None of the great training sessions and events of Willesden Triathlon Club could take place without our amazing Committee!
Coach Kristin Duffy has participated in triathlon for well over 10 years. Despite growing up as a non-athletic bookworm (and needing to stop three time during her first one-mile run), she tentatively signed up for a 5k run, crossed the finish line, and decided it was time to try a tri. It only took one and she was hooked (St. Anthony’s in St. Petersburg, Florida, if you’re curious).
She started the Willesden Triathlon Club to bring triathlon to an area in London that didn’t have a club, and more importantly, to get other aspiring triathletes of ALL levels to the finish line.
Kristin is a BTF Level 2 Coach, a certified Leader in Running Fitness and a Spinning® instructor.
Role: I regularly coach swim and run sessions at Willesden Tri Club and I am now also responsible for making sure we always have enough coaches to deliver the sessions.
Why I joined: I joined WTC to improve my triathlon times and meet some great people.
Role: I’m the person you get through to if you are interested in joining the club. I send out information and answer any questions people have about joining.
Why I joined: I joined the club in 2013 after entering the ballot and winning a place in the Hyde Park ITU triathlon. As I needed to learn to swim front crawl better (I could only manage about 50m and seemed to swallow half the pool!) I decided I needed to join a club to help me. I successfully completed my first Olympic distance in September 2013. I really enjoyed it and got hooked, and did two more Olympic triathlons in 2014.
Role: Bring together all the great work the rest of the committee do and help drive our amazing club forward!
Why I joined:
Because I wanted a club that was both local and friendly.
WTC turned out to be the perfect fit!
I organise the social side of the club – monthly socials, post-event celebrations and attending the season’s official club races.
Why I joined:
I joined WTC to get into triathlon and share the experience with others. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!