Meet the team behind the running of the Coogee Triathlon Club


Matthew Payne

Born and raised in Newcastle 2 hours North of Sydney, I attempted to start my triathlon journey when after running for a few years to drop some unwanted kilograms I 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 I moved to Sydney and joined the Coogee Triathlon Club that I had my chance to compete in my first race. 2 punctures, a couple of wrong turns on the bike and taking the honorable position of dead last, I was able to call myself a "Triathlete". Since then, I've been fortunate enough to enjoy all triathlon distances from Enticer to Ironman as well as some off road explorations with ultra trail running. 


Alice Williams

 Originally from Scotland, Alice joined CTC in 2015 after a decision on a whim to sign up for the Western Sydney Ironman 70.3. After a rush to buy a bike (and learn how to clip-in), the tri training began and Alice initially joined CTC swim squad. It was hard not to get more and more involved in the fun at CTC and becoming a little addicted to triathlon (or at the very least a visit to a merch tent!).  A few years and a lot of events later, Alice still loves getting involved with CTC and being a part of the great triathlon community.  

Vice President 

Steve Powell

Originally from Dublin I arrived in Sydney in 2000. After several years of running, a friend asked if I was interest in doing an Enticer triathlon in Canberra (2009). I raced my first triathlon on an old and heavy flatbar road bike with "bear trap" pedals and toe clips/cages and the rest is now history. 

I never forget how I started racing and am always willing to help out anyone who wants to get into the sport.  


Loren Lane

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


Rodney Cox 


Nick Dowd

Nick has been a member of the Coogee Tri Club since 2014 and been a member of the committee since 2016. He’s one of the older club members and while definitely not the quickest, enjoys the physical and mental challenges the sport has to offer. Without a doubt Nick stays involved in the club due to the brilliant people and camaraderie within the club. Next season he moves into the over 50s bracket, maybe a top 10 finish is around the corner 😁 that’s the best thing about Triathlon, always a chance to do a PB.


Ed Brady

Ed came from a running background in the UK and only got involved with Triathalon in 2015.  Coming from the UK, Ed had very limited swimming ability and had only been riding for a few years, he originally trained on his own before deciding to join Coogee Tri Club in 2017.  Since then he has seen significant improvements across all disciplines and has raced all distances, from sprint to Ironman.