I hope you all had a lovely long weekend. I have decided presented the weeks activities a little differently this week and I shave listed them in the relevant days instead.. you are welcome to let me know which you prefer! As always, check the calendar for the weekly training sessions available but the highlights of the weeks activities include:
TUESDAY 3rd MARCH
* CLUB RIDE: 6-7.20am, Iluka Loop
This is the regular Tuesday morning club ride departing 6AM Celebrations Bottle-shop at Whitfords Shopping Centre. There are three ride plans catering for all speeds of riders: Group 1 – plus 32km/hr, Group 2 – plus 30km/hr, Group 3 less 30km/hr. Distance: 40km, 38km & 32km. Please self-seed yourself into the correct group for your ability so that all 3 groups meet up at the regroup points at approximately the same time. This allows us to ride off from each regroup point together – we do not have ride leaders for each speed group so we are still one group. More info and links to maps can be found here
* ARENA SWIMMING, 7pm
This session is based on a mix of technique and threshold work! Please bring your Fins, Pull Buoy, Paddles (we have some club PB and Paddles available). Swim caps are also encouraged so we can make use of the Tempo trainers!
WEDNESDAY 4th MARCH
* CRAIGIE SWIMMING, 6.30pm
Indoor pool with Kristy – This session is technique based and perfect for CT’s and those of us looking to develop their confidence and stroke. Please bring your Fins, Pull Buoy, Paddles (we have some club PB and Paddles available).
Outdoor pool with Janine – This session is based on a mix of technique and threshold work! Please bring your Fins, Pull Buoy, Paddles (we have some club PB and Paddles available). Swim caps are also encouraged so we can make use of the Tempo trainers!
THURSDAY 5th MARCH
* CLUB RIDE: Hillarys and Sacred Heart- Celebrations Bottle-shop at Whitfords Shopping Centre, 6am
This is one of the regular Thursday morning club rides departing 6AM Celebrations Bottle-shop at Whitfords Shopping Centre. There are three ride plans catering for all speeds of riders: Group 1 – plus 32km/hr, Group 2 – plus 30km/hr, Group 3 less 30km/hr. This route offers a great number of choices depending on how you feel on the day as the repeat area is a 2 km loop thus you can add or subtract a loop. There are three official rides with either 3, 2 or 1 times up the Hocking Pde hill. More info and links to a map here
* SUMMER RUN – INTERVAL TRAINING : Flinders Reserve, 6-7pm
These fun interval sessions are suitable for all levels and running experience. All welcome to come along and give it a go!
FRIDAY 6th MARCH
* CRAIGIE SWIMMING, Not on this week
Outdoor pool with Kristy – this session won’t be on this week or next due to School swim carnivals. Friday swimming will resume on the 20th March.
* TRYSTARS RUN & CYCLE TRAINING- Sorrento Surf Club, 4.30pm
This week we will be at SSLSC for both Trystars and CT’s. CT’s will cycle with Kevin and the Trystars will be doing a running & cycle session. Please bring your bike, helmet, running shoes and water. Parent help is encouraged and please try to arrive a few minutes early so we can register and be ready to go. Registration is open at 4.20pm.
* AQUATHLON #11 – SSLSC, 5.45pm
The next Aquathlon is race 11 on this coming Friday 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 but unfortunately we won’t have access to the BBQ area to do our regular cook up!. 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) .. so there is only 2 more chances to get to 6 to be eligible!
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!!
SATURDAY 7th MARCH
* CT RIDE WITH KEVIN – Joondalup McDonalds, 6.30am
The junior club ride is departing from Joondalup McDonalds this Saturday. Please be there at 6.15am for a 6.30am start. Don’t forget to wear your ID wristband and lights.
* CLUB LONG RIDE: Powerstation TT, 80km – SSLSC, 6am
Return for run off bike and/or coffee & chat at Finns kiosk outside surf club. More info and option for a shorter ride can be found here
SUNDAY 8th MARCH
* COOGEE JETTY TO JETTY + RIDE- SSLSC, 6.15am
This is a fun ride for anyone participating in the swim or anyone who wants to come and watch. Departure from Sorrento SSLSC from 6:15am, following the coastal road to Fremantle, past the art centre and onto Coogee. Registrations close at 7:45 with a compulsory race briefing at 8:00. Swim is either 750m or 1500m.
There will be a group bike ride afterwards to a beach cafe for breaky (same as previous years). Kelli O’Neill has kindly offered to collect any bags to be taken down from Sorrento at 6:10am. Please txt Sarah Black on 0400 763 136 if you would like your bag taken to Coogee to confirm numbers.
Please check out the Coogee jetty to jetty link for further information if you haven’t registered yet. On the day registrations are available. http://www.cockburnmasters.org.au/coogee.php
Race Day Timings
Race day registrations and approximate timings are as follows:
- 6.45am – Registrations Open (John Graham Reserve, Woodman Point)
- 7.45am – Registrations Close
- 8.00am – COMPULSORY Race Briefing (Woodman Point Jetty)
- 8.10am – Walk along Beach to Starting Points
- 8.30am (approx) – 750m Race Starts
- 8.40am (approx) – 1500m Race Starts (First Wave)
- 9.45am (approx) – Race Concludes
- 9.50am (approx) – Finishing Times Available
- 10.15am (approx) – Presentations
Time is running out to order your new North Coast kit! The NCTC Private Scody Shop is only open for 10 days and the shop will be closed at end of day on Friday 6th March. For more information and how to order, please see here
Cyclists please note that it is getting darker now for our early morning starts so it is time to get out the bike lights, charge or change the batteries and mount them both front and rear. Don’t forget to wear your ID bands too.
Swim cards will be on hand at all sessions. The cards are $90 for 10 sessions (a saving of $10). Show the coach your payment receipt (paper or digital copy) and they can authorise your card! Payment is required either by direct deposit or register now to avoid too much cash handling on pool deck
1. Direct Deposit to the NCTC account using:
BSB: 066166 Account: 10018211 Reference: SC Surname
2. Register Now payment using the Swim Card event setup at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=15483