Neuff Red Ambassadors | Triathletes Extraordinaire!
We have a great group of ambassadors, who try out kit from our brands, write reviews and articles, share their experiences as triathletes, spread the word about Neuff Red and are generally fabulous people!
Anna Birrell (Epsom Tri Club)
A national squad member for swimming and gymnastics since age 8, Anna discovered triathlon during Lockdown having qualified for the Age Group World Champs at her first Duathlon in 2019. Her five COVID Olympic Distance races saw her win her age group and make the overall female podium every time! Certainly one to watch...!
Claire Adam (Race Hub Tri Club)
A dedicated member of the triathlon community, Claire is a key member of Race Hub, working at their open water swim venue, volunteering at Outlaw events and captaining a team in the weekly WTRL TTT Zwift event. Also a massive foodie, Claire writes a Hot Flush Triathlete blog and sells Thermomix alongside online cooking classes. She also added an Ultra Marathon to her sporting repertoire in 2021!
Gareth Riley (Tri Rivington UK)
Gareth started triathlon after losing seven and half stone in three years to mark his 30th birthday! Now very integrated in the triathlon world, Gareth has multiple Ironman finishes under his belt, is an active triathlon club member, ambassador for Bolton Marathon, British Triathlon Race coach and Ironman UK race controller / bike course team leader.... to name but a few.
Hannah Moore (GB Paratriathlon Team)
Hannah is #1 in the World Rankings for lower limb amputees, has been World Champion since 2019 and is hoping to achieve big things at the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics. And all this following the amputation of her foot just four years ago. Hannah is an inspiration to all athletes, and is motivated by making the most of what she can do (which is far more than many 'able-bodied' people could dream of!).
Hannah Oliver (ABC Pure)
Coming from a swimming background, Hannah moved over to triathlon in 2017 and fell in love with the sense of community as much as she did the sport. She regularly converts her colleagues to triathlon, even bringing turbo trainers to work for lunchtime sessions! She also has her eyes on the Thames Marathon 14km swim... an ultra challenge for sure.
James Oswald (Warrington Tri Club)
Having come from a background of swimming and rowing, James initially started marathon running for charity, completing multiple marathons and ultra events. A friend suggested Ironman as a birthday challenge and James was hooked! Now with multiple long course triathlons to his name, James also set up the Oompa Loompa Alley team, bringing cheer, humour and energy to aid stations during Ironman races and other UK events.
Having started triathlon as a 16 year old on an old 1990s road bike, James has made triathlon his life, racing at an elite level and coaching globally with Scientific Triathlon. His previous claim to fame was appearing on Good Morning Britain to explain why he went the wrong way down the finisher shute in a Spanish Olympic Distance. We think his name will be known for other reasons this year as he has multiple 70.3 golds already this year, including smashing the course record at the Outlaw Holkham Half.
Jo Cornwell (Chalkwell Redcaps)
Jo in an incredible person who started triathlon in 2011 having evented horses for 20 years. Having been an active member of triathlon and running clubs, and competed in multiple triathlon and other races, Jo was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago. Having restarted training and racing between each round of treatment, Jo is hoping to complete Ironman Wales before undergoing her next round of treatment for an active tumour later in 2021.
John Wood (Tri-coaching.co.uk)
A top-level international swimmer, John looked to triathlon for a new challenge and found a sport that he loved. Not only has he raced with Team GB Age-Group and podiumed at a number of races (not to mention the swimming medals), John also runs his own coaching business and is an ambassador for ON Running.
Leanne James (TriForce Endurance)
Leanne started running to raise money for the charity that supported her young daughter through heart surgery, which reignited her love of fitness. Having moved on from 10k running to triathlons, Leanne has completed 10 70.3 races and an Ironman, including numerous podium finishes. She also volunteers for Sport in Mind, a local charity using sport to improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems.
