Athlete Profiles

Martin Curran
DOB: 14/11/1980
Country: Wishaw, Scotland
Club: Lanark Triathlon Club
Race Resume: IM Wales 3 times - 2012/2014/2015, City to Summit IM Tri 2013, Double Enduroman 2015, Triple Enduroman 2016
Reason for taking on the Deca: Not 100% sure why... But I can see myself as that guy that's done a Deca!

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Kyle Armstrong
DOB: 18/10/1989
Country: UK
Race Resume: Powerman Duathlon Zofingen 2016 - Long distance world championships for GB
Reason for taking on the Quin: I'm taking part in the Quintuple as I want to push my mind and body as far as it will go - what better way to do it!?


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Lou Dutch
DOB: 27/06/1976
Country: Dorset, UK
Club: Team Synergy Coaching
Race Resume: Over 30 marathons and approx 10 ultra marathons including the SDW 100 mile in 2015, Forestman, Ironman Wales, Challenge Weymouth and Double Ironman (Enduroman) 2013
Reason for taking on the Quin: I am taking on the Quin because the human body and what it can achieve never ceases to amaze me. Physically and mentally pushing the boundaries is strangely attractive and I relish a challenge. The quin will do that and more! Thanks to Claire for organising the event, telling me about it and planting the seed that I couldn't stop from growing!

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Bernhard Nuss
Country: Germany / Nürnberg
DOB: 26/05/1961
Club: Team "Never Walk Alone"
Race Resume: 2015 Double-Ultratriathlon Emsdetten, 2014 Ironman France and 100 Miles Berlin, 2013 Ironman Frankfurt and Challenge Roth, 2012 Challenge Roth, 24 Ultramarathons, 45 Marathons
Reason for taking on the Quin: Doing the Quin in UK and in the same month the Deca in Mexico!

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Dave Wells
Country: Scunthorpe, UK
DOB: 07/05/1972
Club: Team Verrico (Charity organisation)
Race Resume: Brutal Swim 10k 2014, Little Pig Duathlon 2015, Kielder Iron Distance 2015, Thames Bridge to Bridge 14km Swim 2015, Hell on the Humber Reloaded 2015, Hardmoors NYD 30 2016, River Spey 10km Swim, Double Brutal (retirement) 2016
Reason for taking on the Quin: To prove to myself I can do anything if I put my heart and soul into it.

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Clive Bugeja (aka Curry on TriTalk.co.uk)
Country: Watford, UK
DOB: 11/08/1962
Race Resume: Enduroman Double 2015, Midnightman 2014, Challenge Henley 2011, Outlaw 2010, IM Austria 2003, 14 ultras (including TP100 in 2013), 30+ marathons, JOGLE, 15 years front row rugby, school cross country (joint last in 1972) - that's where it all began
Reason for taking on the Deca: I love ultra sport, which enables me to complete alongside the best as if I am an equal (which I am defo not). I'll be forever chasing cut-offs and this is the epitome of triathlon goals.

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Simon Jacob
Country: Great Britain
DOB: 013/08/1975
Race Resume: Ironman Wales x 2, Ironman Wimbleball x 2, Ironman Mallorca, 24 mile 24 hour Swim for life, Brutal Triple Ironman Finisher 2015, Single and Double English Channel Swim relay crossings, various marathons.
Reason for taking on the Deca: To prove to myself that I am mentally tough enough to complete a Deca, this has been an ambition for many years and finally I am in a position to give it a go. I want to make my wife proud of me and I also want to prove to my young children that you will get back what you are prepared to put in, hard work and commitment gets rewards. Also I will do practically anything for a T Shirt and a medal.

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Graham Smedley
Country: Swindon UK
DOB: June 1963
Team: Herbalife
Race Resume: Enduroman Double 2013, Triple 2014, Continuous Quin 2016, Triple 2016, Brutal Double 2016, 10 x ultra marathons including 6 100 mile races.
Reason for taking on the Deca: The Deca has been a goal since I first heard of it.

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Simon Bayman
Country: Hertfordshire UK
DOB: 1970
Race Resume: A mid pack plodder with many marathons, ultras, ironmans and double ironman completed. As well as many ultra distance events in the Pyrenees / Alps.
Reason for taking on the Deca: In 2017 I want to complete a tough event in memory of my Father who passed away in 2016 and to raise money for our chosen charity. It doesn't get much harder than this however motivation will be off the charts to get it done. Last few years have been on my bike so bring on that 24 miles of swimming

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Cristian Popescu
Country: Romania
DOB: 3/7/1978
Race Resume: 2x Ironman Wales, Ironman Bolton, Ironman 70.3 UK Exmoor, Big East Triathlon, Steelman Triathlon, 30 half marathons in 30 days in august 2016, 6 marathons, London-Dover-Paris(415km) ride in 23h40min. Will be racing the Ironman 70.3 European Championship 2017 in Denmark.
Reason for taking on the Deca: I like pushing myself to the absolute limit and taking on the Deca is the first step towards a TripleDeca and hopefully a PentaDeca.

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Rob Duddington
Country: East Riding of Yorkshire, UK
Club: Barracuda Triathlon Club
Race Resume: Triathlons: 0.125, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 5. Ultra-runs, cycles & swims.
Reason for taking on the Deca: The short answer is that 10 is next number in the sequence; the longer answer is that I am drawn to completing ultra events as I get so much out of the training, planning and obsessive preparation: the Deca is far more than just 10 days in October, it is every day of the preceding 11 months.

