Meet the TriBourne Team

Mat Dowle

Mat Dowle

Race Director

Mat Dowle

Mat Dowle completed his first triathlon in 2006 at the age of 29. Since then he has completed over 25 Ironman distance races and countless shorter distance events.

"Over the past 12 years I've completed many triathlons over all distances from sprint to Ironman. I've picked up some good results over the years and I've been on the GB Age Group Team at several World and European Championship events.

"I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I hope my commitment and attention to detail will result in an outstanding race experience for everyone involved in our events."

Dale Anderton

Dale Anderton

Director of Operations

Dale Anderton

Local athlete Dale Anderton has been involved in triathlon and endurance sports for 40 years.

"I fell in love with triathlon and the endurance sport way of life in the 1980's whilst serving as a Royal Marine and doing my first sprint distance event. Since then l have competed in 100's of races across the globe at all distances including the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii."

Juliette Clark

Juliette Clark

Volunteer Coordinator and Run Course Manager

Juliette Clark

Juliette has a wealth of experience in Endurance sport both as a competing athlete and as an organiser. She’s competed at Club and International level at Triathlon, Running & Cycling and has worked on events ranging in size from a local 10K trail run with 500 runners to London Marathon and 48,000 participants. She loves winter sea swimming with her friends at Holywell, spreadsheets, porridge and drinking coffee. Being local to Eastbourne, Juliette started volunteering at Eastbourne Triathlon in 2021 and has been a member of the core team ever since.

Simon Tamplin

Simon Tamplin

Event Controller

Simon Tamplin

I have competed in numerous Ironman and other ultra distance running, cycling and swimming events over the last 38 years whilst working full time as a self employed Civil Engineer. Now retired, and a rusty competitor, it's been great over the past two years to be asked to be Race Controller for such a great team of fellow volunteers.

Jon Cassidy

Jon Cassidy

Help Desk and Site Crew

Jon Cassidy

Brighton born and bred, keen triathlete, open water swimmer and trail runner. After being so well looked after in many events over the years, it only felt right to do my bit to help the TriBourne competitors across the finish line - look forward to seeing you on race day!

Vicki Clark

Vicki Clark

Transition Manager

Vicki Clark

I've been the Transition Manager for most of the TriBourne Events since 2021 and absolutely love working with a wonderful group of volunteers every year.

Emma Cooper

Emma Cooper

Transition Support

Emma Cooper

After taking part in the Eastbourne triathlon events many times, from Sprint to 70.3 IronBourne, my love for these local events has only grown and I am so pleased to be a part of this team.

Ian Ogborn

Ian Ogborn

Bike Course Manager

Ian Ogborn

Ian is the 2019 Triathlon England Technical Official of the year and has passed his wealth of experience and knowledge as a top-level athlete onto every member of the team, ensuring the work that they carry out is to the highest standard possible.

Graham Davis

Graham Davis

Aid Station Manager

Graham Davis

Graham has lived in Eastbourne for over 20 years and has been a keen member of the team for three years now.

Steve Clarke

Steve Clarke

Team Bodyworks - Aid Station

Steve Clarke

Steve has over 20 year’s experience of coaching swimming to all age groups and abilities, now coaches throughout all the squads at Team Bodyworks. MSc Sport Science at the University of Brighton, Steve worked as a Clinical Exercise Therapist in mental health services for 15 years and utilises this knowledge and experience to now support athletes with their physical and mental fitness.

James Anderton

James Anderton

Site Crew

James Anderton

James is Studying Sport Science at college in Eastbourne and has been part of the TriBourne team since the very start.

Andrew Anderton

Andrew Anderton

Site Crew

Andrew Anderton

Andrew has now flown the nest and is living and studying at University in London but he returns to Eastbourne every season to support TriBourne

Wayne Sturt

Wayne Sturt

East Sussex Medical Events Services

Wayne Sturt

Wayne has been involved in event medicine for over 30 years and running his own company for 24 of those. He provides medical cover to events all over Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and beyond. As well as covering the TriBourne events Wayne also regularly provides medical cover to open water swimming, professional cycling, 5K, 10K and half marathons in both Winter and Summer giving him insight to the issues that can crop up in each discipline. His team are all ambulance staff working front line giving you the best care should injury arise.

Ben Hall

Ben Hall

RAN Swim Safety

Ben Hall

Ben Hall is part of the Resilience Advisors Network and has 15 years of experience managing Water Events, Beach Lifeguard Teams and Medical Teams. Bens works with the Resilience Advisors Network includes delivering training within disaster management projects around the EU. He has been in charge of the Swim Safety for Eastbourne Triathlon & IronBourne since they begun. A keen beach goer himself, you will often find Ben trying to look brave whilst walking on the shingle with no shoes on.

Nick Stevens

Nick Stevens

OMoto Motorcycle Support

Nick Stevens

Nick is from OMotos (www.omotos.co.uk) will provide safety marshals on motorbikes patrolling the bike course, all their Triathlon England Motorcyclists are first aid trained and hold an advanced rider qualification offering exceptional first person on scene medical attention, enabling an athlete to be attended to within minutes. The OMotos team is highly experienced and have all been handpicked for their outstanding individual talents and attributes.

