Executive Committee functions
The Executive Committee consists of 5 roles : Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership and Welfare, additionally we have a Vice-Chair who assists the Chair with the running of the Club.
|Peter Simpson |
|Andy Murray |
| Welfare Officer |
|Helen Joliffe |
|Club Secretary |
|Michaela Raynor |
|Welfare officer |
|Peter Lowman |
General Committee functions
The Non-Exec Committee has 4 additional members that help the Exec Committee with managing the club, supporting the various activities that we do and represent a broader voice of our general membership to assist the Committee with decision making.
|Vicki Cook||Kit Officer & Social |
|Alison Geldart||OWS Support|
|Shaun Harrison||OWS Support|
Executive Commitee Members
Peter Simpson: Chairman
Despite some cycling and running in my teens I didn't give Tri's a go until Skipton Tri in 2013.
I managed Skipton Tri at least once a year until 2017 when I was persuaded to put my cricket kit away and see if I could do a few more Tri's... and maybe learn how to swim with a little less splashing. Some friends being Craven Energy members suggested I join and I haven't looked back since - the coaches, the people, the camaraderie, the overall energy and sense of belonging are the best I've ever experienced in a Club!
Andy Murray: Welfare officer
I have been a member of the club for over 3 years during this time I have started from scratch learning to swim with the very patient coaches and cycling with other club members on club rides I have competed in many events from sprint to Ironman distance Triathlon.
I volunteered to be a member of the committee to give something back to the club, it's more than a club it's a family that welcomes everybody with open arms (they may talk you into doing crazy things out of comfort zones but the support is amazing )
I'm also partial to the odd cake stop in a group ride ..
Helen Joliffe – Secretary
I first encountered triathlon around 2008, when a friend invited me to Ripon Tri to watch her race. That was all it took to convince me this was a sport for crazy people; whilst I admired the level of fitness and dedication of the athletes, it was definitely not for me. Some years later another friend took up the sport, and their enthusiasm was contagious. This friend challenged me to compete in Skipton Tri in 2017, and I was hooked.
I have been a member of Craven Energy Tri Club for three years. Initially I joined for the coach-lead training, and advice from experienced club members. However, the club is a community with so much more to offer. I have been introduced to Open Water Swimming, partaken in social events from rides and runs, to meals out and weekends away. Sometimes it’s just coffee and chat with new friends, doing life together. Whatever the occasion, the support and encouragement from every member permeates the environment of this club. Honestly, I love it and am glad for the opportunity to give something back through my work on the Committee.
Peter Lowman – Treasurer
I just recently joined the Club (March 2022) and what a warm welcome I have had. I have been a Triathlete for over 20 years and the sport has given me a lot. I wanted to “give-back” and was delighted to be elected as Treasurer. I am looking forward to the contribution I can make to the growth of the Club and to supporting our members on their Triathlon journey.
I recently volunteered at my first GoTri event. What an amazing initiate for newcomers to experience the excitement and challenge of Triathlon and the personal growth that participating can bring.
Most of my races have been standard distance and middle-distance events. I have completed one IronMan event. What an experience that was. Finishing just before midnight with a crowd of around 500 welcoming the finishers in. I have won my Age Group four times and been placed in the top three on several occasions. I have represented Team GB in my Age Group at the European and World Championships at Standard and Middle Distance.
Michaela Raynor – Membership Officer
I am Michaela and I joined the club with my husband 4 years ago. I love all things sport and I have stuck with this club owing to the endless support all coaches and members give. The 'can do' attitude has encouraged me to engage and try all sorts of variations of triathlon. You find your rhythm and then try something else! Never a dull moment....it's all out there. Join us!