Nigel Selley

Awarded lifetime membership to Portsmouth Triathletes for his achievements and service to the club.
Amazing on a microphone and a BBQ!
Club Events Super Hero!

Nick Darracott
Vice Chairman
Blurb to be confirmed.

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 😀

Denyse King
Welfare Officer
Duathlete, and aspiring triathlete. Keen runner or speedwalker (dependent on state of persistent knee injury), and recent convert to the love of swimming (though still prone to trying to breath underwater). Devoted to clunky hybrid bicycle. Desperately searching for missing competitive streak. Lecturer in midwifery with a responsibility for training student midwives in safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, freelance writer, recipe developer and healthy dog treat baker, event director at Eastney junior parkrun. Avid reader and lackadaisical sleeper. Easily bored.  Proud mother, and married to the most patient man in the universe.

Paul Smith
Triathlon Development Officer, Juniors Section Coordinator,

Experienced triathlete and coach, level2 currently, involved with the sport for 18 years. I have completed events up to middle distance (Swashbuckler, and Vitruvian twice) always getting value for money not prizes. Enjoy coaching more than training at the moment (2016). I have coached juniors and adults. My recent involvement with TESC Skill School, coaching cpd and PT Juniors has rekindle my enthusiasm for the sport. I run the GoTri aquathlon series at Hilsea lido, and lifeguard for club swims. Attend committee meetings with
TESC and Portsmouth City Sports Council.

Rupert Rhodes
Membership Secretary
Aged 43, lives in Old Portsmouth, triathlete since 2013, would prefer to ‘bike, swim, run’ in ascending order of ability but planning to improve all by buying new blingy kit rather than hard work.  Total distance travelled in all competitions in 2016: swam 7700m, biked 1092.37 kms and run 448.77 kms.

Piotr Meller
Communications Officer & Newsletter
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 in 2017.

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!