When I first got into triathlon during college I was just like every other confused newby trying to figure out why everyone on the bike was faster than me and how to run without my legs feeling like jello. Then I saw a racer with a Buffalo Triathlon Club kit and immediately went home and joined the club.
The first brick I did with the club didn’t go very well, I ended up biking to transit road before figuring I was probably lost. I finished dead last by about 10 minutes that day, but when I finished the final 3 mile run everyone was still there waiting for me and I even got a clap from the group. I knew then – this wasn’t a regular group of people.Over the years I’ve met some of the greatest people I know. Some of them I now consider family. I know that without such an incredible and supportive group of people I wouldn’t still be doing triathlon today.
My favorite thing about the BTC is that no matter your skill level, whether a Kona qualifier or a first timer, you’re always welcome to the workouts and you’ll always have someone there for support. The other thing I love about the club is the number and quality of club events. From the Spring Thing to the time trial and weekly brick workout, members have an incredible resource to test themselves and get in quality workouts.
It’s because of all these things that I feel I need to begin to give back to the club. I’ve spent the past 4 years enjoying everything the club has to offer and now I believed its my time to be one of the people that devotes their free time to making sure the club is everything that it can be.
As a small business owner I believe I’m particularly suited to assisting the other board members in planning and running club events in the future. As a board member I’ll do everything in my power to ensure club members have the same or better experiences that I’ve had since joining.