About Us

Coogee Triathlon Club is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to developing the sport of triathlon and related multi-sport events for racing, physical fitness and recreation.

 

Our membership aims to include novice to seasoned athletes from Coogee and throughout the Eastern Suburbs (Sydney) area. We are a club the values participation and sportsmanship above all else. We pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere where we can foster the complete beginner athlete but also have a platform for those who compete at World Championship level.

Founded in 2008 by Mathew Dymond (life member) the Coogee triathlon club has gone from strength to strength in both numbers and performance. The club has achieved multiple wins in the Triathlon NSW Club Championships and are also well represented in many Challenge, Ultimate and Ironman events around Australia.

 

The club has a wide range of training, activities and social events throughout the year whereby our members either get free or heavily discounted attendance. Our Training schedule consists of free sessions ran by our members and also paid sessions with our partner organisations which are ran by qualified coaches. Please visit the ‘membership’ page to find out more about the benefits of joining and what the next steps are

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Committee

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Matthew Payne

President

Born and raised in Newcastle 2 hours North of Sydney, Matt attempted to start his triathlon journey when after running for a few years to drop some unwanted kilograms he decided to try something different and signed up to the Sparkes Helmore Triathlon back in 2013. Unfortunately the swim leg was cancelled due to dangerous conditions and was turned into a Duathlon. It was 2 years later when she moved to Sydney and joined the Coogee Triathlon Club that he had his chance to compete in his first race. 2 punctures, a couple of wrong turns on the bike and taking the honorable position of dead last, he was able to call himself a "Triathlete". Since then, he been fortunate enough to enjoy all triathlon distances from Enticer to Ironman as well as some off road explorations with ultra trail running. 

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Rodney Cox

Treasurer 

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Matt Larkin

General Committee

Matt has been competing in triathlon for over eight years, starting in Melbourne before moving to Sydney in 2018. Over his triathlon career, Matt has focussed on sprint and standard distances. He had raced in some amazing places, including London - though Noosa is a destination he is yet to race and keen to visit. While Matt doesn't race as much as he used to, he still enjoys training across each of the swim, ride and run disciplines. Be sure to say hello at training, his is always up for a chat.

Julia Warning

General Committee

Julia is Coogee-born and bred but don't let that impress you. Coming to triathlons later in life, she only completed her first 1km ocean swim in Jan 2020 and bought her first pair of cleats 11 months later! Julia is keen to help CTC continue to be the friendliest club around - and accessible to all, regardless of ability, age or aspiration!

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Loren Lane

Vice President

Melbourne raised Loren moved to Sydney as a 'runner'. When she made the transition to triathlon she was unable to swim more than 500m without stopping and 30km was a long cycle. She has now competed in 4 Ironmen and numerous 70.3's. Her ultimate goal is to race at Kona. Coogee triathlon club has helped her achieve her best within the sport and believes the club is the most welcoming/supportive club you will come across. She run the Thursday morning cycles every week and loves seeing beginners progress from not being able to hold on to the bunch in the warm up to absolutely dominating sessions.

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Josh Madgwick

Secretary

Josh is an everywhere man, after the past decade traveling abundantly has landed in himself on the big-smoke. Josh embarked on a fitness and wellness journey in 2018 to shed unwanted weight and become both physically and mentally stronger. After completing his first half-marathon within 2.5 months of training he entered his first triathlon, TriHusky, without having a bike, nor had he ridden a bike or swam in over 15years!!! Josh joined CTC looking for a friendly and competitive spirited club, and definitely got that! He enjoys everything the club has to offer, whether that be friendly competition for Strava KOM’s or having a beer and a laugh with the gang.

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Fin Stronach

General Committee

Fin is originally from Hobart where he started competing in Triathlon when he was 16. He raced for a few years in ITU junior elite but moved to Olympic distance as he was reasonably unsuccessful at the shorter discipline. He was slightly less unsuccessful at Olympic distance. Fin recently returned to the sport and intends to train and race at a very social level. Fin spends most of his time in the water at Coogee beach making friends with gropers and other scaled sea creatures.

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Ben Harg

General Committee

Ben is a born and bred Queenslander, who moved to Sydney in 2015 and has been a member of the Coogee Tri Club ever since. Ben is a Noosa Triathlon regular, and is most commonly found at the Friday Morning swim at Coogee Beach. He is aiming to be a more regular attendee at the Thursday club ride, with his snooze button hopefully getting a little less work this year. Ben is not known for his speed, but does enjoy the social side of the CTC and has been nominated to oversee the social events for the club.

Partners

Physio & Massage

THE WRIGHT PHYSIO is owned & operated by Tim Wright and his team. Established in 2011, THE WRIGHT PHYSIO aspires to offer you professional & quality care, with your personal treatment goals the focus of every consultation.

THE WRIGHT PHYSIO specialises in sports injuries & the management of spinal pain offering individualised, tailored Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy treatment to support you to return to life injury free in no time at all.

Cycling

MC Cyclery love helping people ride to healthier lives

They pride ourselves on going out of their way to take care of their customers.

MC Cyclery always offer great value for money.

They love riding our bikes - all day every day.

Multisport

Hurt Locker Tri runs our monthly brick sessions/ mini tris. They also provide a coaching service for those wishing to have a triathlon training program

Life Members

Matthew Dymond

Matthew Dymond founded the club and was a fundamental figure in leading the club to many successes. Matt built the club from the ground up as president until 2016. The club would not be what it is today without Matt's dedication, support and guidance.

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Nicole Cox

Nicoles dedication to the club is unrivalled. During her time on the committee (both as a general member and president) she gave so much back and has left an impact that will be forever lasting. She has always worn the blue and gold with pride and we hope she will continue to do for as long as she races