About PMA Racing
Welcome to PMA Racing, the new home for Triathlons and Duathlons in Derbyshire. Although the Company name is new I have been racing triathlon since 1991!
I have been organising multi-sport events for the past 20 years originally with Derby Triathlon Club. I have organised in excess of 50 Triathlon events ranging from one of the biggest pool based Triathlons in the East Midlands region to National qualification races, National Championships to an International Duathlon (Powerman).
I still have deep connections with Derby Triathlon Club where I am a Life Member and continue to race at a competitive level with ‘Tri Camp TFN RT’ team with British National Titles and a top 10 finish at a World Championship event.
I race at all distances from Sprint based pool events through to Ironman events I enjoyed racing overseas at my preferred Middle Distance events with Mallorca 70.3 and Alpe D’huez Long Course Triathlon in 2013 (I have concluded that I can still be competitive at this distance on a limited time budget!) This year I took part in the Mont Blanc Triathlon, which had beautiful scenery and we were extremely lucky with the weather too!
My two young children have now caught the bug and have enjoyed the thrill of racing and are becoming more experienced as they take part in each race. We have formed a junior triathlon racing team and they love racing with all their friends, in the UK and abroad!. They are both involved in a number of the local clubs and are great support during the organised races.
I am very lucky that I have a strong support network of marshalls in my wife (Jo), family and friends and I am always grateful for their continuing support and loyalty over the years and with whom the races wouldn’t be able to take place!! We are all part of the PMA Family!
Jim Cresswell (Jungle)