MEET THE COMMITTEE

 

The management and day to day running of the club is organised by members via the Executive Committee who work tirelessly to bring innovative, diverse and triathlon specific activities and events to members of the Club through dedicated coached training sessions, workshops and lecture events, internal club races, social nights out and lots more. Outlined below are the key roles and key people who have undertaken specific responsibilities in the Club for the coming season. If you would like to get involved in one of the committees please get in touch we would love to hear from you!

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2018

Chairperson - Art Naughton

 

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TBD

Club Secretary -  Mairéad Gallagher

GTC Member For: 1 Year

 

From: Leitrim

 

Favourite Discipline: Swim

 

Favourite Race Distance: Sprint

I have always enjoyed swimming and after moving to Galway, I joined the Tri club to meet new people and keep fit in a fun way.

 

The club is very social and shortly after I joined I took part in the annual club spin to Doolin....a fantastic way to start the season. 

 

I completed two sprints in my first year as a beginner triathlete and I conquered the Great Fjord Swim in Killary. 

 

Being office based in my job, I love getting out into the fresh air for a swim/cycle/run session. Galway is a beautiful place to train in triathlon, we have Connemara, The Burren, the River Corrib and the Atlantic Ocean on our doorstep. I am looking forward to the next season and pushing myself for the next challenge!

Treasurer - Roisin Burke

                                               

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Favourite Race Distance:

TBD

Swim Coordinator - Sarah McNamara

                                               

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Favourite Race Distance: 

TBD

Bike Coordinator - Stefenie Carr

                                               

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Favourite Race Distance: 

 

TBD

Run Coordinator - Peter Strange

                                               

GTC Member For: 5 Years

                                               

From: Swindon, England

                                           

Favourite Discipline: Bike

                                           

Favourite Race Distance: Sprint

I became a member of Galway Triathlon Club in 2011, prior to this my main interest was running, running and even more running. I needed to mix up my exercise, have some variety and meet lots of like-minded people. With Connemara on the doorstep, cycling was a pleasure but I was a terrible swimmer as a child, so with some coaching, lots of practice and persistence, I entered my 1st triathlon in Spiddal in 2011. The weather in Spiddal that day was horrendous but I enjoyed the day, performed better than expected, the adrenaline surged and that was that – I’ve been entering triathlons ever since. In 2012 I happily lost a bet that led me to enter and complete the Zurich Ironman in 2013. I would never have thought that I could swim 3.8km (without a wet suit) in a Swiss lake that was more like a warm bath. These days I enjoy competing in Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons in the West of Ireland – maybe one day I will go long and far away again. 

Run Coaches: Karen Kassidy, Miriam Wall

Beginner Officer  - Maggie Vahey 

GTC Member for: 

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Favourite Race Distance: 

TBD

I am looking forward to my role as Beginners’ Officer and am happy to give advice to anyone interested in joining the club, or looking to become in more involved in club life.  You can contact me at beginner@galwaytri.ie

 

PRO - TBD

                                               

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TBD

 

JUNIOR COMMITTEE 2020

Junior Chairperson - Noel Carrick

                                               

GTC Member For: 6 Years 

                                               

From: Galway 

                                           

Favourite Discipline: Swimming

                                           

Favourite Race Distance: Middle 

 

I love sport in general and after coming from a sporting background I found my last great interest "Golf" a bit boring. The mix of 3 disciplines in Triathlon and the different training techniques ensures that boredom is not an issue. As a really quiet and reserved person my confidence has grown over the last 5 years through meeting people from all walks of life in the Triathlon club. This year we have started the Junior section and have a solid committee in place that will ensure its continued growth into the future. I'm not as competitive as others in the club and cannot envisage that I will represent Ireland any time soon I will keep trying !!