MEET OUR COACHING TEAM & COMMITTEE

COACHES

Alex Dewar: Level 2 Coach

Alex was a competing member of the British Army Triathlon Team. In 2015, Alex suffered a brain haemorrhage which completely changed his life.  In 2018, he competed at the Invictus Games (Sydney, Australia) and won four medals. He has now become an Ambassador for the British Inspirational Trust (BRIT). Alex is a Level 2 BTF coach and you’ll mainly find him coaching the RGS swim sessions.

Mark Peacock: Level 2 Coach

Mark Peacock, doesn’t look this fit anymore but breaks the camera if he tries to take a selfie now. Mark is a Level 2 diploma coach, coaches juniors and also adults outside of the Tristars, wishes he was Alex Dewar.

Daren Topham: Level 1 Coach

Darren is a Level 1 coach, he has been doing triathlon for nearly 10 years. Darren has been coaching for nearly 5 years with NYP TriStars. You will find him coaching swimming at RGS and also the Run/Bike sessions at Ripon Racecourse.

James Lee: Level 1 Coach

James Lee, a triathlete for 30 years, who’s two children were also NYP tristars, a level 1 coach for one year and the welfare officer for NYP adult tri club. You’ll mainly find James coaching the summer Bike/Run sessions.

Amy Phythian-Lee: Level 1 Coach

Amy started competing within the Tristars club when she was 7 years old. She has now been coaching for a year already with NYP TriStars, you will find her at RGS coaching swimming and also during the summer at the Bike/Run Sessions.

Donna Riddler: Level 1 Coach

When Donna is not working as a Teaching Assistant, you will find her in training for Triathlon and has qualified for the European Championships in May 2022. Donna is completing her Level 2 Coaching in the summer of 2022 and is passionate about what sport can do for mental health as well as fitness.

THE COMMITTEE

Chair: Andrea McAuslan

Andrea got into Triathlon in 2010, starting with the Ripon Triathlon and has since completed 4 Ironman Triathlons. She is passionate about getting juniors fit, healthy and active.

Membership Secretary: Andrea Swaine

Andrea got into Triathlon in 2015 and has completed a few sprint & olympic distance events, however, her main passion is cycling. Andrea is keen to encourage children and adults alike to get into the sport and you will always find her scheming new and fun ways to get people involved!

Welfare Officer: Jane Lang-Burns

Jane is a mum to triathlon boys and is currently the Welfare officer. She lives in Ripon and has recently retired from the Police so has more time to help. Although not a triathlete, she has a dog Isla who keeps her fit. Her eldest son continues to do NYP Tristars as more of a fitness aspect rather than competing, which he enjoys.

Secretary: Martin Clyne

When not driving the length and breadth of the county taking his kids to Triathlons, Martin has been spotted running a few trails, suffering a climb or two on his bike, or chasing that elusive sub-20min parkrun PB

Treasurer: Rachel Barrett

Rachel’s children enjoyed their time with Tristars, they left a few years ago and she has stayed on as Treasurer. She enjoys running and obstacle races to keep her busy! Not a triathlete at all, she admires all the children who take part.