North Coast Tri Club News Update

Written by Zena Coffey on . Posted in News

And just like that September draws to a close. Goodbye off-season and hello training and events! From first hand experience, the water at Sorrento Beach still has the chill factor that could strip paint from wood. There have been a few brave souls who’ve ventured in with no wetsuit and are still breathing. Once your circulatory system recovers it is quite nice!

This is the week we head North! Tour de Lancelin is happening this Saturday, Ride Leader David Martin has written a brief for the event which can be found here. If you are attending, please make sure you read through it before the day. Fingers crossed for good weather.

This October we have the WIT course starting, Trystars starting and the beginning of the infamous Aquathlon series. It strikes fear in to the heart of many a non-swimmer! It’s also a great social catch-up at the end of the working week and a chance to unwind with other club members and family. Details will follow closer to the event. We will be asking for volunteers to help man the BBQ, so don’t be shy in coming forward!

Season Opener

“Drumroll”….Our Club’s Season Opener is Sunday 14 October, 3-6pm at Sorrento Surf Lifesaving Club. A great opportunity for meeting with club members new and old, working out who is in your age group and hearing about what North Coast have planned for the season. We encourage you all to come along and have some fun, this is a family friendly event.

On Wednesday night, the 25 Year Celebrations Committee met for the first time and there were some great ideas flowing on how to mark the occasion. Keep your ears tuned, more details to be announced soon.

MONDAY 1st October


Venue: HBF Arena Joondalup, Kennedya Drive
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $10 per session paid via a Training Card purchased through Register Now or Direct Deposit.
See below for details.


Returns on the 15 October

Details: Places are limited, for more information, please contact Janine (

TUESDAY 2nd October


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 3rd 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 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 4th October


Venue: Meet at Celebrations Whitfords
Time: 5:45am– 7:00am
The Hepburn Loops ride is based on laps around a 10km circuit in Hillarys. We start at Whitfords Shops (outside Celebrations) and take Whitfords Ave to Hepburn Ave, then back to Whitfords along Marmion Ave – we turn left into Banks Ave down to the roundabout and head past Bunnings and back onto Whitfords Ave – thus completing 1 loop/circuit. We ride as a bunch and try to do 3-4 loops (riders can peel off at any time as suit their needs). Ideally, the first loop is done at any easy pace and then we build the pace for each lap – the aim is to keep the pace consistent throughout the whole lap – no surging, no sprint efforts. The final lap is your fastest effort but steady the whole way. Great training for everyone.

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 5th October


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 6th October

RIDE: Tour de Lancelin

The event is a Fundraiser for two worthy charities, ‘Fight MND’ and ‘The Fathering Project’. This is a free event, but we encourage people to donate on the day (we recommend $10). Don’t forget the bus back is $15 a head (or 3 stamps of your training card) and the trailer for bikes is now full. There is an announcement on the FaceBook page and we encourage you to respond as to whether you will be attending.

Please read course map before Saturday click here


SUNDAY 30th September


Venue: Meet at Sorrento Surf Club
Time: 7:30am
The Perth Running Festival is on this Sunday and a number of members will be competing so good luck, especially if you are doing the Lancelin ride the day before. Any updates will be posted on Facebook but at this stage this training run will be going ahead.

Upcoming Events

Tour de Lancelin – 6th October

Season Opener – 14th October

WIT course start – 13th October

TryStars – 26th October – 7th December 2018