Weekly Update

Written by Moya Jones on . Posted in News

Kelli and Virginia were very disappointed when they heard that the first Aquathlon of the season was cancelled due to bad weather.  Sorry ladies, oh and everyone else… Thunder and Lightning, very, very frightening…  Due to adverse weather conditions we had no choice but to cancel the event.  The beach was closed and the lightning strikes continued well into the night.  But the good news is the second race is only 2 weeks away!!!!

The series is once again sponsored by Bikeforce Joondalup.  This year’s major prize is a Wheelset or store credit to the value of $1,000.  This is a fantastic prize and well worth the 6 event minimum.  Bikeforce Joondalup will also have spot prizes throughout the season.  Thank you to Dave and Candy at Bikeforce Joondalup for their continued support.  If you need anything bike, go see the guys and gals and Bikeforce Joondalup.

Thanks to Mike Bosch, we have also secured some more end of season Aquathlon prizes.  Each time you complete an Aquathlon you get 1 entry into the draw for…


Prize 1   Blu_Smooth MK1 Open Water Wetsuit    Blu_Smooth (002)

This prize has been donated by Blu_Smooth

Top features of the Wetsuit

  • YAMAMOTO (Japanese – best Neoprene available) #38 Smooth skin Neoprene = stretch and comfort come from this extremely lightweight and low density rubber. Low density = maximum buoyancy=more speed
  • Super Composite Skin – Is a hydrodynamic coating that improves swimming speeds by reducing drag, allowing the suit to glide through water more efficiently
  • Low cut friction free neck – the neck panel sits low and flat against the neck to limit water entry and eliminates the `choking’ effect.
  • Blu_Smooth is sold direct, so there is no middle man to increase the price.

If you mention you’re a North Coast member, until the end of November 2017, you can get $100 off  a new wetsuit.  For more information or to ask any questions e-mail – customercare@blusmooth.com.au or call Vince Davis on 0417 – 925577.

Prize 2    CANON MAXIFY MB 5460 Printer   

This prize has been donated by Cartridge World Wembley – 186a Harbourne Street.

The Wembley store offers North Coast Triathlon Club members a 10% discount on all Cartridge World Ink and Laser cartridges. To redeem your 10% discount, advise the Wembley store manager that you are a member of NCTC.


Great turn out for the Season Opener today.  Rob had a captive audience (they had no choice, isn’t that right Fiona) as he delivered the clubs vision and significant events for the coming year.  The Mandurah Interclub will be held on 26th November.  Keep this date in your diary…WE NEED YOU!!!

MONDAY 16th October


Venue: HBF Arena Joondalup, Kennedya Drive
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost: $10 per session paid via a Training Card purchased through Register Now or Direct Deposit.  See below for details.
Details: For more information, please contact Janine (janine@janinekaye.com.au).

RIDE: INDOOR COACHED SPIN (Combined Squad and Club)

Venue: Coles Underground Carpark No. 9, Whitfords Shopping Centre
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm  (squad to approx 8pm – non squad members welcome to stay on)
Cost: $5.  Please use your Training Card purchased through Register Now or Direct Deposit.  See below for details.
Details: Come along for a super Spin session in the dry undercover carpark.  These sessions are coached and will vary each week. So pack your bike, wind trainer, towel, water bottle and a change of clothes into the car.  Please arrive a bit earlier so that you can setup and be ready to rock at 6.30pm.   See Website for more information.

TUESDAY 17th October


Venue: Meet at Celebrations Whitfords
Time: 6:00am – 7:15am
Details: This is the popular Tuesday morning “intervals” ride session. This is a high-intensity training session with a mix of fast, flat sections plus 3-7 hills and dedicated recovery points. Group 1 uses active recovery (constant rolling) at regrouping points and Groups 2 & 3 have passive recovery stops. The ride departs at 6am from Celebrations Bottle-shop at Whitfords Shopping Centre. For more ride details see the Website.


Venue: Flinders Reserve, Broadbeach Boulevard, Hillarys.
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost: $5 or less with a Training Card purchased through Register Now or Direct Deposit.  See below for details.
Details: This session is suitable for all levels.

WEDNESDAY 18th October


Venue: Craigie Leisure Centre
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Cost: $10 or less with a Training Card purchased through Register Now or Direct Deposit.  See below for details.
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 19th October


Venue: Meet at Celebrations Whitfords
Time: 6:00am– 7:15am
Details: This is one of the regular fortnightly rides.  For more information on this ride visit the Website.


Venue: Flinders Reserve, Broadbeach Boulevard, Hillarys.
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost: $5 or less with a Training Card purchased through Register Now or Direct Deposit.  See below for details.
Details: This session is suitable for all levels. For details see the Run Training section.

FRIDAY 20th October


Venue: Southern groyne of the shark net enclosure at SSLSC.
Time: 6:00am (50mins)
Cost: no cost


Venue: Craigie Leisure Centre – 50m outdoor pool
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am (2 lanes)
Cost: $10 or less with Training Card purchased through Register Now or Direct Deposit.  See below for details.
Details: Take your pick: – short set up to 2.2km; longer set 2.7-3km. Pacing as per program with drills to develop technique.

SATURDAY 21st October


Venue: Sorrento Surf Club
Time: 6:00am
Details: On this ride we generally offer two different rides that follow the same route for the initial 25km. We make the first 25km a group ride and then break into two groups  so that there is a group doing the shorter Whiteman Park ride and another group doing the longer Swan Valley Circuit.  See the WEBSITE for more information.


Venue: Meet at Sorrento Surf Club (Northside)
Time: 6:30am – 8:30am
Details:  This ride is a semi-coached social ride for adults and older juniors just starting up in cycling or returning to cycling after a lay-off. Distance covered will usually be around 30km with average speeds around 25km/hr. Coaching on cycling technique and copious amounts of encouragement will be provided during this ride.  No one gets left behind!!


No scheduled ride.  Feel free to join the main group or Kevin’s group.

SUNDAY 22nd October

Venue: Meet at Sorrento Surf Club
Time: 8:00am
Details:  This is a casual and non-coached swim.  Meet at the top of the stairs.  Look for the guys and gals in the wetsuits.  Open to all members.


Training Cards are a quick and easy way to pay for all your training sessions The cost of the 20 x $5 card is $80 a saving of $20.  Cash prices are as listed.  Purchase your card through the link REGISTER NOW or by Direct Deposit into the NCTC Bank Account.  Details are:

BSB: 066166
Account: 10018211
Reference: TC Surname



Date: 27th October
Venue: Sorrento Surf Club
Time: 5:30-45pm registration
Details:  See WEBSITE


Date: 10th November
Venue: Sorrento Surf Club
Time: 6:00pm
Details:  5km or 10km. The annual NCTC Max Greive Memorial Run is 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). Gold Coin Donation. See WEBSITE for more information


Date: 24th November
Venue: Sorrento Surf Club
Time: 5:30-45pm registration
Details:  See WEBSITE


Date: 26th November
Venue: Mandurah
Details:  Registration for the Interclub will be opening soon.  This is a great event where all the triathlon clubs in WA come together to race and have fun.  Whether you’re fast or slow it doesn’t matter, we need you.  The more participants we have the better chance of bringing home the club trophy.  Details will follow shortly.

Novinophobia: The fear of running out of wine.