2019 Member Spotlight – Jules Bilowich

2019 Member Spotlight – Jules Bilowich

  What made you decide to join the New Triathlete Program (NTP)? Last year, I signed up for two “adventure races” on a whim – multisport races where the fourth discipline is orienteering through the woods to find the optimal route. I already loved being outside, getting muddy, and r...

2019 Member Spotlight – Kate Ahrens

2019 Member Spotlight – Kate Ahrens

How did you get involved in triathlons? I had a boss in my early 20’s who realized I loved running and had been a high school swimmer. He suggested I would probably do well in triathlon to which I replied “but I don’t want to deal with a bike!”… within a year he had fully....

2019 Member Spotlight – Hugh Harris

2019 Member Spotlight – Hugh Harris

How did you get involved in triathlons? When I was in the Army I used to swim and run a lot. A friend suggested that I should do a triathlon so all I needed was a bike. What was your first triathlon? My first triathlon was the Fort Devens (MA) Tri back in 1989. What....

2019 Member Spotlight – Tuan Nguyen

2019 Member Spotlight – Tuan Nguyen

How did you get involved in triathlons? A marathoner friend of mine, who couldn’t swim a lick, was training for his first Ironman. I was like, I can’t swim a lick either, maybe I could do one. He kind of gave me the inspiration/nerve to jump to the dark side. From day one, before I....

2019 Member Spotlight – Juene Rader

2019 Member Spotlight – Juene Rader

What made you decide to join NTP (the New Triathlete Program)? A friend who did NTP last year recommended it. So I decided, why not. Did you have any background in any of the disciplines before joining? I’m in the Army, so I generally work out, but mostly running, push-ups, and sit-ups. I knew h...

2019 Member Spotlight – Jeff Halper

2019 Member Spotlight – Jeff Halper

Dad, business type, Ironman: finding the balance and the fun Life, work, kids, illness, laziness, travel, injury, friends, hangovers … there’s always something.  As much as you want to stay dedicated and focused on your training, it’s not always easy. Sure, some people are more structur...

2019 Member Spotlight – Sarah Lifsey

2019 Member Spotlight – Sarah Lifsey

How did you get involved in triathlon? I started running because I wanted to get into better shape and I was very broke. It was the cheapest sport I could think of. When I moved to DC I bought a hybrid bike because I wanted to use it to commute. I’m not sure how I....

2019 Member Spotlight – Sam Cretcher

2019 Member Spotlight – Sam Cretcher

How did you get involved in triathlons? I did a triathlon relay with classmates during grad school. I did the swim leg. Our team’s results were nothing to write home about, but I had fun and got a taste of that sweet, sweet triathlon culture. A couple years later I moved to DC, selling my......

2019 Member Spotlight – Martha Huizenga

2019 Member Spotlight – Martha Huizenga

How did you get involved in triathlons? I was a long distance swimmer in HS and College and started running in college as well. People always said I should do triathlon because I was a swimmer and most Triathletes aren’t swimmers. When I realized I couldn’t run 7 days a week anymore (a...