What a weekend down in Busselton! Amazing performances, tough physical and mental battles, glorious victories, and unfortunately also some disappointments. Ironman Western Australia had it all again. And not only our athletes made this an unforgettable day, but also all you fantastic NCTC supporters in the Wally alley and all over the rest of the course! The tri community definitely saw North Coast at its best this weekend. So a massive thank you to all the athletes, supporters, and volunteers for bringing the NCTC vibe down south!
While it’s impossible to highlight everyone’s performance over the weekend, we’d like to give a quick mention to two special finishers. Lisa Hitchcock for winning her age-group and seeing a Kona dream become reality. And Blake Kappler for coming 7th in a stacked pro field in his home race. We look forward hearing everyone’s race report over a swim, run, bbq, and a drink this Friday at the aquathlon!
Sundowner Aquathlon Round 4
Friday 7 December we will be holding Round 4 of the Aquathlon Series. We have Dylan Yarwood taking the reigns as race director while David Martin is away. Registration starts at 5.30pm at Sorrento Surf Lifesaving Club, Council works are taking place at the beach, but this won’t effect the event. It would be great to see some of our Ironman members come down and catch up, relive the weekends highlights, we also have some spot prizes to give away. Grab yourself a burger and watch the sun go down.
8th December SUNSMART Kids Triathlon
The SunSmart Kids Triathlon Series is a club event series aimed just at kids who love Triathlon or who are trying it for the first time! The NORTH COAST TRI CLUB Sunsmart Junior Triathlon is taking place on Saturday 8th December at 3pm, at Craigie Leisure centre. The event is held in the pool and the closed service roads behind the centre.
The event will be fun and informal, and each participant receives a medal, swim cap, and special TWA gift just for participating.
There are different distances for each age group and they are as follows:
6-9 years. 50m swim. 3km cycle. 500m run
10-11 years. 100m swim. 3km cycle. 1km run
12-15 years. 200m swim. 6km cycle. 2km run
Registration for the individual event can be found here : https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/PersonalDetails.aspx
Team Event – you can sign up for this on the day
Get your mates, brothers or sisters together for a Fun Team Event. It can be two or three people of any age between 6-15, all girls, all boys or mixed. You can do both the individual, and then join in the teams event. Please make sure that you are capable of doing the distance in the leg you chose.
It is a set distance of: 100m Swim 4km Cycle 1km Run
On The Day
Registration commences at 2.30pm. You will need to apply sunscreen before you start and make sure you have a bottle with cold water. For the swim you will need bathers, swim cap, goggles, and towel for drying off. For the bike you will need your bike, a helmet, running shoes / socks and a t-shirt or singlet. For the run, a hat/cap.
Christmas Training Sessions
Junior swimming will continue up to and including the 10th December and then break for the school holidays. Expected start date next year is 11th Feb (tbc).
The week of the 17th- 21st is the final week of coached swim & run sessions for NCTC for the year with coached sessions to return starting the week of the 7th January 2019.
We have some changes to the swimming training times and venues, this will be commencing in the new year. Information shortly.
25 Years Celebration Party!
The North Coast Tri Club cordially invite you to our 25th Anniversary Party. The event will be held at AQWA, 91 Southside Drive, Hillarys on the 19th of January. The event begins at 6.30pm with complimentary drinks under the sea. Formal proceedings will begin from 7.30pm. This is a cocktail party with grazing tables and platters provided throughout the evening and a cash bar for additional drinks. There will be a DJ later in the evening concluding at 11.30pm. The cost per person for the evening is $80. This is an 18+ event and there are limited tickets available, so please don’t delay in purchasing your ticket. We look forward to seeing you there.
To purchase tickets register here
NCTC Aquathlon sponsor Blu_smooth has a special member discount of AUD 100 off all wetsuits, and 20% off accessories until 1 December 2018.
Blu_smooth offers three different wetsuits all containing the best available neoprene Yamamoto, Super Composite Skin and their low cut friction free neck. The top of the range MK2.Zero– Open Water Wetsuit($699.00) contains Yamamoto #41, the MK2 – Open Water Wetsuit ($499.00) is made of Yamamoto #39, and the MK1 – Open Water Wetsuit ($399.00) Yamamoto #38.
For more information on the wetsuits and sizing, or to have a look at the accessories please have a look at the Blu_smooth website: https://www.blusmooth.com.au/. For any questions or to place an order using this discount please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Vincent on 0417 92 55 77.
Soko & Co
NCTC Aquathlon Sponsor “Soko & Co” are offering a special 10% discount for members. Go in and say hello at Whitfords (opposite Telstra) or Karrinyup (opposite DJs).
Trying something different….
We have compiled all the training and up-coming events into a calendar for December. We will be running the next newsletter in January so stay tuned! If we don’t see you around the club before Christmas, the North Coast Tri Club Board would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a fun filled New Year!