What’s On Guide

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October Re-cap

by James Knipe

October kicked off the season for a lot of us with the State and Australian Duathlon Championships at Champion Lakes.  We had over 30 participants which included a whopping 13 top-3 finishers, of which 5 were Australian titles (with additional state titles on top of this), ranging from the 14-15 to 75-79 age groups, and plenty in between…too many names to list! Well done to everyone who took part and represented the club with pride.  For once the normally gale-force Champion Lakes weather gave us a bit of a break making for some fast times throughout.

Also kicking off was the club Aquathlon series sponsored by BikeForce Joondalup, Blu Smooth Wetsuits and Cartridge World Wembley.  After a false start due to poor weather, the series finally got moving at event 2 on 27th October.  29 brave souls battles the wind and cold and results are available here, with line honours going to the familiar faces of Rahul Jegatheva (Overall and Male Junior), Ayesha Scott (1st Female and Female Junior), Michelle Martin (Female Senior) and Cameron Storm (Male Senior).  Well done to all who participated.

Slightly further afield we had some great representation at Kona once again.  Just getting there is an incredible achievement but it seems that our club members weren’t intent on just going along for the journey, but each proceeded to put in incredible performances.  Blake, Allison and Alan all did the club and themselves proud, and left the rest of us mere mortals in awe.  Finally, club member Rob Pouw has put together a great podcast during which he talks to Alan about his journey – well worth a listen.

Apologised in advance if we missed anyone, but feel free to get in touch with any special achievements or mentions!

November Events

November is a busy month with plenty of events around the Perth area worth considering.  Most important of all however have got to be right here on our doorstep – The Max Greive Memorial Run and round 3 of the Aquathlon Series.

Max Greive Memorial Run – Sorrento SLSC –10/11/2017 – A popular club event to remember a club icon as we battle it out for the Big Chain Ring trophy.  Two distance options, 10 km and 5 km, starting at 6pm.  No worries if the distance is a struggle, feel free to walk some or all of the course…it’s all for a good cause – gold coin(s) donation which goes to The Cancer Council of Australia.  Water is provided on course, and there is a presentation and BBQ in the SSLSC courtyard after.

Round 3 of the Aquathlon Series – Sorrento SLSC –17/11/2017 – Come on down again for a fun evening of social racing and a BBQ after at SSLSC.  If you haven’t already done so, please enter your details on Webscorer which makes the whole evening go a lot smoother.  The format is as per normal, a short swim (400-600 m typically) followed by a short run (just over 3km usually).  It’s a laid-back, relaxed evening…a great way to round out your week!

All TWA sanctioned events for November are summarised below – too many to go into detail on!  But we’ve picked out some highlights anyway…

Augusta Adventure Race – Augusta – 4 & 5/11/2017 – The biggest adventure race in the world (they claim!), featuring a mix of trail/beach running, open water swimming, mountain biking and kayaking.  A real challenge in a beautiful location.  Junior and senior events…well worth adding to your bucket list if you haven’t already done it!

Exceed Super Sprint – Champion Lakes – 4/11/2017 – Following a similar format to the recent Super League Triathlon Series, this event is basically three short races in one day, with the sequence of events rotated each round.  Race 1 is swim / bike / run, race 2 is run / bike / swim and race 3 is swim / run / bike.  Sounds fun, eh?!  And to top it all off, it’s draft legal so a chance to get racing in a pack for a change (but sorry, no TT bikes allowed).

Mandurah State Interclub Championship – Mandurah – 26/11/2017 – Your club needs you!  This is round one of the club event series but also is the club championship, and the prizes are based on the number of competitors from each club as a proportion of that club’s membership…so the more people we have turn up, the better our chances of reclaiming the club championship trophy!  It’s sprint distance (750 m swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run), and the swim location is really very pleasant with a nice flat run to finish things off.  It’s a great event with a fantastic atmosphere as clubs compete against each other for bragging rights, and is a great first race of the season to get you in the triathlon mood!  The club tent and BBQ will be there as an additional enticer!



Club Person of the Year Nominations 2017

Written by David Martin on . Posted in News, Social

Hi Members,

Yes it is that time of year again when we look not to racing be recognising those who have made a significant contribution to the club. With the up coming end of season and awards function, now is the time to put in a nomination or two or more for people you believe should be recognised for there contribution to the club.

