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 - Sarah Millican
I joined the club in Jan 2011 but it took me until 2015 to enter my first triathlon. I kept to myself at swim sessions, and it was taking part in the parkrun league that pulled me into meeting other members, joining other club sessions, gaining PB’s and the beginning of my DTC volunteering. I’ve since completed sprint, Olympic, and middle (half-ironman) distance triathlons on the back of the sessions led by our fantastic coaches. I admit, personally, I’m here for the conviviality, challenge, coffee & cake! The club is very much open to, and supportive of, all. If it seems a little daunting to you, or you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.
Secretary - Rod Zala
Treasurer - Paul Morris
I first became interested in triathlon in 2016 when I was looking for that “next big challenge”. With a background in running, triathlon was a logical next step.
I rocked up at Derby Triathlon Club, not knowing anyone and before I could swim a length or even owned a bike! Since then I have not looked back. I turned up at my first swim class, unable to swim, but the coaches at DTC taught me, without hesitation or judgement, showing patience and expertise at all times. I turned up at my first time trial, barely able to ride a bike, and not knowing the route – another DTC member took me around the course and made sure I was safe and OK. At my first Summer Series I was looked after from start to finish by various members of the club. I joined the Committee as Treasurer in 2022, to give back to a club that has given so much to me.
Having completed a number of Sprint, Olympic and Half Ironman distance races, I am now targeting my first Ironman event (Austria 2022). Watch this space!
PR Manager & Webmaster - Ryan Millican
I have been a member of Derby Tri for many years. I started off as a junior attending the Thursday summer training then junior’s track over winter, lapping my mum on the adult’s session.
I now race side-by-side my fellow club member friends, who have helped support me and given me some amazing training sessions!
I regularly take part in the Track, Summer Series and Time Trial sessions, however I plan to get more into my training this year ahead of RideLondon in May! Bring on the Summer!
Head Coach - Liz Burgess
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 distances of triathlon from super-sprint to Ironman I qualified for 2020 ETU Triathlon Championships at middle (half-Ironman) distance, although I finally competed in the race in 2022 due to the pandemic! Due to an knee injury I competed in the Aqua-Bike race, this race was held in Bilbao, Northern Spain. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, even though the swim was hard & I did an extra 400m or so!!
Welfare Officer - Jenny Romeo
I decided to dip my toe into the world of triathlon after a few years of running. My first triathlon was a Go Tri super sprint. I loved it and subsequently joined Derby Triathlon Club. The club has been so supportive throughout my triathlon journey. I have participated in sprint, Olympic and half ironman events. Highlights being LCW Mallorca and the ITU European Champs in 2018.
Committee Member - 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