month for September! - #AOTM

We want YOU to help us identify an Athlete of the Month candidate each month through 2015!

Perhaps you have got a friend, rival or club-mate who you feels deserves recognition for their efforts - as well as some tasty bottles of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei plus some great prizes? The criteria is up to you - they may be the fastest, have recovered from injury, have sacrificed their own performances from others, shown consistency... anything you think is worthy of recognition!

How can I nominate someone?

Simple - two really easy options:

  • Simply email [email protected] with who you would like to see recognised and a brief note on why, or,
  • If you are on Twitter, use the hastag #AOTM and tweet us @tri247 and let us know when you have seen a noteworthy performance, or have someone you would like us to recognise!

Tri247's Athlete of the Month supported by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei