Below is an introduction to your committee, if you would like to see an explanation of the roles please see the Committee Roles Explained under section to the right. Please feel free to contact any Committee member if you have any questions.
I was a decent runner when I was at school but stupidly took up drinking & smoking instead of competing! Around 15 years ago I got back into running but found I’d slowed considerably over the years. After years of trying to get into the London marathon I finally succeeded in 2008 and managed three marathons that year. A couple of friends had both competed at Kona and the concept of attempting an Ironman had always seemed impossible. I turned 50 in 2011 and another friend asked me what I would do to mark the occasion and I said “do an Ironman” less than 12 months later, 3 days after my 50th I completed Ironman Wales in just under 14 hours having prepared with Tewkesbury Sprint and Windsor Olympic triathlons (and of course a hell of a lot of training!)
I joined TTG in 2012 and am on the race committee and became Chairman in 2017. I enjoy the Saturday bike sessions and open water swimming in the Summer.
Being a member of Tri Team Glos has not only offered me the opportunity to train and compete in a sport that I love, but has also enabled me to gain so much more in terms of friendship, support and encouragement. Having been persuaded to take on the role of Chair, I only hope that I can fufill the challenges that lay ahead whilst continuing the good work that has already been done.
I joined Tri Team Glos in 2009 when I was taking a 6 month break from running through injury to my Achilles. I was looking to undertake some worthwhile exercise whilst I rested, and a work colleague recommended the swim sessions. Having just about survived the swim sessions I began to enjoy it. I thought I was fit, as I had been running for years, but I soon realised fitness is all relative!
I soon got hooked as my fitness level increased and I undertook my first triathlon in Australia in 2010. Since then I have trained hard under the guidance of the club coaches. You can’t help but get fitter. I entered my first Ironman distance triathlon in July 2012 which was a tremendous experience and intend to compete the longer distance triathlons for the foreseeable future.
I took up the role of Treasurer in April 2012 and also now sit on the race committee. My only regret is that I didn’t join 20 years ago.