I have accepted the role of President of this great club because I want to give back some of the great karma that was sent my way when I joined MTC. This is a fantastic club filled with great people, at lot of whom I am very happy to now call my friends.
I came to the club about 3 years ago new to the sport of triathlon, in fact I had never swum any more than 100m and never done laps in a pool. Eighteen months later I finished my first 70.3 at Ballarat and had about 10 shorter distance races under my belt.
The exhilaration of crossing the finish line of an event and having the MTC tribe cheering you on makes it all worth while.
About 3 years ago my mother, who is a very competitive age group triathlete, suggested after a number of fun runs that I try and do a triathlon. Just like most people I thought this was well beyond my capabilities and all I knew about triathlon is that there was lycra involved, they wore funny helmets and rode bikes which cost a lot and were made of carbon.
But, eventually I signed up for my first Gatorade Sprint Triathlon and I was hooked!
I joined Melbourne Triathlon Club after beginning a training program with Fluid Movements and what a found was a club which provides a family atmosphere for all ages, abilities and supporters. A club which is about supporting each other through training and racing, and having a good time while doing it
My career has spanned many areas including product firsts such as the fax machine, analogue mobile phone, CD player, portable CD player and SEGA’s launch into the UK. I have worked for IBM and SAP, involved in business process optimisation through software. I have also optimised the customer experience for banks, reducing the onboarding from eight hours to 45 minutes and helped the UK Ministry of Defense secure their laptop data with encryption just to name a few examples.
Having been involved in Triathlons for the last 6 years and competing under the MTC flag for the last two, I'm now focused on helping to grow MTC in to the best it can be.
I'm always open to having a discussion about business, triathlons, technology, consciousness/philosophy or food and drink!
I joined the Melbourne Tri Club after completing a Beginners Course in 2012. The club is a great way to meet other active people who also enjoy getting out and about.
Triathlon is also a great way to keep fit whether you are fiercely competitive or simply wish to participate in an active sport and hang out with other like-minded and active people. It’s also a great way to make some connections if you are new to town.
In my day job, I work professionally in the CBD and the training has helped to find some work-life balance.