Meet the Team
tri for life was set up in 2007 as a registered charity with a simple ambition: provide a fantastic multisport event for participants and their families and encourage them toalong the way. Meet the team behind the mission below!
“I love watching first timers cross the finish line, the elation and satisfaction they get when you give them their medal – they know that all their training was worthwhile and secretly they’re usually already thinking about what their next one is going to be”
Marcus, a trustee of tri for life, has been involved with the charity since its inception in 2008. A keen triathlete, Marcus has completed over 40 triathlons including 10 half Ironman events and the full Ironman.
‘TFL is a joyful reminder of my late father’s generosity and spirit. The event continues to grow beyond his initial idea but still embodies the purity of his vision and sentiment.’
Richard Selby, a trustee of tri for life, is one of two sons of Harvey Selby, the man who dreamt up tri for life and who sadly passed away in November 2008 as a result of suffering from cancer. Through his involvement with the charity, Richard enjoys being able to keep his father’s phenomenal legacy alive.
Richard has spent his working career in the property sector, having started his professional career as a chartered surveyor and then working with his father and brother as they built up a residential development company specialising in listed buildings and building conversions. In 2014 Richard’s company merged with Brockton Capital, which was the natural evolution of a decade-long working relationship between the two companies.
Sam Kaye, a trustee of tri for life, has been involved with the charity since the second event in 2009.
Sam’s background is in the hospitality industry having founded the ASK and Zizzi Group of restaurants with his brother. The company grew to over 170 restaurants and was ultimately sold to Gondola Holdings. Sam is now joint CEO of Tasty Plc and shareholder in the Everyman Cinema Group.
Sam has participated in several triathlons including tri for life and loves running, having completed the London Marathon 3 times, and Berlin marathon in 2013.
Sasha joined our tri for life team in 2011 and has been involved with organising the triathlons at Woburn Abbey. Sasha has spent her working career organising fundraising events in the charity sector.
Sasha is married with two daughters, both of whom have become tri for life converts having taken part in the kids races and more recently enjoy helping hand out medals on the finish line.
Narissa joined our team in 2017 and is focused on helping the trustees at tri for life achieve their fundraising goals. During her career Narissa has worked for many different charities in marketing and fundraising roles.
Narissa is married with two children, the youngest of which took part in the Scootathlon in 2017, and she’s looking forward to the whole family getting involved with the triathlon in the future.
Eddie has been our Master of Ceremonies from our second year and is renowned for his finish line energy and enthusiasm, having helped 1000’s of people cross over the line. He has a huge passion for this event as his Dad was on the original tri for life committee, being a close friend of Harvey Selby.
When Eddie started MCing for us he considered it a hobby, but since that time Eddie has managed to turn this hobby into what he now calls “an amazing part-time job,” and he can be seen at a number of other major sporting events around the globe. Eddie’s full time job is Artistic Director of Haringey Shed Inclusive Theatre Company. He has been involved in working with young people in the Arts for about 20 years and when you are at our event, it is easy to see how much he loves chatting to our younger competitors.
Find out how to support tri for life through fundraising here.
tri for life is a registered charity (charity no. 1122677) and distributes all profits from its events to other charities.