The Tri London committee meets regularly to discuss members’ interests, which include:
- Coordinating training, competing and social events.
- Ensuring that the club fees are set at an appropriate level and finances are accounted for and managed effectively.
- Promoting communication between club members.
- Providing information to new or potential club members.
Details of our committee members is below. Please feel free to contact them should you have a specific enquiry regarding any particular area of Tri London.
Andy Betton – Treasurer
Andy started his triathlon career in 2009 rather late in life at 38, having just completed his first marathon and after having realised he really enjoyed bike racing after completing the London duathlon a couple of times. The only reluctance was whether 1500m was too far to swim. Initially only doing Olympic distance he soon found himself on the slippery slope to going longer and longer.
Having gotten the tri-bug, Andy was aware that his swimming was very poor (its now just poor) and that 5 hour solo bike rides were a guaranteed way of going insane. He therefore wanted to make the whole triathlon experience more sociable and to learn from more experienced triathletes and consequently joined Tri-London in Autumn 2011. Andy did his first IronMan race in 2012 and has now completed 5 races of this distance, and more half-ironman races and Olympic distance races than he can remember. Over the winter months, Andy runs a lot….(club track sessions, half-marathons and London Marathon every year). He is also prone to liking the odd beer…
Andy has been Club Treasurer since Autumn 2014.
Sam Birch – Tech Director / Membership Secretary
I started triathlons in 2011 as a way to get into swimming and running alongside road cycling – having turned to the dark side from mountain biking in late 2010. I completed a full Iron-distance tri in 2013, and then joined Tri London later that year to try and find like-minded people to keep training with.
Mountain biking is still my favourite sport, but I’m still working on my swimming and manage to enjoy the annual swim gala regardless!
Joanna Dufton – Secretary
I did my first triathlon nearly 10 years ago after watching a friend complete one and thinking “that looks fun!”. Since then it’s been a journey from sprint triathlons right through to completing my first Iron-distance in 2017.
My favourite element of triathlon is the chance to meet new people, the challenge of improving my swimming, and discovering the countryside on my bike.
Cat Eames – Race Captain / Swim Coordinator
I joined Tri London in 2015 after becoming hooked on triathlon after my first sprint in 2013. It’s safe to say since joining the club, triathlon has become a major part of my life through not only the training and racing but also the social side. It’s been the best way to make friends in the local area and I love being part of a community of people who don’t think you’re completely insane to enjoy spending your weekends running on muddy trails, cycling to find a good coffee or swimming in the local reservoir (and perhaps finishing off with a pint in the pub)!
Being part of Tri London has pushed me to achieve more than I thought was possible – from being a reluctant runner and novice cyclist, I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in several World and European Age Group Championship and complete two Ironman triathlons. As a result I’m on the committee to try and payback some of the support and guidance I’ve received from amazing club-mates and hopefully encourage a few others to give more races a go!
Federico Forti – Social Secretary
I got intro triathlon about 5 years ago after a friend kept telling me how great it was.
My sporting background is quite varied as I’ve been playing tennis since I was a kid and love skiing among other things. As a kid I hated running and now I just look forward to long runs. I don’t race much but I do enjoy the training part a lot (and helps burning the burgers and beers…). Having said that I took part to quite a few of the winter’s cross country races with the club.
I’ve been a member of Tri London for about 3 years now and I thought I’d try and give something back to the club, ideally looking for coffee stops during long rides!
Aly Hadfield – Kit Coordinator
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Roz McGinty – Bike Box Coordinator
Roz joined Tri London in 2008 after a two year background in running. More stress at work equated to longer distance running and having sustained too many injuries whilst focusing on running marathons she was advised that training across three disciplines would lower the risk of injury.
Two sprint distance triathlons later she was hooked and in a moment of insanity found herself pushing the ENTER NOW button for Ironman Germany 2009. This led to an iron distance race addiction every year since. In addition she has represented the GB AG Team at Middle Distance & Long Course events resulting in 2 European Long Course Gold Medals and 2 silver!
In addition Roz is guide to a VI athlete which is an extremely rewarding role. Tri London has provided the perfect training opportunities and a chance to train with like-minded souls with an unrivaled experience in all things tri whilst at the same time making many new friends. The theory on less injuries is yet to be proved but her decision to change to tri and join Tri London has resulted in achievements that she believes would never have been possible without the club.
Amy Pritchard – Bike Coordinator
Joining the committee in what will be my 5th year as a member of Tri London finally gives me a chance to try and give back to our club what I have been offered over the years. The club has had a hugely positive impact, not only on myself but my family, and the benefits go way beyond the race results. The biggest ‘result’ for me has been the valuable friendships I’ve made; several of my favourite and best friends are now on this committee. These friendships have been formed by the many race days and trips away we’ve shared, as well as after training and post-race socialising that is so important to maintaining the warm network.
Other results include triathlon and aquathlon successes as well as an ongoing sponsorship from Giant Camden as their women’s Liv brand ambassador and the formation of a local women’s cycling club; Team Liv Camden.
From 2017, within my role as bike co-ordinator, it is my hope that by welcoming the women’s club to train and participate with our club, this will offer the benefits of greater depth in ability for both clubs and further encourage women into cycling and triathlon.
Mallory Simmonds – Social Media Secretary
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Chris Wilson – Run Coordinator
Chris first joined the club in 1996, and was Club Chairman for three years.
He has raced triathlon over all distances including three Ironman distance. He also races in Road and Trail races, Ultra marathons and Swim Runs. He’s a Sports Therapist of 20 years, mainly treating runners, athletes and cyclists. He’s also a level 2 Triathlon coach and likes to focus on biomechanics and injury avoidance.
He is still active on the committee, now as club Run Co-ordinator. In this role he runs the Tuesday Hills session and Thursday morning runs, along with longer runs on the weekend. He also looks after the Cross Country team which races in the Essex Sunday League.
Chris is always willing to help and advise members, and helping members to participate in club training and racing.