Gavin Tipper

It is with enormous sadness to  announce the sudden passing of Gavin Tipper on the 21st August 2007.  Gavin is father to Jacob and Lara who are talented Tipton Harrier juniors.  Gavin was a regular down the club who would often take volunteer his services to supervising the juniors out on training runs on a Tuesday and Thursday nights.  Gavin was also chairman of Black Country Triathletes. Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Mandy, his son Jacob and his daughter Lara. Our thoughts and wishes are with them at these very sad times.

Gavin was a tireless volunteer in both triathlon and athletics.  He was formerly a successful rugby player with Dudley Kingswinford and the big man was one of the most recognisable down the club with his size and stature.   Ever present at events organised by Black Country Triathletes and Tipton Harriers, spending many hours marshalling events and helping competitors ensure their day was one to be remembered. Gavin also invested much of his time and energy ensuring The Black Country Triathletes junior section ran smoothly. Both of Gavin’s teenage children also enjoyed triathlon and regularly took them to and from training sessions and events around the Midlands.