TriClub Doha Committee

The Committee 2020-2021

TriClub Doha is resourced by two part-time triathletes who coordinate our membership and our races. Therefore TriClub Doha relies heavily upon its 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 Hesham Shaban
This is Hesham's 6th year in Qatar. His fitness journey started back in November 2015 when he started running with the Nike running club. Weighing 106kg at that moment, he remembers he couldn’t even run a mile non-stop. He picked up cycling in 2017 riding a bike for the first time (a steel-bike that worth QR500, jumping to full carbon in 2018). Hesham started to learn how to swim from scratch in 2017 and joined TriClub Doha at the beginning of 2018 with his very first triathlon at QF.

Hesham says "I am very happy being surrounded by the amazing and inspiring athletes in TriClub Doha, which is a family to me". His goal for the season is to do the longer triathlon distances, starting with a 70.3 Half Ironman and moving on to a full 140.6 ironman in the longer term. 

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Director of TriDoha LLC(G) Ewan Cameron
Ewan hails from Lossiemouth in northeast Scotland and got hooked into triathlon while doing a beginner's corporate triathlon in Sydney harbor 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 Mannai Corporation/GMC, a long time sponsor of the club. 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 try to peak for Ironman 70.3 Greece in April 2021, COVID-19 permitting.

Company Secretary of TriDoha LLC(G) & Club Committee /
Member Engagement
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 in 2016 and 2017. In 2015 Michelle stepped up to be the club's 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 a dog called Pippa. Michelle enjoys Olympic distance triathlons.committe-image
Senior Executive Function & Director of TriDoha LLC(G)Hatem Elsafty
Hatem has 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 a number of national and international diving events. He acquires a number of sports coaching certifications including the British Swimming Association ASA Level 2 coach. He became an active triathlete back in 2007 starting with London Triathlons, compete for ting in a number of ITU Olympic distance, Ironman 70.3, and completing the full Ironman in Austria, Klagenfurt back in 2012. He became a member of the club committee in 2014 and served as the Club President from 2016 to 2018. His primary goal to sustain the club's expansion and growth to remain the leading triathlon club in Qatar.

Treasurer & Director of TriDoha LLC(G)Hisham Rustom

Hisham is originally from Sudan and lived all his life in Qatar. He has been in sports since 10 years old, playing football at the start with the Sudanese community team and then switching to Athletics. He specialized in Triple Jump and Decathlon, spending 6 years with Al Gharafa Club and was with the Qatar national team for a short however retired from athletics at the age of 22 due to series of injuries. At the age of 39 he looked for an inspiring new sport with motivational events and challenging goals instead of random running and football games, finding Triclub Doha and since then has become addicted to triathlon over the last 3 years. Hesham says, "Triathlon changed my life. And now I decided to give back to the club and contribute bigger than just participation". Professionally he has been in the banking sector for 20 years between different organizations.

Club CommitteeBrendan

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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Club Committee /
Member Engagement
Daniela SposiDaniela is a former International Handball player. She played Handball and Beach handball professionally in Italy and in the UK in various international competitions with clubs and represented both national teams, thanks to her dual national status.
Since moving to Doha in 2013 from London, and after spending most of her training in indoor halls, she started enjoying outdoor sports and joined Triclub Doha in 2016. She has completed many triathlons in Qatar,  where she developed a passion for this amazing sport and met numerous people who want to get involved in races and be part of the community.  Dani took part in the first Oman 70.3 Ironman in 2019, where Triclub Doha was awarded the silver trophy in the club’s championship.
Mum and wife, with a full time job as teaching assistant at Doha College, where she helps coaching the triathlon and swim squads after school.
Dani hopes to inspire more people to join the triathlon community in Doha.

Club CommitteeKate SouthwoodKate grew up in Australia, a middle child surrounded by 4 brothers. Although she can kick a footy and make a mark, competitive Aussie Rules football wasn't an option back then, but every other sport was!
Kate has always 'had a go' and here in Qatar that meant Triclub Doha, of course.
For Kate, triathlon is about the people, the variety, and the pleasure of being on the move, preferably a little faster each time!
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Club CommitteeKaren Preston (Kaz)