Kit Orders Now Open

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Taking kit orders now!

Perth Hills Tri Club are very pleased to announce that we are now accepting orders for our racing, training and casual kit.

Watch for new announcements on our website and facebook page as we add other new kit items as they are developed by our friends at 17 Hours.

How to order

To do so please download this PDF file, make your selection and email your order to  We will then be in touch to confirm your requirements and organise payment (cash or credit card both welcome.)

Sizing charts and instructions based on body measurements are in the PDF file but if you have any questions please contact us. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND TRYING ON THE KIT FIRST TO ENSURE SIZING IS CORRECT. Orders will close on the 12th September to allow us to collect funds &  the order will be placed with 17 hours on the 14th September 2016.  Payment will not be required until orders close but please let us know if you are happy to pay straight away as this will save volunteers processing time at the end!

Please note that you will need to be a member to take advantage of members prices. Non members are also invited to buy kit but they will be charged a non-member premium.. Another great excuse to sign up as a member now!

Announcing the new Club Champion award

We are pleased to announce that we will be presenting a club champion trophy this year (amongst other awards) and we’d like to let you know how it will work.

Firstly you need to be a full racing/training member of Perth Hills Tri Club.  Each MULTISPORT official race during the financial year will have points up for grabs! These points will be based on the position that you finish and the number of starters in your category. We will be promoting the races run by other tri clubs to help keep these viable and these races will also contribute to Perth Hills Tri club points in the TWA Club Challenge so you will receive bonus points for any of the club run races listed below.  If you send us a photo from the race wearing club kit you will also receive bonus points.

The point system will be calculated as follows:

Points = Category size – Position + 1

Club race bonus = + 10

Club kit = + 2

e.g. come 5th in a club run race with 40 in your category but not wearing club kit = (40-5)+1+10+0 = 46 points


We should be able to keep track of the main races in the calendar but we may need some help to make sure we get it all right.  We have an excel document that does all the calculations for us but it isn’t going to be able to do it’s magic if it doesn’t know that you raced and as volunteers we won’t be able to check every results list.  You will need to notify us of a race and send us a link to the results if possible within a month of the race to get those points added to the tally.  Of course, much of the time we will already be aware of those results but best you check and then we know we have it right!  At the end of the season there will be no adjustments made if you have missed points because we weren’t notified.

Send your results to

Happy Racing and good luck!!


Club run races eligible for bonus points are:




Club Swim Sessions starting June 12th

Oasis pool


Due to popular request Perth Hills Tri Club is very pleased to announce that we will be commencing club run swim sessions this Sunday the 12th of June.  These Sunday sessions will be held at Belmont Oasis starting at 3pm with two 50m lanes for our exclusive use and guided by one of our senior members.  All levels of ability are encouraged to come and join in.  The centre’s cafe has already been trialed and found to be satisfactory for post-swim coffee and conversation.

Starting on the 22nd of June PHTC will be adding a Wednesday 7:00pm session at Swan Park Recreation Centre for those unable to make the Sunday and those who would like a second swim session.

Session Fee

The aim of Perth Hills Tri Club is to encourage participation and bring the benefits of endurance sport to a wider audience, therefore we will always keep costs to our members to a minimum.  To assist in recovering our lane hire costs there will be a fee of $3 for each participant paid to the club representative, pool entry is payable as usual.

Support Your Club

These sessions have been created at your request and are being put on for your benefit by our volunteers.  If they are not adequately supported they will not continue in the longer term so please stand by the people working hard to make this a fantastic club to be involved with.

Earlybird Membership Offer

Great news!  Triathlon Australia is opening up club membership on Wednesday the 1st of June for the 2016/17 triathlon season.

Perth Hills Triathlon Club is for all the family

Perth Hills Triathlon Club is for all the family – discounts apply**

This means that new members can sign up from June the 1st and receive up to 13 months membership for the price of 12!

Existing members can sign up from the 17th of June or simply log on here to ensure that their automatic renewal details are correct by this date and it will happen automatically for you on July 1st.

So why should you become a member if you aren’t already?

For just $175 (adult membership) you receive the benefit of:

  • Priority race entry to the most popular events in WA.
  • Savings on race entry at all sanctioned triathlon events.
  • Really cheap personal accident and public liability insurance cover while you are training and racing. If you don’t already have insurance for damage caused to others this is an essential.
  • Discounted Perth Hills Triathlon racing, training and casual kit. Who doesn’t want to be the best looking athlete out there?
  • Up to $100 of vouchers for use with Scody product.
  • Supplier discounts including TrainingPeaks, Headsweats, Oakley, triathlon magazines and others.
  • The eligibility to compete for state and national championships or to represent Australia and wear the green & gold! You don’t have to be elite, many age group competitors at international events are selected on the basis that they are willing and able to travel (but we won’t tell if you want to brag!)
  • Most importantly you have the chance to be part of a community of great people that offer support, friendship, advice and a shared experience that you won’t get anywhere else.