Leigh Bland (Royal Air Force Triathlon)
Leigh is a newcomer to triathlon having taken up Body Building and Strong Man after a lower limb amputation following an injury during service. Looking for a new challenge during Lockdown, Leigh started running in 2020 and completed his first triathlon 5 weeks after major surgery on his stump. He is going from strength to strength in his sport and aims to be as successful in triathlon as he was in his previous sporting careers.
Lisa Stubbs (Havering Tri Club)
Lisa lives and breathes triathlon having had a break to have a family. Restarting in 2013, Lisa regularly attends both training camps and races and having lost over 15kg in the past 12 months, Lisa's 2021 season started well. She is also a swim guide for Havering Tri Club and supporting others in her club is all part of the package. A true bundle of energy on the triathlon scene!
Mark Harris (Boston Triathlon Club)
A triathlete and ultra runner with a background in dance, Mark only started running 3 years ago to lose weight, get fit and raise money for charity. He soon realised that fundraising is easier for longer & harder races, so quickly progressed to marathons, 70.3 triathlon and even the 100k Race to the Stones in July 2021!
Pete Robertson (100% Tri Team)
Pete is a dedicated triathlete who knows what it is like to face adversity. Following a bad bike crash in 2017 which left him with a broken jaw, multiple fractures and a 6 month recover, Pete was looking forward to the 2019 season. However, despite good health, fitness and a healthy diet, he suffered a heart attack one year later aged just 47. He has since worked his way back to fitness yet again, and is working towards a great 2021 season!
Peter Lloyd (Peter Lloyd Coaching & Pembrokeshire Triathlon Club)
A well known figure amongst the South Wales triathlon community, Peter Lloyd toed the start line of his first ever triathlon just 6 weeks after thinking "I'd love to do a triathlon but I can't swim very well". By 2017 he was finishing in the top 10 for middle distance and qualified for the inaugural Challenge World Champs. Now a respected coach, Pete focusses on enjoyment with his athletes, building a strong base endurance at his coaching, classes and Lanzarote training camps.
Roslyn McGinty (Tri London)
Roslyn started triathlon in her 30s in a bid to make friends and avoid running injuries. It proved very successful on both counts, as Roslyn placed 2nd in both the 2019 World Long Course Championships and European Championships. She also races as a guide for visually impaired athletes at the top level. And all despite the fact that Roslyn, an experienced nurse, is actually allergic to exercise, suffering from exercise induced anaphylaxis!
Sandra Weir (TriDot)
Footballer turned marathoner, Sandra started triathlon as a way to rehabilitate from knee surgery following running injuries. Having been told 3 years ago that she would never be able to do more than walk, she has since qualified for Team GB Age Group in both triathlon and aquathlon at Sprint and Super Sprint distances, aiming to finish in the top 10 in the World and European Championships . A secondary school teacher, she aims to support and also inspire her pupils to take part in exercise and smash their goals.
Sarah Poskitt (Do3 Triathlon Squad)
A runner by background, Sarah started cycling as a dare with a friend, then started training for the Swim Serpentine to complete the London Classics. Triathlon was the natural outcome and Sarah successfully completed her first Ironman at Bolton in 2021, with a packed race calendar to follow. A new triathlon addict, Sarah is excited to be embarking on her journey!
Sophie King (Tri2.org)
Starting out in triathlon as part of a 100 Healthy Days challenge in 2015, Sophie quickly caught the Tri Bug and has been swept away by the camaraderie and community in this supposedly individual sport. Recently returned from Singapore, Sophie is co-founder of Tri2 coaching group, alongside setting herself the challenge of going pro in a year, writing an inspiring blog about the process.
Keep an eye out for blogs and contributions from our ambassadors over the course of the year, and come and meet them in person at Outlaw and Do3 races during 2021.
If you have been inspired by these amazing athletes from all walks of life and would like to be a Neuff Red Ambassador, the programme will reopen for entrants in early 2022.