KYLE SIMPSON, President
Kyle Simpson is originally from IL but has lived in DC for nearly 15 years. He got into triathlon eight or so years ago and has been active ever since. He’s part of the “more time on the course” crowd and enjoys the social aspect of the sport. He has two ironman behind him (Lake Placid and Mont Tremblant). This is his second year on the DC Triathlon Club board. Outside of triathlon, Kyle does government relations work for a non-profit.
ROB READ, Vice President, Operations
Rob joined the DC Triathlon Club back in 2014 when he enrolled in the New Triathlete Program. Back in those days, even the thought of a Sprint Triathlon was scary. Through the program and training with fellow NTPers, Rob completed his first Olympic distance race that summer. Since then he has completed both the Olympic Speed Programs and Half Ironman Programs. Rob has been an active member of the club since he joined and in his capacity as a col-ead for the DCTC Cap Hill Group, has organized a number of events over the years. The social aspects of the Club have allowed for building strong friendships. Rob previously served the board as Director of Events and the Director of Membership Development.
LIZ GLOMB, Vice President, Membership & Secretary
Liz joined the club in 2013 as she was trying to learn as much as possible about triathlon and figured joining a local club would be the best place to start. She completed her first triathlon in 2014 and joined the board shortly thereafter.
Liz started out as a runner in 2009 when she moved back to the DC area after living in Connecticut for 8 years coaching collegiate rowing. Since 2009 Liz has competed in 2 marathons and 14 half marathons. In her short triathlon career so far, she has completed numerous races including Colonial Beach Sprint, Giant Acorn Olympic, and Challenge Williamsburg Olympic.
When not working, training, or doing stuff for the DC Tri Club, Liz can be found trying to finish her master’s degree. What is this “free time” that everyone talks about?
PATRICK PANNETT, Vice President, Treasurer
A latecomer to triathlon and running, Patrick did his first half-marathon in 2010 and joined DC Tri that year when he did his first triathlon – the SavageMan half-iron distance race at Deep Creek Lake. From there he followed his taste for long-distance racing and went on to ChesapeakeMan (in 2011, training via the inaugural DC Tri IM program) and Ironman Maryland, Ironman St. George, and Ironman Lake Placid. He’s completed the Boston marathon and enjoys trying new things – like the Gettysburg to D.C. relay and Garrett County Gran Fondo Diabolical Double.
After several years of recovery, he’ll be back to racing in 2019 and making sure that club members have an ever-improving selection of gear. Patrick subscribes to the N+1 philosophy – that there’s always room for one more bike.
DAVID JIANG, Director of Communications and Marketing
David has been a member of the club since 2014 when he joined the New Triathlete Program and was hooked. Back then, he was not a swimmer so the swim for a sprint was rather intimidating and he was glad to survive his first race at Blackbear Triathlon. Thanks to the Masters Swim Program he was able to improve and gradually work his way up to longer distances. He enjoys riding hills and can often be found roaming the hills of Rock Creek. The club has been such a welcoming community and he hopes to give back to the club as the Director of Communications and Marketing.
MALLORY SCOTT, Director of Gear and Merchandise
Mallory officially joined the DC Tri Club in 2017 after hovering around its events and facebook groups for a while. She participated in her first triathlon in 2016 on a bright orange hybrid Breezer and stayed “tri-curious” after that. Since joining the club, Mallory has participated in a variety of club events but became a devoted member of the event Masters swim program in 2019. She joined the board in 2020 as the Gear and Merchandise Director, a role that mirrors her day job almost perfectly.
Mallory still spends most of her time running but a nagging injury has let her explore more of the world on her bike. She also rides with a cycling team and loves to participate Cyclocross races in the fall and winter.
STEPHAN WEYERS, Director of Partnerships
Stephan joined the DC Triathlon Club early in 2020 when he relocated to DC with his family from Cape Town, South Africa. Absurdly, he got into triathlons “accidentally” after attending the Ironman African Championship through a work contract as a Sports Lawyer. He was instantly hooked and with zero triathlon background entered for the next year’s Ironman as soon as he got back home. Having to learn to swim from scratch, he finished the Ironman the very next year – and of course came back to do another one the year after! He also completed Ironman 70.3 distance events in South Africa in the lead up to his Ironman finishes as well as the NY Marathon and the Cape Epic Mtb Race in 2019.
Stephan is a 20-year veteran in Sports Marketing & Management across multiple sporting codes and currently manages Professional Athletes like Bradley Weiss, the current XTERRA World Champion. He is also a USAT, TrainingPeaks and IRONMAN certified and accredited coach and single figure handicap golfer.
CINDY HUTCHINGS, Director of Programs
Cindy completed her first triathlon – Bud Light Baltimore – in 1986 as something fun to do. Life got busy and she didn’t return to the sport until 2004 after having two kids. Cindy joined the DC Tri Club in 2010 in order to take advantage of the partner discounts and found a community of like-minded friends as a bonus. She has been a co-leader with the Half and Full Ironman Programs for the past 6 years and a mentor for the New Triathlete Program for 5+ years. Cindy is a regular on the Saturday morning rides and the NoVa track workouts. Now that the kids have left the nest, she is excited to give back more to the Club as Director of Programs.
As for racing, Cindy has been part of the Elite team for 5 years. She has been a member of Team USA for 8 years. This year she did her first draft-legal sprint race but prefers the Olympic distance. Cindy usually does one 70.3 each season except this year when she also raced the 70.3 World Championships in Nice.
JUSTIN ROWE, Director of Web and Technology
A sprinter in high school, Justin considered long distance anything more than a mile. As the years went on, Justin started looking for more and more physical challenges. 5Ks turned into Tough Mudders and Spartan races which then turned into half marathons and eventually led right into a half Ironman. He was VERY unprepared and did not finish that race, but he was hooked on triathlon.
After moving to DC, he joined the DC Tri club in 2019 as part of the HIM (Half Ironman) program. He finally conquered his Half ironman distance at AC 70.3 in September 2019. He’s hopeful to train for a full Ironman in 2021!
When not training for some kind of race, Justin enjoys traveling, the New England Patriots, and his golden retriever Parker.
KELLY LEFLER, Director of Training and Racing
Bio coming soon!
TBD, Director of Community Development and Outreach
CYNTHIA STEELE, Club Admin Support
Cynthia grew up in the DC area and was always active playing sports, but only discovered a love of running in her 30s whens she trained for a 5K, then a 15K, then a marathon. After that, she set a goal to do a triathlon, but started a different journey – having kids. Putting a triathlon on her bucket list, she finally did her first in 2013 when she turned 40 – Iron Girl Rocky Gap – and was immediately hooked! She joined the DC Tri Club the next year to become a part of the community, learn more about the sport, and meet people. Throughout her triathlon journey, Cynthia has lost 50 pounds, completed IRONMAN Lake Placid, 8 half iron distance races, many shorter races, and met an amazing community of triathletes in the process. As leader of the Women’s Group, Cynthia loves to connect with other women interested in triathlon and support them in reaching their goals.
Cynthia is happy to serve in the Club Support role, supporting the operations of the club and the Board of Directors, and can be reached at email@example.com.