Surf to Surf 2019 – It’s Back 25th August!

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In 2018 the club added the Underground Surf to Surf run event to coincide with the annual City to Surf and offer our club members an alternate run event.  Well it was a great success and it is on again this year. There are three distances offered 4, 12 & 21km starting and ending at the Sorrecto SLSC.

The event starts at 7:30am and all runners will head south. With the 4km runners turning at Watermans and the 12 & 21km runners turning at South Trigg. The 21 km runners will head north from the SSLSC for an additional 4.5kms north to just past the Whitfords round about. See the Course Maps below.

Water/Aid Stations

There are plenty of water stations along this section of the coast and it is expected that these should suffice. As this is not a race event please accept that there may be a few fellow runners partaking of the water.

SSLSC Start/Finish point

South of SSLSC (4, 12 & 21km):

MAAC Club (south side), Watermans Beach lookout (north side), (there are two more in here I will find them), North Trigg toilet block, South Trigg car park turn around point

North of SSLSC (21km):

Whitfords Nodes toilet block, Whitfords Nodes car park, Pinnaroo dog beach, Pinnaroo Point toilet block, Whitfords Ave toilet block

Course Maps

4km Event

Heading south from SSLSC runners will travel 2km to the turn around point at the Watermans Beach lookout.

4km turn point shown in the map below in redus2s 4km turn

Garmin connect course – click on name to open full view

12km Event

Heading south from SSLSC runners will travel 6km to the turn around point at the South Trigg Beach car park (just before the left hand bend up the hill).

12km turn point shown in the map below in redus2s 12km turn

Garmin connect course – click on name to open full view

21km Event

Heading south from SSLSC runners will travel 6km to the turn around point (same as the 12km course) at the South Trigg Beach car park (just before the left hand bend up the hill). Once back to the Surf Club take the roadway path north and travel north past the club to the northern turn around point at the Whitfords road side path just past the Whitfords round about 20 m past the toilet block.

21/12km southern turn point shown in the map below in redus2s 12km turn

21km northern turn point shown in the map below in redus2s 21km north turn

Garmin connect course – click on name to open full view

What’s On Guide

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What’s on guide

December re-cap

December included some pretty big events for a lot of NCTC’ers, with months of training finally being put to good use in either Busselton or Hilary’s (or in some cases both!):

  • Ironman Western Australia and Ironman 70.3 Western Australia – Wow, that was a scorcher! The heat was turned up to 100% for the iconic Busselton events, and that wasn’t the only challenge… Sharks and forest fires added a few curve balls along the way, but while the NCTC ‘Where’s Wally’ cheerleaders maintained top form throughout, the effort put in by NCTC athletes on what was a very tough day was second to none.  Plenty of success in both the full and 70.3 events, heaps of first-timers battling to make the finish, loads of personal goals fulfilled, and even some tickets earned to Kona…that was one to remember!  Well done to all involved; competitors and supporters!
  • Sunsmart Triseries Race 1, Hilary’s – So those who entered Busso and lost out on their swim thought “I know, I’ll enter Hilary’s and at least there we’ll get to swim there”…er, no such luck! The forecast storm arrived and the swim was cancelled, replaced with a run-bike-run format.  That didn’t stop NCTC from putting in a good shift with several podium finishes recorded and a huge contingent from NCTC taking part.  On to round 2 now!

We also had two aquathlons (rounds 4 and 5)…I hope you enjoyed your pizza at round 5!  Rahul Jegatheva again took honours in both events, with Madison Toovey again taking the female category wins (both won their respective junior categories).  In the seniors, Fiona Longden was 1st female home in round 4 with Morgan Marsh taking honours in round 5.  Rob Pouw took the win in the senior male round 4, with Rob Hall taking the same result in round 5.  Congrats to everyone who took part and see you at the next round!

January Events

A quiet month during January as we all try and recover from the holidays:

Rounds 6 and 7 of the Aquathlon Series – Sorrento SLSC –5/01/2018 and 19/01/18 – More of the same down at Sorrento SLSC, and a great opportunity to put in final preparations for the Club Series Championship Aquathlon NCTC are hosting on Friday 2nd.  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!

SunSmart TriSeries Race 2 – Rockingham – 14/01/2018 – Round 2 of the Tri Series, and is also a qualifier for the world age group championships.  With the world sprint championships in Queensland next year, the competition will be fierce to try and qualify for the World’s.  A flat course involving a 750 m swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run.  Entries are still open so get on it!

Australia Day Triathlon – Point Walter – 26/01/2018 – An always popular novice and sprint distance triathlon, with a duathlon option also, set on the Swan River.  There’s a range of distances for juniors and seniors so sure to be something to suit everyone.  A somewhat twisty and hilly cycle leg, but don’t let that put you off – this one is a cracker!

