CÉSAR MANRIQUE MILLA
César joined the Expatries club in 2014. For a long time he was exclusively a “pool” swimmer that enjoyed an occasional open water competition. Triathlon has given him the opportunity to know the joys (and sufferings) of running and cycling.
Kathryn took up triathlon in 2013 after 10 years of competitive rowing and deciding to put her rowing thighs to good use on the bike. Cycling is her preferred discipline, but having overcome her fear of open water swimming, she is now competent in all three elements of triathlon. She is passionate in her role as Vice President at motivating others, including at her core/HIIT training sessions on a Monday night.
An experienced marathon runner when he joined the team in 2009 Nick worked hard to improve his swimming and cycling and completed his first Ironman distance in 2011.
Since then he has notched up over 100 Triathlons, Duathlons, Bike&Runs, Aquathlons, Cycling and Running competitions, of all distances and is now happy with the ultimate goal of just staying fit!
A recreational runner having completed a few half marathons and a marathon, Louise was looking for a new challenge and the encouragement and support of a team so joined the Expatriés in 2013. Her favourite element is swimming, particularly enjoying the challenges of sea swimming*, but also loves getting out of Paris on her bike. Competing in her first M distance in 2014, Louise has gradually built on this experience and in 2016 she completed her first L distance race. One of her goals for 2017 is to focus on improving the running.. (*exotic climates preferable).
After building experience in open water swimming and running, James completed his first triathlon in his native UK in 2014. Upon moving to Paris later that year and discovering ‘real’ cycling, he returned from a triathlon hiatus to join the team in 2016. In the following 2017 season, he competed in multiple distance competitions, including his first marathon and L distance triathlon. His goals for the future are to improve his performance in the cycle and run disciplines, and to continue to survive every swim.
I discovered the Expatriés Triathlon club in 2017 by discussing with a friend of mine about our next sport’s challenge.
I run several 10km and half marathons but my favourite sports have always been horse riding and tennis. So why Triathlon? Because I’ve always wanted to learn how to swim and because to me Triathlon also is a sport close to nature with a good spirit.
After buying my bike this year I completed 2 S distances (Choisy au bac and Mont-Blanc) and my first M (Naturman)
The main reason why I am a manager is that I wanted to be part of this amazing international sports community after the first training I have done with the team and help them in all the beautiful ongoing and future projects.
Bettina found her love for triathlon in 2016 being a spectator at a triathlon in Nice, did her first Olympic triathlon in May 2017 and is hooked to anything triathlon related since. Unlike most people, Bettina didn’t really practice any of the 3 sports before on a regular basis. Her favorites are long distance races and long bike journeys. She is currently training for marathon and a full Ironman. Besides that, you can find her on a tandem or any club social event.
François has practised many sports, from off-piste skiing to Petanque, but what could be better than to do his 1ère season 2016-2017 with ExpaTRIés to discover Triathlon in competition? This is what he did beginning with the Paris Super Sprint competition run by the club (see photo), then following this an M distance Triathlon in his native Montpellier.
His objective: Progress with the joy and the humour of the ExpaTRIés!
Started triathlon in 2015 after 7 years of CrossFit, decided to switch toward endurance and outdoor sport. Done several triathlons of all distances (not yet an XL). Khalid is still trying to improve his swim, whilst his favourite sport is the bike. He enjoys going for long flat rides around Paris.
A regular runner and swimmer Sonia completed her first triathlon in 2015, shortly after she bought her first bike as an adult and has been doing triathlons ever since. Looking to improve all three disciplines Sonia joined the Epatriés in 2017 to benefit from the support of a team and experience of the coaches.
In the beginning, I was a biker. Start triathlon’s in 2011 and still alive!
I have a passion for mountains and cereal bar with banana.
I train very hard to improve myself in each field of triathlon, pub included.
I like the idea to get involved in something I believe.
Comes from a running background originally before joining the team in 2015. Tom was looking to improve his cycling and swimming performance to contribute to improved triathlon times. Tom has partaken in all triathlon distances and completed his first Ironman in 2016.
Virgile started triathlon, and endurance sports in general, in 2015, following years of handball, american football and rugby. While he learned the hard way that being above 90 kgs is of no help whatsoever in any of the 3 triathlon legs, he loved competing in the Aix 70.3 and 5 other Olympic distances, but more importantly, had a blast training with the Expats.
Chris joined the club in 2016 after moving to Paris having originally taken up triathlon at University in the UK. Since then he has competed in a broad range of events, from Super Sprint to Ironman triathlons, a variety of different running and cycling events and even the very occasional swim if he has to! The main focus going forward is to explore Europe by finding interesting events, and improve overall performance.
Caroline joined the club in September 2015. A runner at heart and new to Paris, she joined the club as they looked like a fun group of people and decided to give the swimming and cycling a “tri” too. A social cyclist and a holiday swimmer she had a lot to learn in the pool and on the bike. Two years later, she has been convinced that combining the sports is more fun! The mix of training is great, especially training at Cergy and discovering the Brick sessions. In 2017 Caroline decided the L distance is her favourite and cycling holidays are the way forward! In the 2018 season she hopes to improve on the bike and take more cycling trips to discover France.
« We couldn’t find a group who did exactly what we wanted to do… so we created one »
Le club Expatriés Triathlon a été fondé à la fin de l’année 2007 à Neuilly-sur-Seine par David Sullivan et David Dancy.
Un anglais et un américain ont décidé de faire le geste audacieux de créer leur propre structure pour aider les gens comme eux à trouver les meilleurs itinéraires à vélo au départ de Paris.
Quelques années plus tard, la petite équipe de 10 personnes participait à des compétitions de triathlon partout en France.
Atteignant 28 membres à la fin de la saison 2010 sous la présidence de Bob – un groupe officiel de directeurs était alors créé et les Expatriés devenaient peu à peu une véritable équipe de triathlon.
Lors du Triathlon de Paris de 2011, l’équipe des ExpaTRIés était l’une des mieux représentées et était reconnue pour organiser les meilleurs (et plus grands) pique-niques post compétition en Ile-de-France!
En 2012, avec Nick comme président, le club déménage officiellement à Paris pour devenir le club international de Triathlon de Paris. Le nombre d’inscrits et la notoriété du club grandissaient et bientôt l’équipe avait ses propres créneaux piscine avec un entraîneur. Le club commençait immédiatement à investir dans l’entraînement de ses adhérents pour améliorer la qualité des séances – qui elles-mêmes devenaient plus fréquentes de par l’enthousiasme des personnes impliquées. Le club atteignait les 50 membres.
En 2015/2016 Sylvain Dodet devenait l’entraîneur officiel du club. Le club était devenu une équipe solide à présent. Un plan d’entrainement annuel, sessions tous les jours, coaching individuel et des participations à des courses partout dans le monde, même les finales des championnats du monde d’Ironman!
En 2016/2016, Nick laissait sa place de Président pour assumer un poste administratif et continuer ainsi faire fonctionner le club et César assumait le leadership avec Kathryn en vice-présidente.
A présent (2018), le club a plus de 160 membres, issus de 20 pays différents et propose 10 séances d’entrainement par semaine. Chaque année, nos membres sont présents à plus de 100 compétitions partout dans le monde.