Freddie Spring Memorial Trophy
Freddie Spring was one of the first people to discover the sport of triathlon and to compete in the Southend Triathlon back in the 1980s. Over the following 20 years, he continued to train and compete in triathlons all over the UK and also abroad in France.
He loved the sport of triathlon as it is the ultimate test of stamina, drive, courage, determination and willpower- all of which he possessed in abundance! Many people used to comment that they thought he was the fittest person they knew. Sadly in 2009 Freddie was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus, one of the most difficult cancers to treat successfully. He fought the disease with courage for three and a half years but died on the 21st of April 2013.
Freddie’s wife has generously and kindly donated a winner’s trophy to the Sundried Southend Triathlon in her husband's memory. It is a fitting tribute to a man who loved the sport and the town so much and if he were alive today we know that he would have wholeheartedly supported the event.