As time is getting away we need your nominations in before our next committee meeting so please get these in on, or before Sunday 4th June 2017 via email to Emma Bott at elouise@iinet.net.au – please put in the Subject: Club Person of the Year Nomination 2017 and in the details we need the person you are nominating and a brief sentence about what the person did or does for the club that is worthy of nomination.

We are looking forward to catching up with you all at the function. Note this year a much more casual affair, Sat 24th June, The Carine, significantly cheaper, kid friendly, 3PM start. Make sure if you have not already, register your attendance now – https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=24900

A & T Financial Services

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Our newest sponsor, A&T Financial Advisers, are a boutique financial planning company located in Joondalup specialising in Insurances (Life, TPD, Trauma or Income Protection), Investments, Superannuation and Retirement Planning.

Tim Vander Kraats of A&T Financial Advisers is an active member of NCTC and is pleased to offer members of the club an exclusive partnership offer including receiving a “Fitbit” (or equivalent value against another fitness watch) for members who take out an insurance policy or sign up for a financial plan (conditions apply and limited to one per member).

Contact Tim for more details on 0429 3375 33 or info@atfinancial.com.au

A&T Financial Advisers


Club Kit Available Now

Written by David Martin on . Posted in News, Social

Hi Clubbers & Clubbies,

Hope your training and season is shaping up well. We have some great news: not only is the club kit Scody shop open now but we also have a new hoodie shop with a choice of styles and colours.  Let’s look in detail:

Current Stock

Scody does not offer size exchanges but the club has bought-back some items from Members who bought the wrong size, so we have acquired some items into “stock”. These are new and unused, so if you are interested in trying or purchasing any of these we have them available in Hillarys for direct pickup. Contact David Martin 0417 677 275 or president@northcoasttriclub.org.au
Tri-tops Men (Mx1, Lx4, XLx1)
Tri-tops Women (8×1, 10×1)
Tri Pants Unisex (XSx1, Sx1, Lx1, XLx2)
Unisex/Mens Knicks (Lx1)
Unisex/Mens Bib Knicks (Mx1)

The Scody Shop


The February 2017 shop is now open. The item selection and timing is in place for competitors racing in the Busselton 70.3 in early May.  To access the shop go to https://www.scody.com.au/co-NCTC

and use the following login details:

UserName: NCTC
Password: NCTC2017

You must ensure your orders are placed online before 6pm 23rd February (this will not be extended). All orders will be despatched from Brisbane on 6th April and will be delivered to your supplied address. Delivery is approximately 9 days however due to a few public holidays over Easter it may take a little longer but garments will definitely arrive prior to the last week of April.

The following items are available for purchase (some items omitted due to Scody’s national policy restricting all club shops to hold only 10 items):


1 MCJ007/ DC-06905V Male cycle jersey $90.64
2. MCB009/ DC-07808V Male/Unisex cycle bib knicks $152.22
3. WCJ011/ DC-06906V Female cycle jersey $88.21

Note the Bib is male/unisex and Michelle Martin who has ordered the ladies previously advises there is no reason for ladies to not order the unisex model as it has a similar/better fit  So ladies and gents wanting these pants please order the male/unisex bib’s.


4. UPH002/ DC-07811v Unisex T-Shirt $73.13


5. MTJ003/ DC-06902V Mens Tri jersey $100.84
6. MTU018/ DC-06901V Mens Tri Suit $157.51
7. UTK006/ DC-06903V Mens/Unisex Tri Short $94.58
8. WTK005/ DC- 12178V Womens Tri Short $94.58
9. WTJ002/ DC-06904V Womens Tri Jersey $90.55
10. WTU025/ DC-06900V Womens Tri Suit $136.68
Note: If ordering 2 piece top ONLY please order Men 2 full sizes larger and Ladies 1 full size larger than usual. All other items are true to the size guide.  If you think you want an L or some other sizes as shown above in Current Stock we have a number and will offer a discount please contact David Martin 0417 677 275 or president@northcoasttriclub.org.au.

The Hoodie Shop

Now, a choice of style, yes Prescott for the boys and Moline for for girls to provide you with the best fit. Choice of colours, yes two base colours red & black.

