Upcoming Events & Club News

Written by Martin Flaig on . Posted in News

Please make sure you check the club calendar on our web site frequently as all events will be published there and the information is kept current.

A number of events are coming up in November and you can find a summary below together with other club news.

Tuesday swimming at Arena cancelled

Due to low numbers in recent months the decision was made to cancel the Tuesday evening session at Arena Joondalup as it is not sustainable going forward. The committee would be happy to receive suggestions from members about other times or sessions that would be of interest so if you want a say please email membership@northcoasttriclub.org.au

Workshop: Injury Management
Today, Wednesday 11 November, 7pm

There are a few spots left so don’t miss out to draw on Sue’s extensive experience!

Maximising your Triathlon Performance Through Injury Prevention and Management

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.

This workshop is FREE for club members!

If you’d like to attend please register here:

If you have any questions please contact Sarah at sarah43black@hotmail.com.

What to bring: Yoga mat and a fit ball if you have one.

When: Wednesday 11 November
Where: Beaumaris Community Centre, Constitution Drive
Time: 7:00 – 8:00ish

Wear something loose while we get down and stretch

Sue Scott
Level 1 Triathlon Coach
Life Member of NCTC

Max Greive Memorial Run
Friday 13 November, 5:45PM

Max Greive was a founding member and a driving force in setting up the Club in the early 90s. He was a great character and a tough competitor – a legend in triathlon circles. Max tragically died of cancer at the age of 55 and we remember him through this memorial run.

The annual NCTC Max Greive Memorial Run has become a popular fixture on the club calendar with participation in the 10km event being one of the qualifying criteria for the CTOY Award (Club Triathlete of the Year).

Entry is by means of as many gold coins as you wish to give for both runners and walkers, with all proceeds donated to the Cancer Council of Australia. True to Max’s own competitive spirit a fierce competition usually develops for the winner’s trophy– the “BIG CHAIN RING”, for both men and women. A 5km version of the event caters for social entrants.

The start/finish is at the Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club, with the course being run along the shared bike path south to a marshalled turn-around point and back to the SSLSC. The 10Km race is a 2 lap course. Water is provided along the course by club volunteers. Be there 5:45PM for registration, start 6PM.

Presentations and a BBQ is held after in the courtyard at the SSLSC.

Spectators and volunteers are needed to help make this a successful club event so even if you don’t wish to participate please come along!

Workshop: Transition Splits
Saturday 21 November, 3pm

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.

This workshop is FREE for club members!

If you would like to attend please register here:

If you have any questions please contact Sarah at sarah43black@hotmail.com.

What to bring: Bike, bike shoes, helmet, run shoes, bottle of water.

When: Saturday 21 November
Where: Whitford Nodes
Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm

Bill Whalley
Life Member of NCTC

North Coast SunSmart Kids Triathlon 2015
Sunday 22nd November

North Coast Triathlon Club is excited to partner with Healthway and Triathlon WA to host the SunSmart Kids Triathlon on Sunday the 22nd November 2015, at Craigie Leisure Centre. Craigie Leisure Centre is located on Whitfords Avenue, Craigie.

This event is open to all children aged 7 – 15 years old (as of 31st December 2015) who enjoy swimming, cycling and / or running and would love an opportunity to try a triathlon either by themselves or with friends in a team. The swim leg is in the pool and the bike and run is at the back of the leisure centre on a restricted service road.

More information can be found here: http://northcoasttriclub.org.au/juniors/north-coast-sunsmart-kids-triathlon/

Half Ironman Workshop 1
Sunday 22 November, 3-5PM

Barry Silverlock has participated in many Ironmans and 70.3 Ironmans and is a wealth of information and advice for not only the first timer but the experienced athlete as well. Barry’s workshops will take you through every aspect and twist and turn you could ever come across whilst competing. If Barry doesn’t know it it’s not worth knowing! Come along to all or any number of Barry’s workshops and have your questions answered.

This workshop is FREE for club members!

If you would like to attend please contact Barry via email to confirm your spot at silverlockb@intoreo.com.

If you have any questions please contact Sarah at sarah43black@hotmail.com.

When: Sunday 22 November
Where: Sorrento Community Hall, 22 Padbury Cir, Sorrento
Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm

Barry Silverlock
Life Member of NCTC

WA State Interclub Championships
Sunday 29 November

Venue: Doddies Beach, Halls Head (Mandurah)
Enter Here: https://secure.onreg.com/onreg2/front/step1.php?id=3021

North Coast are the reigning Champion Club – help us retain this prestigious title by committing to participate in this event. Unlike most triathlons you do not race for an individual time – instead your participation will earn your club points, with EXTRA POINTS awarded for females. This point score system determines the end result of which club is the winner. So no excuses, fast, or slow – you are needed!! Especially the ladies!!!!

TWA Life Membership Award
Robyn Scott, NCTC Member

Robyn Scott2In presenting the award Robyn in her absence (travelling in Europe) TWA president Justine Bolton said ‘”the award of Life Membership is the highest honour Triathlon WA can bestow on an individual and is awarded in recognition of those people who have made an outstanding contribution through service, leadership, innovation, support and community standing to Triathlon WA during their membership.”

Robyn Scott was appointed as a Life Member of Triathlon WA at this year’s Annual General Meeting.  Robyn, a Triathlon WA member for 25 years, has been a driving force behind women in triathlon in Western Australia.  She provided free women’s only triathlon courses from 1992 and was the race director for the women’s only triathlon for more than 15 years prior to the event being purchased by TriEvents.

Robyn’s focus was always to target novice female triathletes and encourage them to become more active and at the same time provide a welcoming environment to triathlon racing.  Robyn is also a valued member of the WA technical team as a Level One technical official.

Robyn has been very influential on many female triathletes in the sport, including many within the club and following are a few comments from the Facebook thread congratulating Robyn on the recognition by the state triathlon association.

My very first female triathlon idol. Did my first triathlon (Rosie O’Grady @ Nedlands) waaaay back in 2007 after being coached by Robyn. Whilst my less than stellar on field efforts cannot be attributed to Robyn, my passion for the sport and the people was first ignited by her. Congratulations Robyn, and thank you for being such an inspiration to this little fatty back in the day.

Robyn Scott has inspired, mentored and scared many women in triathlon me being one of them. She still inspires, mentors and scares me today , congratulations you deserve this recognition

Congratulations on this well-deserved achievement Robyn. We have always admired you as an athlete, listened to you as a coach and respected everything you do for the sport. Looking forward to helping you celebrate when you eventually get home

Congratulations, Robyn. So well deserved with your contribution to the sport in so many ways, but particularly encouraging and helping juniors and women over the years, not to mention your achievements as a competitor. Hope you find time to celebrate while you are away.