Graham Ward-Thompson

Club Chair

I think I’ve been on the Committee since late 2011, so I’ve been on the inside during an exciting time of change. I’ve always wanted to make sure that it still keeps the small club feel. When I’m not doing that, I try to do a bit of training.

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Andy Blanshard

Head of Coaching

It’s my job to coordinate all the sessions we arrange for the members every week and help our team of volunteer coaches to deliver a great experience. 

That involves plenty of discussion, and negotiation, with the facilities we use, and with British Triathlon. 

Supporting our coaches’ further development, and encouraging new people to get involved, is also an important element of the role.

Fancy getting involved? Being a high-performing athlete is not a requirement!

And I coach!

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Karl-Eric Devaux

IT Administration & Membership

Karl-Eric got into Triathlon in 2018 when a friend invited him to the Warsaw 5i50 - he loved it!
He joined WTC in December 2019.
He swims like a stone but loves the open water swimming experience 😍
He doesn't like running 😑 ...

You are more likely to see him on his bike 😁

He looks after the membership processing for the clubs and general administration of the Website.

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Communications, marketing and social media manager

I joined in 2017 because someone told me swimming would be good for my back, which is has been and has allowed me to continue running.

I love the friendly atmosphere of the club and got well and truly bitten by the tri bug so I’m am looking forward to getting more involved and promoting this fantastic club!

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Sam Taylor

Events & Social

I have been with the club for a few years now and what attracted me to the club was how friendly and supportive the club were during and outside of triathlon events. I joined the committee 2 years ago as social secretary. The end of season awards do is my main organising event of the year, but I also look to organise parkrun and social events. We are a large club so I am always on the look out to try and find new ways for all our members to meet each other.

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Sarah Hennessy

Vice Chair / Secretary 

Sarah is the club's Secretary. She dipped her toe in the triathlon world in 2015 by joining some runs in the recently established Ladies Series, buying a bike soon after and then learning to swim. She has since completed many sprint triathlons, very slowly

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Annie Vergette-Hollingworth

Inclusion

Annie has been a member of the club for two years and has taken on the inclusion role for the committee. She’s passionate about people, diversity and inclusion as much as the perfect coffee and cake stop during a Sunday social club ride!

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Ben Storey

Treasurer

As treasurer I support the club by managing the cashflow and producing the accounts. I joined the club in 2014 as I love the outdoors & was looking for new opportunities to be cold, wet & outside. I was made very welcome by some great people in the club. I'm also a Brit Tri coach and predominantly coach in the junior club, although I do help the seniors out from time to time

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Bev Dumont

Committee Member

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Sarah Poole

Welfare

Sarah has experience of working in the welfare and wellbeing area and is the club contact for anyone with questions or issues in that area. Sarah is not a member of the WTC committee so that she can remain fully impartial however, she can request to attend a meeting to address an issue if necessary.

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