Meet your committee:

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Chair:

Jo Mallinson

Role: To chair committee meetings and liaise with external bodies

What got you into Tri:

I enjoyed the 3 disciplines on their own and wanted a challenge so decided to put them all together!

Top Tip:

Train with others, it makes it much more fun!

Ed Jones - TFN Triathlon Club

Membership/Comms Officer:

Ed Jones

Role: Looking after memberships and the website

What got you into Tri:

I initially signed up for a single event when slightly drunk with a friend, but I think it was training with TFN that got me hooked!

Top Tip:

Don't just do events! I was reluctant to join a club at first, but once I did, I quickly realised the benefits of training with people and having regular sessions to go to. Plus the socials are great too!

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Secretary:

Julie Lambourne

Role: Point of contact for all things official

What got you into Tri:

A team mate from the Cross-country club suggested I take up triathlon after I got to the pub on my bike faster than he did in his car!

Top Tip:

Enjoy your training and racing. Aim to finish every session or race with a smile on your face even if it hasn't gone to plan, and always be polite to and thank the marshalls.

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Treasurer:

Harry Hitchcock

Role: To manage the club finances.

What got you into Tri:

I was training for a marathon and realised I was enjoying the Swim and Bike cross training as much as the running, and they were causing fewer injuries! Signed up for my first tri a few weeks later and went from there.

Top Tip:

Get stuck in! Signing up to a race is a great motivator, and training with others helps keep things interesting.

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Social Secretary

Timmy Doyle

Role: To organise fun stuff to do!

What got you into Tri:

Excuse to buy bike stuff from ebay!!

Top Tip:

You really don't need all the fancy kit to enjoy the sport… be consistent with your training!

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Women's/Coaches' Representative:

Jo Mallinson

Role: To be a voice for the coaching team and female members

What got you into Tri:

I enjoyed the 3 disciplines on their own and wanted a challenge so decided to put them all together!

Top Tip:

Train with others, it makes it much more fun!

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Social Secretary

Emily Lockett

Role: To organise fun stuff to do!

What got you into Tri:

I used to to a lot of running and always fancied having a go at triathlon so went to a track and swim session with the club and the rest is history.

Top Tip:

Training with others at the club sessions makes it so much more fun and you get to make a great bunch of new friends!

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Kit Secretary:

Ashley Chapman

Role: To source and order TFN kit

What got you into Tri:

After many years of athletics/running my legs couldn't take 5 training sessions a week. I entered the local Erewash Tri for fun and found that with 3 sports my overall fitness improved and have other sports to fall back on if I do get injured.

Top Tip:

Train hard, race easy but don't forget to have a laugh along the way.