My name is Tim Fowler, and it is an honor to be a Board Member at Large. I joined the club at the end of 2015 after relocating to the Saint Louis area earlier in the year from South Carolina. My foray into triathlon started as a nearly 380-pound guy that sought a change. Coupled with that and unrelenting encouragement from my co-workers at the time, I jumped into the sport head first and haven’t looked back since. I joined the club at the encouragement of some of my friends but I never expected to find such a diverse group of all athletic abilities and talents coming together like a family. The support and encouragement I have found within the tri club is second to none.
When I am not training and racing, I have a job. Surprising I know! Who really has time for a job and racing?!?!? I am fortunate to working in the information security world and love it. Between my job, my ever-growing desire to learn, and training/racing, I don’t have much of a life but its more than enough for me!
When/Where was your first triathlon?
What is your favorite and least favorite gel flavor?
Favorite: Powerbar’s Double Latte is the best, sadly they are not making this one anymore.
Least Favorite: Strawberry Banana (yuck!)
What is your favorite race?
Right now my favorite race is TriZou. I normally kick my season off with this race and it is just a fun event.
What is the most challenging moment you’ve had during a race?
In 2016 at Ohio 70.3, my power meter failed due to heavy rains the night before and my saddle clamp broke about mile 10 and dumped me on to the top tube. Tough last 46 miles.
What is your favorite place in or around St. Louis to train?
Newtown, Newtown, Newtown!
What is the worst food you’ve tried in training or racing and why?
I did hill repeats one evening after a taco dinner…
What is your favorite thing about triathlon?
The people and the stories. Everyone races for a reason and I love hearing about them.
What is the one piece of tri-geek gear you can’t live without?
Tip for new (or veteran) triathletes?
Nothing new on race day