Written by Janine Kaye on . Posted in News


Another Reminder: This is the last week to submit your nomination forms for the upcoming AGM.

Our club is run by a committee consisting of an enthusiastic group of people all keen to make our club grow and flourish. We need new committee members to join to continue this role as there are a number of current committee members leaving this season. In particular, the positions of Vice President & Secretary are available, plus we will need a few General members.

The Committee selection process requires that people self-nominate or nominate others they think would be good on the Committee. To make a nomination, you must print out the form found on our website (see here), fill it out, get the required signatures, and then email it to president@northcoasttriclub.org.au by 14th August. Don’t leave it to the last minute!  

During the AGM nomination forms are read by the President and votes are taken from the floor to secure the positions. Every Member of NCTC has the right to both nominate and vote for the committee positions so you are encouraged to act now and be involved in the future of North Coast Tri Club. The AGM is on 3pm Sunday 30th August (afternoon following the City to Surf).



Here is the summary of the NCTC training sessions for the week. Please refer to the calendar on the club website for more details or follow the links below.


*  TRYSTARS SWIMMING:  Arena 25 m pool, 6pm

Trystars swimming for Term 3 is a 9 week block. Please remember to bring your fins and goggles, and get your swim card signed off at the start of the session. This session is aimed at older trystars or swimmers over level 9 in the school swimming system. We are now at capacity within our 2 lanes so please contact Janine with any questions or to put your name on the wait list via email


*  CYCLING – INDOOR SPIN SESSION:  Whitfords Carpark 9, 6:30pm

This is a new weekly session being run by Brad Hosking. Brad is currently running an Ironman training squad and is using the North Coast venue during this timeslot for a windtrainer session. He has kindly offered all North Coast members the opportunity to attend and join into this session. Just turn up if you’re interested – BYO windtrainer, towel, water bottle, bike, bike shoes, bike computer etc. Session cost $5 pay to the coach.

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*  CLUB RIDE:  6-7.20am, Iluka Loop

Summer athletes are made in Winter! Don’t get slack over winter just because it’s dark and cold – you need to get your base training in ready for the triathlon season. With a number of events coming up early in the season such as Mandurah 70.3 and the Rottnest Triathlon, plus all those doing IMWA, there should be lots of you needing to get out on your bike.

We have slightly changed the route at the northern end at Burns Beach so please ensure you are ready for the ride briefing at 5:55am for a 6am sharp start.  More info and links to maps can be found here.


50m with Janine Kaye.   This session is aimed at working on your swim efficiency, pacing and fitness over the winter months. Please bring your Fins, Pull Buoy, Paddles (we have some club PB and Paddles available). We are in the indoor heated pool but you’ll need to rug up for the walk back to the car! 



Indoor pool with Pippa –   This session is technique based and perfect for CT’s and those of us looking to develop 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 aimed at working on your swim efficiency,  pacing and fitness over the winter months! Please bring your Fins, Pull Buoy, Paddles (we have some club PB and Paddles available). It is getting chilly outside so you are welcome to wear your wetsuit for this session (you will need to rinse it out thoroughly to avoid chlorine damage) or remember to bring lots of layers rug up for the walk back to the car! 


* SPIN SESSION: Westfield Whitfords 6am

It’s spin session week. Bring your wind trainer, towel, & money to Car Park 9 (gated) at Whitfords.  Also don’t forget that flats and mechanicals can still occur on indoor sessions so remember to pack a pump, or gas and your spares.  The gate is locked and lights are off until David arrives at 5:45am but please come with plenty of time to setup your gear and start your warmup – you need to be on your bike and ready for the session to start at 6am sharp. Cost $5.

Sessions runs for about 1 hr and bikes and cars are secured in the locked carpark. If anyone has time for coffee or breakfast after we can walk through the centre to have breakfast/coffee at Orion Café (located on the other side of Whitfords near the NAB bank). Full details with a map to gain access are available here

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

Winter run sessions are at Moolanda Park, Moolanda Boulevard,  Kingsley. Pippa Davis is currently running these sessions during Rob’s break (Rob will be back in September).  These fun interval sessions are suitable for all levels and running experience. All welcome to come along and give it a go!  



Outdoor pool with David M. –  Daytime swimming is glorious at Craigie and the pool is warm. No other squads are on during this time and we’re getting a great turnout and some big improvements are happening to those that are coming regularly. David’s session includes a mix of drills and some threshold work. We have 2 lanes and cater for all levels. Please bring your Fins, Pull Buoy, Paddles (we have some club PB and Paddles available). 



Lead by Tom Gilbert. This is one of the most popular club rides as its a great “test” for benchmarking your performance. We ride at an easy pace as a group out to Old Yanchep Road and into Ziatis Rd as a warm up and regroup at the TT start point (corner of Ziatis and Spence Rds).

The TT section is a mostly flat effort for 30km (15km each way out and back to the Power Station). After you’ve completed your out and back TT effort, we stop and wait for all riders to return before riding back as a group to the coast. On the ride return we will stop at Orion Cafe at Whitfords for coffee/breakfast.

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This ride now includes both the CT’s and any adults wishing to build on their cycling skills and confidence. Departing from SSLSC. Please be there at 6.15am for a 6.30am start. Don’t forget to wear your ID wristband and bring your lights.

For any adults with uncertainty, here is some feedback from Emma Bott after attending last week: 

Great ride for those of us looking to gain confidence on the road and those of us that need our technique ‘tweaking’ (little did I know I was actually working too hard hehehe). A nice couple of hills to push ourselves on without smashing ourselves too much. Love others to join us next week, we were back by 8.00 with big smiles on our faces and heaps more confident than we were to begin with. Don’t worry about being too slow nobody gets left behind and you’ll surprise yourself how good you’ll feel. Riding as a group is safer and let’s face it more fun!



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