The Committee

EXECUTIVE

Stephen Makin
President
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
Emily Jeffery
Vice President
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.
Peter Mack
Secretary
My triathlon career has spanned three years so far. I have swum in a squad for 7 years and was inspired to participate in triathlon by people training for Melbourne Ironman. Career highlight so far has been getting across the finish line at Noosa where I intend to go back in 2018 and PB.

Injuries have hampered my training and racing for most of the last year which presented the opportunity to support the club and members. For an individual sport everyone has a team around them helping achieve their goals. I’m proud to be a member of MTC and love getting out in club gear.

Will Teare
Treasurer
After coming from a cycling background I joined MTC in 2016. Since joining I’ve completed my first Marathon and my first 70.3 with the help of Sean and Fluid Movements! My favorite time of the week is the Saturday morning long ride with FM, although my best (but most hated) leg is the swim; being surrounded by such a dedicated and talented group of athletes is always fantastic motivation to improve. I like my bikes glow-in-the-dark, my coffee strong and my runs long and flat.

GENERAL COMMITTEE

Geoff Kohn
Uniforms Coordinator
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.
Leah Bygraves
Memberships and Communications Coordinator
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.
Tom Green
Co-Secretary and Marketing
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!

Jane Hill
Marketing and Social Media
I found MTC when first moving to Melbourne at the end of 2015. Having dabbled in a few sprint triathlons while living in London I was keen to get involved with a social, friendly and supportive club to learn more about the world of triathlon. I started with the beginner’s course which I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of getting involved and continued from there. Originally from Queensland, my favorite triathlon to date is Noosa Triathlon, especially the beach holiday post-event! Training is taking a backseat in 2018 to have our first baby in February.
Georgina Wright
Membership and Uniforms
I joined MTC in 2016 after doing a beginners course. It was a great way to get into triathlon and meet some great people. I came from a netball background and after having to retire from injury, I wanted to find another sport to challenge myself with. I race sprints and Olympic distances and love the challenges each race brings. MTC has a great supportive atmosphere and you can take it as seriously as you like or just get out there and have a go.
Lyndsey Foster
General Committee Member
I joined MTC when I moved to Melbourne in 2011, I didn’t know anybody when I moved here and joining the club enabled me to meet so many great people. Since then triathlon has well and truly become a way of life, I compete in all distances, up to Ironman. I work as a HR consultant and also as a development level triathlon coach for Fluid Movements and MTC, looking after the main squad and also more novice level athletes. One of the many things I love about MTC is the inclusive nature and friendly environment.