Weekly Update

Written by Moya Jones on . Posted in News

Aquathlon Race #5 is this week..  It is our last Aquathlon for the year.  Santa has visited the club and we have some great spot prizes for the night.  It’s also PIZZA night.   Bring the family along have a swim and a run and eat PIZZA!!!

Aquathlon Race #8 on 3rd February, will be race 2 in the TWA State Series race event.  North Coast will be hosting the event at Sorrento and we hope to get lots of volunteers to help out on the night.  Full details to follow in the new year, please keep the date free.  David Martin mentioned the great incentive for regular Aquathlonites to help out on the night rather than race.  Further details will follow in the coming newsletters.

Barry Silverlock once again held a very informative 70.3 seminar.  The number of races “under” his belt is extremely impressive and with such a wealth of knowledge shared, everyone that attended  are now more than ever able to prepare for their 70.3 goals.  If you missed the session and would like information on how you too can race a 70.3, please contact Barry at silverlockb@intoreo.com.   Barry will be running another seminar later in the new year.

MONDAY 12th December


Venue: HBF Arena Joondalup, Kennedya Drive
Time:6:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost: $10 per session paid via a swim card through register now ($90 for 10 sessions).
Details: For more information, please contact Janine (janine@janinekaye.com.au).

TUESDAY 13th December


Venue: Meet at Celebrations Whitfords
Time: 5:45am – 7:00am
Details: See ride details on the website.


Venue: Flinders Reserve, Broadbeach Boulevard, Hillarys.
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Cost: $5.  Please purchase training card to minimise cash handling.
Details:  Tempo run session.

WEDNESDAY 14th December


Venue: Craigie Leisure Centre
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Cost: $10 or less with a training card
Details: Indoor squad in 25m pool, outdoor squad in 50m pool.  The indoor squad is for adults and juniors (12+) who need swim fitness, stroke correction and technique development.  The outdoor session is based on building pace awareness and speed. Refer website for more information.

THURSDAY 15th December


Venue: Meet at Celebrations Whitfords
Time: 5:45am – 7:00am
Details: See ride details on the website.


Venue: Flinders Reserve Broadbeach Boulevard, Hillarys. Details
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm

Cost: $5 Please get a training card to minimise cash handling.
Details: For details about this session, see the Run Training section.

FRIDAY 16th December


Venue: Craigie Leisure Centre – 50m outdoor pool
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am  (2 lanes)
Cost: $10 or less with a training card.
Details: Take your pick: – short set up to 2.2km; longer set 2.7-3km. Pacing as per program with drills to develop technique.


Venue: Sorrento Beach
Registration: 5:45pm
Briefing: 6:05pm
Start: 6:15pm
Cost: $10 Cash or training card for single race entry or save with a series entry.
Notes: All Members are encouraged to attend. Come to check it, come to get wet, or just come to cheer then stay for presentations, spot prizes and Pizza.  See Website.
We have some awesome spot prizes this week.  Santa has visited the club and we have lots to give away.
This event series is sponsored by BikeForce Joondalup (BFJ). We are very thankful for their help as they have provided vouchers as spot prizes and will be providing the major prize. To be in the draw to win the major prize you must finish at least 6 of the 12 races in the series. The winner will be by random draw from valid entrants to be drawn at the club’s annual presentation night. The club also recognises performance in this event with both an Adult and a Junior point score awards.

Thanks to all our Partners (PT Plus & ExplorOz.com, Nicky Hill Fitness , Howards Storage and this week All Bar None) who also provide some of the weekly spot prizes.

SATURDAY 17th December


Venue: Meet Guildford Train Station
Time: 6:00am
Details: This ride is a good mix of hills and some fast descents. Distance for this ride is 71.6kms.  You will need, 2 bidons, some food, energy bars or gels, spare tube and pump or gas.  And don’t forget money for coffee at the end of the ride. See website for more information.


Venue: Meet at Sorrento Surf Club (north side of the club)
Time: 6:30am – 8:00am
Details: Kevin is your ride leader and is there for the older juniors and novice adults. Distance travelled is usually about 30kms.  See website for more details.

RIDE: CHOCOLATIERS (New earlier start time)

Venue: Meet at Sorrento Surf Club (back to south side)
Time: 6:00am
Details: The Chocolatiers are an intermediate group ride. The ride is ideal as a training or social ride for all age groups and all levels of cycling ability. Distances travelled usually between 45km to 60km with an average speed less than 26km/hour.  See Website.  Moya is unable to lead the group this week.  Please feel free to join Kevin’s group (6.30am) or organise your own group.

SUNDAY 18th December


Venue: Sorrento Beach
Time: 8am
Details: This is a non-coached open water swim for anyone interested to swim as a mob from the beach. Distances depend on the day and what people feel like doing. Meet at the top of the steps at the wall above the beach.



Date: Friday 6 January 2017
Time: 5:45pm registration
Venue: Sorrento Beach
Details: 1st Aquathlon for the new year.  See Website.


Date: Friday 13 January 2017
Time: 5:45pm registration
Venue: Sorrento Beach
Details: Battle of the beach.  See Website.

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