Written by Janine Kaye on . Posted in News

It is Ironman week!! .. Taper time for all the competitors and a busy time for the spectators getting everything ready for the trip down to Busso. If you have never watched an Ironman race before, I highly recommend coming down.. it is one of the most inspiring things you’ll ever witness!

Be sure to also check out the calendar for the weekly training sessions available and get involved!  Highlights of the weeks activities include:



* TRYSTARS RUN & CYCLE TRAINING starts back on Feb 13th, 2015

We have completed this block of training sessions and we will recommence next year . There are lots of  races and other kids events on over the summer months for our Trystars to participate in, including an IronKids race this Saturday, 6th in Busselton. More info can be found here

The first tadpoles race on at Hillarys on the 14th December. Check out the tadpoles website for more information on the events and to sign up.

Lots of kids events are also included on our calendar. Trystar events are orange.

* TRYSTARS SWIM SQUAD – Monday nights

Trystars swim squad continues for the rest of the school term, with the last session for the year on Monday 15th December.

A new training block will commence at the beginning of Term 1, 2015. For more information, please contact Lee-Ann at trystars@northcoasttriclub.org.au

* SATURDAY MORNING CT RIDE WITH KEVIN – Saturday 6th December, 6.30am

This Saturday with Kevin leaving from McDonalds at Joondalup.  Please be there at 6.15am for a 6.30am start. Don’t forget your lights and remember to wear your ID wristband.  This is a junior club ride.

This saturday is the last CT cycling for this year.  The sessions will resume on Saturday 3rd January 2015 at McDonalds Joondalup.



* CYCLE: Jindalee Loop WIT Special –  Saturday 6th December

This Saturday we have a special ride arranged for the WIT ladies to join the regulars doing the Jindalee Loop ride. The plan will be to have a 6AM briefing at the SSLCS and then head out for the ride. It would be great to have as many of our regulars attend this ride and help us make the WIT ladies welcome.

For our faster and longer riders come with the group up to Marmion Avenue at Jindalee and then head north up Marmion Ave to Pipidinny Rd or the roundabout (or further). See the Event Details.

* IRONMAN WA- Sunday 7th December

The supporters tent will be up again this year , hopefully in the same spot as last year, or very close by. Look for the big white marquee and NCTC sign near the run exit from transition, roughly around the junction of the run transition from east and west. Supporters are welcome to enjoy the shade and beverages supplied by the club as we cheer our club mates on! I will be putting it up on saturday around lunchtime, and hoping to wait until monday morning, to pull it down. If anyone is floating around, you are welcome  to help on either occasion. 🙂

We are very excited for all our friends, family and fellow north coasters competing in the event. We wish them a beautiful balmy day, flat seas for the swim, soft and gentle breezes on the bike and a swift and wall-free run! We are very proud of all the time, dedication and effort you have put into your training to get to the start line… so enjoy your race.. it is your victory lap! 🙂




The results and the photos from Aquathlon 4 can be seen here. The next  Aquathlon is race 5 on the 12th December. Then  race 6 is our  christmas celebration “pizza night” on the 19th December.


What an amazing turnout we had of participants at the Interclubs last Saturday. My heart swelled with pride when I saw all the happy  North Coast faces out on course! Hot off the presses is the news that we retained the Rob Pickard Trophy. Look out for the story and photos in the newsletter shorty.  The personal timing results can be seen here.

Thank you to each and every one of you who made the trip to Mandurah to compete or spectate. The marquee was brimming with people and the support was amazing (so were the bacon and egg sangers post race). The energy and effort was fabulous and was the direct reason for the club retaining what we will call “Our Trophy” 🙂


Over 60 people came along on Sunday afternoon to gather together to celebrate our awesome Ironman competitors and farewell our beloved swim coach Clare! It was so wonderful to see so many people there. Clare’s speech was beautiful (and emotional) and it highlighted what a tight knit family we are. She will be greatly missed when she travels south to start her new family adventure in Margaret River. Thank you to everyone who made the effort to come along on such a busy weekend.