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Tri Ferris Promotions and its team of key volunteers have been involved in triathlon and duathlon, both as competitors and organisers, since the late 1980s. Our events roster has included the BBC televised BUPA Bath Triathlon, the Ironbridge Ironman and the 220 Fairford Duathlon. We are all passionate about the sport and our aim is to host good quality, value for money events for all abilities from internationals to first time competitors.

In the 20th Year of organising the Cotswold Triathlon, Tri Ferris Promotions have handed over the Cotswold Triathlons to some of the regular Crew who will be orgainsing all the Cotswold Triathlons and Duathlon as Total Promotions. Everything is and will be just the same as usual and Lorraine and Kevin are still involved but as part of the Crew. Ex international runner Debbie Gunning has taken over the main duties as Race Director for Total Promotions with the crew and general organisation the same as usual. Tri Ferris Promotions will still be organising the Big Cotswold Swims with Lorraine Ferris as Swim Director. "Having organised triathlons firstly with 220 magazine since 1989 and starting up Tri Ferris Promotions in 1999 I've decided to let some younger crew take charge so I can have a few more holidays! Thanks to everyone who has supported the Events over the year; including loyal competitors, sponsors and the fantastic volunteers - hope you have enjoyed as much as me. See you at the Cotswold Triathlons as Total Promotions Crew or Big Cotswold Swim as Tri Ferris Promotions. Keep Tii-ing" Lorraine

Race Organiser Big Cotswold Swims - Lorraine Ferris

Lorraine organised races with 220 Magazine from 1988 to 1999, including National Triathlon Championships, Ironman distance events and several National Duathlon Championships and was Race Director of the 220 Swindon Triathlon in 1995 with a field of 950 competitors. She worked for 220 magazine between 1989 and 2000 in a variety of roles including being editor for a while. Organiser of Swindon Duathlon and Cotswold Triathlons from 2000 (both have been National status events) and started The Big Cotswold Swim events in 2009. Lorraine was a technical official at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, only Female Field Of Play Manager at the 2012 London Olympic Triathlon, helped to set up a system of draftbusters in the UK and a current BTF South West Technical Officer.

On Site Director Big Cotswold Swims - Kevin Ferris

Kevin helped to design the route for the first ever Ironman distance event in the UK (at Cirencester in 1990), and was also the Communications Director for that event. He has competed in major events around the world including the first ever ITU World Championships in Avignon. He has also been a member of the British Long Distance Elite Squad and a three times Hawaii Ironman finisher.

To Contact Tri Ferris Promotions please use the email contact form or write to:

Tri Ferris Promotions, 4 Lindisfarne, Woodshaw, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire SN4 8LQ.

Our telephone number is 01793 853933, please only use this within normal office hours.

Triathlon Race Directors - Trevor Gunning and Debbie Gunning

2019 Triathlon Events now Organised by Debbie and Trevor Gunning of Total Promotions

Trevor is an Hawaii Ironman finisher who opened the first triathlon dedicated shop in the UK; Total Fitness and organised some of the first triathlons in the UK too. He was swim director at many international events including 2000 ITU World Championships in Manchester and has been swim director at TriFerris events since we started in 2000.

Debbie Gunning is an ex-GB 1500m track running, who then went on to the road and has been first female at Bath Half Marathon in the past. go to: or email: