Another busy week at North Coast with lots going on! With only a month or two until the first big races of the season, be sure to check out the calendar for the weekly training sessions available and get involved! Highlights of the weeks activities include:
* TRYSTARS – Friday 17th October, 4.30pm
This week is the start of our Trystars training season. This is open to any Trystar NCTC member. We are meeting outside the Surf Club this week for a 4.30pm start. Younger trysters (7-11) will be with Janine for a session to include running and ocean play, and Competitive Trystars (12-18) will join Kevin for their cycling program. Parent volunteers are welcomed and encouraged!
* AQUATHLON #2 – Friday 17th October, 6pm
Our Aquathlons are held at the Sorrento Surf Life saving club. Registration is at 5.45pm, and race briefing at 6pm. Come along to participate or spectate. Distances are usually a swim of 400m to 600m, and a run from 3.2 to 3.4km. The bar will be open and the club will be selling BBQ hamburgers $5.00 and sausage sizzle $2.50. These are a great social night for everyone to attend!
The amazing Al & Suzie from Als Cycle Surgery have very generously offered to sponsor the Aquathlon series again this year with another sensational bike on offer! This is the major prize for the Aquathlon series and to qualify, members must compete in at least 6 of the events over the 12 event series (see dates here) We are also very grateful that 3 of our members, David & Michelle Martin (ExplorOz), Lisa Vass (Sorrento Sports Massage) and Eve O’Hare (Eve’s PT Plus), have generously donated spot prizes at events.
* GROUP RIDE ETIQUETTE – Saturday 18th October, 6am
With the Sorrento Challenge on, and requirements for volunteers being around for 8-8:30am, we will be running a Group Riding Skills session starting at 6AM. This session will involve a briefing on techniques, aspects and calls used in group riding. Following this we will ride and put these skills to the test. This session will greatly assist all members who cycle to know what is expected and how to ride in a group.
* WIT CYCLING – Saturday 18th October, 6.30am
The WIT course kicks off this Saturday with the first of their ride sessions, starting at 6.30am at the Dome Kinglsey. I am sure all the ladies are looking forward to the next 8 weeks of learning and building confidence to start their triathlon journey! More information on the course can be found at http://northcoasttriclub.org.au/women-in-triathlon/
*SORRENTO CHALLENGE – Saturday 18th October, 8.30am
The Sorrento Challenge is on this Saturday and all our volunteer positions have been filled. Thank you to everyone who has given their details to Mark for this. If anyone is still keen to sign up for the race, online registration for closes this Wednesday at midnight and on site registrations opens at 7:00 am race morning and will close at 8:00 am. Race briefing at 8:15 am and the race will start at 8:30 am. More information can be found on the website, http://sorrentochallenge.com.au
* TRYSTARS HAVE-A-GO DUATHLON – Sunday 19th October, 8am
This is a great opportunity for the kids to experience a Duathlon in the safe grounds of the Craigie Leisure Centre (CLC). Start time 8am and entry is free for NTCTC members. Non-members are welcome but are required to pay $10 for insurance purposes, and need to fill in an entry form to bring along on the day. More information can be found here. For an entry form or any questions, contact Lee-Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org .
* SEASON LAUNCH – Sunday 19th October, 3pm
We are excited to be kicking of the season with our launch and new member greeting starting at 3PM at the Sorrento SLSC. This is a great opportunity to catch up with other members and meet lots of new ones.
We have planned a fun new format this year and we encourage everyone to attend! You will receive a complimentary drink (beer, wine or soft drink) ticket upon arrival, there might be a few party games to lighten the mood, and our committee members and coaches will all be available to answer any questions or assist you in any way.
We also have 5 Priority Entries to the Busselton 70.3 to give away, plus merchandise available, more news and a whole lot more! This is a really great way to kick off the season and feel involved in our wonderful club and community. We hope to see LOTS of you there!