Open Water Swim Series – Sorrento – 26/01/2018 – So if you don’t fancy the Point Walter Triathlon, how about an open water swim at our local beach.  This one always draws a big crowd and is a nice chance to swim a marked open water course.  Distance options include 150 m, 500 m, 1.25 km, 2.5 km, 5 km and 10 km.  The 10 km option is also a qualifier for the Rotto swim.


What’s on Guide

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November re-cap

So November was a busy month with quite a few events going on around Perth.  For most of us this marked the start of our triathlon season after the October duathlon races.  Perhaps the four stand-out races for NCTC members were:

  • Augusta Adventure Race – certainly had a few muddy NCTC crew posting on Facebook of their exploits down in Augusta on this really enjoyable, and extremely challenging, multisport event. Combining trail/beach running, kayaking, mountain-biking and open water swimming, this is a proper challenge for sure!  Well done to all from the club who took part.
  • Exceed Super Sprint – We’d a few impressive results at this one which is especially impressive since it’s a new format for most, if not all, of the NCTC’ers who took part. The cycles were draft legal which is a pleasant change from the normal isolation of non-drafting races.  Congrats to our podium placers and indeed everyone who took part.
  • Next up was the Rottnest Island Sufferfest…and with the weather proving stifling hot it certainly was a sufferfest! We had a small crew from NCTC make the ferry ride over to contest, some using it as a preparation for Busso.  Good work guys!
  • Mandurah State Interclub Championships – Well, what to say…you guys rock! Huge turnout from the club but more importantly there were countless stories of camaraderie and support between club members all throughout the day, which is what it’s all about.  For a lot of the WIT ladies this was their first event…go you!  And to top it off NCTC managed to claim second overall which is a huge result given the ranking system makes it difficult for large clubs to excel.  Great work to everyone involved, and I hear the BBQ was the envy of all other clubs!

Also in November, we had a couple of club events which included round 3 (race 2 since the first one was cancelled due to weather) of the Aquathlon series and the ever-enjoyable Max Grieve Memorial Run.

For the Aquathlon, Rahul Jegatheva was once again unstoppable and took out overall honours plus the Male Junior division.  In the females, Madison Toovey took the win, also winning the female juniors.  In the seniors, it was Morgan Marsh as leading female with Phil Corrick grabbing the male senior win.  Congrats to everyone who took part and see you at the next round!

For the Max Grieve, we had a really great turnout for this season favourite – 70 runners in total with 23 doing the 5 km and 47 doing the 10 km.  The 10 km was a really tight affair between 3 very strong runners, with Kurt Wesley taking out the win overall.  Madison Toovey won the females and was a very impressive 4th overall behind the leading trio!  In the 5 km, Rahul Jegatheva won overall with Ayesha Scott the leading female.  Congrats to everyone and see you on the start line in 12 months to do it all again!

December Events

December is definitely a quieter month than November in terms of events, but certainly it’s one most of us will have been looking forward to because of two weekends in particular, Ironman Western Australia and Ironman 70.3 Western Australia on 3rd December (with associated Ironkids events), and the State Sprint Distance Championships at Hilary’s on 17th December.

Ironman Western Australia and Ironman 70.3 Western Australia – Busselton – 3/12/17 – For those taking part, this marks the finale of month after month of effort to get in prime condition for the challenge of a lifetime.  Conditions are looking hot but not too windy, and those taking part will be well into their tapers by now.  We have a huge entry from the club in both events, so plenty of action to cheer on!  We’ll have the club tent down there and the BBQ on the go, and the theme for our supporters is ‘Where’s Wally’ – so dig out your red and white stripes and give our crew the best support you can.  Well done to everyone competing for just getting this far, the effort has been immense.

SunSmart TriSeries Race 1 – Hilary’s – 17/12/17 – This is the first round of the Tri Series, and is also the state sprint distance championships.  With the world sprint championships in Queensland next year, the competition will be fierce to try and qualify for the World’s.  It’s right on our doorstep, and involves a 750 m swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run.  Entries are still open and if you’re not planning on racing then please do come down and support the NCTC’ers taking part.

Rounds 4 and 5 of the Aquathlon Series – Sorrento SLSC –8/12/2017 and 22/12/17 – PIZZA!  That’s all I have to say…  The event on 22nd will be our annual pizza night which has got to be all the reason you need to join in.  And if you need another excuse, by taking part you are basically getting a free pass to the extra piece of Christmas dinner 3 days later, cos, you know, you earned it!  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!

Written by James Knipe


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

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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 – 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 –

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

A&T Financial Advisers


Club Kit Available Now

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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
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

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

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

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

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 or 0438 345 789.