President: Jacques Caron
After the Olympics in Montreal in 1976, there was a big running boom in the city. I jumped on the bandwagon in 1980. Starting from very bad shape (I could barely run one block without stopping!), I ran my first marathon after six months of training. I was hooked for good! I soon added some bike riding, and then swimming (still a work in progress) and started duathlon and triathlon racing, which were rather new sports at that time.
I have never looked back. I like to train a lot and racing season used to be a very busy one for me, from sprint distance up to Ironman. I like the sport and am always happy to help newcomers to the club. The club spirit is very positive and the council members work hard to give all members a good training experience to prepare for the next racing season. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Take care and have fun while working out hard!
VP IT / Communications: Karine Séguin
I graduated from McGill with a B.Sc. in Anatomy and Cell Biology and I am currently working for non-profit organization that provides physical and emotional support to seniors.
Before joining the club in Winter 2020, I had competed for the McGill Women Novice Rowing Team and completed my first 10k race at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.
Despite 2020 being a challenging year, I still managed to do my first sprint triathlon at Esprit. I am very grateful for the team spirit present at the club, which has contributed to why I have been enjoying this sport so much.
If you ever have any questions or you just want to go for a bike ride, feel free to reach out! I will be more than happy to help! 🙂 🏊♀️ 🚴♀️ 🏃♀️
VP Finance: Rudy Husson
After 20 years of playing soccer competitively, I got into triathlon while training for my first half marathon, after seeing a former soccer teammate completing his first IM70.3.
With very little experience in freestyle swimming and even less in open water (I couldn’t even swim 50m free without stopping!), the first leg of a triathlon has always been and is still the most challenging for me. On the other hand, my background in soccer remains a good asset for running.
It was only in 2015 that I did my first triathlon — a super-sprint distance using a mountain bike with no clip-on shoes. In 2016, I did my first Olympic distance races, building up to my IM70.3 the same year and 2 years later I completed my first Ironman in Mont-Tremblant. I got hooked on triathlon for constantly challenging me and my limits, but also for the patience it teaches and consistency it requires through all the disciplines.
Since late summer 2017 when I joined MTC, I loved the club for being a true place for self-development. It provides great coaching and a supportive community of athletes to be with and to push myself beyond what I would do on my own.
MTC is also very important to me in that it offers facilities to train all year long (and all in one place during the winter when it’s harder to be outside and to commute).
Always looking to improve and help others, I also like sharing my short experience in the sport. So don’t hesitate to come see me for a chat or if you have questions!
VP Internal: Lauren Chia
I first joined the club in Fall 2015 and later rejoined in Summer 2019 after training with McGill University’s Master Swim Club and competing for McGill’s varsity novice synchronized swimming team.
Before joining the club, I had experience swimming for a local summer & high school swim team, very little running besides one season of elementary school cross country and one-mile runs.
I had completed a Kids of Steel Triathlon (200m swim, 10km bike, 2km run) with my friend in 2009 using a mountain bike and no clip-on shoes. I had absolutely no idea that 10 years later, after competing in Esprit’s Olympic distance tri and getting my first road bike, triathlon would become a part of my lifestyle, not just a new extracurricular activity.
I’m always happy to chat, so feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns 🙂
VP Social: Vassili Korotkin
I’m a master’s student in mechanical engineering at McGill and have been part
of MTC since Fall 2018.
I’ve always been pretty active, but MTC provided a structure that really allowed me to improve. More importantly, the MTC community has been an absolute blast to train with and I’ve made some amazing friends here!
From the apartment crawls to bike outings to sports challenges, it’s the people that make this club so great.
Aside from triathlon, I cross-train by cross-country skiing (yes, my puns are usually this good, cross my heart) and firmly maintain that although money can’t buy happiness, it CAN buy skis and that is all that matters. I also love the Montreal bakeries, which means I gotta train hard to fit through doors.
I’m excited about being VP Social and helping to make this community as great for all of you as it’s been for me! Please feel free to reach out with any suggestions or feedback!
VP External: Julien Forgeois
Through years and years of testing all kind of sports, from soccer to tennis passing by Go-kart and rugby, I have found that triathlon is by far the best way to keep you from partying too hard, too much! Jokes aside, I dived into triathlon in 2018, mainly because I wanted to structure my training and find a community to help me reach my goals, and secondly because I love biking, running, and racing. About 8 month later, I raced my first marathon (Paris), then my first Sprint, Olympic, Half IronMan, and the following year my first Zwift race!
Having been doing triathlon with MTC for more than 2 years now, I realize how important it is for the club and its members to be supported by partners and sponsors who understand our needs and share our values. As VP External, it is my goal to ensure that the club is well supported!