I started my triathlon experience with local sprint triathlons – The Lincolnshire OSB series and soon found a passion for the sport… Moving up into Standard distance events I found myself for a whole year the Boston Triathlon club record holder at the Mojito Triathlon event in Peterborough – 12 months of fame passed and faded!
2017 I found myself stood lakeside in Holkham for the OSB Outlaw Half Triathlon event – a fantastic event which has the backdrop of Holkham Hall – this lit my passion for longer distance triathlons and a challenge to complete the Outlaw series… So 2018 I took on the Outlaw FULL… with the aim just to complete the event – This has become my biggest Triathlon achievement to date.. and I stand proud wearing the Outlaw jacket!
Aside from my personal achievements in triathlon – I am proud to be associated/coach and founder of the Junior development we have at Boston Triathlon club, from starting with a handful of Juniors we have grown and developed to have podium contenders in the east midlands region. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a junior compete and succeed from skills you have passed on and developed.
Craig OliverVice Chairman & Head Coach
Triathlon Level 2 Coach
My personal achievements are being the National Swimming Champion age 17, 18, 19 and 20.
Swimming for GB Germany – Hamburg 3 Nations – Silver medal
Swimming for GB Spain – Cadiz 6 Nations – 5th place
Swimming for England Luxembourg 1999 – Silver medal
Swimming for England Luxembourg 2000 – Silver medal
Swimming for GB master championships 2016 London Olympic park
Triathlon – represented GB Age Group team for ETU European champs – Tatu Estonia 2018
Caroline HerriottClub/Membership Secretary
Hello and Welcome to Boston Triathlon Club,
I am the current Secretary of Boston Tri Club, most possibly the first face you will meet when joining the club.
I am a proud mum to Jessica and Louise who are both part of the junior development within the club, Wife, cook, cleaner and support to the current Chairman Julian!
I am also an active member in the club myself and took part in Woodhall Triathlon 2018 as part of a relay team… we plan on entering a longer distance in 2019!
To all the future members who we have not met yet – ‘Don’t be afraid – we are a community triathlon club’
Level 2 Triathlon Coach
I’ve been around the triathlon circuit for a while now and in that time I’ve completed a few different distances and enjoy them all. My favourite being middle distance and what I enjoy doing the most.
I’m now a qualified level two coach and enjoy coaching and the interactions that brings from adults and juniors. We have some great coaches now in the club and I’ve learnt a lot from the different styles each coach brings. Seeing the way the kids have all bonded with each other is something we can all be proud of as a club, they’re a real family feel to the group and the sessions.
Mick HuskissonCycle Welfare Officer
My passion for Cycling has been developing for years being apart and running various clubs, I was approached by members of the Boston Triathlon club to form a committee which could offer local adults/juniors development in individual sports such – Swimming, Cycling and Running – before they took the challenge of attempting a triathlon.
My experience in cycling enabled me to lead beginners – advanced rides throughout the week – and provide advice and support for those concerned about the cycle discipline.
I have also found that working on my own Swimming skills and running skills has benefited my own fitness levels..
I also find the social aspect of the club means that every ability in all disciplines is welcome – and the assistance and help available is fantastic.
Liz CannonSafeguard Officer
Triathlon Level 1 Coach
My best achievement was winning my county/region bodybuilding competition that got me through to Miss Britain in which I got 6th place out of 12.
East Midlands Participation Coach of the year for 2018 of which I am extremely proud.
I have been involved in sport in one form or another since my school days. Although my main sport has been running I have been a keen swimmer.
Some Achievements from my past are:
Attaining RLSS distinction award at the age of 14 years.
Winning RLSS Lincolnshire lifesaving competition.
Attaining Personal Survival gold level.
Being selected from hundreds of Juniors for the final 12 to represent the Royal Navy gymnastics display team at the festival of remembrance at the Royal Albert hall.
Winning todays runner series of runs for my age group.
I have taken part in several Great North Runs.
Age Group wins in both road and cross country running.
I’ve always strived to be the best I can at any sport I’ve taken part in.
I qualified as a Judge, Starter and Timekeeper whilst at Boston Amateur Swimming Club. Also qualifying as a Level 2 ASA Swimming Teacher. Mainly teaching children but have taught adults. I was on the coaching team involved with coaching the squads through to National level.
Other than coaching at Boston Triathlon Club my main passion is cycling I try and cycle two or three a week. I have competed in a few 100k rides and enjoy cycling in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
I recently competed in the Triathlon Relays at Woodhall Spa with my Son and Grandson.
Boston Triathlon Club continues to flourish and has become the Top Triathlon Club in the area being awarded East Midlands Triathlon club of the year 2017 and 2018 a massive achievement and well deserved.
I look forward to continuing with the club and further develop my coaching skills by taking my Level 2 Triathlon coach award.
Steve BourneKit Man
Triathlon Level 2 Coach
I’ve always loved sport. I played 20 years of rugby including representing Boston RFC and Lincolnshire at county level. I’ve ridden road bikes since my mid-teens. I also have a passion for the mountains and like to spend my holidays hiking and wild camping in the UK, skiing and I have climbed multiple 3500m & 4000m peaks in the Alps including Mt Blanc.
2016 was my first season of triathlon. My 1st and 2nd races were both 70.3 distance. But my greatest sporting achievement to-date was to complete Ironman Wales in Sept 2016. Going forward, I’d like to complete IM distance in sub 11hrs 30mins.
My aim for 2019 – is to complete the Triathlon X – brutal event recently entered….