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Gosh, its a big day today!
TODAY is your last chance to get your orders in for club kit.
TODAY we want you to register for the Lancelin Ride.
TODAY is the TWA Member’s Priority Registration for 2016 Busselton IM70.3

Details are below in our weekly update along with a summary of all the club training sessions happening this week plus we announce the Aquathlon Series dates. Please refer to the club’s event calendar on the website for all other upcoming activities.



Venue: HBF Arena Joondalup – 25 m pool
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Coach: Janine
Cost: Swim Card
Notes: Please remember to bring your fins and goggles, and get your swim card signed off at the start of the session. Please contact Janine with any questions via email


Venue: Whitfords Carpark No. 9 (Coles)
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Coach: Brad
Cost: $5
Notes:  Please arrive early & setup ready to start on time. This is the IM recovery week so the session is just 60 minutes. All club members are welcome to this session, just turn up if you’re interested – BYO windtrainer, towel, water bottle, bike, bike shoes, bike computer etc.



Venue: MacDonald Park, Padbury. (Enter off Forrest Road and park on the Forrest Road side of the Hockey Club).
Time: 6am – 7am
Coach: Janine (Pippa is away)
Cost: $3
Notes: Just turn up! This session is designed to improve your pacing and overall run performance.


Venue: Meet at Celebrations Whitfords
Time: 6am – 7:20am (Please be assembled on your bike for 5:55am briefing)
Details: See Iluka Loop ride plan documented on club website. **Route Change – Northern turnaround point extended to Burns Beach roundabout and climb hill now Omara not Fernando.
Pace: All welcome. Shorter option for Grp 3 allows us to reach regroup points at the same time – minimal waiting
Distance: Approx 40km although most people make their own way home on the return trip along the coast so your distance/time may vary.
Notes: This ride is offered every Tuesday of the year at no charge to club members. Please try to wear club kit & an ID band.


Venue: HBF Arena Joondalup – 50m heated indoor pool
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Coach: Janine
Cost: $10 or cheaper with a swim card
Notes: This session focuses on endurance with longer swim sets to help you work on pacing and holding form throughout the distance. Perfect for those training for Mandurah 70.3 and IMWA. Please bring your Fins, Pull Buoy, Paddles (we have some club PB and Paddles available).



Venue: Craigie Leisure Centre
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Cost: $10 or cheaper with a swim card
Notes: We run 2 sessions to cater for differing abilities. Details below:

Indoor pool with David –  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). David will be coaching this session for the next few weeks whilst Pippa is away.

Outdoor pool with Janine  –  This session is aimed at threshold work with shorter distance sets to “massage” your current pace to help you build speed, confidence and improve your pacing. Please bring your Fins, Pull Buoy, Paddles (we have some club PB and Paddles available). Remember to bring lots of layers to rug up for the walk back to the car!



Venue: Whitfords Carpark No. 9 (Coles)
Time: 5:45am – 7:05am
Coach: Brad
Cost: $5
Notes: Brad is taking this week’s session – it is starting 15 minutes earlier than usual and will run for 1 hr 20 minutes. Please arrive early & setup in the dark – ready to start on time at 5:45am when the lights come on (automatically). All club members are welcome to this session, just turn up if you’re interested – BYO windtrainer, towel, water, bike (with correct skewer), bike shoes, bike computer etc.


Venue: Moolanda Park, Moolanda Boulevard, Kingsley
Time: 6:15pm – 7pm
Coach: Rob
Cost: $3
Notes: The start time for this session has officially changed to 6:15pm. This session continues at this venue throughout the remainder of September. These interval sessions are suitable for all levels and running experience. All welcome to come along and give it a go!



Venue: Craigie Leisure Centre – 50m outdoor pool
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Coach: David
Cost: $10 or less with a swim card
Notes: Suitable for all abilities – we have 2 lanes and offer a shorter set (about 2km and a longer set up to 3km). Please bring your Fins, Pull Buoy, Paddles (we have some club PB and Paddles available). This session includes a mix of drills and some threshold work.



Time: 6am (aim to arrive by 5:45am for briefing)
Venue: Meet at McDonalds Currambine (Cnr of Delamere Ave & Marmion Ave)
Distance: 135km (one way)
Cost: As this is a Charity Ride your cost to participate is a minimum $10 (this is collected at the ride start and is donated by the club to Lymphoma Australia)
Refreshments: Scones provided by Willowbrook Farm to support the charity riders
Ride Leader: David Martin
Coordinator: Kelli O’Neill 0438 345 789 or email: kjoneill@iinet.net.au
Ride Details: http://northcoasttriclub.org.au/ride-tour-de-lancelin/

This coming Saturday is our annual ride to Lancelin. This is not a race and will not be a smashfest. It’s a fully supported group ride allowing you the opportunity to challenge yourself on a long distance ride. With a halfway point stop (for scones & refreshments) and a lunch stop at the end, everyone is encouraged to be involved by either; be a rider; drive your car in the support party; or come up to Lancelin just to socialise over lunch at the end of the ride.

