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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Chairperson - 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.
Secretary - Sarah Millican
Treasurer - 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.
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 - 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, Webmaster, Equipment officer.
I have competed at all distance super-sprint to Ironman and have qualified for 2021 ETU Aquabike Championships at middle (half-Ironman) distance.
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 - Liz Burgess
Covid Officer - Jenny Romero
This is a new role that has been mandated by British Triathlon to be an officer of every affiliated Triathlon Club.