North Coast News Update

Written by Zena Coffey on . Posted in News

Training Calendar has been updated to reflect the BRICK session being held on Thursday this week. Please note this changes on a regular basis between Tuesday and Thursday, to keep up to date please check our FaceBook Group Page.

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If you are planning to compete in Busselton in May, now is the time to sign up! SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon are running a competition – Pimp My Tent is here!
If we are the club with the most registered participants in the 2019 SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton (individuals and team participants) we could be supporting our club mates in style in a pimped out tent, right in the middle of the action.
Win this prize and we will be set up right in the middle of the event village, on the new run course and close to food and beverage vendors. Our prize also includes inflatable lounges, drink coolers, esky and lots more.
There are 2 prizes on offer. * Prize One – Most number of club members participating (individuals or team members)
* Prize Two – Most number of participants (individuals or team members) per # of club members. So get your members organised and get them registered. Competition closes 17 April. Register today at

Come on North Coast! We should have this one in the bag!!!!

Waterman’s to the Wall

Remember to register for the best end of season swim in Perth, Waterman’s to the Wall Sunday 28th April 2019. Sorrento Surf Club have generously donated entries as spot prizes throughout the Aquathlon season, so we’d love to see as many North Coast members down supporting this event. For more information click here

For those Members that won a free entry during the Aquathlon season, please send an email to to receive your discount code. This code will allow you to register for the event at no cost.

North Coast is seeking YOU!

With only 7 weeks to go till Busselton 70.3, and another 8 till the official end of the 2018-2019 triathlon season, the Board is looking ahead to next season. We need YOU! There is going to be a few Board members stepping down and we will need new clubbies to step in. There will be 4 elected positions available at our AGM early July, and another 3 appointed positions available if required. We are seeking Board members with an interest in any of the following areas:

Treasurer – Prepares the monthly accounts in Zero; – Banking (make payments in the clubs CBA account); – Prepare yearly accounts;

Events Coordinator – Coordinate Aquathlons, Lancelin Ride and be the Focal Point for the Race Director – Coordinate Trailer at events.

Coaching Liaison – Focal point for coaches – Keep the training calendar up to date – Coordinate any specific training programs – Develop and coordinate any training/coaching related initiatives.

Sponsorship Coordinator – Focal point for Sponsors – Coordinates merchandise and clothing – Coordinates fundraising.

This is a Volunteer organisation and in order for us to continue running this great Club, we need an active membership. Please have a chat with any of the current Board members if you may be interested in joining us next season!

Brick Session

This week’s session will be held on THURSDAY MORNING the 4th April. Same time (5.20am) same place (Sorrento Surf club grassed area – aka ‘The Hurt Locker’)

Attending athletes will require a wind trainer, a bike (road or TT), running shoes, head torch and fluids etc. The session will wrap at 6.50am on the dot. Be early to set up so that the session can start on time.

Swim Training Sessions

Monday Swim Session; Technique

Craigie 50m pool 7.00pm – 8.00pm. The focus is technique with the ability to still get some distance for those who want it. Great for a recovery swim and we strongly encourage all members to make the most of the session as it will cater for all abilities. Pippa Davis is the coach and will be taking this session.

Wednesday Night; Speed and endurance

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 5.55 – 7am. Meet 5:55am for welcome and briefing at grass area in front of the Surf Life Saving Club for 6am 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: 6:30am
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.

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; Hepburn Loop

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.

Saturday Long Ride TBC.

Venue: Sorrento Surf Club
Time: 6am

Keep an eye out for Facebook updates for the Long Ride destination this Saturday.


Novice and Junior ride.

Venue: Sorrento Surf Club
Time: 6.30am

The ride will be led by experienced Triathlon Coach, Kevin Chua.
6.30am from the northern carpark at SSLC.
Th ride distance will be about 30km with average speed of 25km/h.