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Written by Stuart King on . Posted in News

October sees the season kick-off which no doubt we’ve all been looking forward to.  Time to dust-off the tri-suit and put on your club colours for the season ahead.  In this newsletter we’ll be giving a quick summary of upcoming TWA sanctioned events local to WA, and as the season progresses we’ll give a brief recap on some of the local races from the previous month where NCTC has been represented.

City of Armadale Duathlon – Champion Lakes – 08/10/2017 – We start with a bang and straight in to the first State Championship race of the year which just so happens to be the Australian Championship also.  We can all agree it’s best to wait for the WA heat to arrive before getting our feet wet, so starting with a duathlon is a perfect way to start the season.  Held at Champion Lakes in Armadale, this race is also race 1 of the Junior Triathlete of the Year Series.  Given that it is a State Championship it also counts as race 1 of the Triathlete of the Year series.  Consisting of a run / bike / run format, a range of distances are available to test us; Tadpoles (7-11 years) have 500 m / 2 km / 250 m to negotiate, and for the seniors there is the short course (2.5 km / 8 km / 1.5 km) and long course (5 km / 20 km / 2.5 km).

Phoenix Aquathlon – Guildford – 08/10/2017 – If you really feel like you simply must get wet, and the (reducing) chance of rain at Champion Lakes isn’t enough, then get across to Guildford for the pool-based Phoenix Aquathlon.  Again, a range of distances are available from Tri-stars (7-11) with a 100 m swim and 750 m run, Junior (12-15) with a 250 m swim and 1.7 km run, and Senior (over 15) with a 400 m swim and 3 km run.  There is also a relay option for teams of four, with each team member completing their swim-run before handing over to the next.

Kalgoorlie Womens Triathlon – Kalgoorlie – 15/10/2017 – If you prefer to spend more time driving than racing, and are of course female, then head East until you find Kalgoorlie.  200 m swim, 9 km bike and 2 km run for those that venture out, although attendance at a seminar on 2nd September was compulsory, so probably more suitable for the Kalgoorlie locals!

TWA Development Program Draft Legal Race 1 – Champion Lakes – 28/10/2017 – Back to Champion Lakes for the Juniors for race 2 of the Junior Triathlete of the Year Series.  A draft legal event for ages 12 to 23, featuring a fun enduro format whereby there are two races of 250 m swim / 8km bike / 2 km run, with a short break in between.  The first across the line of the second race picks up the win.  Note that as it is draft legal, to compete in this race you will need an ITU bike endorsement.

Good luck to all competitors.  Remember to wear your NCTC gear to ensure you pick up the biggest cheers and the free speed boost that comes with it!

Bill Whalley North Coast Ironman 70.3 Training Program

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The SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton is on 1st May 2016, North Coast life member Bill Whalley will be offering personalised programs to get you race ready.  Bill is an accredited Triathlon Australia Coach and accredited Surf Life Saving Coach, plus 27 years of competing at local, State, National & International racing in Triathlon, Surf Life Saving, Mountain biking & Adventure racing;  he has a wealth of experience and knowledge that he can draw on to enable you to reach your full potential..

If you would like to know more about what Bill can offer you including costs of this program please contact him at heetcoaching@gmail.com or by phone on 0437 481 748

Brad Hosking North Coast Ironman 70.3 Training Program

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The SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton is on 1st May 2016, North Coast Tri Club will be offering a 13 week training program starting the first week in February.  So if you are looking for a PB or perhaps running your first 70.3 then you do not want to miss this opportunity.  This program will be run by Brad Hosking.  Brad has raced in many Ironman competitions and has been coaching many athletes to be able to compete at the best of their abilities.

Please join us for an information evening at the Forrest Park Community Sports Hall on the 28th January from 7pm – 9pm.  Brad will provide details of the program including what the cost of the program will be.

You can register your interest early with Brad at brad@t6d.com.au