North Coast Tri Club News Update

Written by Zena Coffey on . Posted in News

So why all that effort for a sprint race triathlon? Stephen Holmes gives us a personal account of the journey to compete in the 2018 ITU WORLD TRIATHLON GRAND FINAL. Not Going The Distance is a great read, especially if you have ‘been there, done that’ with the longer distance races. The heart pumping ride of a Sprint or Standard distance race is sometimes overlooked, it takes a different skills set to excel in this category.

North Coast have had a busy week with ‘Welcome Letters’ being distributed (in person if you were lucky enough to catch Fiona Longden at training). There’s also a lot of work going on behind the scenes to make more Club Kit available, especially with InterClubs rapidly approaching. Keep your eyes peeled on the FaceBook Group for posts regarding this in the next week. Finn’s Kiosk has FINALLY opened, so expect Sorrento Surf Club to be a bit busier in the coming weeks, you are bound to bump into a North Coaster most mornings down there. The Fundraising Sausage Sizzle was a huge success and the groups of volunteers who covered the day worked like a well oiled machine pumping out the hotdogs, who said Triathlon wasn’t a team sport?? Thanks to everyone who gave up time to help out, it was much appreciated! Thanks to Kim Whitlock Chandler for coordinating.

Jan Eccles has offered another perspective on the 2018 ITU WORLD TRIATHLON GRAND FINAL, from joking about qualifying, to signing up for two events, to completing the distance. Jan certainly knows how to “Ride The Wave“. A great read, especially for those who dare to dream.

A short week this week, so hang on tight and enjoy the sunshine! Tour de Lancelin is rapidly approaching and bus seats and bike spots are filling up, don’t delay in booking your place back. The Season Opener is around the corner and The Board have a few surprises in store, so mark it in the diaries or you’ll miss out.

MONDAY 24th September

Hip hip hooray for a Public Holiday!

TUESDAY 25th September


Venue: Meet at Celebrations Whitfords
Time: 5:45am – 7:00am
Details: This is the regular Tuesday morning club ride. There are three ride plans catering for all speeds of riders: Group 1 – plus 32km/hr, Group 2 – plus 28km/hr, Group 3 less 28km/hr.  This is a high-intensity training session with a mix of fast, flat sections plus 3-7 hills and dedicated recovery points.  The ride is suitable for all levels, see WEBSITE for more information.


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:  Tempo runs help you develop your anaerobic or lactate threshold (LT), which is critical for running faster.   Tuesday Tempo will be longer paced efforts and the perfect complement to the Thursday night interval sessions.

This session is suitable for all levels.

WEDNESDAY 26th September


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 and 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 27th September


Venue: Meet at Celebrations Whitfords
Time: 5:45am– 7:00am
Details: This ride is scheduled every fortnight and is a short hills training session on local roads. The route offers some flexibility on distance and pace depending on how you feel on the day as the hill repeat area is a 2 km loop with either 3, 2 or 1 times up the Hocking Pde Hill, thus you can add or subtract a loop and then wait at the regroup area at the top of the hill on Hocking Parade behind Sacred Heart College. A pre-ride briefing will be given..

See WEBSITE for more information.


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 28th September


Venue: Craigie Leisure Centre – 50m outdoor pool
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
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 29th September


6am start from Sorrento Surf Club.

Two ride options: 54km Freo & return or continue on for full circuit of Freo & River for 84km.

For course map click here


Venue: Whitfords Nodes Park
Time: 6:45am for a 7am start.
The course is 2.5km run loop with a 20km Bike loop, generally everyone will start with a one lap run, then choose your distance for the bike leg (20km-40km) and finish with either one or two laps of the run (2.5km or 5km). The bike racks will be available.

SUNDAY 30th September


Venue: Meet at Sorrento Surf Club
Time: 7:30am
Details: This is a Time-on-Legs run.  If your long run is planned for a Sunday this is the run for you.  Details regarding distances will be provided on the day.  Check out our Facebook page during the week for more information.

Upcoming Events

Tour de Lancelin – 6th October

Season Opener – 14th October

WIT course start – 13th October

TryStars – 26th October – 7th December 2018