Meet your committee

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Chair

Pat Garland

I've been a member of the club for about 5 years and having never raced before, the club gave me the confidence to start entering local races building up to my first half iron man this year.

I retired about 2 years ago after working for BT for 39 years so I can focus a bit more on training, I need to do this as my daughters are now getting involved and I can't have them beating me! 

 

I've been chair of the club for the last year and it’s been a pleasure and great fun, hoping I can continue supporting the club to move from strength to strength.

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Vice Chair
Ana Mazine-Scott

I Joined the club a few years ago, when I started training for my first middle distance triathlon. Being surrounded by so many like minded people has really helped me on my journey. I have joined the committee to provide support for those who might need it and to give a little back.

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Treasurer

Lindsey Kestle

I’ve been into running and triathlon for the last few years and will compete in anything from sprint to Ironman, 5km to marathon just for fun!

 

I’ve been trusted to hold the PAC-Tri funds as Treasurer as I’m pedantic and love a spreadsheet. 

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Club Captain

Elizabeth Blake

I joined the club in 2018, after having a hip replacement I wanted to try and reduce the amount of running I did and still be challenged. I thought triathlon might be a good fit and I wasn't wrong.

 In that time I feel I have taken a lot from the club and its member so, on reducing my workload I thought it was time to give something back.

As club captain I am keen to see we are inclusive of all athletes whatever their aspirations, to complete an iron man or a super sprint or just keep fit using swim bike and run.

I have been a huge fan of sport and running all my life but only got into triathlon after having my second child in 2021. I am one of the club activators running regular run sessions and have recently taken on the role of Social Secretary.

 
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Secretary
Jenny Ford

My background is as a runner, but like many others, I switched to triathlons for better all round fitness and in the hope that somehow I would be better at triathlons than I was at running. Unfortunately I was wrong! 

I've been doing triathlons for maybe 10 years now. I'm more of a completer than a competitor, but I've done everything from sprint to half-ironman distance. I love the club for its friendly atmosphere in welcoming all abilities, ages and interests.

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Kit Manager
Jeremy Piggott

I moved to Portishead in 2006 and having done no exercise for many years due to kids, lazyness and all the usual reasons. I joined Pac Tri in an effort to improve my fitness. The club has taught me to cycle and run. I organise the club TT and Hilly TT as well as in 2022 joining the committee to help with kit.  

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Social Secretary
Katy Lewis

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Coach and Activator Co-ordinator
Andy Simmonds

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