Kingswood Tri Club are a modest group of enthusiastic amateur athletes based in and around Kingswood in Bristol.

The club was formed in 1982 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

Eric “the Eel” Downey

Eric “the Eel” Downey

Chairman
Proudest Triathlon achievement to date: Ironman Austria in 10:34
Favourite piece of Tri equipment: Union Jack Sublime Bike
Least favourite discipline: Run
Favourite discipline: Swim
Swim – Open water or Pool? Open Water
Run – Off road or On road? Off Road
Bike – Fast & Flat or Up & Down? Fast & Flat
It all started in 2000 when I changed from an active job to a desk job and I could see my waist line growing at an alarming rate, I started swimming, then running and was asked to go on a ride? I had a problem I did not have a bike – asking around I blagged a new GT bike for £250 and so it all began…
My first Tri race was Wansdyke Sprint Tri and on completing this I was then bitten by the tri bug. I joined Kingswood Tri in 2001 and soon became Vice Secretary then voted in as Secretary in 2002. Over the next few years, I improved in all disciplines from the great knowledge base within the club to complete my first Ironman Triathlon in 2005.
I then specialised in Olympic Distances and represented GB in my age group. I have now completed 6 Ironmen. I can be found at most of the club training sessions. If you are interested in joining or want a friendly chat please do not hesitate to contact me on 07769172594 or e-mail me
Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

Club Secretary & Events Co-ordinator
Proudest Triathlon achievement to date: Entering and training for Ironman Austria
Favourite piece of Tri equipment: My TT Bike
Least favourite discipline: Bike
Favourite discipline: Run
Swim – Open water or Pool? Open Water
Run – Off road or On road? On Road
Bike – Fast & Flat or Up & Down? Flat & Fast
Maggie Bromley

Maggie Bromley

Membership Secretary
Proudest Triathlon achievement to date: Winning gold in European Duathlon Championships
Favourite piece of Tri equipment: My Bike
Least favourite discipline: Swim
Favourite discipline: Bike
Swim – Open water or Pool? Open Water
Run – Off road or On road? On Road
Bike – Fast & Flat or Up & Down? Up & Down
Social Secretary

Social Secretary

Social Secretary
Peter Sheath

Peter Sheath

Welfare Officer
Proudest Triathlon achievement to date: IM Weymouth 2016 2 years after mega pelvic reconstruction
Favourite piece of Tri equipment: Chamois cream
Least favourite discipline: Run
Favourite discipline: Swim
Swim – Open water or Pool? Open Water
Run – Off road or On road? Off road
Bike – Fast & Flat or Up & Down? Flat & Fast
Mark Wyatt

Mark Wyatt

Treasurer
Proudest Triathlon achievement to date: In the Navy years ago and being part of Kingswood triathlon club
Favourite piece of Tri equipment: Bike
Least favourite discipline: Run
Favourite discipline: Bike
Swim – Open water or Pool? Open Water
Run – Off road or On road? On Road
Bike – Fast & Flat or Up & Down? Fast & Flat
Ben Menear

Ben Menear

Communications Officer
Proudest Triathlon achievement to date: There is little better than finishing your first Ironman, although completing my first ever triathlon a couple years earlier is a close second. That feeling of accomplishment and finishing the job is a reminder of why I love the sport.
Favourite piece of Tri equipment: My flip belt. Serves me well in training and racing.
Least favourite discipline: Bike
Favourite discipline: Run
Swim – Open water or Pool? Open Water
Run – Off road or On road? On Road
Bike – Fast & Flat or Up & Down? Climbing & Decending
Chris Barnes

Chris Barnes

Club Kit Officer
Proudest Triathlon achievement to date: Ironman Barcelona
Favourite piece of Tri equipment: My Bike
Least favourite discipline: Run
Favourite discipline: Bike
Swim – Open water or Pool? Open Water
Run – Off road or On road? On Road
Bike – Fast & Flat or Up & Down? Flat & Fast
Scott Stacey

Scott Stacey

Communications Officer
Proudest Triathlon achievement to date: Ironman Barcelona
Favourite piece of Tri equipment: TT Bike
Least favourite discipline: Swim
Favourite discipline: Run
Swim – Open water or Pool? Open Water
Run – Off road or On road? Off Road
Bike – Fast & Flat or Up & Down? Fast & Flat