top of page

Laura Purcell (Welfare/Finance)

Laura is the Club Welfare Officer and is the first point of contact for any person who has a concern about child welfare and protection.  Please feel free to contact Laura on 01865 301587 / 07827 711728 or email  Laura also attends most Saturday training sessions.

Witney Triathlon Club is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all Triathletes and, as such, the role of the Welfare Officer is to promote the importance of safeguarding all children and young adults (aged under 18 years) involved with our sport by following the British Triathlon Safeguarding and Protection Policy. Laura is a keen runner and triathlete and has completed many half and full marathons.

Sean Photo.jpg

Sean Purcell (Chairman/Coach)

Sean has completed many triathlons in recent years as well as a number of marathons, the highlight being completing the 2017 Zurich Ironman.  He is also a keen open water swimmer having completed the river Dart 10k and Windermere End to End 10.5 mile swim in 2016.  Sean is a keen rugby fan and coaches junior rugby at Witney. 

Sean is a Level 1 Triathlon Coach having completed the course in December 2018.

Blenheim 2011 (9).JPG

Craig Perks (Secretary/Coach)

Craig played a competitive level of hockey for many years at Oxford Hawks HC including captaincy of the 1st Team in the National League as well as captaincy of various County teams. His first foray into triathlon was locally at Blenheim Palace in 2010 and has since completed over 25 triathlons at all distances including four Ironman races. 

Craig is a Level 2 Triathlon Coach having completed the course in July 2019.


Dan Blake (Coach)

Dan is an exceptional all rounder and strong in all three disciplines. He is particularly strong in the run which is where races can be won or lost. Notable age group achievements include, 2018 middle distance age group champion, Challenge Prague (1st) and Ironman Staffordshire 70.3 (2nd). Dan will be coaching run and bike sessions and while doing so passing on his experience and knowledge to our young athletes.  

Dan is a Level 1 Triathlon Coach having completed the course in March 2020.

Martha and Charlotte.jpg

Martha Sherwood and Charlotte Reynolds (Young Activators)

Both Martha and Charlotte completed the Young Activator Course in June 2020. They will be assisting the coaches with sessions and inspiring the next generation of young athletes in the club. 

bottom of page