North Coast Tri Club News Update

Written by Zena Coffey on . Posted in News

Late last month we had the Triathlon WA Annual Awards presentation. North Coast cleaned up with a number of members receiving podium places for their age groups, we also had Janine Kaye winning the “Coach of the Year Award”, a well deserved accolade for a hard working Club member. Special mention to Madison Toovey who won the U14/15 Triathlete of the Year and Development Triathlete of the Year. Hard work pays off, but as was the general theme of the speeches, it’s the people you surround yourself with. An individual sport with a team of many behind the scenes. Well done everyone, here is a full list of winners;

Alex Black
Dianna Broadhurst
Jan Eccles
Joshua Fletcher
George Funk
Gary Hardman
Lisa Hitchcock
Blake Kappler
Janine Kaye
Sue Libbis
Rob Newton
Matthew Roddis
Greg Salter
Barry Silverlock
Sandy Tindale
Madison Toovey


Despite the Perth season coming to an end, there are a few other races taking place in Australia and overseas that our Club Members are training for. Congratulations to Andree and Tom Gilbert for completing Ironman 70.3 in Durban this weekend and Tom for snatching that Nice World Champs spot! Well done!! This weekend coming is Cairns 70.3, we have a huge group heading over to Queensland. Good luck all and hope the bikes arrive unscathed. Here is the list of Full and Half participants;

Full: Blake Kappler, Rob Pouw, Rich Milloy, Fiona Longden and Leza Doran.

Half: Phil Corrick, Cam Storm, Stuart King, Leanne Kelly, Matt Bott, Milou Smeets, Lisa Vass, Julie Kelly, Lisa Hitchcock and Garry Taylor.

We’ll be tracking your progress from the West Coast!

End of Season Party!!

When: Saturday 29 June
Where: Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club
Time: 3pm

The North Coast Awards and End of Year Function is open to all members and their family/partners.
The Cost is $20 for adults (18+), 6-17 year olds $10 and 5 and under free.  Light refreshments will be provided.
Please check your email for confirmed ticket purchase details.
Any questions regarding your registration, please contact Ross Skelton –

Get your tickets here

Membership Renewal

You would have received an email from TWA this week about membership renewals, just a reminder to check auto-renew is turned on, credit card details are up to date and get excited for the upcoming season! To access your membership follow the link here


Another date to lock in, the AGM is coming up and if you would like to nominate for the Board please grab a nomination form from NCTC_Board Nom Form.

When: 7 July
Where: Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club
More details to follow.

North Coast is seeking YOU!

The Board is looking ahead to next season and 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 7 July, and another 3 appointed positions available if required. We are seeking Board members with an interest in any of the following areas:

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

Junior Coordinator – Focal point for Junior members – TryStars and Fundraising specific for the Junior athletes.

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

Social & Membership Co-ordinator – Focal point for new members – Coordinate social events: Season Opener, Season Wrap up, AGM.

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!

Swim Training Sessions

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.

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; Long Run

Venue: Please check Facebook
Time: 7.30am

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

Check Facebook for details.