Derby Triathlon Club Committee
This page gives some details of the current committee. These members meet monthly to discuss the needs of the club, set target races, make purchases of equipment, fund coaching courses, organise events (including Junior Triathlon, Aquathlon and Club awards night).
All members of the committee are contactable via the e-mail address given below.
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Chair - Chris Nicoll
After years of competition cycling and running I first competed in a triathlon in 1997 but it really began to take over my life from 2002, joining DTC in 2006. I’ve competed in all distances to Ironman and love traveling abroad to race. Highlights include DTC club trips to Alpe Duez Tri, Mallorca 70.3 and Challenge Peguera, plus the 70.3 World Champs, and World Duathlon Champs in Australia and elsewhere.
I have been part of the DTC committee in various roles for much of the last 10 years and have a keen interest in coaching and event organisation.
I have been involved in various sports organisations over the years and recognise how sports clubs rely on their volunteers and the efforts of individual members to make them inclusive and a success for all.
Vice Chair - Jenny Romero
Secretary - Sarah Watts
I have a background in marathon running and decided I wanted a new challenge. After being inspired by the 2012 olympics I completed my first triathlon in 2014. Since then I have competed at all distance triathlons as well as a few duathlons.
I owe a lot of my development and success in triathlon to DTC. The club sessions have allowed my to develop in all 3 sports and this cumulated in me representing GB at the age group world championships this year
Treasurer - Steve Gray
Dragged along by a fellow running club member to give it a go 6 years ago and I haven’t looked back.
Started off doing DTC’s very own Summer Series (that I now co-ordinate) in 2016 to completing my first full Ironman in 2018… now regularly do 70.3 events and in training for IM Copenhagen with a number of other club members.
DTC has been a great club for not only improving my triathlon skills but also for the support and encouragement I’ve had along the way.
Membership Secretary - Clive Holland
Since Joining DTC in 2012 I have had various roles on and of the committee. These include Co-Chair, Chair, Vice-Chair, Junior Point of Contact, Equipment officer. I am also the club’s Webmaster.
I have competed at all distance super-sprint to Ironman and have qualified for 2020 ETU Aquabike Championships at middle (half-Ironman) distance, although I won’t actually compete in the race until 2022 due to the pandemic!.
Junior Point of Contact - Richard Wroughton
After my first sprint race at Foremark back in 2015 I splashed aimlessly around the local leisure centre pool trying to improve my swim technique until a chance meeting with a DTC committee member whilst giving blood at Burton Town Hall. I took his sound advice and joined DTC, starting in the friendly and informative novice swim sessions where I made huge gains in just a few weeks with proper instruction. Although I eventually managed a 70.3 at Stafford in 2017 my main focus is now my daughter’s training so you will find me regularly watching from the side of the pool or track.
As Junior Point of Contact (JPC) I represent the interests of the Club’s juniors on the committee. If any member or parent of a junior member wishes anything discussed at a committee meeting, then send it to me and I will ensure the matter is discussed.
Welfare Officer - Kevin Gerrard
My role is to ensure the safety of children , young people and vulnerable adults at Derby Triathlon. Contact me if you feel you need advice support and help (not with training) but personal issues whilst taking part in Derby Triathlon training and events.
Head Coach/Covid Officer - Liz Burgess
Communications - Julie Morris
I joined DTC all the way back in 2013 after being persuaded by a friend. I entered my first triathlon in September of that year.
Since then I have completed a number of sprint, standard and middle distances and I am currently training for a full distance in Copenhagen.
I have received fantastic training and encouragement with the coached sessions that DTC offers, these have given me the confidence to progress my goals and achievements.
Committee member - Sarah Millican