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Liz Blatchford Q&A

Written by Nick Thomas on . Posted in News

For those attending tonight’s 6:30pm swimming at Craigie, if you rock up a lil earlier at 6pm, professional triathlete Liz Blatchford will be available for a bit a Q&A session.

Kim Vivian 2012

Written by Nick Thomas on . Posted in Life Members

Kim has shown outstanding qualities as a Club ambassador, as a role model and as a competitor in Club, State, National and International events.

His dedication has also extended to being a Club  committee member Club Captain and running coach for several years plus he has been a regular  contributor and helper at numerous Club events over a membership period exceeding 15 years.

This award was recommended to the floor by the Life Member Selection Committee at the North Coast Annual General Meeting on 19/8/2012 and accepted unanimously.

Aquathlon Series 2012-13

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The series consists of 11 races from early November 2012 to April 2013. Based at Sorrento Beach they consist of a Swim leg from 300m to 600m and a Run leg of 3200m. We run shorter swim distances for competitors aged 11, 12 and 13 years of age as per TA rules.

After completing their first race each competitor is given a Handicap. There will awards for Best on Handicap in both Seniors (14 or above) and Juniors (13 or under) for the overall series. Our event sponsor provides prizes at each race.

Kate’s Vegas World Champs

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Las Vegas Ironman 70.3 World Championship, 9 September 2012

Vegas was for me a very spur of the moment idea. Ady Whittaker had convinced me to go to the roll down after Busso 70.3 and I had no idea what to expect!

Nearly 4 months later, I arrived in Las Vegas, welcomed warmly by the dry, punishing heat! I decided to go ride some of the course a few days prior to the race, I made 10km and got back to the car shaking and on the verge of tears. All I could say to my sister was what the hell have I got myself into! This ride really shook my confidence and after talking to all my family back home, they reassured me that I was there for the experience and it was ok if I didn’t finish.

New Website Going Live

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Be ready to be excited…. because later this week we will crossing over live to our new website. Sometime on Thursday or Friday when you logon to the usual Club link you might do a double take, but no, your eyes won’t have deceived you, what you’ll see will be bigger better and brighter. Let’s see who is the first to log on – keep trying and when it happens to you, get straight onto the Club Facebook and tell us what like about the new site. All current paid up members to respond on the Club Facebook will go in the draw to win a North Coast Tri-suit valued at $180.00. (The all new Club Tri racing suit – to be launched in 3 weeks time). If you aren’t a friend of North Coast on Facebook, then why are you waiting? – we’d love to have you as a friend.

Trystars Training Season Start

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Running and Biking Training

This is for Younger TRYstars (7–11s) and those Competitive TRYstars (CTs) (12-15s) who are beginning in the sport.It is held from 4:30pm on a Friday night at Duncraig Senior High School or Sorrento Life Saving Club on the dates listed on the website.  We meet on the oval 5-10minutes early if possible and register. You will then have your number placed on your hand and a name badge.  You then go to your coach who will organise the groups and activities for the session. You will need to bring Bike, Helmet, Running Shoes, Water Bottle, Hat and Suncreen. Bathers Goggles and Towel (Splash and Dash / Aquathon).

Winter Duathlon Series

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Well done to all the TRYstars who came down to Craigie Leisure Centre on Saturday Afternoon and competed in our last Duathlon of the season. It was a fantastic afternoon with so many TRYstars, the weather holding and great TRYstar spirit. It was great to see the parents getting involved – thanks so much for helping, it made it an enjoyable and easy event to run.

My Ireland Experience

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Now that I have sufficiently recovered I thought I should pen a short but lighthearted review of my race in Ireland HIM.

Back in May I was given the call to travel to UK for a few months to help out on a few things – a tough gig but someone had to do it. Upon arriving in the sunny UK I decided that I should race in at least one European Ironman event – just because I could (who ever said I was sane?). Just to set the scene – and not to give you too many expectations of fantastic results (I have long ago decided winning is not my forte) I should point out that leading up to race day I had done 2 road rides of a huge 50k, no running for 4 weeks after straining a calf and a huge swim block of about an hour a week in a 33m pool.