About Triathlon Canada

About Triathlon Newfoundland and Labrador

The Government of Newfoundland & Labrador and Triathlon Canada recognize Triathlon Newfoundland and Labrador (TriNL) as the governing body for the sport of triathlon in the province. We are a participating member of SportNL. TriNL is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization that promotes and supports all triathletes in the province.  Every dollar of revenue we receive gets re-invested back into the sport to support our athletes, no matter what their personal goals.

Although triathlon traditionally involves the combination of swimming, cycling, and running, TriNL encompasses multi-sport endurance events in the province including triathlon, winter triathlon (snowshoeing, mountain/fat biking, cross-country skiing, running), duathlon, and aquathon and activities associated with components of such events. TriNL also supports para-triathlon events and activities.

TriNL helps to build triathlon and multisport activities through:

  • Sanctioning races to ensure they are designed to be safe and fair for athletes
  • Obtaining liability insurance for the protection of all athletes, race directors, volunteer and officials at all sanctioned races and activities
  • Sanctioning clubs
  • Encouraging growth and development of the sport
  • Training and certifying officials so that sanctioned races will be conducted in a fair and safe manner
  • Supporting NCCP coaching training and certification programs so that there are sufficient community and high-performance coaches available in the province
  • Encouraging athlete development, especially at the youth and junior level, for inter-provincial level competitions such as the Canada Games
  • Building triathlon membership
Vision

Triathlon Newfoundland and Labrador will develop, promote and support the sport of triathlon and related multi-sport endurance events in our province.

Values

Excellence: We are a member-based, service-oriented, volunteer-driven association committed to, and accountable for, excellence in all facets of our work, individually and collectively, and in fostering conditions that maximize the potential of our sport, athletes, members, volunteers and partners.

Equal Access: We ensure events are conducted in a safe, fair, ethical and harassment-free environment regardless of age, race, gender or ability. We are a facilitator of opportunities for all people in all regions of the province to discover the thrill, rewards and challenges of triathlon and multi-sport competition.

Enterprising: We are professional in the way we create and organize technically sound programs, clinics and events. We encourage partnerships and allow for personal growth and success through sport participation.

Board of Directors

Amy Henderson, President & Director

Amy has been racing triathlon/adventure races for over 10 years and has competed in multiple Sprint, Standard, and 70.3 triathlon distances. She has volunteered at many events across the country and is passionate about growing the youth and age group community around triathlon in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Amy has been active in the not-for-profit charity sector for over 11 years serving/chairing many boards and committees at both the local, national, and international level. She is a health policy professional with a drive for creating healthier communities for all.

Will Duggan, Vice-President & Director

“I started triathlon in 2013 without really knowing many people involved in it. I did some of the local races and a half ironman in Muskoka that year and was hooked. During my triathlon experience so far I have met some great friends that keep me motivated. I volunteer with TriNL to promote the sport to give others the opportunity to try it and get hooked on the “tri-bug” like I did.  Developing triathlon in NL is also important to me to make it safer and an overall greater experience.

I can usually be found on a local group run, trying to catch my girlfriend on the bike, trying to catch CG Coach Pat in the water, at a bar where a good IPA is served or playing with our border collie. In any spare time outside of that I work as an engineer with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.”

Paul Moores, Secretary & Director

The passion for triathlon was palpable in the community. Paul decided to join TriNL to help translate that passion into action.

Paul’s triathlon journey started on a dare when he did his first St. John’s Triathlon. Despite two flat tires during that race, Paul was positively hooked on triathlon. Paul is a huge supporter of local races and is known to always have a smile in race photos.

Passionate about many sports, Paul currently focuses on swimming, cycling, and running. But he’s also been known to tease the puck in his senior hockey league or dunk a ball during varsity basketball. His ability to train and participate in so many sports can largely be attributed to the patience of his wife. She has supported him for 27 years during which he was able to train rather than take out the garbage.

His life outside of the court, track, and pool includes thirteen years working with Toyota Plaza, ten as a Sales Manager.

Marc Saunders, Treasurer & Director

Marc has been with TriNL since 2014 in the role of treasurer. He is also actively involved in the Kids of Steel as a volunteer since 2012.

When he is not volunteering he is also an active age grouper, dad taxi to his twin 11-year-old girls, and member of a local running club.

In addition to being Treasurer of Triathlon Newfoundland and Labrador, Marc has been a CPA with the Provincial Government since 2003.

Rob Gamberg, Director

Rob is outgoing manager of the Canada Games Team. Rob has been introducing people to the sport of triathlon for over ten years.

He competes in many races from Sprint to 70.3 and has been dedicated to growing the sport in Newfoundland and Labrador as both a volunteer and coach for the past 10 years. Professionally, he has been retired for nine years.

Christiane Martin, Director

Christiane is outgoing co-coach of the Canada Games Team. Christiane has been growing triathlon in Newfoundland and Labrador for over 10 years as a coach, race organizer, and volunteer on both the board and at local events.

She has been competing in triathlon for 15 years from Sprint to 70.3 and open water swim competitions in several different countries.

Kristy Hynes, Director

Kristy started triathlon in 2009 in the St. John’s Triathlon encouraged by Flora Seymour. Kristy is the incoming co-coach for the Canada Games Team.

She enjoys other activities such as hiking, camping, running, and raising two beautiful and fun girls while wishing she was a fast runner like her husband!

Jason Whelan, Director

Back in 2013, Jason decided to go cheer on some friends at the St. John’s Triathlon and quickly became obsessed. He started at the sprint distance and eventually moved up to the full distance in 2019. He really enjoys helping out at local events and watching new triathletes compete in their first Triathlon. 

His life outside of Triathlon involves his dogs and working as a software developer at Verafin.

Sherrie Myers, Director

Sherrie caught the triathlon bug in 2001 while living in Vancouver, British Columbia after meeting many people involved in the sport (and after a friend casually commented that she couldn’t do an Ironman…challenge accepted!). Since then, she has competed in dozens of sprint to Ironman distance triathlons with a focus on half and full Ironman racing in Canada and the US. 

She is currently a triathlon Community Coach (Adult) In-Training, a member of a local triathlon organizing committee, and serves on the TriNL Board of Directors to give back to the sport she loves and help to continue developing the sport of Triathlon in NL.

Sherrie fits in triathlon training around her work with the Faculty of Engineering and spending time with her husband and two beautiful Golden Retrievers. She is a lover of the outdoors and enjoys hiking, running in the local trails, walks with her pups, and sunlit decks where wine is served.

 

Staff

Stephen Delaney, Executive Director

Steve joined TriNL in April 2017 as Administrator and has been a competitor in local triathlon events since 2007. He has been involved in the road running community for many years, and conducts chip timing for many local running and triathlon events each year. Steve is retired from the IT professional services and systems development field, last working with Bell Canada. He is active as a wine columnist and has served as a director of the Opimian Society, a national not-for-profit wine club.

Volunteers

TriNL is currently recruiting volunteers to be trained and serve as officials at sanctioned events. TriNL also supports the organizers of sanctioned events in recruiting volunteers to assist in hosting their events in a range of categories – course marshals, lifeguards, setup and take down, and many other activities. Many events need volunteers on organizing committees to ensure events can take place. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering in any capacity.

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