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...

2019 Member Spotlight – Victor Mccollum

2019 Member Spotlight – Victor Mccollum

How did you get involved in triathlons? It started as a Bucket List item, more specifically “Complete a triathlon by age 50.” Funny story, I joined a running group to casually start improving my running skills. One day before a run I overheard a woman (who appeared to be out of shape) talking ...

2019 Member Spotlight – Michael Shipp

2019 Member Spotlight – Michael Shipp

How did you get involved in triathlons? I initially got involved in triathlons after becoming a member of Team Red, White and Blue. After training with the local Philadelphia chapter and competing in running events, I wanted to push myself to try something new. From there, I began to train with ot...

2019 Member Spotlight – Glenn Thomas

2019 Member Spotlight – Glenn Thomas

How did you get involved in triathlon? I started racing triathlons back in 2012 because I wanted really to learn how to swim. I was cycling regularly as well as running but I could not swim 25 yards without being totally gassed. I would go the pool and watch people swim what look to me....

2019 Member Spotlight – Michele Mintling

2019 Member Spotlight – Michele Mintling

How did you get into doing kayak support? It was sort of an accident, really.  I met a Spin instructor at my gym who was involved with WaveOne. When he found out that I like to kayak, he said they were looking for extra support and then he connected me with Denis Crean.  The WaveOne....

2019 Member Spotlight – Erika Harris

2019 Member Spotlight – Erika Harris

How did you get involved in triathlon? I was introduced to triathlon through my mom and my younger sister. They had done a relay triathlon the previous year, and then I volunteered at the next super sprint they did while I was in PT for a torn rotator cuff. After I was cleared to swim,....

2019 Member Spotlight – Hernando Herrera

2019 Member Spotlight – Hernando Herrera

How did you get involved in triathlon? A good friend quit smoking their 2-pack cigarettes and ran a 1/2 marathon about 6 months later. That prompted me to get off my lazy sofa and consider getting back in shape. I was never a great athlete and I get bored easily, so I figured I would....

2019 Member Spotlight – Rebecca Auyer

2019 Member Spotlight – Rebecca Auyer

What type of off road cycling do you do? This year I tried my first mountain bike races. I have a gravel race and a gravel crit coming up in August and a fall schedule packed with cyclocross. How did you get into off road cycling? I bought my first cyclocross bike in 2008 after....

2019 Member Spotlight – Allison Nordberg

2019 Member Spotlight – Allison Nordberg

How did you get involved in triathlon? I came from a running background, but refused to run anything longer than 200 meters in high school, until I finally started doing a few 10k races after moving to DC after college. But I didn’t follow a training plan or train smart and ended up with injurie...