Max Tetlow

Max Tetlow

My Sport Photos

Max Tetlow

We bring a friendly and professional team of photographers to every race! You will find us positioned throughout the course to photograph all the athletes at their best. All the photographs from the TriBourne events can be found at www.mysportphotos.co.uk

Sam & Sam

Sam & Sam

Cycleshack Bike Mechanics

Sam & Sam

Winter and Watson are dynamic duo behind all things mechanical at Cycleshack Eastbourne. With a passion for cycling ingrained in their DNA, they bring a wealth of experience to the tri community.

Both seasoned bike mechanics, they have not only mastered the art of fixing bikes but between them have also conquered various events, including the Celtman XTri, Pan Celtic ultra bike packing race, Beachy Head marathon as well as various Time Trials, and mountain bike races.

Vicky Blaber

Vicky Blaber

Registration Manager

Vicky Blaber

I’ve been a volunteer at many events and more recently joined the TriBourne team. I love being part of the team that makes these events such a great success. It’s good fun too.

Holly Blaber

Holly Blaber

TriBourne Shop

Holly Blaber

I have always enjoyed volunteering for tribourne and love being part of the team working in the positive atmosphere and supporting athletes.

Kay Halfpenny

Kay Halfpenny

Registration Manager

Kay Halfpenny

Kay enjoys being active outdoors and is a keen sea swimmer. She started volunteering with Tribourne in 2022 and loves being part of supporting the athletes and working with amazing volunteers.

Anna Gentry

Anna Gentry

Finish Line Manager

Anna Gentry

I started volunteering for Tribourne events a couple of years ago and now i am a part of the core team, welcoming and working with our amazing volunteers.

Vanessa Miles

Vanessa Miles

Volunteer Manager

Vanessa Miles

Vanessa joined the team in 2021 after hearing about TriBourne from Juliette and Vicki. She thrives in the environment of meeting and supporting the volunteers who make these fantastic events possible.

Martin Foster

Martin Foster

Race Timing

Martin Foster

Martin Foster and his team at K2Sports have been providing transponder and chip timing solutions to TriBourne from the very start helping us deliver a safe and professional events.

Max Braziere

Max Braziere

Site Manager

Max Braziere

Max is a keen athlete himself having competed at events over 800m and 400m for his club and Sussex at county and national level. Joining the team in 2023 whilst helping with the build and break of the event, is returning as Site Manager this year after experiencing "the best event" he's worked on.

Freddie Dunckley

Freddie Dunckley

Site Crew

Freddie Dunckley

Freddie is studying at Plymouth University and after participating in one of the first events, now comes back for Tribourne during the summer.

Claire Danson

Claire Danson

Race Announcer

Claire Danson

Our amazing race announcer will call out your name as ouy cross the finish line. In the summer of 2019, just weeks after being crowned European Triathlon Champion, Claire collided with a tractor whilst out training. In an instant her future was transformed from professional triathlete to life in a wheelchair. She survived devastating injuries and shows incredible determination and commitment as she trains for the Paralympics as a member of the British Cycling team.

Tom Dowle

Tom Dowle

Technical Support

Tom Dowle

Tom is studying for his A Levels and works at TriBourne events supporting Race Timing and other IT systems.

Matt Burton

Matt Burton

TriStar Ambassador

Matt Burton

Matt Burton has been involved in triathlon as a parent for the last 8 years. More recently Matt has joined the junior coaching team at Team Bodyworks and Beachy Head Cycling Club so he can help develop and support younger athletes who are new to the sport. Matt has also been known to compete in triathlon himself on rare occasions

David Samuel

David Samuel

Brighton Surf Life Saving Club

David Samuel

Brighton Surf Life Saving Club was formed in 1957 making it one of the oldest Surf Life Saving clubs in the UK. Its primary focus is on training children and young people to become lifeguards with members starting as young as 8-years-old. The clubs adult membership covers many local events where there is a need for experienced water safety teams. The club inshore rescue boat (IRB) section is particularly active in this aspect regularly being tasked to assist around the UK.

Jo and Paul Aston

Jo and Paul Aston

Sportswise - Massage

Jo and Paul Aston

Jo and Paul Aston are the clinic directors and Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists at Sportswise in Eastbourne. They lead a multidisciplinary team of consultants in Sport and Exercise Medicine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists and a Dietician specialising in sports injuries and musculoskeletal disorders.

Sportswise is proud to have supported TriBourne with post event massage since 2018 and we very much look forward to helping those competing this summer.

Danny Garbett

Danny Garbett

Run Wednesdays - Aid Station

Danny Garbett

Danny Garbett heads up Run Wednesdays who staff one of the three Aid Stations at IronBourne. RW are a friendly local running club in Eastbourne who meet for their main session every Wednesday evening at 7pm at various locations.