Written by Janine Kaye on . Posted in News

I hope everyone is feeling FESTIVE and preparing themselves for some christmas cheer! .. Things over christmas will of course go a little quiet so be  sure to check below for the training session changes over the festive season, and also the calendar for the weekly training sessions available!  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

This session is now finished for the year and  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


These sessions are finished for this year and will resume on Saturday 3rd January 2015 at McDonalds Joondalup.


* AQUATHLON 6 & PIZZA NIGHT – 19th December, 5.45pm

The next  Aquathlon is race 6 on this coming friday at the Sorrento Surf Life saving club, and incorporates our CHRISTMAS FUN NIGHT. Registration is at 5.45pm, and race briefing at 6pm. Distances are usually a swim of 400m to 600m, and a run from 3.2 to 3.4km. The bar will be open, and pizza will be delivered throughout the evening.  Come along to participate or spectate, and hang around for the pizza and good company! Families are welcome and christmas attire and merriment is encouraged! 🙂

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. We hope to see you there!!:)

This is our last Aquathlon for the year, with the next race scheduled for the 9th January 2015! 

* GUILDFORD HILLS RIDE: Saturday 20th December 6:00am

The best ride on the Calendar should be the last ride before Christmas and so it is. Guildford Hills Medium this Saturday, if you have not done it or are a regular we look forward to seeing you out there. This is without question the best ride we do and is suitable for everyone. We have many regrouping points, great views and a few nice hills to test out your legs. We meet at Guildford Railway Station car park (South Eastern End) for a 6AM departure ride for 78km, finishing at the Guildford Milk Bar for excellent coffee and food at the end.

* MOORE HILLS, SHORTER RIDE: Saturday 20th December 6:00am

Come out with Michelle for a new shorter Saturday ride course called Moore Hills. This shorter ride is targeted at around 50km and full details will be published on the website within the next few days. Starting Sorrento SLSC 6AM.

* BOXING DAY RIDE & BBQ: 26th December 7:30am

It is that special day again, when we have to get on the bike to remove some of the extra food and cheer we got into on Xmas day. This annual event is held on the grass just north of the Sorrento SLSC in front of the northern car park. We will have a short ride up to the Burns Beach and return back to Sorrento via Resolute and Swanston at a very easy and enjoyable pace. If you have one, why not dust off your precious steely or other vintage bike and bring it along for a ride, it is always great fun to admire and reminisce looking at these great older bikes.

When we get back to the grass area,  we encourage you to meet up with the rest of your family and have a (BYO everything) BBQ and relax on the on the grass with your triathlon friends. We expect the ride to take around 1 hour and will depart at 7:30AM returning to the grass area at around 8:30AM.


There will be some changes to the official training session schedule over the christmas/new year period as a result of public holidays and the festive season.. These will be updated in the calendar but for your reference I have included the dates below:

– Thursday night Run Training: training will not be on the Christmas Day  or New years Day but will continue on all other Thursdays.

– Swimming Sessions: there will be no official training sessions available on Wednesday 24th, Friday 26th and Wednesday 31st December.

The 25m indoor session with Kristy will not be available on Wednesday 7th January but the outdoor pool session will continue as usual.

Clare’s last session with us is on Friday 2nd January, at 10.30am and we would love to see lots of members come down for that one and wish her farewell!

– Cycle sessions: Thursday rides will not be held on Christmas day or New Years Day. Boxing day ride as above. Saturday the 27th will be a test ride for a new course called Yahava via Whiteman leaving Kingsley Dome 6:00AM, all welcome easy pace approx 54kms, details to follow.