TriClub Doha Committee

The Committee  2018-2019

TriClub Doha is resourced by two part-time triathletes who coordinate our membership and our races. Therefore TriClub Doha relies heavily upon it's membership to assist in the running of our activities.
These are the members that form the committee of TriClub Doha. If you are interested in helping out, please get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Company Secretary of TriDoha LLC(G)


Michelle is from the UK and a former international swimmer, she worked for British Swimming for 10 years, working in talent development and coach education. Michelle did her first ever triathlon at the London Triathlon 2013, Michelle then moved to Qatar where she was inspired to join TriClub Doha, with an aim to keep fit , train with others for motivation and set herself some challenges. Michelle competes in the local races and has raced at ITU Abu Dhabi 2016 and 2017. In 2015 Michelle stepped up to be the clubs co-ordinary to help the  committee and to share some of her professional experience to help develop the club. Michelle has two little girls and dog called Pippa. Michelle enjoys Olympic distance triathlons.


Commitee Member

Neil Melville

Triathlon has been part of Neil’s life since 2001. He met his then wife-to-be at a race and they are now bringing up their two children in the faith too. You may know him as a key part of Qatar’s cycling scene, volunteering with Qatar Chain Reaction and having a part-time job at Qatar Cycling Federation but he still harbours a secret love for multisport. “Nothing beats a rough swim in a big swell” he tells us, “and although I love the bike, there is something about running that is fundamentally satisfying.”

Among his favourite triathlon moments have been beating his wife out of the water at Ironman Nice and returning to the sport at Dukhan after moving to Qatar from the UK in 2015.

Neil joins the committee for the first time and is keen to help first timers learn to love triathlon and get as much out of being a member of Triclub Doha as they can.

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Commitee Member

Pedro Ribeiro

Originally from Portugal, Pedro has been involved in sports throughout his life. He was primarily a team sports player. He played Handball and Futsal from youth until his 30’s. As life changed and Pedro lived in different countries, it became difficult to continue playing Futsal at a competitive level so he started running and cycling to stay fit and active. In 2017 Pedro moved to Qatar and in 2018 he found TriClub Doha on the internet and decided to join. At TriClub Doha training sessions Pedro found a very friendly and welcoming environment that made him feel confident enough to race. During the 2018/2019 season he participated in Aquathlons, Duathlons and Triathlons, starting at the Enticer distance and eventually progressing to complete his first Sprint Distance Triathlon. Pedro races recreationally and for fun and his goal is to improve and go further. TriClub Doha has brought many  improvements to Pedro’s lifestyle in Doha and it has become an  important part of his daily life. For this reason, he wanted to get involved in the Committee so he could give back in some way for everything  TriClub has done  for him. By joining the Committee, Pedro hopes to help new and inexperienced TriClub members to feel welcomed and confident enough to keep training, start racing and fall in love with Triathlon.


Senior Executive Function of TriDoha LLC(G)

Hatem Elsafty

Hatem always been an active sports athlete since he was 5 years old, starting with high board diving as he was the captain of the Egyptian national team, participating in number of national and international diving events. He acquires number of sports coaching certification including the British Swimming Association ASA Level 2 coach. He became an active triathlete back in 2007 starting with London Triathlons, compete ting in number of ITU Olympic distance, Ironman 70.3 and completing the full Ironman in Austria, Klagenfurt back in 2012. He became member of the club committee in 2014 and served as the Club President from 2016 to 2018. His primary goals to sustain the club's expansion and growth to remain the leading triathlon club in Qatar.

Director of TriDoha LLC(G) 

Ewan Cameron

Ewan hails from Lossiemouth in north east Scotland and got hooked into triathlon while doing a beginners corporate triathlon in Sydney harbour in 2005. Since then Ewan has built his way up to completing half ironman in 2010 and a full  ironman in 2011 in Busselton and 2013 in Copenhagen, but has since focused on the 70.3 distance. Ewan arrived in Doha in 2012 and works for our sponsor Mannai Corporation/GMC. He was a founding member of TriClub Doha in 2013, serving as president in 2015-2016. His triathlon goals for this season are to do better than last season and actually make it an Ironman 70.3 he entered, with Muscat and Barcelona on the list of events.


Jason Twigg

Having been involved with sport from a very young age, Jason represented Great Britain U21's at American Football in England and USA during the early 1990's. As 'life' got in the way, he quickly piled on the pounds before his daughter bet that he could not run the local half marathon. From that point on, he has renewed his love of sport, lost the best part of 20kg and been involved with Triathlon since 2011 regularly competing at Sprint, Olympic and 70.3 events in the UK. A new resident to Qatar in 2017, he has two children who are becoming more involved with sport and triathlon. A full distance triathlon is still on the bucket list but he needs to actually Enter instead of just looking at the computer screen blankly!

 Committee Member   Hesham Shaban

This is my 5th year in Qatar. My fitness journey first started back in November 2015 when I first started running with Nike running club weighting 106kg at that moment, I remember I couldn’t even run a mile non-stop. Then in 2017 riding a bike for the first-time using steal-bike that worth 600QR then jumping to a full carbon one at the beginning of last year’s season. Started to learn how to swim from scratch end of 2017 and then joined Triclub Doha at the beginning of 2018 doing my very first sprint triathlon at QF. I am very happy being surrounded by the amazing and inspiring athletes in Triclub Doha, they are like my second family to me. My goal is to do longer triathlon distances like 70.3 with good timing and then maybe 140.6 on the longer term. 

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Operations Manager Brendan
Brendan originates from South Africa, he has always been involved in competitive sports from an early age, namely cricket, golf and cycling. Brendan has been involved in the Professional Sports Environment for many years, working for Cricket South Africa for over 13 years as a cricket co-ordinator dealing with cricket development as well as coaching academy teams. Moving on from the Professional Environment he moved into the Fitness Industry by working for Virgin Active as a Fitness Manager/Personal Trainer and later as a Club GM.
Moving to the middle east nearly 4 years ago, his passion for Triathlon was born, where he could put together his love for cycling together with two of his other fitness passions, swimming and running. He says he didn't know the interest and participation in Triathlon was so big in the middle east and says it's exciting how it is growing. He is passionate about the growth of the juniors as this means a healthy future for the club and that its growth and success will continue. 
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