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.

Gareth Allen

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.

Andy Donnelly

IT Administration & Membership

This means i look after the membership processing for the clubs and general administration of the Website as well.

Michael Hemsworth


After dipping my toe in triathlon for a couple of years, I finally signed up to join the club in 2016 – it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!

In that time, I’ve gone from very much a “beginner”, to racing for the Great Britain Age Group team in both duathlon and triathlon.

My role as Communications Manager is simple – to keep you informed about what’s going on in the club. If you’ve got any suggestions as to how we can do that better, please let me know!

Bev Dumont

Committee Member

Sarah Poole


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.

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

Katie & Archie

Katie and Archie are the club’s Inclusion Officers. They have been members of the club for several years and both agree the best part is open water swimming! Together they are responsible for ensuring that everyone can get involved at Wakefield Triathlon Club. If you have any questions please get in touch via Let’s Chat!

Ben Storey

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

Rachel Lodge

Committee Member

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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