Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. — General George Patton
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch
If you would like to be part of the 2016 / 2017 season management team (but not take on the role of president) then simply send your name, and any accompanying information about how you feel you can contribute to the team to “Contact@expatries-triathlon.com”.
Leadership team members also help out posting and managing content for our Website, Facebook and other social media, as well as organising the picnics, training sessions and other ad-hoc jobs which pop-up.
Cesar Manrique Milla – Président
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 Harrison – Vice-Président
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.
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).
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.
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 not 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.
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.
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.
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.
François has practised many sports, from off-piste skiing to Petanque, but what could be better that 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 !
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 !