Black Hoodie FrontRed BackThe easy part is the one low price of $80 each. The club will not be holding stock so if you want one of these high quality jackets available in a choice of colours and sizes then you must pre-order.

A bulk order will be created once the pre-orders are closed and this is currently set for 28th Feb. The turn around advised from the supplier will have these available for collection in 3 weeks approx 21st March.

Pickup will be from Hillarys or various training events and will be advised once the items are delivered.

Order yours now https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=24465

Lancelin Ride 2016

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It’s almost time for the annual Tour de Lancelin – Saturday 24 September 2016

All club members are welcome to join this ride and support crew/vehicles are encouraged. The full ride distance is 130k (one way), but if that distance seems daunting, grab a team mate or two and just ride a section. Of course, you don’t even have to ride – come up and stay for a pub lunch and enjoy the stories of the adventure the riders had! You can bring the family for a fun day out too.

As many of you know, each year there is a nominated charity for the Lancelin ride and we ask for a donation large or small, whatever you are willing to give.  On this year’s ride we will be riding to raise much needed funds for the Cure for MND Foundation.  The patron of which is the well known Neale Daniher, who too has been diagnosed with the disease.  As triathletes you may be familiar with ‘Jon Blazeman Blais’ and his inspiring ironman story (if you don’t it’s well worth looking it up) and the ‘Blazeman’s roll’ that Chrissie Wellington does over the line at every Ironman race she competes in to raise awareness for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).  For those of you who have not heard of MND it is terminal and there is no cure or even a way of slowing its progression.  The average life expectancy from diagnoses is only twenty-seven months and it eats away at you slowly from the inside. This charity was nominated by Emma Conway who said, “This is close to my heart as my friend’s husband was diagnosed earlier this year, only in his mid-thirties with a beautiful active young family.  They have shown such courage, positivity and have such a zest for life it is beyond inspiring.  It makes me feel grateful everyday that we are able to do what we do. So please come along on this fun social ride and hopefully the money we raise can help make a difference in the search for a cure.” If you can’t ride but would like to donate, please let me (Kelli) know.

Wheels rolling at 6am from McDonalds Currambine, cnr of Delamere Ave & Marmion Ave Currambine. This is an ideal start point as the McDonalds is open 24 hours, there’s ample parking, toilets for that last nervous visit and pre-ride coffee. Aim to arrive for 5.45am. David Martin will be the ride leader for this event.

There will be at least one car following riders so if needed you will be able to pull out at any time. We will also have water, juice and lollies in the car that we can hand out along the way. Please remember to pack spare tubes etc and ensure you have lights on your bike.  At the halfway point (about – 60 km), we will be guests of Bill & Lill at the Willowbrook Farm Caravan Park (1679 Gingin Brook Road, Neergabby  WA  6503), who will be providing everyone with coffee, tea and the most delicious scones and jam you have ever tasted! If you are planning on driving up and meeting us at Willowbrook, riders will probably be there by about 8.30am-9:00am or so.

For the route and a map see http://northcoasttriclub.org.au/ride-tour-de-lancelin/

I have a couple of spots left on the trailer if you want your bike brought back (you will need to organsie a lift for your body though).  Check the Facebook event page as some people have kindly offered to bring some bikes and/or people back.

If you intend in coming, please respond to the event I have put on Facebook or let me know on the contact details below (I need to know approx. numbers for the scones!)

Any questions please contact Kelli O’Neill on kjoneill@iinet.net.au or 0438 345 789.

WINNER – Party Early Bird Draw

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Thanks to all of you that where eligible to go into the Early Bird Prize draw for the Joondalup Resort Essential Escape prize. Just to clarify the draw, all Life Members and qualified invitees that RSVP’ed plus all people that purchased tickets prior to COB on Monday where in the draw.

The draw was conducted by a nerdy random number generation program and one name was spat out at the end and this is:

Simon Agar

Well done Simon, I have the voucher  you can collect this at your convenience. The prize is valid till 31/10/2016 and can be used on the party night or other time. You will need to book with the resort and I can provide you the voucher number if you want to jump on it straight away.

Talking about the party, if you still have not got your tickets why not jump straight onto Register Now Party Tickets and get yours. There will be more great prizes and fun to be had on the night, including the Aquathlon bike prize draw from Bike Force Joondalup.