Written by Janine Kaye on . Posted in News

It’s Busso 70.3 week so hopefully all the competitors are ready and enjoying some well earned tapering time! There are a few changes to the “normal” this week with some of the sessions due to Busso, so be sure to check below, and as always, check the calendar for the weekly training sessions available. The highlights of the weeks activities include:


*  CLUB RIDE:  6-7.20am, Iluka Loop

 This is the popular Tuesday morning club ride known as an “intervals” session because there are numerous opportunities to stretch out in some fast, flat sections and then recover at designated regrouping points. The ride departs at 6AM from Celebrations Bottle-shop at Whitfords Shopping Centre. Lights required from now through to end winter.

There are three ride plans catering for riders of all ability. The groups ride slightly varying routes to reduce distance with less hills repeats in Iluka for Group 2 and less distance (shortcuts) for Group 3: 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 at the start. Group 1 is lead by Bill Whalley and sets off separately to Group 2 and 3. They do not regroup with the other 2 groups at all during the ride however riders will occasionally  “drop back” into Group 2. Group 2 is led by Michelle Martin, plus we have a small but regular group of Group 3 riders doing the short cuts, which is working great. More info and links to maps can be found here


50m with Janine- This session is a mix of technique and threshold work, but will be a lighter workout for anyone preparing for Busso! 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!




Indoor pool with Pippa –   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). Be sure to welcome our new coach Pippa! The feedback from her first session last week was wonderful!

Outdoor pool with Janine – This session is  going to be mix of technique and endurance tonight, but will be a lighter workout for anyone preparing for Busso! 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!


* CLUB RIDE:  Hillarys & Sacred Heart, 6am

This is one of the regular Thursday morning club rides departing from Celebrations bottle shop at Whitfords shopping centre. This ride is a regular club ride and more information and links to maps etc can be found here

* RUN – INTERVAL TRAINING : Moolanda Park,  6-7pm

Please note the venue has changed with the evenings getting darker quicker and the lack of lighting at our summer run location.  The session is now held at Moolanda Park, Moolanda Boulevard,  Kingsley. 

 These fun  interval sessions are suitable for all levels and running experience. All welcome to come along and give it a go! 


* CRAIGIE SWIMMING- 10.30am – Not coached this week

Outdoor pool  –  this session will not be coached this week as David will be in Busso. The lanes are booked and available for use by Northcoasters. If anyone would like a program to follow, please email David at president@northcoasttriclub.org.au


* CT RIDE WITH KEVIN – McDonalds Joondalup, 6.30am

The junior club ride is departing from McDonalds at Joondalup  this Saturday. Please be there at 6.15am for a 6.30am start. Don’t forget to wear your ID wristband and lights.


There is no organised ride this saturday due to Busselton 70.3. 


Good luck to everyone competing in this wonderful event. 

Thank you to David Martin, the NCTC tents will be up at Busso Half again this year for everyone to meet up, store their gear, and spectate from. An esky of drinks (soft drink, water) will be available for members to enjoy. We expect to set it up in a similar location as previous years, along the run course mixed in with the other club tents. We will also have a supply of NCTC tattoos if anyone wants to grab some to wear while either participating or cheering! Assistance will be required at the start and end of the day to assemble and dismantle the tents.. so if you are hanging around, we would love your help! 



For any Trystars who are down in Busso supporting, this is a great event for you to enjoy the next day! More information and registration can be found here



* END OF SEASON DINNER – Joondalup Resort (pool side marquee), 27th June 2015!


Tickets are now on sale for the North Coast Triathlon Club Presentation Dinner on the 27th June, 2015 at Joondaulp Resort Poolside Marquee.  The dinner is open to all members and their family/partners. The club is subsidizing partial costs of this evening, and we are offering all tickets at $55 per person. Each ticket is for a 3 course buffet dinner valued at $75, plus a DJ will be there to get you all moving! Drinks are available to be purchased from the bar.

Any questions regarding your ticket purchase, please contact David Martin – president@northcoasttriclub.org.au. Any help and support will be gratefully accepted. Please email Kelli at kjoneill@iinet.net.au or phone 0438 345 789.

Tickets are available to purchase here




The NCTC rides have an exceptional safety record but there are always days when people make rash decisions on the bike. To minimise the risk of a nasty incident, there are a number of things that individuals can do. Please read the following Checklist, http://northcoasttriclub.org.au/riding-etiquette/


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