Graham

Hello & good work for reading this far.   My role here at Horsham Tri Club is as a Level 2 coach and also part of the committee.ironman finish crop

If you are thinking of coming along to one of our sessions for the first time please feel free to join our group on Facebook, post a hello message to introduce yourself or if you’re shy, just stay in the background until you meet us in person. It’s totally up to you.

Our Facebook page (HorshamTriClub) is the place to get up to date info regarding training sessions, our Sunday group rides and any other extracurricular (usually tri related) events, individually, or as a group we may be getting up to.

Usually the members who are going above and beyond the group sessions will post messages detailing where & when they might be doing a particular training activity & there’s a great community in the club who usually go along & join them – just remember to leave a comment so they don’t start off without you!

We’ve always got members entering races from super sprint’s to full ironman distances & all those those long runs are made so much easier with an individual or two to join in. A friendly face is always welcome, even if it’s only for the odd mile!

We also have a twitter account (again HorshamTriClub) which is use to push any info over to you as quickly as possible, which might relate to training sessions e.g. – if there are any changes to the planned session/location etc.

I’m also the man to forward any photos or stories of events, socials or anything else of interest really and will pop them up onto our sites & if you’re brave, our notice board in the Pavilions.

Hopefully I will hear from you soon

 

 

A bit about myself.

My background mostly consists of a list of events/sports that I’ve wanted to complete (a mental tick list) & this has let me to triathlon. My goal was to complete my first ironman (completed in 2013).

I’d run the odd marathon beforehand, always with the aim of just finishing & always with friends. My biggest achievement is finishing an ultra marathon (65 miles!) and as I am not a natural runner it shows what can be achieved with a bit of training.

I don’t have a sporting background, but just enjoy taking part. I cycled a lot when younger , so I am most at home on a saddle rolling down muddy tracks on a mountain bike. I even completed my first triathlon on a downhill mountain bike (proof that you don’t need any specialist or expensive equipment to join in) & when there’s a Sunday ride with mtb’s I’ll be the first one to strip of the lycra and get back into the shorts & trainers for some easy going trail riding.

I’ve been a member of the club since early 2012 & in that time the new experiences have come thick & fast – I have already completed the UK ironman and 70.3 (bothmore comfortably than expected), actually started to enjoy cycling on a road bike, learn front crawl for more than 25 metres, own & wear a wetsuit + swim in a lake!