TriClub Doha Committee

CommitteeThe 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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Club Coordinator (Part-Time) & Company Secretary of TriDoha LLC(G)

Michelle
Shillabeer

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.

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Race Manager (Part-Time)

Lea Koivisto

Lea is from Finland and former National Team level competitor in her first love Modern Pentathlon. From the multisport background she moved into running marathons in order to relieve the stress from constant travelling for international career. After bad back injury 2006 the doctors told her to stop the marathons. Some of her friends told her to try triathlon, and she was hooked. Lea moved to Dubai 2010 with her bike and soon joined the local triathlon club. She continued to race across Europe and Middle East and joined club's team to Phuket International Triathlon twice and completed her first 70.3 in Finland on 2015. Lea moved with her new family, horse and camels to Qatar 2016 and joined TriClub Doha 2017. She believes in collaboration and "winning together" even we do have individual sport.

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Social Secretary

Daniela Sposi

Daniela is a former International Athlete. She played Handball and Beach handball professionally in Italy and UK in various international competitions with clubs and with both national teams. In 2004 she won the bronze medal at the beach handball World Championships with Italy and she was nominated in the All star Team of the tournament. Since arriving in Doha in 2013 from London, after spending most of her training in indoor halls, she started getting involved in water sports and other outdoor activities. After obtaining qualifications as a swimming coach and SUP instructor she discovered a new passion for cycling. This lead to supporting the Doha College Triathlon club and subsequently she decided to join the TriClub Doha and started participating in Triathlon competitions in 2016. Daniela is very passionate about sports and loves spending her free time doing outdoor sports with her family.

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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) & Treasurer

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.



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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 needs to actually press Enter instead of just looking at the computer screen blankly!


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Collin Allin

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Grant Bradley 
Grant is from New Zealand and has dabbled in many sports over the years.  New Zealand has a strong history in Triathlon and a childhood friend turning Triathlon Pro straight out of high school sparked Grants interest.  Not too keen on swimming and still playing other sports, it was a long time before he finally committed to learning how to swim properly and completed a couple of full seasons including up to 70.3 distance.  Triathlons went on hold to play a little Rugby until coaxed by the Fitness First Tri Team into competing again while working for them in the Philippines.  A move to Doha followed in 2008 and the bike traveled to Doha too.  With no Triathlon culture at all the bike was sold within months.  A lot has changed since the start of Tri Club Doha and the 2017/18 season saw Grant join the club and transition from recreational runner back to Triathlon.  He says his enthusiasm and enjoyment of life has really improved since finding Triathlon again.  The club environment and group sessions are something he wants to encourage others to get involved in.  His advice for people thinking about getting involved is to take the plunge, come along, start with whatever you can manage and you will be amazed at where you end up.

 Grant
 
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Angie Salter

Angie is originally from the UK but is now based in Spain when not in Qatar. She has always dabbled in fitness in some form or other but only started running in her forties, competing in local Spanish races before tackling her first marathon in Italy. She then switched to trail running, participating in multi day and ultra events.  Cycling was always just a social thing and swimming was a complete no-no as she has a fear of water. Angie joined the tri club in 2017 and became so inspired by watching others compete that she started to join in with the cycling and swimming sessions and completed a couple of super sprint triathlons organised by the tri club. She has now bit the bullet and signed up for her first Ironman event – 70.3 Greece in April 2019. Angie wants to inspire other beginners who think they can’t do triathlon to just go for it. Believe in yourself and your abilities. 

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Committee Member Brendon
Germishuys
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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Hildy Allin

Coach Hildy is from sunny South Africa. Hildy is a keen multi-sport athlete with a great love for Triathlon, snow skiing, horse riding and trail running - to name a few.  The #KarooDaisy is an experienced International Triathlon Union L1 coach with more than six years of active coaching experience with clubs, groups & individuals. Hildy has represented Triathlon South Africa in World Championships Duathlon, has completed various Ironman 70.3 races and holds a top ten AG placing. Read more about Hildy at our coaches page
 
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