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Chairman: Darrin Dexter
Started running in 2010. First Triathlon, HSV Sept 2011. Tri-Force member since 2011, joined the committee from March 2016. I gave raced at all distances from sprint to full distance, completing the Outlaw long distance in Nottingham in July 2017. I now most feel comfortable at the 70.3 distance.
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Vice Chairman & Social Media: Richard Vaughan

After signing up for my first running race as a charity fundraiser with work colleagues, I spent a couple of years entering running events, ranging from 5km to Ultras. During this time I decided to buy a road bike & keen to put it to good use, I entered the HSV Triathlon which is organised by Tri Force. After this I was hooked and keen to make the most of what the club has to offer. I’m still improving, though no longer swimming into moored boats, as I did in one of my first races!

So far I’ve raced multiple triathlons and in 2016 completed my first iron distance race. I’m still to work out which is my favourite distance, though by doing the ironman training it makes everything else seem short.
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Treasurer: Geoff Morgan
Tri-Force member since 2011, on the commttiee from March 2016

I have no background in running, swimming or cycling but participated in my first triathlon in 2010, as it seemed like a “good idea at the time”. Since then I have taken part in triathlons (super-sprint, sprint and Olympic distance), cycle sportives (Ride London, Etape Cymru, L’Etape London, Dragon Ride) and runs (5k, 10k and half marathons). I am aiming to complete my &rst half-iron distance triathlon during 2016. I am the slowest swimmer and runner in the club and proof that anyone can complete a triathlon. My measure of success is not to drown and not to finish last, anything else is a bonus.
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Club Captain: Heather Hobbs
Tri-force Member Since 2009, Joined the Committee in 2010

With a packed history of running injuries I took up triathlons in 2007. I joined Tri-Force as a relative novice in 2009, still unable to complete a sprint distance swim without resorting to breast stroke. I joined the committee as Women's captain in 2010 and became chairman in 2013. Despite the great work the Tri-Force coaches have done with my swim, my strength has alway been the bike leg and the endurance to 'hang on in there' on the run. In 2015 I qualified for the GB age group middle distance triathlon team.
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Vice Captain: Eleanor Standen
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Secretary: Gary Kellett
Tri-Force Member since 2012. Joined the committee at the start of 2014.

Started entering running races in 1997 after ‘retiring’ from Sunday morning football. Completed just under 50 races with 19 at half marathon and 10 full marathons. Most running PB’s set back in 2002 although I am determined to get back to this level. Personal highlight is just managing a sub-three marathon. First triathlon completed in 2003 but was not followed up by a second until 2010. Much more frequent racer over the last few years with races from sprint to half distance – yet to be convinced to do an ironman.
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Race Director: Katie Hill/Dawn Burr

Katie: I first joined Tri-Force in 2001 and was treasurer for few years. Ended up having an 8 year gap due to kids and rejoined in 2011. I have organised the HSV races with Dawn since 2015. I have raced at various distances, completed the Lisbon Half ironman in 2014 but none of them particularly fast. I will basically have a go at anything; marathons, ultras, sportives, tough guy etc… Although am yet to be persuaded to try an ironman….
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Club Head Coach: Helen Hutton
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Kitty: Chris Morris
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Social Secretary: Rob Greasty

I am fairly new to both triathlon and to the club, having started both two years ago. Since learning to swim properly, I have raced a number of triathlons including the Cowman half distance last summer.

Before joining the club I mainly focused on running, completing a number of half marathons (PB Luton 2015, 01:27:34). I also completed Coast to Coast Scotland which involved running, cycling and kayaking across the highlands.

My next challenge is to complete a full distance triathlon.
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Club Duathlons: Graeme McTait

After being fit at Uni rowing for 7yrs, got a job, got married, have 2 kids and found myself slobbing around till my late 30’s.
Decided to get back into shape again and started a bit of running and cycling again.
Came across a discussion on triathlon on a forum and got curious, so signed up for the HSV Tri back in 2012, even though I hadn’t swam since secondary school, and loved it.
Even though there are closer clubs to home in Stevenage, I think it was the way the marshals and club members at the HSV were so helpful for us newbies and the general atmosphere that made me join up. (Also helped that I preferred the team colours!)
Everyone in the club has always been very welcoming and friendly, and the training sessions have been invaluable.
So over the last four years I’ve raced in various local sprints and Olympic distances at Stanborough, Bedford, Cambridge, St Neots plus the London triathlon. Have also done the Cowman Half-Iron distance several times now (a great race btw) and last year completed the Outlaw long distance Tri up in Nottingham.
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Blue Lagoon rep: Simon Perkins

I Joined Tri-Force in 2004 and have raced all distances including IM Austria, France, Coppenhagen, Wales, Lanzarote and the 70.3 Switzerland. Perhaps I peaked in 2008 racing for GB age group team in the long distance ITU championships in Almere, Holland. However, I still have the triathlon bug and haven’t ruled out more IM in the future! I was a founder of the juniors club with roles including the chair, race director, welfare officer and coach (BT level 2). I was also the secretary of the triathlon England eastern region committee in 2008-2009.