Summary The presidency of the club for the 2002-03 season went to John Coats.
The first ever BUSA Triathlon was held on the route of the Springfield Triathlon in Corsham. Due to lack of organisation from BUSA (two different entry forms were in circulation, only one of which was valid) and a shortage of places (only 100 places were available), John and several others were left out. There was nevertheless a sizeable party from Oxford with over a dozen dark blue warriors competing, including Richard Oram, a budding international age grouper who finished 10th overall. The OUTriC teams did well, finishing 5th overall.
At the end of June the first ever Varsity Triathlon was held in Mansfield. The somewhat depleted Oxford teams were thrashed by Cambridge, not least by the participation of Rachel Horn in the women's event. Rachel, an international age grouper, destroyed the women's field finishing first overall, even ahead of all the Oxford men. President John Coats posted the fastest time of the Oxford men.
Training changed focus this year towards shorter distance events with John leading the cycling and track training sessions for the club. Sessions included turbo training during the winter, as the club acquired four turbo trainers. The swim sessions were taken over by two swim specialists and members of OUSC, Fiona Edmonds and Clare Warren.
Kirsty Hewitson was a member of OUTriC this year. Kirsty was finishing her first degree in Chemistry and was the captain of the Women's Chelsea Football team, who were England champions that year.