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.
Chairman - Nick Morris
It was my wife who introduced me to Triathlons and Derby Triathlon Club (DTC). It was watching her enjoying herself whilst completing her first triathlon at Etwall Sport Village, the encouragement offered by all the spectators, participates, organiser/marshals’ and club members made it such a fantastic experience for those participating and spectating, I decided I wanted to be part of this even at my late age!
I joined DTC in the September 2013, took part in social bike rides, pool sessions to improve my swimming technique and track to increase fitness and stamina. 2014/15 completed several Sprint Triathlons in the local area, culminating with a club organised trip to Barcelona for the Garmin Olympic Triathlon. Experienced a great time socially with club members and with other triathletes from all over the world during and after the event. They call it the triathlete family and it is a family!
Derby Triathlon Club encompasses all abilities and ages from junior, novice, inexperienced and the experienced triathlete and actively supports and encourages its members by offering the opportunity to develop and improve fitness, stamina, technique in all three disciplines of the sport. This is thru’ coaching at pool and open water swimming, bike handling including social bike rides, time trials as well as track sessions. These are linked to social events where we can share our experiences, funny stories and mishaps – I had a few!
Derby Triathlon Club also offer training events like the Summer Series – a series of training triathlons where members can practise their preparation for a race, setting out their equipment and transition techniques such as stripping off the wet suite, bike mount and dismount in readiness for that all-important race day in a friendly atmosphere.
I was club treasurer in 2016/17 and now club chairman for 2017/18. DTC committee is here to ensure that the club provides a safe and friendly environment for all its club members.
Secretary - Sarah Millican
Treasurer - Symone Day
Accountant – Someone who solves a problem you didn’t know you had, in a way you don’t understand, probably sums me up in my day job but there are soooooooo many more interesting things about me.
5 years ago I had the illuminating idea to do a half IronMan for a charity close to my heart. Having never done a triathlon and not one to start small I deemed this to be a good idea. I can cycle, I can run and swim, well I can blag that, float, a bit of breaststroke and came out the water near the back, but I got out, had a really good bike then onto the run. I’ve run 10 marathons, so how hard can this be? Oh my god, I learnt after what a brick session was… Mmmmmm should have done some of those…
Well I thoroughly enjoyed the day and decided I had best join a triathlon club and learn A LOT.
So she came, the social diva and loudest member chose Derby Tri and arrived on the scene and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made, an amazingly friendly club. I was asked to join the committee as treasurer in the only role I am qualified to do, so I agreed to give something back to the club that has given me so much, and given me the opportunity to meet some great people I now call friends.
Everyone says I’m heard before I’m seen, which I think that’s a good thing as I support every single one of you at local events and absolutely love cheering you all on!
So from the Loud, Totally Mad and obsessive German Shepherd Lady you made the right call if you’re reading this and decided to join DTC.
Membership Secretary - Lindsey Appleby
From riding and competing with horses for most of my life I had a mid-life crisis in 2011 and did my first sprint triathlon! I don’t come from any athletic background at all so it has been a massive learning curve and quite life changing. What a fantastic group of people triathletes are, I have learnt so much and made many new friend and now can’t imagine my life without it. It is certainly addictive, I don’t aspire to beat anyone but myself and I have a massive love for middle distance races. For me the social side of the sport is as important as the racing so as membership secretary I’m here to help you enjoy your journey through triathlon. Contact me with any membership queries.
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.
Coach Coordinator - Chris Keegan
I first got into triathlon after being injured from running, and being invited down to Derby Tri from someone at the running club. That was nearly 10 years ago and I immediately got the bug for triathlon. I love the variety of the sport but there’s not enough hours in the day to fit it all in.
I’ve only ever done sprint distance triathlons after my only Olympic distance was turned into an aquathlon because of fog. I’m now more interested in the coaching and social side of triathlon.
I’ve always been a runner from school age, and represented Derbyshire and Derby AC in many events.
I started working in the leisure industry over 20 years ago, gaining gym qualifications, training lifeguards in CPR , first aid etc. I then got into swim teaching and in which I currently work full time at Moorways. I enjoy teaching all ages and abilities and seeing people get engaged in the learning process and as a result watching them improve. I enjoy my job that much I have additionally set up my own swim business teaching and coaching adults and juniors in groups or 121s.
I’ve been coaching triathlon about 3 years, and coach adult and juniors. I like seeing the novices come into the sport and how much enthusiasm they have when they get bit by the triathlon bug, like I was all those years ago.
Press Officer - Dana Licakova
I’ve been always an active person, but my dear friend inspired me to start competing in triathlon and in 2015 I completed my first ever sprint triathlon in Etwall (Derby Triathlon). This first experience got me hooked and I don’t ever see myself stopping now. Each year I’ve been challenging myself to take on tougher or longer races and in 2018 I will compete in my first Ironman 70.3. Derby Triathlon Club has given me a lot of support (from the first step as a novice to the stage I am now) and I would like to share this awesome experience with others, connect people together and create bigger and better DTC community.