John Sexton's sporting career was football-based; at school-boy level representing his local town, progressing to County and Area level in his teens. He then played in the Hellenic and Oxford Senior League, finishing off by managing his local village team.
A keen runner, he completed the London Marathon in '89 and '90. He then discovered triathlon in the mid '90's and joined the newly-formed Team Cherwell. His is most competitve at Olympic Distance.
With a young family who are Team Cherwell members, he became a BTF Level 1 Coach in 2009 mainly working with the Junior Section.
John's aiming to step up to Middle Distance... watch this space!...
Gyles Horner Chairman Team Cherwell
I've been taking part in triathlons since 2008, and have competed at all distances from pool sprints up to Ironman. My first race was the Olympic distance at the London Triathlon and I got in the water having never completed the distance in training! Sheer determination got me through that first race and five years later I'm four stone lighter and have knocked nearly an hour off my time in London. Over the years I've picked up a lot of experience and enjoy passing this on during training sessions. I'm part of the junior coaching team at the pool, as well as running the Tuesday evening pool session with Henry Sleight. Cycling is my strongest discipline, but with swimming it's more of a case of "do what I say, not as I do"!
Kate started triathlon back in 2010, having spent several years training as a long distance runner. Having never ridden a road bike before, Kate was heavily reliant upon her background in swimming and running and had to activate her bike legs pretty quickly.
Over the past couple of years, she has taken part in multiple triathlon events across all distances, including an Xterra off-road triathlon in New Zealand in March 2013. She still dabbles in running events, having completed a 50 mile ultra-marathon in February 2012. Her specialism is in long distance triathlons – in particular 70.3 and Ironman distance events, having completed seven 70.3 events and two full Ironman events over the past two years.
Kate would like to compete at the top of her Age Group (25-29) at 70.3 distance triathlons and would like to make it to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii within the next five years.
Kate is trained as a Level 2 Triathlon Coach, Level 2 Gym Instructor and Spin Class Instructor. She is also working towards her Level 3 Personal Training qualification.
She takes the Sunday Evening Swimming session with Lara Wilkinson and Rich Stuchfield.