Sally came to triathlon in 2014, having already found a love of running and cycling over the previous few years. With initial aspirations of 'just trying a few sprint races' she quickly realised it was the sport for her and her goals got bigger! Since then she has completed 2 Ironman races and has represented GB as an age group athlete at the World and European Aquabike Championships for the last 3 years.
Sally started coaching in 2016, progressing to level 2 in 2018. She took over as Head Coach in 2019 and is currently working on her Level 2 + Diploma. She loves coaching and gets a huge kick out of seeing the progress the club athletes are making!
UKCC level 2 triathlon coach
Having never heard of triathlon before moving to Cupar I was encouraged to take part in the inaugural Cupar triathlon in April 1996. After completing the swim by breast stroke I was hooked. Later that year I was at the meeting that formally set up the East Fife Triathlon Club. I have been going almost every Monday ever since and have competed in triathlons ever since even as far away as New Zealand. Triathlon became my family's world for many years enabling me to not just take part in age group events but gave me the opportunity to watch high level performance. The triathlon moment I am proud of is completing Ironman Austria when I was aged 56 in a time of 12 hours and 8 minutes. It was only as retirement loomed that I was asked if I wanted to coach. I was happy to do so as I thought I must have some experiences to pass on. I have just completed my level 2 coaching course. I am a keen hill runner mountaineer and enjoy sailing dinghies competitively.
Level 3 coach, Junior Head Coach
Elise got into triathlon later in life having been a keen club swimmer in her youth. Another coach in the club persuaded her to start coaching and she discovered how much she enjoyed working with others to help them achieve their goals. Now one of a handful of female level 3 coaches in Scotland, Elise works across a range of coaching environments and has been involved as a support coach and team manager of the Triathlon Scotland Academy Squad for the past couple of years.
Having established a junior section in 2015 Elise doesn’t race as much as she used to but when she gets the opportunity for a free weekend and if there is an event nearby she always likes to have a go.
Level 2 coach
With his rugby and cricket playing days behind him, Craig got into triathlon through the clubs very successful "Give it a Tri" scheme in 2016. Since then he has competed in triathlon and duathlon events, from sprint distance to middle distance, on-road and off-road, even dabbling in cyclocross racing and time trialling in a (continuing) bid to find at least one thing he can excel at!
He started his coaching journey as a parent helper with the junior section of East Fife triathlon club in late 2016 and in 2018 qualified as a UKCC Level 2 coach. Craig mainly works with the junior section on a Sunday morning but can be found taking the odd run or strength & conditioning session with the adult section throughout the season.
Level 2 coach
Lucy has been competing in triathlons since around the age of seven and absolutely fell in love with the sport. In order to give something back, she began swim coaching, passing level 2 in 2016. When she got to university she began coaching the triathlon team and completed level 2 triathlon qualification last year. You'll find her working with the juniors on Sunday mornings and occasionally with the adults on a Thursday nights in the pool and at spin.
Level 1 Coach
Being relatively new to triathlon her background as a child and teen was in swimming and gymnastics.
Vicki decided to take up running to try and get fit again after having her children and joined EFT for the social and motivational elements in late 2018. She decided to literally 'test the waters' and completed her first sprint distance triathlon in the spring of 2019 and from there discovered she was hooked! Despite only having had one triathlon season, Vicki has experimented with a number of terrains and types of race over short distances, managing to qualify for GB age group representation in Aquathlon. Vicki decided to complete her coaching course to build on her own knowledge of the sport by learning from others and to encourage others to discover the joy of the sport.