MTC Committee

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Committee President

Tony Atlee

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. 

Committee Vice-President

Simon Barnett

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

Secretary and Webmaster

Tom Green

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!

Committee Treasurer

Emily Jeffery

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.

MTC is a not-for-profit, incorporated organisation run by a volunteer committee for its members. The committee works hard throughout the year to provide members with fantastic benefits including social events, news, and race day support.

Uniforms Coordinator

Geoff Kohn

I’ve been a member of MTC since completing the beginner’s course in 2014. Coming off a base of no exercise for years, I’ve continued training with Fluid Movements and I’ve gained much personal satisfaction from competing at triathlon distances from Sprint to 70.3. I enjoy the friendly supportive atmosphere of the club and am happy and lucky to have found both a sport and a club which I love.

Uniforms Coordinator

Mel Atlee

Since moving to Melbourne in 2014, I developed a strong desire to compete regularly in triathlon and complete an Ironman.
I joined Melbourne Triathlon Club and in these three years I have finished two 70.3- Half Ironman events and approximately 12 Sprint and Olympic distance events, where I have finished regularly in the top 10 of my age group.
Given my love of this sport and my desire to keep pushing myself, along with the support of the club and my training group, in May 2016 I competed in my first Ironman and have commenced training for another one in 2017, which I suspect will be one of many more.
Finally the satisfaction of watching your club mates achieve their goals, whether it be at training or at an event, as well as being in a position to share my successes also drives me to be involved with the great club that is MTC. 

Memberships and Communications Coordinator

Leah Bygraves

Originally hailing from Queensland, I relocated from Brisbane in late 2014 and decided that MTC seemed like a pretty awesome social triathlon club. I've been doing triathlon for the last three years and due to my love hate (mostly hate) relationship with running, my focus is generally around shorter distances (and trying to not get injured).
I have degrees is Chemical Engineering and International Business and a masters on the way in Project Management. Most of my working life was spent on remote underground mining and oil and gas construction sites as a Project Controls Engineer. These days I coordinate tram services for Yarra Trams for large events such as Australian Open, Grand Prix and St Kilda Festival and well as working on the upcoming Metro Tunnel Project.

General Committee Member

Juan Felipe Torre

I joined MTC/FM when I moved from Chile to Australia in 2013. Just love triathlon and living in Australia.

General Committee Member

Stephen Makin

I have been competing in triathlons since 2003/04 and joined Melbourne Triathlon Club in 2006/7. I've trained with fluid movements for the whole time I've been with the club. I've raced all distances from sprint through to full Ironman distance and have enjoyed them all, I enjoy the social friendly atmosphere the club offers and the competitive nature that exists within the squad. I also love the trash talk, I really enjoy the trash talk 

General Committee Member

Kathrin Wardlaw

I started triathlon 5 years ago as a beginner, completing the 6 week beginner course. Since then Ive become addicted to this amazing sport/lifestyle and discovered Im too bad at this sport. Ive represented Aus at the ITU world champs, won my age group Gatorade series and about to head to Moolooba for the 2016 70.3 world champs. Beside this I love being involved with such a great club and celebrating the achievments of everyone in the club. I believe we are balaced an cater for the needs of every athlete from beginner to high performance and enjoy the the fun social gatherings we have over post ride Saturday breakfast or the odd Sunday at the pub! I looking forward to to having a closer connection with MTC through my role as a general committee member. 

Memberships and Communications Coordinator

Anne Koch

After having trained with Fluid for a couple months, I attended the winter training camp in 2014. Having moved to Melbourne from Germany, I loved the fun and welcoming atmosphere the club - or better - its members provided. I signed up straight after to become a formal member. Two seasons later, and a Half Ironman under my belt, I keep being amazed about the great people I meet in the club. And if I don't get to be out there with them I sorrowfully miss it (never considered myself an outdoor sports person until I moved to Australia btw). I want us to keep going strong, and therefore decided to volunteer for this year's committee.