Our Team

We'd like to introduce you to our dedicated team in the office, all of whom are passionate about ensuring you have the best experience possible, from the moment you enter your chosen triathlon to the very minute you cross the finish line. We would also like to point out that without the help, dedication and commitment from all our volunteers we would not be able to put on such fantastic events which make the UK Triathlon Series some of the best races across the country!

Vic Bickerton

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Vic is UK Triathlon’s Event Director and has organised over 170 triathlons since 1993 including World Qualifier, International and National Championship events. He caught the triathlon bug in 1991 and started competing, getting all the way up to Ironman distance events. Vic has been actively involved in sport all his life and as a keen fundraiser his personal achievements include a 1200 mile bike ride around the Florida coast for Mencap and a 5 day bike ride from Lands End to John O’Groats for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where his son Lewis spent the first 3 months of his life. His passion for triathlon is clear for all to see and his commentary skills at events second to none. Vic says “I love organising triathlons, it has to be one of the most rewarding jobs you can do! It’s a fantastic feeling seeing everyday people complete a triathlon and achieve a personal goal, with many of them raising money for well deserving charities. Our aim is to organise events that are accessible to all and get everyone involved in the wonderful world of triathlon”


 

Keith Hancock

3_Keith.jpgKeith has now been Race Director for the UK Triathlon Race Series for over 14 years.  When he first joined the team back in 2002 UK Triathlon were only doing five races a season, now in 2016 we have 19 events ranging from Kids Triathlons to the Ultimate Triathlon (Ironman distance).

Keith came from an athletics background organising children’s athletic events all over the world. With over 16 years experience organising athletic events and now over 12 years experience in triathlon, Keith has the right skills and dedication to keep us moving forward in the right direction.

Out of work Keith is an enthusiastic, level three, athletics coach and has now been coaching for over 25 years, he coaches a team of seven athletes, two of which are triple jumpers and are in the top 15 in the UK.  He also wears his sports heart on his sleeve and many a weekend throughout the year he can be found helping out at other events by marshalling.


 

Julie Sobutta

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Julie is our Office Manager having joined the team 13 years ago after working in industry, so a complete change of direction for her. Jules oversees the day to day running of the office, looks after the finances and crosses the t’s and dots the i's for all paperwork associated with arranging the triathlons at our venues, as well as looking after everyone in the office!

 

 

 

 


 

Jennifer Evans

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Jennifer joined the UK Triathlon crew in 1997 working full time on our print and design side of triathlon. Since having her children in 2008 Jennifer now works part time designing our leaflets, posters, race shirts, banners, signs and working on our website. When Jennifer is able to attend our events she can be found at Registration handing out competitor information and answering your questions.

     

 

Zoe Steenson

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Zoe is Marketing Manager for UK Triathlon having joined the team in February 2012. First & foremost it is Zoe’s job to ensure that events are launched and open for entries as soon as possible as well as supplying you all with the latest news and updates from discounts & special offers to availability & new events. Other responsibilities include communicating with our sponsors & charity partners, ensuring all the information you may need is on the UK Triathlon website and organising our attendance at triathlon focused shows around the country to make people aware of the range of events on offer across the UK Triathlon Race Series.


 

Chris Davies

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Chris has been involved with UK Triathlon since 2006, having previously been employed in the rail industry in electrical repair and maintenance of rolling stock. Chris is employed as both Manager of the UK Triathlon Store and Event Logistics Manager and can also be seen at the events out and about on the bike course ensuring the welfare of competitors.

 

 

 

 


 

Michelle Robbins-Hulse

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Michelle joined UK Triathlon in July 2012 as Event Administrator; her background has always revolved around sport. Since leaving school Michelle went on to study Sport and Exercise Science at college and furthered her studies at university studying Sport Development and Coaching. Michelle has had various coaching roles and when she isn’t in the office Michelle can be found at the athletics track or at the gym. With a keen interest to fulfil her potential as a triple jumper. Within UK Triathlon Michelle deals with all race entries, race enquires and compiling all of UK Triathlon start lists once the season commences. Further to this Michelle deals with race cancellations and any changes to competitor information.