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Steve Wilson
Country: England
DOB: 24/3/1963
Club: Thames Valley Triathletes
Race Resume: Many Saunders and Karrimor Mountain Marathons (a long time ago!), many Polaris mtn bike orienteering events, Challenge Henley 2011, The Outlaw 2014, 2015, The Brutal 2014, The Bastion 2016, Double Iron distance “journey” on a home made route 2016.
Reason for taking on the Quin: The Deca is a step too far! I also like eating a lot.

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Wayne Kurtz
Country: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
DOB: 19/09/1967 (Yes I am now officially an old guy!)
Race Resume: 32 years of global endurance racing fun, Triple DECA, 4 DECA’s both formats (classic and 1X10), Quintuple, 10 Double Iron’s, 109 Ironman
Reason for taking on the Deca: 2017 is the year of the DECA! DECA UK will be race number 2 of the 2nd "Triple DECA" in 3 separate races, 2 Classic and 1 1x10. We only “go around” once and I am getting older and balder! Of course I love coming to the UK!

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Dave Kershaw
Country: Cheshire, England
DOB: 04/03/1988
Race Resume: 2011 solo Channel swim, 2012 triple Enduroman winner, 2013 Enduroman 100 ultra marathon finisher, 2014 Enduroman arch to arc (number 15), 2015 Enduroman six marathons in six days finisher, 2016 double Enduroman finisher and double Brutal finisher.
Reason for taking on the Deca: Because its always been a dream of mine and I love pushing my body and mind to the limit and the suffering is just as fun!

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William Price
Country: Denbigh, Wales
DOB: 4-3-79
Race Resume: Ironman Wales x3, Ironman UK, Outlaw, Double Brutal, Continuous Quin (no run), Triple Enduroman (row instead of run)
Reason for taking on the Deca: To try and complete the next level of ultra racing

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Anthony 'TC' Gerundini
Country: Lincoln, UK
DOB: 12/1/69
Club: LincolnTri
Race Resume: Brutal Triple Extreme Champ 2015, Brutal Double Extreme Champ 2013 & 2014, 2nd 2016, JurassicMan Extreme Champ 2013 & 2014. EnduroMan Deca Champ 2012, Quin 2011, Double 2010, 2nd at Double 2013 & 2014, Quin 15, 3rd Double 2009, 4th Double 2016, 5th Double 2008, Double Lanzarote 2010 etc. Big Woody 2015, Ardgartan IM 2014, IsleofMan TT IM 2nd 2013, Anglian IM 3rd 2013 & 2014, Immortal IM 3rd 2015 Total 87x IM, 10x Double, 2x Triple, 2x Quin, 1x Deca =123xIM
Reason for taking on the Deca: Could be a giggle. See if anyone can beat me!

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Ran Alon
Country: Israel
DOB: 13/3/1965
Race Resume: Ironman Austria , Israman Garmin 226
Reason for taking on the Deca: To prove to myself I can do anything.

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Gerard Prendergast
Country: Ireland
DOB: 04/09/1980
Race Resume: Ironman wales, Challenge Galway, The Race (Donegal), Coast to Coast (Sligo - Down), Dublin 70.3, numerous other sportives, Marathons, etc...
Reason for taking on the Deca: Why not?

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Gary Squires
Country: GB
DOB: 02/12/1970
Club: Urban Endurance Bath
Race Resume: Ironman UK, Wales, Lanzarote, Switzerland, Japan, Maastricht, Copenhagen, Weymouth and Cotswold 226. Enduroman Continuous Double Iron and Enduroman Continuous Triple Iron.
Reason for taking on the Quin: Seems like the next logical thing to try. Who wouldn’t want to hang out with a bunch of fellow ultra-junkies for a few days in October.

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Chris James
Country: GB
DOB: 02/02/1960
Race Resume: Ironman UK 2004, Ironman UK 2005, Ironman UK 2006, Ironman UK 2007, Double Ironman Enduroman 2009,Triple Ironman Enduroman 2011, Triple Ironman Enduroman 2014, Banstead Woods 5km Park Run 2015, Quin Ironman Enduroman 2015, Ironman Enduroman 2017
Reason for taking on the Deca: Gives me an excuse to avoid the weekly shop at Sainsbury’s, and it should be a good laugh. And yes, this is me in the photograph. Some things don’t change. Boys with their brand new toys.

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Ross Crombie
Country: GB
DOB: 22/09/1976
Club: Grangemouth Triathlon Club
Race Resume: Ironman uk x 3, Ironman Wales x 2, ultra marathon x 2, support runner at west highland way ultra, marathons x5, Ironman 70.3 x 6, Ride London x 4, etape pennies, etape Caledonia x3
Reason for taking on the Double: I'd really like to see how far I can push my body, I'm also so grateful that I can try to achieve this. Many many others unfortunately can't event attempt to do this due to illness or early loss of life, I'm so grateful for this opportunity and my fantastic family support. I'll face pain on this event but nothing like those others battling life threatening cancer. I can recover from my pain. I'm doing this in memory of my 2 aunts Florence and Yvonne, my cousin Colin in Canada and my uncle roddy who all lost their life to cancer. I'm also raising money for a charity

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