Club History

Beginnings

The City of Chester Triathlon Club was formed in 1994 by Sam Titman, Mike Foran and Sioran Glanrid-Jones. Back then the club had no coaches, no officials and very few members. Club finances were meagre, and triathlons cost £10 to £15!

Over the last 16 years of promoting our sport to athletes of all levels has seen the club grow to over 450 members, from the very youngest at 9 year olds in our Junior section, to our oldest at over 70 years old. The club aims to cater for all abilities and all ages.

Previous Chester Triathlon races

Fire Brigade Triathlon

The first of the Chester tri’s races grew out of the Fire Brigade Triathlon and was held at Manley Mere. Back then there were no Olympic Distance triathlons in the North West and so Deva Triathlon was born.

Sandy Lane Training triathlons

One of the most popular races for members only was the Sandy Lane Sprint Triathlon, growing to more than 80 participants taking part on a Wednesday evening. This popular triathlon provided a great training ground for old hands to practice their transition skills and for complete novices to try their first triathlon with the support of their members.

The Friar Tuck Triathlon

This very popular triathlon was held in a school near the Norton Priory, Runcorn – hence the name – for two years from 2001 until 2002 when the school until the school was demolished.  The race was fortunate to have been won by Alistair Brownlee and Tanja Alan in its first year.

Past Committees

Captain
Secretary
Treasurer
1994 Sam Titman Mike Foran Siaron Glanrid-Jones
1995 Sam Titman Andy White Siaron Glanrid-Jones
1996 Mark Hughes Andy White Siaron Glanrid-Jones
1997 Mark Hughes Andy White Siaron Glanrid-Jones
1998 Mark Hughes Andy White Siaron Glanrid-Jones
1999 Mark Hughes Andy White Siaron Glanrid-Jones
2000 Mark Hughes Andy White Linda Worrall
2001 Phil MacDonald Andy White Linda Worrall
2002 Phil MacDonald Andy White Linda Worrall
2003 Phil MacDonald Andy White Linda Worrall
2004 Andy White Barry Frost Linda Worrall
2005 Andy White Barry Frost Linda Worrall
2006 Andy White Phil Townshend Bill Neave
2007 Andy White Phil Townshend Bill Neave
2008 Phil Townshend Jayne Neave Bill Neave
2009 Phil Townshend Jayne Neave Bill Neave
2010 Dominique Miller Nania Mason Colin Wilson
2011 Dominique Miller Nania Mason Colin Wilson
2012 Dominique Miller Nania Mason Colin Wilson
2013 Jan Rogers
Vice : Andy Hamilton
Diane Duret Alan Cronin
2014 Jan Rogers
Vice : Andy Hamilton
Diane Duret Alan Cronin
2015 Andy Hamilton
Vice: Mark Jones
Diane Duret Ian Jameson