Katie Weeks: Chair
|I am a relatively new member to the TTG Committee but very excited to be joining a superb club! Always been a sports nut and have captained both hockey, netball and swim teams. Also been social secretary for a university ski club and competed up to Novice eventing. Started taking part in triathlons in 2012 and haven't looked back. Ready to become more involved in the sport and encourage many more fellow sportsmen to become TTG members. it is an honour and privilege to now be standing as the Chair of TTG and I very much hope to do the position justice. Having such a strong club committee beside me, along with a super bunch of members - it only leads to new and exciting things to come, so watch this space. It is my mission to grow numbers and get more and more involved in the all inclusive sport of Triathlon!
Jon Murgatroyd: Vice Chair
John Holland: Club Captain
|I ran my first Half Marathon aged 40. I was cajoled into another. Each time was a little better, and then I got into Marathons. There was a thriving internet rivalry and performances improved over the years. Sub 4 to 3:30 to 3:15. A heck of a lot of work to get sub 3 hours at the age of 48 and I was breaking. So I took time out.
Other folks suggested triathlon. I enjoy cycling, but there was that swimming problem. TTG really helped there. So much so, that I’ve now achieved a couple of Ironman races. For me, it’s not actually about the racing now. It’s the training that is the enjoyment. Yes, there’s still some friendly rivalry, but that’s how performance improvement comes about.
Charlie Barnard: Club Secretary
|I had a go at sprint distance triathlons for the first time around 10 years ago. I’ve always loved swimming, would give running a good go but cycling was not my sport! Completing some charity bike rides to have some goals, including London to Paris and London to Berlin the following year helped change this and led me to ride and race with local club Velo Vitesse. After a serious reversal of favoured sport and running now being my new nemesis, I wanted to have another go at triathlon so got in touch with TTG.
I thought joining the club would be a great way to meet new people and gain from the experience of local triathletes - it is! Joining the committee is an extension of this and as new club secretary, I wanted to be part of the team that help keep a great club running.
Pete Beaumont: Swimming Co-ordinator and Vice Treasurer
|I joined the club in 2019 as I was keen to add some structure and focus to my training, which at the time was a bit sporadic. The truth of the matter is I that when I joined the club I wasn’t really interested in racing, my only goal was to improve my fitness and then maintain it. TTG has been brilliant in helping me achieve that goal.
My background (a long time ago) was swimming and that’s my most comfortable discipline, hence why I’m now the swimming co-ordinator. I have done some cycling over the years, but I hadn’t discovered the delights of Tri-Bars until I joined TTG. I had also done a reasonable amount of running including marathons and half marathons.
TTG has been great for me, I spent a couple of years swimming training and running training and didn’t feel under any pressure to race. Over the last 12 months I’ve started entering some sprint events and duathlons and I’m completed Outlaw X in Sep ‘22.
I’m planning on increasing the number of races I’m competing in over the next couple of years and I’m keen to encourage and assist others to do the same.<
Rachel Collins: Club Welfare Officer
|I joined TTG in 2018 after completing a Swim Improver course that the club offer (since I was pretty much unable to swim at that stage). Prior to that I've been running for around 5 years and before running I'd only ever been involved in horse sport. With the help of the club's amazing swim coaches I can now stay afloat, which enabled me to do my first Olympic distance triathlon in London in 2019. I then joined the committee in 2020. I'm a big believer that you've got to love what you do - and I've found the triathlon community, and importantly the club, to be a brilliantly friendly and welcoming place.
Paul Yeatman: Club Treasurer
Gordon Saunders: Club Social Representative
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Ryan Green: Member Rep
|I took up triathlon in 2019 as I was challenged by a friend to complete a half Ironman race, keeping active and finding a like-minded community were a huge bonus! Little did I know that the pandemic would put paid to all my efforts at the time. After years of cancellations I finally completed my first 70.3 in May 2022. This will be the first of many for sure.
I enjoy the challenge of half Ironman distance but if I'm honest it's the training that gets me there which I find the best part. Seeing how not only myself but how others evolve and progress in their endeavours is great to see.
I really enjoy the social aspect that training with the club brings. Be that running, swimming, or cycling. There is something for everyone and all different abilities. There is always someone who is happy to offer advice if asked for. Nobody takes themselves too seriously!
As a Member Rep, if you have any questions, suggestions or feedback, then give me a shout.