Don HendersonCONTACT


Don has been a competitive runner since high school and has completed 35 marathons to date – including 13 Boston Marathons with Top 200 finishes in 2005 & 2007.  Completing a Full Ironman at Age 50 was on Don’s “bucket list”, so he started triathlon training in 2007. Since then, Don has completed two Full Ironman, ten Half Ironman & one Full Aquabike events.READ MORE [+]


Lisa DeckerCONTACT


I grew up in Boston and moved to Wichita in 1989. I was always into fitness and participated in a lot of aerobics.  I played USTA competitive tennis for over 15 years and found I loved being outside.    In 2009, I started doing bootcamp classes at a local park and these guys were hard core.  We were outside 12 months of the year and that lead me to start running.   I did my first ½ marathon in Dallas in 2010.   A work friend then encouraged me to join triathlon through the Northwest YMCA in 2011 and I was hooked!   My favorite and most challenging distance is Olympic.   I am excited to server as treasurer this year and look forward to sharing my love of swim, bike & run with new and old friends.


Cody BarnettCONTACT


Cody grew up running in high school, and that has always been his first love.  However after being roped into trying cycling by his future wife, he grew to love being outdoors on two wheels.  Now he spends his time alternating between running, mountain biking, and road cycling, throwing in a duathlon now and then.  His goal is to keep people mobile and active in his role as owner and physical therapist at Bodyworx Physical Therapy & Concussion Center, specializing in treating runners and triathletes.  He believes multisport is an excellent vehicle to keep people healthy and active and he loves promoting the sport.



I have been an endurance athlete for almost 40 years, running my first marathon in 1977 at the KU Relays. I completed 5 marathons and have a PR of 2:47:19 from the Wichita Marathon in the early 1908’s. In 1981 a friend talked me into competing in the Topeka Tinman Triathlon.READ MORE [+]



Richard ShawCONTACT


I am a late bloomer when it comes to running or multisports.  I did some running in my Army days, but only because I had to.  I didn’t run my first marathon until I was 47, well after leaving the service.  There was no particular reason for running the marathon, just because it was on my bucket list.  Then a strange thing happened,  I got hooked!  I started running and training with other runners and participating in a few more marathons, including six consecutive Pikes Peak marathons, three doubles, and an assent.  In those days, I really enjoyed the friendship and camaraderie with my fellow runners.  My heart was full!  Then another strange thing happened, a tri-athlete from work challenged me to go beyond 26.2 miles and I wholeheartedly accepted the challenge!  READ MORE [+]


Heidi CobleCONTACT


I started competing in triathlons in 2007. I have competed at every distance but probably prefer the full Ironman distance races. To date I have completed IM New Zealand, IM Brazil, IM Arizona and IM Barcelona.

I co-own T3 Triathlon where I coach athletes at all levels. You can find us at if you are interested in on line or group training.READ MORE [+]


Ria Farmer & Tammy AlfordCONTACT


Ria: At cycle classes in 2007 I was introduced to the world of triathlon.  The multi-sport people would get off their bikes halfway through class and go run (a brick) and I was extremely intrigued with that concept.  So I started asking a lot of questions and began learning as much as I could about the sport.  I was always amazed (in years past) when people could swim lap after lap and not be winded.  READ MORE [+]


Tammy: I am a life-long athlete and played ball sports in elementary, junior high, high school and college. I loved running, swimming, and biking for recreation. A friend invited me to train for a triathlon with her in 2012. That began my triathlon journey. 2012 was my 10 year anniversary of being Kidney Cancer free, so I trained for that first triathlon to celebrate that milestone. Due to physical limitations, I only do short distance triathlons, but I love to train and compete. Since 2012 I have completed several sprint and mini triathlons, run several 5k races and 2 half marathons. I did my first aquabike in June 2017.   I joined KRVTC in 2013 and joined the board in 2018. I love the Wichita triathlon community because they are so supportive of all who join this sport, not just the elite athlete.

Alan FarringtonCONTACT


Alan got off the couch and into Triathlon in 2005.  He has been involved with the club since 2006, serving as President (4 years), Race Coordinator (2 years), Treasurer (1 year), and Secretary (1 year).  He has also served as Mudwater Race Director for 11 years

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