North Coast News Update

Written by Zena Coffey on . Posted in News

Well done to all our competitors who got up early on Saturday morning to hit it out at the Australia Day Tri. Wishing Alan Hartley a speedy recovery after his crash off the bike, rest up and we’ll see you back soon. Also to the members who took on the Sorrento Open Water Series Swim, a few are getting the mileage up for the Rottnest Channel Swim so hope you enjoyed the challenge. The Busselton Jetty Swim and Run festival are in a couple of weeks time, look forward to seeing many of you down there, we’ll have the flags set up on the grass area for a meeting point before the swim.

Club Series Aquathlon Friday, 1st February


Venue: Sorrento Surf Lifesaving Club
Time: 5.30pm registration

This is our Club ‘Blue Ribbon’ event for the season. For those that are new to the Club, the Club Series Aquathlon is where we actively invite other Clubs to come down and participate in the race. What’s up for grabs? Trophies and 1st, 2nd and 3rd podiums, spot prizes, waves and the odd stinger. Our opportunity to showcase our Club and welcome the rest of the triathlon community to our turf. We highly recommend you either participate, volunteer or come down and cheer the competitors on. Hope to see as many of you down there as possible. If anyone would like to donate a spot prize, we can provide a plug on the night for your business etc, any offers would be greatly appreciated please contact

Swim Training Sessions

Monday Swim Session

*****No swim 28th January due to public holiday closure, will resume next week*****

Craigie 50m pool 7pm – 8pm. Pippa is back at the helm, if you want correction on your technique this is the session for you. Hope to see more down there next Monday, utilising this new time slot. (Note: This session replaces the indoor Wednesday night session).

Wednesday Night.

Craigie 50m pool 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Outdoor swim with Janine Kaye will be continuing as a tempo session, focused on pace awareness and building speed and endurance. Tempo trainers (beepers) are utilised but are optional!
All pool swim sessions are $10 or less with a Training Card plus pool entry.

Friday Morning

Sorrento Surf Club OWS 5.40 – 6.45. Meet 5:40am for welcome and briefing at grass area in front of the Surf Life Saving Club for 5:45am start in the water. The session will consist of a structured workout for all abilities with emphasis on safety first.

Please note NCTC coached OWS sessions are for members only. No training card or cash required on the day.

Run Training Sessions

Tuesday Run; Tempo Session

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.

Thursday Run; Interval Training

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.

Sunday Run; Coastal Long Run

Venue: Meet at Sorrento Surf Club
Time: 6:00am ****time change****
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.

Cycling Training Sessions

Tuesday Ride; Iluka Loops

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.

Thursday Ride; Hillarys and Sacred Heart

Venue: Meet at Celebrations Whitfords
Time: 5:45am– 7:00am

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.

Full ride details including maps, profiles and GPS data downloads for this ride can be found at Ride – Hillarys & Sacred Heart : Distance: 31km, 27km & 23km

Saturday Ride; Club Ride

Venue: Guildford Train Station
Time: 6am

The Guildford Hills rides consist of three different length rides (Short: 68km, Medium 78km & Long 94km). Unlike most other club rides these rides departs from Guildford railway station (south eastern car park).

This week we will take the Medium ride 78km followed by Coffee and snacks at Guildford Milk Bar.

Full ride details including maps, profiles and GPS data downloads for this ride at Ride – Guildford Hills: Distance: 78km.