The Pasadena Tri Club is created and led by volunteers. Volunteers lead training events, support races and give back to our members. Volunteering and helping lead the club is a great way to get involved, give back to the community and enrich your experience of triathlon. Interested in volunteering? Contact the email@example.com, any contribution big or small helps make the club what it is.
Board of Directors
Elected by the members from the members, the Board of Directors is the governing body of the club. Board meetings are casual and open for members to attend. PTC's Board members create the core of our volunteer group that catalyze the club's activities, membership benefits and relationships with the community.
2017 - 2018 Board
Joe Wong - President
Lynda Neuman - Treasurer, Training Director
Bio: From the couch to the Ironman Finish line, I'm in the back of the pack and cheering on our friends. My wife and I live in South Pasadena. Our two kids are high school. I started getting into triathlon as a way to get some healthy habits and friends with healthy habits, and got carried away from there. My friend Zack filmed my journey to Ironman Mont Tremblant 2016; click here.
President: The Pasadena Triathlon Club is just that. It's Pasadena locals, that are into Triathlon, and workout together as a club. Our club does workouts and races together. My job is meet and greet and point people in the right direction, toward the finish line. Come on out and meet the Club!
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Alvin Hom - Race Director
I am co-owner of UMS Banking in Glendale California. When I was 42 yrs old, I started to exercise because I did not want to grow old and incapable. I decided that, if I never missed a day of exercise, I would never get unfit again. For over 12 years - I never missed a day of exercise. Somewhere along these 12 years..................
My husband and I decided to do a Half Ironman in 2005 after seeing a 70 yr old man come over the finish line in a Half Ironman at St Croix, where it was so hot you could hardly breath! Neither of us could swim and our long run at the time was 6 miles. We would do 15 miles on our bikes and think we were bad ass. We hacked around for the next year - trained ourselves --- somehow survived the 70.3 miles - and 2 days later we were on the internet looking for a coach. We found Rich Strauss, who was the founder of Pasadena Tri Club and a Coach. He was also an officer in the Maine Corp. Being coached by Rich was life-changing because he taught me that the only thing that limited me - was me.
To date, I have done 38 Half Ironmans (5 of which were at the World Championship Half Ironman), 2 full Ironmans, and countless half marathons. After coming across the finish line in my first Half Ironman, I never looked back.
I love the sport of Triathlon. I also love helping others achieve their goals in this sport. I have been Training Director for PTC for the last 3 years.
I am here to help you in any way I can.
Todd Fujimoto - Secretary
After years of leading a primarily sedentary lifestyle in the great food city of Chicago, the birth of my second child made me realize that I needed to get into shape. I started running during my lunch break, and ran my first half-marathon in 2010. My wife, who was also getting back into shape by running, suggested that we run our first full marathon in Surf City USA. Unfortunately, the training aggravated my IT band which prevented me from completing that marathon so I got my first DNF. Afterwards, it was suggested that cross-training would help prevent overuse injuries so I bought a road bike, and then realized that triathlons were the way to go since I had always been a swimmer growing up. I joined the Chicago Triathlon Club in 2011 and did my first sprint triathlon at the Galena Triathlon which was known as being one of the hardest sprint triathlons around due to the hills (which is laughable now considering the terrain in/around Pasadena that I train in now)! I did everything wrong that first time, including having the race be the first time trying to swim in my brand new wetsuit, but I loved it and the next year became the Newbie Program chair. Moving to Southern California allows me to train year-round and also swim in the ocean which I love doing so much that I lead the PTC open water swims during the Summer.
GT Erguiza - Membership
Bio: Lifelong athlete and multiple Ironman Finisher. Constantly learning and passing on the knowledge. Why do I keep paying to suffer in this sport? Because I can.
Bob Montes - Sponsorship Director
Membership: As the Membership Director, I try to cultivate and grow the club with new members. Ask me about what we do as a Tri Club. We go by the credence of "It's better to suffer together than on your own".
Bio: Age group athlete that enjoys group activities, fitness and friendly competition! New to triathlons and open to all types of training regimens and racing opportunities. Excited and fortunate to have found many friends and training partners with Pasadena Triathlon Club.
2018 Sponsorship Goal = Partner with our awesome Sponsors to increase awareness and participation with our PTC Members. Collaborate in enjoyable training and race activities with our Sponsors and our PTC Members that includes their goals for product, services and membership growth
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