#TriWeek Special - Bottles $10 Each!
Sharon Barclay is a competitive age-grouper who became interested in triathlons growing up in Australia watching her father compete when the sport was in its infancy. After doing her first triathlon in the 1980s, running in Reebok high tops and riding a steel bike, she wandered off to do several other sports before returning to triathlon many years later. Since then, she's competed in almost 50 triathlons and STILL learns something new every time she races. Sharon trains all over the Bay area and in her self-built "Hurt Locker", her small lockdown project that got a bit out of control.
Favorite Race: Wildflower
Bucket List Race: Challenge Roth
Off-Day Activity: Movies, movies, and more movies, punctuated every now and then with 80s new wave music
Post-Race Drink or Meal: Mexican coke followed by anything salty
Proudest Triathlon Moment: Representing the USA at the ITU World Championships in Australia
Never Again Will I... start a race without checking first to see if my brakes are rubbing.
Target Races in 2021/2022: Literally ANY RACE that can be done safely but hopefully ITU World Championships (Bermuda)
Personal Motto: If you don't squeeze your glutes, no-one else will :-)
Raeleigh Harris is an elite level triathlete, accomplished coach, and motivational mentor focusing on helping people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds discover their true potential. Known for the transformative power of her approach, Raeleigh has an intention-based method of training built on four principles – safety, fun, education, and trust. As the Director and Head Coach of Elite Triathlon Performance America (ETPA), Raeleigh draws on her 30-years of coaching and racing knowledge to guide and inspire athletes, build their confidence, improve performance, and support their athletic journey.
Raeleigh has been involved in triathlon since 1987 as a junior, winning her first Australian state series. Since then, she has competed in hundreds of triathlons, duathlons, and multisport events, including four 70.3 World Ironman Championships, becoming the Age Group World Champion in 2016. She holds an Honors degree in Human Movement & Sports Management from the University of Ballarat, and is a USA Triathlon (USAT) and Triathlon Australia (TA) certified coach.
Bella Banbury (she/her) is an enthusiastic age-grouper. She participated in her first multisport event (duathlon) a decade ago when a workout buddy suggested it might be a fun thing to do (two days before the race with no training and a barely functioning hybrid bike) and never looked back. Bella has raced sprint, olympic and 70.3 distances. She raced Escape from Alcatraz twice, once without the swim (cancelled that year!) and multiple 5K, 10K and half marathon road and trail races. She trains early mornings, primarily in Alameda. Bella is a UK citizen living in the US for 20+ years, married to Stephen, Mum to Finn (19), Ava (16) and CEO of Emotive Brand.
Favorite Race: Escape from Alcatraz
Bucket List Race: Any race that is deemed safe this year. After that, just to race outside of the USA.
Off-Day Activity: What’s a day off? Just kidding. Walking my dog Gryff.
Proudest Triathlon Moment: Jumping off the boat to start my first Escape from Alcatraz triathlon.
Never Again Will I... Never say never.
Worst Race or Training Experience: Catching the Flu the week before what was supposed to be my first 70.3 (Santa Rosa). I cried so hard when I realized it just was not going to happen.
Personal Motto: Smiling makes everything better. Enjoy the journey.
John got into Triathlon as a healthy midlife crisis in 2010 and it stuck. He’s really a swimmer at heart, loves biking too, and views the run as a great time to say hello to all his friends as they pass. He loves Sprint and Olympic distance events, but still has his eyes set on a 70.3. John loves the lessons that Triathlon offers us in life, and this fantastically supportive community.
Favorite Race: Wildflower!
Off-Day Activity: Skiing deep cold powder
Post-Race Drink or Meal: Electrolytes and a nap followed by afternoon snacks and beers with my Alameda friends at 1400 Bar & Grill.
What Draws You to Triathlons: Initially the challenge of combining three things I loved to do anyways. For the past 5 years, I’ve had the joy of sharing these events with my daughter. Priceless.
Proudest Triathlon Moment: Watching my daughter qualify for Nationals!
Never Again Will I... eat oatmeal before a race as I did before Alcatraz and found that when combined with vast quantities of seawater, it's a bad mix!
I Joined EBTC Because… I wanted to be part of starting something exciting and new with a group of people I admire immensely.
Target Races in 2021/2022: Anything safe! Santa Cruz, Donner Lake, Milwaukee with my daughter
Personal Motto: That which does not kill us makes us stronger
On-water safety, paddleboarder extraordinaire, six-time Ironman finisher, sampler of open water swimming, wearer of kilts.
Swim coach, four-year All American swimmer for UC Davis, avid skier, reformed triathlete, B.S. in Exercise Physiology.
Social director extraordinaire, competitive age-grouper, creator of the "EBTC Power Muffin" - our go-to snack after big workouts and races.
Superstar volunteer coordinator, Idaho-native, best team cheerleader, proudly raced with Apolo Ohno at Boise 70.3, albeit at a different pace.
Strength and conditioning coach, sports massage therapist, collegiate rugby player, head massage therapist for the Rugby World Cup 7s.
SWIM. BIKE. ULTRA. Ultra runner, aspiring Western States finisher, long course triathlete, designer, and photographer.
Race director, certified USAT official, Olympic and 70.3 triathlete, beer drinker, all around "mayor" of the local racing scene.
If you're interested in helping grow EBTC and giving back to the triathlon community, we'd love to hear from you. We have open Navigator positions who set the direction of the club, as well as spots for Supporters who lead bike rides, help with communications, and more.