#thetrilifereporters 2016

In November 2015 thetrilife.com wrote an article, seeking three triathletes who would like to join the Masters Triathlon Training Program for free in return for providing reports on their training and races.  We were looking for a novice triathlete, a second or third season triathlete and an experienced triathlete that wanted to qualify for GB AG team or wanted to step up to long distance.

We were inundated with interested athletes!  And whittling it down to just three athletes proved an impossible task...

Every athlete had a different story and their own reason for wanting (and deserving) a free training place, but ultimately we knew we couldn't give free training places to everyone that had applied.  We did, however, increase the number of places available, and we now have our final ten #thetrilifereporters

The selected athletes have joined Year One, Year Two and Year Three of the Masters Triathlon Training Program for up to a year, for FREE.  In return, they have commited to submitting some photos and a training report every month, as well as a race report for any events they compete in.

So, let's meet the new team...

thetrilife Reporting Team 2016
#thetrilifereporters

Debbie Tyler thetrilife reporter

Debbie Tyler
Year One Master
Recently retired from the police service
Has purchased her first racing bike and undertaken an open water swimming assessment
Read this athletes biography...

Naomi Springer thetrilife reporter

Naomi Springer
Year Three Master
Owns her own postnatal fitness business
Previously competed in a 70.3 in 2007 and an IRONMAN in 2008
Competing in a 70.3 in September
Read this athletes biography...

Melanie Berry thetrilife reporter

Melanie Berry
Year Three Master
Has previously swam at national level and competed in 70.3 and Olympic distance events
Competing in IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona in 2016
Read this athletes biography...

Nic Walton thetrilife reporter

Nic Walton
Year Two Master
Product Manager
Competed in an iron distance event in Nice in 2015
Competing in Elbaman iron distance, Italy in September 2016
Read this athletes biography...

Laura Winder - thetrilife reporter

Laura Winder
Year Three Master
Previously competed in two iron distance events, in Bolton in 2009 and Zurich in 2012
Competing in IRONMAN Copenhagen in August 2016
Read this athletes biography...n

Claire Howard thetrilife reporter

Claire Howard
Year Two Master
PE Teacher
Competed in three sprint triathlons in 2015, just one open water one
Competing in IRONMAN Staffordshire 70.3 in June
Read this athletes biography...

Matthew Gwenter thetrilife reporter

Matthew Gwenter
Year Two Master
Police Officer
Entering his 3rd year of triathlon
Previously competed in at Cardiff and Cotswolds Triathlon
Olympic distance this year
Read this athletes biography...

Victoria Hart thetrilife reporter

Victoria Stears
Year One Master
Admissions & Recruitment Manager
A lifelong runner, who also enjoys cycling and swimming
Super Sprint at Hever Castle Triathlon in 2016
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