Committee

COMMITTEE

We have a dedicated committee of volunteers who meet monthly to help run the club. All members of the committee are elected at the AGM.

The committee try to act in the best interest of the club and its members. It is not always an easy role and sometimes difficult decisions need to be made.

If members want anything to be discussed by the committee, they should contact the relevant individual or, if they are unsure who that is, any member of the committee.

Mike McGillion

Chair

I’ve been a member of the club on & off since it was first formed back in 2006 and it’s structure and camaraderie has helped me achieve much more of multiple sporting disciplines & events that I ever thought I was capable of.

I now help to co-ordinate a really strong & motivated committee that has pushed the Club forwards over the past, tough COVID year and is now in a great position to grow with a new coaching structure, more coaches and activities including supporting Open-Water Swimming at Daventry Country Park.

Kim Wakefield

Club Secretary

 

Adrian Wyatt

Treasurer

 

Carrie Hamilton-Gibbs

Welfare Officer

About the role:
My role as Welfare Officer is to ensure the safeguarding and welfare of all club members across both the adult and junior club.  I am available to contact in confidence should you have any concerns regarding your own welfare or that of another member. An important aspect of my role is also to ensure that all of our coaches and helpers are DBS checked and trained in the safeguarding and protection of children and vulnerable adults.

Neal Whitford

Membership Secretary

About the role:
I am the first point of contact for new and existing members regarding any information about club membership. I make recommendations about the setting of our annual fees, ensure we are members of appropriate sporting bodies (e.g. British Triathlon Federation, England Athletics and Cycling Time Trials) and keep members informed about activities and social events that the club organises.

Proudest triathlon moment:
In my first season in triathlon, I managed to win my age group at a local sprint event. Everyone ahead of me was in the age group above, but you can only beat the people who turn up. A year later I completed the Outlaw (full distance) event, which I never thought I could do having struggled with injuries when running half-marathons.

Mel Plumridge

Covid-19 Officer

 

Nichola Smith

Club Captain

I've been a member of Rugby Triathlon club since 2014.
I have a huge passion for the club and its members. Being club captain is a real honour and I hope to fulfil my role.
My role as club captain is to be a leader and someone who encourages its members to be involved in all aspects of triathlon. I have the overall responsibility of choosing the club championship races for each distance and supporting members to enter and take part. I have a key role in being involved in club activities and being a well-known face of the club.
I am proud of every triathlon I have completed, however the ones that stand out in my mind are:
My first ever triathlon -a pool sprint at Desford in 2011.
My first triathlons after having my 2 children (2015 & 2018).
My one and only triathlon win at Daventry sprint in 2016. And all 3 middle distance events I have completed.

Matt Hayward

Junior Chair

 

Ross Wearing

Coach Co-ordinator

I’ve been a member of this fantastic club since 2007, I joined after I’d entered the club race and it dawned on me that I couldn’t really swim that well! Since then I’ve completed a number of events from sprint to Ironman. 
I’ve been on the committee before as social secretary and then club captain which I’d say was my proudest moment in Triathlon.
My more recent role as coach co-ordinator will give me a different challenge. I’ve been a level 1 coach for about 10 years and I am taking my level 2 this year. My role is to ensure we have enough coach cover for every session and to improve sessions by upskilling our current coaches to then improve you, our athletes.  I believe most of us are in this sport for pleasure and we should not take it too seriously so I love the fact that all our sessions are social and interactive but also challenging enough to help you get fit for your next event. 

Ed Slater

Race Director

About the Role:
As Race Director I am responsible for the managing the organisation, setting up, and running of the successful and popular Viridian Daventry Triathlon.

Key to this is the support, expertise and time given by other members of the Club. Every year our members ensure that the race is one of the most popular on the race calendar, both for the novice and expert.

The team and I look forward to continuing this in 2020, entries are now open and we look forward to seeing you on 13th of September 2020.

Proudest triathlon moment:
That would be finishing the race I am in, be it a Sprint, Olympic or Middle. I race for the challenge and fun of doing it. I will never be the fastest, but I always enjoy myself. Especially if there is a medal, some sweets, and a T-shirt waiting at the finish line for me.

Alice O'Neill

Social Secretary

 

Richard Mercer

Kit Co-ordinator

About the role:
As kit officer, I am responsible for sourcing kit for the various disciplines and distributing to club members. Recently this has involved coordinating the design of new club kit along with a change of supplier. I am also involved with the race committee, helping to deliver the best Daventry Triathlon we can, tasked with promoting the race. 2020 will be my second year in both roles.

Proudest Triathlon Moment:
Having just completed my second season of triathlon, this changes all the time, but most recently I finished my first Half Ironman at Outlaw X. This involved completing distances in all three disciplines that only a year ago seemed impossible to me. I might not have been fast, but I'm immensely proud to have overcome the distances and finished a race that once seemed like something I could only dream of. Hopefully 2020 will bring even more to be proud of.