Jonny Riall, Head of Paratriathlon, will be leaving the programme after 17 years to join the British Paralympic Association as their Head of Performance Services.
Riall will continue as England Commonwealth Games Team Leader and provide some support to the programme through to the World Triathlon Para Series race in Swansea, ensuring a smooth handover to his replacement, which is currently out for recruitment.
“It is with mixed emotions that we will be saying farewell to Jonny at British Triathlon,” Mike Cavendish, British Triathlon Performance Director said.
“While we will be sad to see Jonny move on, we are equally proud that he is moving on to take on such an important role within the sporting system in the UK.”
Riall started his career at British Triathlon in September 2005, and in March of 2006 took over as the Regional Manager in the East Midlands, a role he held until 2009, when the opportunity to lead and develop a new Paratriathlon Programme and Pathway, something in various guises he’s done since that day, and a role which has allowed him to be Team Leader for the sports 1st and 2nd outing at a Paralympic Games.
On his new role Riall said: “I have loved working with Paratriathlon and seeing it grow to the level it is at, the performance programme and pathway we are continuously developing and the performances of our athletes on the international stage.
“I will miss the programme and the team, but I won’t be too far away given my new role with the BPA and I am really excited to get going and continue to develop Paralympic sports’ performance.”
Andy Salmon, British Triathlon CEO, said: “Jonny’s influence on the sport, and paratriathlon in particular, has left a strong legacy of performance on the international stage for British athletes. We are pleased his career will continue to contribute to the sporting system in the UK and while we are very sad to see him go, it provides us with an opportunity to embrace some new ideas and make our Paratriathlon programme even more successful.”