Alex Higgins


James Douglas

Vice Chairman

Paul Carter


Age: 50-54, Sex: See photo and judge for yourself.
History: First Triathlon at Waterlooville in 2003. Following a couple of collisions in the pool, spent a lot of time in T1 trying to pull my top on over a wet body only to find I had pinned my number through both sides of my shirt. After reinstating the safety pins which had pinged off, I walked my touring bike nonchalantly to the mount line and politely asked if I was allowed to get on it now. Since then it’s all been downhill. Ambition: To finish ahead of Jim Herbert and Anthony Johns in a triathlon.
Top Tips: 1) Don’t drown    2) Don’t crash    3) Don’t fall over.
Joking apartt, it is to check the condition of your tyres.
Favourite superhero: Nigel Selley 😀

Kevin McTaggart

Welfare Officer

First Triathlon at 56 years old, never too late to learn…and I am still learning ! I normally stick to Sprints and do about 5 a year. Very interested in the junior section and help whenever I can. I am a qualified Lifeguard and have completed the Leadership in Running course run by England Athletics.

Fran Marshman

Juniors Section Coordinator

I am a working mum of 11 year old twins, originally from the South West, but have been in Portsmouth for nearly 20 years. I fit my training in and around my family life and find rest days of any description very challenging! I have been taking part in multi-sport events since 2014 when my husband challenged me to complete a Triathlon. I love the bike, hate the run and I am aiming to complete my first 70.3 event in 2018.

Louise Miller

Membership Secretary

Piotr Meller

Communications Officer & Newsletter, Events Manager

Called by many names – Pitor, Poitr, Piter, Pietor, 32 years young, avid junior cyclist, triathlete since 2014, goal-driven team player who loves competition and always gives 100%, chef who doesn’t like cooking, but loves to eat, unfulfilled artistic talent, on his journey to become an Ironman Champion.

Lesley Quiney

Coaching & Training, Pool Swimming Coordinator,

Started Triathlon three years ago just before my 50th birthday on a whim, my back ground is Horses and Mountain biking, since then I have competed in Sprint, Standard and middle distance races. I became a Level Two Triathlon coach earlier this year, I am completely hooked. A whim has turned into a way of life and a wonderful life it is proving to be.

Johanna Lovell

Cycling Coordinator

First triathlon in 1995 as a way out of my student coach potato phase and never looked back. A level 2 Triathlon England coach with experience supporting club member for many years. Love team time trialling and cycle racing and finally represented my country in 2016 for middle distance triathlon.  Believe that at the route of all good performances is have fun in training and then the racing will be easy.

Antony Rose

Cross Country Coordinator

Answers to “Twig” only. Late entrant into the world of triathlon because he is easily led and was promised cake. Likes jumping in muddy puddles. Motto: “hominem sursum, calicem subcinericius”.

Carla Higgins

Social Secretary

Started to dabble in triathlon in 2012 and has been hooked, if not slightly obsessed) since. She’s now on the road to becoming IRON(WO)MAN in 2017, having completed sprint, Olympic and half iron distances across the UK so far. Made in the Royal Navy, she has experience with organising social events for all ages (mental & physical) and loves a good party! She’s now very much looking forward to the year ahead in fulfilling the role of the “Minister of Fun” for her second family, Portsmouth Triathletes!