PTO adds John Lunt to operations team for The Collins Cup

Experienced Brit John Lunt announced as Operational Support Director

A very familiar face and name on the British triathlon scene, John Lunt will be using his decades of experience to optimise the delivery of the first edition if The Collins Cup in Samorin, at the end of May 2020.

With the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games among previous events on his organising C.V., he has the background to make a positive contribution to the high level production that will be required for the debut and flagship product of the Professional Triathletes Organisation.

Professional Triathletes Organisation Appoints John Lunt as Operational Support Director For The Collins Cup

The Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced John Lunt as Operational Support Director to support the operations team for the inaugural Collins Cup race, being held at the extraordinary x-bionic® sphere in Samorin, Western Slovakia on 28-30th May.

John Lunt brings with him over three decades of triathlon experience, creating many events in the UK and organising some of triathlon’s largest and most prestigious competitions, including ITU World Cups, National Championships and The Commonwealth Games.  He was the Triathlon Competition Manager and responsible for triathlon at the London Olympic Games in 2012 – a role which led to him being awarded the Gold Pin Award by British Triathlon and honoured by Triathlon 220 Magazine for his significant and longstanding contribution to triathlon.

John Lunt has also been awarded British Triathlon’s prestigious “Event of the Year” accolade countless times due to his exceptional talent for race organisation and logistics. He presently also organises both the Brighton and Hove Triathlon and the Dubrovnik Triathlon.

John Lunt’s knowledge, experience and expertise will be called upon to support the delivery team at The Collins Cup. The event will be showcased for all to see in front of a global TV audience.

John Lunt / Samorin / Collins Cup

Lunt commented, “I’m honoured to be part of the new and groundbreaking Collins Cup, this exciting innovative format is a great opportunity for the sport I love and I’m excited to be working with, and supporting, a great delivery team at Samorin. To be able to play a part in this milestone event is an amazing opportunity for the sport.”

Sam Renouf, CEO of the Professional Triathletes Organisation commented, “we are fortunate and honoured to have John Lunt as our Operational Support Director, he will without doubt help to make The Collins Cup the spectacle that it deserves to be. We could think of no one better to support the event delivery team, as his achievements within the world of race organisation speak for themselves.”

The Collins Cup will take place at the extraordinary x-bionic® sphere in Samorin, Western Slovakia on 28-30th May.