Kingswood Tri Club are a modest group of enthusiastic amateur athletes based in and around Kingswood in Bristol.
The club was formed in 1986 as a way for local triathletes to plan and train in preparation for early Ironman events.
The club encompasses a wide range of abilities from Novices to Age Groupers with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Formal training sessions consist of a weekly swim, a couple of quality runs and various bike sessions. For more info on club training session click here. Please “like” our Facebook Page for the latest updates and if you’re already a club member you can join our members only Facebook Group.
Our constitution is provided here.
Who’s who in KIT
Maggie BromleyMembership Secretary
Safia WortelboerClub Secretary
Claire GrahamSocial Secretary
Felicity DriverWelfare Officer
Stuart NewKit Officer
Tina DuryCommunications Officer
My journey into triathlon started in 2015 when I supported a friend at Ironman UK. I was someone who enjoyed fitness and was an avid runner at that time. After the event I knew completing an Ironman is exactly what I wanted to do. I was completely and utterly inspired. At that point I couldn’t swim so I had to learn! Alongside this I also had to learn how to ride a road bike effectively and how to use clipless pedals. That was a learning curve too and I encountered a fair few falls and even a trip to A&E! Over the next 12 months I entered many different events; starting with a sprint tri then increasing the distance of the triathlon each time culminating in a 70.3. Once I had completed that event I was well and truly ready and entered Ironman Austria 2018. Since then I have done two more Ironman along with countless other triathlons, duathlons, time trial races and a few marathons for good measure!!! I also represented GB in my age group in 2022.
I love being a part of Kingswood Tri, it’s a really friendly club and it’s great to train with people who are now good friends of mine.
I started multisport in about 2004 after my husband bought me a road bike. I started with Duathlon. After I turned 50 I decided it was time to learn to swim front crawl and with lots of encouragement from triathlete friends I got to the stage where I could manage 400 metres for a sprint tri. With lots more practice I managed to get as far as the 1,900m required for middle distance and decided that was far enough. I have loved being part of the GB age group team on various occasions but most of all love training with friends in the club.
The first triathlon event I participated in was Ironman Maastricht 2017 and completed it as a relay with my mum and sister. I did the swim part of it and loved it, the three of us crossing that finish line together was amazing! After cheering everyone on, I thought perhaps I could do this too. So I thought let’s go for the whole thing but sign up for a shorter distance to start with and that was Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire. My mental health wasn’t great back then and every time I trained all I thought was, you are stronger than you think, prove yourself wrong and train so you can finish the race! Damn that feeling of crossing the finish line was such a rush! Since then I’ve been looking for new races and loving the social aspects of training together as a club.
Proudest triathlon achievement to date: Ironman Finland and The Outlaw 2021 at age 60
Favourite piece of triathlon equipment: Sublime and Bianchi Bikes
Least favourite discipline: Runnning as it is really hard for me now
Favourite discipline: Bike
Swim – Open Water or Pool? Open Water in the summer months when very warm pool when colder
Run – Off road or on road? Off road
Bike – fast and flat or up and down? If racing flat and if training definitely up and down
Being born hyperactive (which is a curse) I have always loved any sport. I played netball, hockey and squash over the years and then took up running at the age of 44. I joined a running club once I moved to Bristol and raced for a while through to my early 50’s. My husband introduced me to off road mountain events and that was my passion for a number of years. Once running became slow and painful it was recommended to me to take up triathlon so that I was doing other disciplines. Once I had mastered basic front crawl swimming (this was over a period of a year or so) and having done a lot of long distance ultra running events I knew I had the mental strength for endurance sport so I decided to sign up straight away for an Ironman at the age of 53 in 2015 which was Bolton. Obsession took over after that and I have been doing triathlon ever since.
I got into triathlon in the hot summer of 2018 when I discovered Mad Mikes lake and found myself heading over there pretty much every evening for a swim. It wasn’t long before I got my first road bike and hit the cycle track (!)… Turning up for my first club ride in football shorts and a rucksack sums up my level of experience, but I’ve worked extremely hard in all areas to build strength and stamina for the long events. I love a race, but I also love the training – Particularly the journey to Ironman, pushing past your own pre-conceived limits, making friends along the way, all the ups and downs, it makes the finish line that much more special. I believe that with the right commitment and effort pretty much anything is achievable – I try to enjoy the process and have lots of fun along the way. My absolute favourite is the coffee & cake stop on long rides, its pretty much why I cycle.. 😊