The full distance is 135k (one way), but if that distance seems daunting, grab a team mate or two and just ride a section. At the halfway point, we will be guests of Bill & Lill at the Willowbrook Farm Caravan Park, who are also donating to our charity ride by providing everyone with coffee/tea and delicious scones! Of course, you don’t even have to ride – come up and stay for a pub lunch. You can bring the family for a fun day out too. There will be one or two support car/s following riders so if you become unwell or have mechanical issues you will be able to pull out.

The chosen charity for this year’s ride is Lymphoma Australia. A few club members, including the 2014/15 Senior Encouragement award winner, Matt Bott, have received treatment for Lymphoma. It’s through continued donations towards research that hopefully a cure for this disease can be found. We ask all riders to make a $10 donation to participate in this event.

Non-members are welcome to join in on the ride. We just require them to fill out a form from Tri WA and pay a one-day licence fee of $10, all of which will be donated to Lymphoma Australia. Please email Kelli (kjoneill@iinet.net.au) for a copy and bring it with you on the day.

Please bring plenty of water and nutrition (you will be able to fill up bottles at the half way point and we will have some water in the support vehicles). You will need to organise your own transport from Lancelin back to Perth. Please feel free to use the club’s Facebook Event page to coordinate with other riders to share lifts.

We need to know approximate numbers for catering at morning tea, if you are intending on coming please respond on the facebook event or email Kelli on kjoneoill@iinet.net.au or phone 0438 345 789 asap.


OPEN WATER SWIM: Sorrento Beach

Venue: Meet at the top of the steps at the wall
Time: 8am
Details: We generally swim parallel with the shore between the groynes heading north to the Hillarys wall or between the groynes to the south towards the MAAC club – distances depend on the day and what people feel like doing. See website
Notes: This is a casual (non-coached) open water swim for anyone interested to swim as a mob from the beach. This generally becomes very popular with club members during summer but a few people have already resumed this session and are keen to get some more numbers for company. Wear wearsuit, swim cap & goggles. Bring a bag with towel etc to leave on the beach whilst we swim.



Club ShopMens T-Shirt
Shop Closes: Midnight 21st September
Deliveries: Early November
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Have you looked at the latest club kit ? Time is quickly running out with just hours to go until online orders close. We encourage all our members to get kitted out for the 2015-2016 season in NCTC custom gear.

Racing in your club kit has many practical advantages as it makes you easily identifiable to spectators and photographers but training in club kit is also important as it shows club unity and a sense of pride.

Did you know we have new items too? There’s a run singlet, bib n’ brace knicks, and a really nice casual t-shirt with short sleeves made in a light-weight technical fabric perfect for our hot summer days. With sleeves this is ideal to slip on after a race to protect your shoulders from the sun, or you can wear it on non-training days. Of course all the trisuits and cycling gear is available again too.

Be sure to use your latest Scody Voucher Code in the checkout to get $25 off your order. This voucher code was sent to you in email from TA. If you can’t find it – don’t panic. Simply give the TA office in Sydney a call today on (02) 8488 6200.


The North Coast Tri Club Aquathlon Series is on again for the 2015/2016 season and Race 1 kicks off in just under 3 weeks time on Friday 10th October.

The Aquathlon Series is a 12 race program held between October and April. All races take place at Sorrento Beach on a Friday afternoon. Registration is at 5.45pm, race briefing at 6.05pm and race starts at 6.15pm.

Aquathlons provide a regular event for club members to get together and compete in a friendly but competitive atmosphere. It also allows non-participating members the opportunity to cheer and support fellow club members who are competing.

Club members of all ages and abilities participate and it is an excellent way for newer members to get themselves introduced to other club members. We have participants from 13 years and above take part. Results are based on a handicap system with prizes awarded at the end of year dinner.

Races consist of a short beach swim (400m to 600m) and a short run from (3200m to 3400m) plus transition from beach to grass area. The club prides itself on running the most competitive Aquathlon series in the state, at the lowest possible cost to members. Sorrento Sports Massage, PT Plus and ExplorOz.com are our race partners offering spot prizes at each race.

See the Events section on the club website for the dates/details of all races in the NCTC Aquathlon Series.


This year’s coordinator of the WIT course is Emma Bott. This 8 week course for women new to triathlon is run annually by North Coast Tri Club. Course starts on 3rd October and places are limited to 24. Registration is now open. If you know anyone that might be interested, please forward them to the WIT section on the club website.