Club Chairman / Treasurer
Craig is a Chartered Tax Adviser to trade and hopes to use this financial background to help keep the Club’s financial position. Craig came from a decidedly non-sporting background and prior to joining the club the extent of his sporting background was taking part in the Annual Run 4 Health charity race in Dumfries.
Since joining the Club Craig has taken part in Standard Distance, Sprint Distance and Super-Sprint Distance Triathlons, and is currently aiming to participate in a Half Ironman Distance race in 2014.
Participating in club hockey for many years, Vicky moved to D&G in 2010 and became addicted to open water swimming and mountain biking, having undergone back surgery and found a new lease of life. She joined the club in October 2014, started regularly competing in open water swims, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and completed her first road triathlon in 2016.
In her spare time, Vicky is a retained firefighter with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and loves biking and walking with her family and her dog who is also her swim buddy in the lochs.
Ann is new to the world of triathlon and for the most concentrates on the open water swimming side and winter/ice swimming. Her ultimate swimming aim is to complete long distance swims in the fairer weather and in winter an ice mile and eventually hopes to tackle a Triathlon or two.
By day Ann works as a business manager for a communications/IT company and when not swimming she also enjoys photography and can regularly be seen at club events taking photos of the rest of the team.
The head coach of the Club is Chris Emmerson and as a UKCC Level 2 Triathlon coach his responsibilities are preparing and developing the training programme for the Club. In addition to the head coach the club has 5 coaches holding the UKCC Level 1 Triathlon Coaching qualification and their responsibilities are assisting the head coach in the delivery of the training programme. The development of the coaching structure within the club is continuing to develop with Chris, hoping to progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Triathlon coaching, which will enable him to prepare individual training programmes for athletes within the club, with some of the Level 1 Coaches progressing to the Level 2 Qualification.
With a view to opening a juniors section within the Club to allow under 18s to participate in this rapidly expanding sport.