Upcoming Events and other club news

Written by Martin Flaig on . Posted in News

Swimming Video Analysis this Friday 16th Oct

Hi swimmers, it has been a few months since the first very successful round of video analysis was done and as promised Coach David will again be running video analysis over the next 2 weeks during the 10:30AM Friday Craigie session. This is an invaluable training and form correction technique that has so far proven effective and of real benefit to all those that have participated. These sessions are combined with a club normal coached session ($10 or Swim Card) with the video taken at a point during the session. There is an additional cost of $10 for the video analysis, which includes a personalised DVD of your swimming and a one on one analysis of your swimming technique with tips and correctional details provided. Do not miss out on this invaluable session. (Analysis and DVD supplied at the following weeks swimming session or other appointments can be arranged as needed)

Free Workshops for Members: Injury Management and Transition Splits

Maximising your Triathlon Performance Through Injury Prevention and Management (11 November)

Want to get the most out of your training without injury? Come to a theory and practical information night with Sue Scott covering injury prevention and management for swim, bike and run training. This will be directed for all levels with a Q&A to finish.

More information and registration information  can be found here: http://northcoasttriclub.org.au/event/workshop-injury-management/

Transition Splits (21 November)

Want to learn how to gain precious seconds if not minutes on your fellow competitor? Why work hard and then loose against your competitor for slow transition times? Want to learn more?

Bill Whalley coach extraordinaire will take you through your paces and knock seconds off your time with a few drills and a great number of tips.

More information and registration information  can be found here: http://northcoasttriclub.org.au/event/workshop-transition-splits/

ITU Duathlon World Championships in Adelaide

A big congratulations and best wishes to all our Northcoasters heading to Adelaide for the ITU Duathlon World Championships this weekend. You have all worked so hard to get where you are and now it’s your time to ‘live in the moment’ and shine. It’s such an achievement to get this far so from all us at home ‘Go get em Sandgropers’!

Sheridan Smith
Steve Smith
Bernie Streeter
Kurt Wesley
Dale Wesley
Stuart Denton
Dale Harrison
Kaitlyn Illingworth
Brad Kaye
Chris Limb
Sally Pilbeam
Tegan Scott
Justine Brightwell

Club series races

This Triathlon season will see a club series in addition to the commercially organised races that provide opportunities to race in other parts of Western Australia. Members are encouraged to participate in these races to further foster the club culture. Please save the dates in your calendars, more information, registration details etc. will follow as soon as they become available.

Date EVENT Event Organiser
29 November Fleet Cycles Mandurah State Interclub Mandurah Triathlon Club
29 November Dempster Sporting Triathlon Esperance Triathlon Club
13 February Worsley Alumina Boddington Triathlon Boddington Triathlon Club
27 February Norseman Triathlon Kalgoorlie Triathlon Club
5 March Joondalup Autumn Classic XTR Triathlon Club
6 March Albany Classic Triathlon Albany Triathlon Club
13 March Shoalwater Classic Rockingham Triathlon  Club
19 March SunSmart Karri Valley Triathlon Stadium Triathlon Club
27 March Esperance Olympic Distance Esperance Triathlon Club
3 April Mullaloo Triathlon XTR Multisports/Team XTR
17 April Goldfields Classic OD Kalgoorlie Triathlon Club

Pathway to Kona 2015

Kona Ironman is done and dusted for another year, the club was represented this year by 3 club members and a previous member. Interestingly 2 have been in the sport for 3-4 years and the other 2 for around 20 years and having known each of them for most of that period in the sport it has been great to follow their paths.

Congratulations to all for completing as (like for many events) getting to the start line is a challenge. Blake was caught up in a bike crash 2 weeks before Kona that totalled his bike and slowed him for a while. The airline lost Geoff’s bike on the way and there were plans being put in place to get a replacement bike to him from Perth when it ‘turned up’ in Sydney, added stresses that they certainly didn’t need.

Kona is known for not being an easy course with the heat & humidity and the lava fields, however the guys performances were incredibly impressive with

Lindsay Bennett – 10:40:19

Geoff Todd – 10:42:57

Blake Kappler – 10:56:14

Liz Blatchford – 09:14:52

Lindsay said it was “a very tough day” and was very happy to see that finish line and put a stop to all that pain. He didn’t quite have the race of his life but still a dream come true, to get to that finish line. Couldn’t have done it without all the support, and thanked everyone that had helped him along the way. Toddy turned in an amazing time and was lucky enough to celebrate his birthday the following day. Like Lindsay he is enjoying the opportunity to celebrate and relax following the race and the months of dedicated effort and sacrifices.

Blake was fortunate enough to hang out with the Cervelo Cycles team in Kona, where they send him a brand new bike and set it up for him, following has bike crash while training in ‪San Diego. Blake said on Facebook “Well what an experience, far from the perfect race and a lot of things didn’t go to plan.” But nothing that he can’t fix. No excuses and no regrets he’s now completed the most sought after triathlon race on the planet and thanks everyone for the support in his journey so far. Following is a link to an interesting interview with Cervelo about his journey so far in triathlon:


For those North Coast members who do not know, Liz was a member of NCTC when she was a teenager living in Perth (and daughter of the infamous Ann & Mike Blatchford). She honed her early cycle skills trying to keep up with the Tuesday and Thursday morning cycle rides. Ann was in Kona again this year and she loved being there with her and seeing Liz put together one of the smartest races out there in very hot, tough conditions. Though the cross winds may not have been so bad this year, there was wind all the way back into town, I gather, making the end of the bike ride really tough and everyone is saying it was the hottest conditions ever for the race. Ann said she certainly felt it spectating.  Though her run time was not that fast in comparison to other years, Ann thinks it sums up how tough the run was as she did the fastest time for the pro women, even matching Sebastian Kienle’s run time for this year!! Wonderful to see her come 3rd and her smile that was put up on Facebook says it all. Ann says thanks to all the North Coasters who have sent messages to Liz or to her in support of her great achievement. One very proud mum!!