windrush 2017 committee
Chairperson / Dave Synott
David joined Windrush in late 2014 after several years of competing as part of a relay team at the London Triathlon with an aim to complete a full Olympic Distance. Since then he has completed Kalmar Ironman, Outlaw 70.3 twice and ran 12 marathons in 2016. Coming from a background of 18 years of international korfball and 7 years of serving on the England Korfball Board, David was inspired this season to put his efforts into making Windrush better than it already is.
Secretary / Rob Weinert-Aplin
Rob’s job is to manage the admin side of the club to make sure the club continues to run smoothly, as well as being a soundboard for club members to voice any concerns.
He got into triathlons in 2011 after entering a Try-a-tri sprint with a group of friends and despite getting lost on the bike, still loved it. Having worked through sprint, standard and half-iron distance races, Rob decided that it would be much more enjoyable to train and race with other similarly mad people and joined Windrush in 2016. Since joining, he has discovered: 1) camping the night before a race is so much better than driving on the morning, and 2) Parkrun + lido swim + brunch combo on Saturday morning is almost always the highlight of the week’s “training”.
Treasurer / Nicholas Rao
Nick joined Windrush in April 2017 as a keen runner who was intrigued by the idea of triathlon, despite having little swimming or cycling experience!
Nick competed as a newbie at the Windrush Aquathlon and from then on realised his enthuasisam for the club and sport, competing in the Clash of the Tritons Aquathlon and completing his first sprint distance triathlon alongside other Windrushers at the Sussex Triathlon. With the aim of improving his swim times, you'll see Nick at the Thursday morningswim sessions, as well as managing the club's finances in the Treasurer role.
The welcoming spirit of Windrush made standing for the position of Treasurer an easy decision for Nick. As a recently qualified Chartered Accountant at KPMG, Nick is more than happy to use his skills to support a club which welcomes all abilities and brings together all those who love triathlon!
Junior Coordinator / Lara Bonici
Although only taking part in the occasional Triathlon (I’m more of a runner than cyclist or swimmer), I am involved in the sport in a variety of ways. I’m a Regional Technical Official and also the London Region Technical Official Co-ordinator. When not Officiating, I’m volunteering at the larger events such as the ITU Leeds Triathlon, helping to ensure Transition is running smoothly. As I’m a bit of a volunteer addict, I also manage the Lambeth London Youth Games Aquathlon Team – which some of our amazing Windrush Juniors are part of, and am also on the Brockwell Lido Users committee.
Welfare Officer / Raya Hubbell
Raya joined Windrush in January 2015 embarking on her triathlon journey. Having started with the short distances Raya quickly fell for the aspect of competing and has built up to middle distance competing in Croatia 70.3, September 2016. Full ironman distance is her next challenge and hopefully a chance to qualify for age group middle distance world championships. The Windrush triathlon club is where so much of the support and fun has come from along this exciting adventure. She enjoys the inclusiveness of the club, having felt very comfortable and at ease as a newbie but also making great friends and having great team mates to train with at every level of ability.
Membership Secretary / Áine Cassidy
Áine is the membership secretary so usually the person you'll get if you email email@example.com. She joined the club in 2014 as a beginner to triathlon, looking for a more social way to keep fit. Since then she's competed a bunch of sprint and Olympic distance events, as well as various cross-country races and the London marathon (ballot place through Windrush draw :-). She enjoys being part of the Windrush family and is inspired by the sense of camaraderie and the supportive atmosphere of the club.
Head Coach / Lucy Hurn
Lucy did her first triathlon and joined Windrush in 2012 and has been hooked ever since. She became Head Coach in 2016. This includes putting together the training calendar, supporting the coaches to deliver the sessions, developing members' skills and knowledge through training seminars and sessions (such as our inaugural training weekend in 2016), ensuring all the boring health and safety stuff is covered.
She's competed at sprint to 1/2 Iron distance, represented GB at the European Championships, coming in the top 10 in her age group, and qualified for the World Championships several times. She's passionate about supporting people to take up triathlon, even going as far as changing career to become a Personal Trainer to support more to reach their personal goals.
Marketing Officer (interim) / Becky Goodwin
Becky found triathlon in late 2015 and hasn’t looked back, since having competed in local races to age group championships. She loves every part of the sport especially the transition leg and thinks that Windrusher’s are the best support crew as well as the ones to race against with lots of fun, cheers and smiles!
Aquathlon Director / Rory Kemper
Rory, the self styled bearded wonder and winner of Windrush Best Beard 2015/2016, joined the club in 2014. More suited to endurance events, he can be found either taking part in long distance races or supporting from the sidelines on the shorter ones. He is actively involved in the bike packing race community and undertook the role of Safety Direct for the Transcontinental Race. Being easily persuaded he took on the role of the Aquathlon Race Director in 2016 and with one event under his bely he hopes to build on the excellent foundation already in place.