Who are Team THE?
A unique triathlon team based in Horsham, West Sussex, The Tom Hills Experience (Team THE), have been racing officially since 2008. Team THE started life in 2006 as a team entry for the local Southwater Sprint Relay race, then after a couple of years the founding triathletes affiliated with the British Triathlon Association. Initially a small triathlon team, but with limitless vision a "big team look" was soon created, and transition talk was all about Team THE.
Team THE athletes past and present have raced around the world, including Ironman World Championships in Hawaii and Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Recently the I.T.U. age group World Championships and the E.T.U. age group European Championships have also proved very successful. See the Athletes page for all current members.
Continued progression means Team THE have secured ongoing sponsorship over the years from a number of keen businesses who help along the way.
Support this year comes from the Gang at My switch shop the online supplier of varilight dimmer switches and decorative electrical wiring accessories. They have been with Team THE from the very beginning in one form or another, also welcome aboard Cuckoo Cherry Tree.com the supplier of eccentric and Bespoke Hats and Last but by no means least emblazoned across our chests Hartland Carriages who specialise in the manufacture of a wide range of horse carriages, harness and carriage driving accessories.
With help from Upgrade bikes, Team THE will be seen on the road and speeding out of T1 with all sorts of cool components.
Race suits courtesy of Multisport Distribution with a little help from Blade printing services keep Team THE looking sharp all year round.
Team THE also raise their lids to Sussex Sport Photography who rise to the challenge and make sure we look great on every occasion.
Team T.H.E. 2016 - WHAT A YEAR!
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
The T.H.E Team
Moving into 2016 Team T.H.E. has grown into a formidable squad, Including several GB age groupers and world Championship Qualifiers, last season seeing a big haul of trophies and a participation in the World 70.3 Championships. So it is all to play for within the Team and a whole season ahead, it is going to be a hard work and a lot of fun, so look out!
A 12 times national champion in his age group. He has held titles at all distances from sprint right through to Ironman distance. At the height of his dominance, holding Olympic, Middle and Long distance titles in the same year. A great feat in itself! Tom has even qualified for the pinnacle of triathlon, the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. After racing all around the world Tom took a well deservered break from Triathlon, But luckily for us he is now back and ready to take on 2013 by the scruff of the neck in his New age group... VINTAGE! Tom will be out to prove he still has it... Listen out for him as he leaves T1"
- [Kona Hawaii]
- [Original Ironbridge middle Distance]
Not coming from a very sporty background triathlons were never going to be easy, but years of slogging to work up and down the A3 on my Raleigh Quasar paid off and at the tender age of 39, after meeting Tom Hills at the gym and after a lot of cajoling, I stepped up to take part in my first race. The post race feelgood factor soon outweighed the dread and exhaustion of the event and so the ball started rolling. after having raced all distances and indulging in a few years of structured training from J.P.S. Sports it all came together in 2012 with a couple of age group trophys, a trend that has carried over with a couple more in the following seasons. Now in My 50's I will be trying to hang on to some of the faster members of Team T.H.E. and try and add some more silverware to my meagre trophy haul!
- - [sprint] - [Worthing Tri[ - 1st super vet
- - [Sprint] - [Hever Castle] - [1st Vet] Evening race 1
- - [Sprint] - [Hever Castle] - [1st Vet] Evening race 2
- - [Sprint] - [vachery] - [2nd Vet]
- - [Sprint] - [Hever Castle] - [1st Vet]
- - [Ironman] - [Lanzarote] - [Finished]
I have always been relatively fit and enjoy being active regularly skiing, scuba diving and taking part in track days on my motorbike. Having competed in some triathlons and time trial racing over 20 years ago and completing the Tough Guy in 2011 (I still twitch when I see an electric fence), I decided my general training needed a new focus. I decided to try triathlon again and give myself a new challenge. I strive to better myself in everything I do in life, and it's no different in triathlon. Discipline, focus and positive mental attitude are three of my main attributes and triathlon tests those to the limits and beyond.
Planned races for 2016
- Steyning Tri
- Horsham Joggers 10km Trail run
- Nuffield Health Eton SuperSprint Tri
- Worthing Tri
- Saint & Sinners trail run
- Late Summer Crawley Tri
- Arundel Castle Triathlon
- Southwater Tri Relays
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.