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.
César Manriqué-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. 2016 saw her compete in several sprints, with an Olympic distance at the end and her first sea swim triathlon. She continues to enjoy motivating team members at her core-training sessions on a Monday night. Her goals for 2017 are to focus on improving her running and perhaps tackle her first L-distance race…
Karen is a Communications Manager. She works on the team’s social media platforms and the weekly newsletter – for which she scours the Meetup calendar hunting for Race Reporters. She will find you!
She originally found the team via an internet search on the ‘orders’ of a friend from Noosa (AU) – home of the largest Olympic triathlon in the word. She was told that these would be her kind of people. That turned out to be right.
She enters her 4th season as an athlete and her 2nd season as an FFTRI referee. Her goal for this year is to stop hating her bike…
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 many years of trepidation Paul finally embraced Triathlon in 2012. Jogging and playing squash on and off since school days, then followed by years of running (while following Ironman triathlons as a spectator) and especially after his first marathon (and in particular the marathon training) the need for mixed sports became pressing.
With the helpful advice, encouragement and general camaderie from Expatriés, Paul was able to address his swimming apprehensions and discover the thrills of road bike cycling.
Ed van de Logt
Ed took up triathlon in 2014 and has since competed in sprint & olympic triathlons, a half ironman
and a number of cyclo sportives. His preferred sports are cycling and running followed by swimming.
His motto for the next season “onwards and upwards”.
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. A year 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 wants to see which tri distance she prefers so will target XS, S, M, and L races. (She is well aware that plans are great- she just needs to stick to it now!)
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 2 other Olympic distances, but more importantly, had a blast training with the Expats.
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 !