Committee 2017-18

Meet your committee for the 2017-18 academic year! 

Following the recent elections of our new committee - this page is in the process of an update. Until the end of the academic year, there is a gradual phase of handing over from the old comittee to the new. Until then, enquires should be addressed to both the old and new holders of positions. 


Angus Young 
St Catherine's College

Hi, I'm Angus and I am this year's President. Like many people in the club I hadn't done any triathlon before I came to Oxford. After some thought I decided to give it a go as I had grown slightly tired of long distance running and thought I would mix things up. Long story short, here I am a few years later as President of the club. 

This year I will be a 4th year chemist, so the worst of my degree is over and I'll have enough time to put into the club. Feel free to message me with any questions about the sport or the club - no question is too stupid nor answer too obvious (although if it's about swimming I may not be your best option, but I'll point you in the right direction). I'm looking forward meeting the new members and hopefully continuing our tab shoeing streak from Varsity 2017.



Men's Captain
James Walker
Merton College

I'm James and I am a 4th year PhD student studying birds and drones. I joined OUTriC 3 years ago with a bit of casual running experience, the ability to ride a bike and having been in a pool before. I've found that the club training sessions have been an excellent way to meet people outside my college and department but most importantly are a great excuse to eat more food. The training is very varied and you can do as much or as little as you want allowing great flexibility around whatever else you do with your life. I'll do my best to answer any questions you have about training, eating, birds, or drones - just grab me at a training session or send me an email.



Women's Captain
Lizzie Sandham
Linacre College

I’m Lizzie and I’ll be your Women’s Captain this year. I joined OUTriC 2 years ago as a novice, originally intending to cycle/swim just as a way to supplement my running. But I ended up loving the variety of training (I’ve even grown to enjoy open-water swimming) and now triathlon has replaced athletics as my main sport!

I’m looking forward to welcoming this year’s new members! Get in touch if you have any questions about training or racing – hopefully I’ll be able to give you some good advice. OUTriC is a super friendly, welcoming club and I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I have!



Alice Gooda 
Merton College

Hi there I'm Alice, your treasurer for this year. I've only been competing in triathlons for the past year so I'm a relative newbie, but I’m always happy to give any advice I can. I'll be handling all of the club's finances including race fees, transport and membership. If you have any concerns about payments just let me know and everything will always be confidential. 

When I'm not training, I'm attempting to fit in my medical degree, it can be done!



Alastair Nicklin
Balliol College

Hi, I'm Ali and I'm a 3rd year chemist. I've only been in the club for a year now but I've had so much fun that I decided I wanted to be part of the committee. I've found that training in a group is not only much more interesting than doing it alone, its also a much better way to get quicker! If you have any questions about kit, race entries or the club in general then get in touch! Also come to me if you want some rogue tips that may or may not make you faster. 



Novice & Welfare Officer 
Sam Skillcorn 
Jesus College

Like most people in the club, I came to triathlon with a background in one of the sports – in my case, swimming. This year will be my fourth year as part of the club so I'm becoming worryingly "experienced", and in that time I’ve maintained my strong love-hate relationship with swimming, a laissez-faire attitude towards running, and developed an unparalleled ability to talk a lot about how much bike training I need to do without actually doing any. With all of these dubious qualifications, I’m perfectly placed to advise on getting into triathlon as a complete novice, and I'll be making sure to welcome all of our new faces and answer any questions you may have - get in touch!



Social Secretary
Lucy Farquhar  
St Hugh's College



Social Secretary
Charlotte Kirk
New College


David Pearson
St Hilda's College

As webmaster I am the only one who gets to write my little paragraph directly into the website! I have done triathlon for 3 years, 2 years at university. My background was in Modern Pentathlon which I did for 7 years at school. I am now a biology undergraduate going into my final year at Oxford. My job is to keep the website up to date with race results, and to manage the clubs Facebook and Instagram pages. 


General Officer
Sam Campbell
Somerville College

Hi, my name is Sam and I am a PPE student. I have only been doing triathlon for one year and I have had such a great time in the club so far. I bought a bike last summer having done no road cycling before and now I am hooked! I will be general officer for this year which means I will run sessions and help out in the club whenever I can. I hope to be a friendly face and someone who you can approach with questions. As someone who is still very much a novice I have lots of improving to do and hope you will come and train with me!



Training Camp Officer
Laura Fenwick
Sports Federation

Hi, I'm Laura. I graduated in 2017 with a chemistry degree from LMH, and I'm now working at Iffley in the role of Sports Federation President. This will be my ninth year competing in triathlon, fifth in OUTriC, fourth as a triathlon coach and third on the committee... so I like to think that what I don't know about this club by now isn't worth knowing! Joking aside, this year my committee role is to organise our warm weather training camp during the Easter vac - triathlon gains, sun tan gains and all the fun guaranteed. Full details about the trip will be advertised in Michaelmas term, but if you have any questions about it please feel free to get in touch. 



Sponsorship & Alumni Officer
Eva Harris-Skillman
Exeter College

Hi, I’m Eva and I’m a 3rd year medic. I started triathlon last October on a whim and have not looked back. I came from a background of casual running and swimming and I’ve really enjoyed getting into cycling too. The club is absolutely fantastic and with so many friendly people around to help you can learn a lot very quickly - so don’t be scared to take the plunge! This year I am the Sponsorship and Alumni Officer so if you’re graduating soon and can’t bear to part with the club, or if you have already graduated and miss having OUTriC in your life, please do get in touch and I’d be happy to introduce you to our alumni network. We are always keen to hear from potential new sponsors, so if you’re interested in finding out more or partnering with the club, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 


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