Meet your committee for the 2018-19 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.
Ali Nicklin Balliol College
Hi, I'm Ali, I'm a 4th year chemist and I'll be the president for this year. This will be my third year with the club and I've had such a great time that I wanted to do my bit and make sure that more people get to enjoy triathlon too! The president oversees the running of the club so hopefully, with the help of our amazing committe, I can do just that.
We are one of the most friendly and welcoming sports clubs in the whole university, so whether you're a complete beginner or an elite athlete, we think you'll fit right in. Please feel free to email anyone on the committee or just come along to a session to see whether you like it!
Hi I’m Joe, the Men’s Captain for 2018/2019. I come from a cross country running background but have been unable to train properly for the last few years due to a persistent injury, so naturally I did the logical thing and decided to take up two additional sports when I came to Oxford! Since then I have really enjoyed training and competing with OUTriC, with my particular highlight our clean sweep over Cambridge in last year’s Varsity match.
Whenever I can escape from the lab (DPhil Chromosome Biology) I will be at as many training sessions as possible, so don’t hesitate to approach me with questions at any time …except maybe before 7AM swimming when I’m usually a complete zombie.
I’m Lizzie and I’ll be your Women’s Captain this year. I joined OUTriC 3 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!
Hello, I'm Emma! I'm a second year Biologist at Catz and the treasurer for this year. My job is to manage the club's finances, whether it's budgeting for new equipment or working out membership fees. I've only just started triathlon this year, and absolutely loved it, so I would definitely recommend giving it a try!
Feel free to email me if you have questions about anything from memberships fees to gear ratios, I'm always happy to help. If you have any concerns about payments just let me know and everything will always be confidential.
Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a second year history student at LMH and this year’s Secretary. I’ll mostly be looking after race entries and kit, but you will of course also see plenty of me at training and weekly socials. Last year, I abandoned athletics to try my hand at cycling and swimming. I was almost instantly hooked - triathlon really is three times the fun. If you have any questions please feel free to drop me an email anytime or come and have a chat at training!
Hi, I’m Alice, a fourth year medic and along with Katie I’ll be making sure you have a bit of fun alongside training. We’ll be heading to a local pub (keep an eye on Facebook for details) each Friday after swimming and there will also be a few crew dates and dinners each term. If you have any ideas for socials or anyone you’d like to crew date, just let me know.
Social Secretary Katie Truslove St. Hilda's College
I’m Katie and I’m studying for a DPhil in Linguistics. I first joined OUTriC in my first term as an undergrad and I found the club to be so friendly and welcoming that I’ve been involved ever since. This will be my 7th year in the club, which I think gives me the honour of being OUTriC’s longest-standing member! I’m really excited to be social secretary this year alongside Alice and we’ll be organising regular socials, such as post-swim pub trips and crew-dates. Please do get in touch if you have any suggestions for socials or if you have any other questions about the club.
Webmaster Dani Edmunds Lincoln College
I came into triathlon from a background in lightweight rowing. Though I have been a keen runner for many years, I only began triathlon in 2017. OUTriC has been an excellent place for me to begin triathlon, providing a highly supportive, friendly and encouraging atmosphere. I'm currently going into my 6th year as a student at Oxford, and am in the 3rd year of my studies for a DPhil in biology.
My job is to keep the website up to date with race results and exciting news from members of the club, and to manage the OUTriC social media pages.
Sponsorship & Alumni Officer Jess Macdonald Somerville College
Hello, I’m Jess a 3rd year Chemistry student. I joined the club in my first year having not done triathlon before. I had swum a reasonable amount previously but had very little experience of running or cycling. I have found the club super welcoming and friendly. I particularly enjoy being able to train with other people as it is much more fun. This year I am the Alumni and Sponsorship Officer, so if you are a past OUTriC member get in touch if you would like find out more about what OUTriC is currently up to or to be added to the alumni network. If you would like to get involved with the sponsorship of the club, please do not hesitate to contact me!