So come and join us. We want you to be a part of something great this year.

**To receive a 20% discount on family memberships of four or more (max. 2 adults 20+ years) remember to select the option for family membership at the start of your registration.

Training for the week beginning 11th of April

Congratulations to all of those who completed their final race for the season last weekend.  Hopefully this year has brought you progress and personal bests or at least shown you that your limits are not where you thought they were.  For many there is still at least one race left before they can take a (short) well-earned rest or unstructured training.

Tuesday April the 12th:  Run intervals

With fading light it’s important to make sure that we don’t court injury so this week we will again be using Riverside Park in Woodbridge for our run intervals.  The even, paved surface allows for a reliable footfall even in dark conditions.  Meet at the start of the path near the corner of the playground for a 6pm start.  If you have a head-lamp or small handheld torch it would be advisable to bring it along with something warm to wear when you  are finished.

Thursday 14th: Indoor cycle training

6:45pm for a 7pm start. 37 Brunswick Bend, Jane Brook. Total session time around 1hr finishing with a 5-10min run off the bike to get used to the sensation.  BYO turbo trainer and bike, limited additional trainers are available, please contact us to reserve one for you.

Sunday 17th: Group ride

Meet at Yahava Coffee car park in the Swan Valley at 7am for a tour around the valley.  As always the rule is that nobody will be left behind so bring your TT, road or mountain bike and complete as many or as few laps as you feel inclined.  The group ride is meant to be an easy session, it’s not a race and if it were it would be one of those ones where everyone gets a prize and results aren’t recorded.  Bring cash or card for coffee and/or breakfast afterwards if you wish.

Training for the week beginning 4th of April


Less than a month to Busselton 70.3 and it’s time to be putting in some key sessions to be ready when the big day comes.  A week of mild weather bodes well to put some solid training in the bank, knowing that there is time for rest and recuperation after the race.  This weekend there are two races on Sunday at Coogee (Olympic distance) and Hillarys (sprint) with athletes split between the two so our usual Sunday ride will be moved to Saturday to allow those not racing to head to either venue for moral support.  The club marquee will be heading to the sprint for maximum exposure, make sure you drop in and say “hi” whether you’re a regular, new to the club or just want to see what we’re all about.

Tuesday April the 5th:  Run intervals

Meeting at 6pm, Riverside Park in Woodbridge for another session of quality intervals.  As always there will be something for athletes of all levels and kids are welcome as there is a fantastic playground and plenty of space to run and play.  As it is getting dark fairly early we would recommend bringing a torch or head lamp so that you don’t need to cut the session short on account of light.  The surface is flat and paved so very safe.

Thursday April the 7th:  Turbo brick session

Our stationary bike interval session starts at 7pm sharp so arrive by 6:45 to give yourself time to set up.  BYO turbo trainer and bike, limited additional trainers are available but as numbers are increasing please contact us to reserve one for you.  Total session time around 1hr finishing with a 5-15min transition run to get the legs used to running off the bike.  No chance of getting dropped, no traffic and very low probability of falling off makes this a great training session for the novice and strong rider alike.  This week we have a change of venue:  10 Lindsay Street, Kalamunda.  Park in the front yard under the big tree and walk around the back of the house to the patio.

Saturday April the 9th:  Flat freeway ride

Meet at Deep Water Point near the boat ramp, ready to roll out at 6:30am.  You will be spending a lot of time down on the tri-bars at Busselton so this is a perfect opportunity to replicate that and practice race pacing and nutrition.  As this ride is straight out and back you can turn around at any point and go at your own pace or stick with a group.  This location is perfect for a run off the bike and coffee afterwards too.

Training for the week beginning 28th of March


Tuesday 29th of March: Run interval training

6pm start.  Due to football and cricket training at Ray Owen this week we are trialing our first session at Kostera Oval at the corner of Canning and Recreation Roads and in Kalamunda.  Park at the Ag Hall car park and walk down to the oval where you will find us.  As always there is no minimum fitness level required, intervals are based on your individual needs.

Wednesday 30th:  Pool swim

Kalamunda public pool, 6am kick off.  Hayley has very kindly offered to host a swim session as a precursor to a regular pool session.  It can be chilly in there at this time of year so wetsuits are welcome though not necessary.  Session cost $5.00 to cover costs plus pool entry ($5.30 for adults.)

Thursday 31st: Indoor cycle training

Numbers are increasing so please BYO turbo trainer if you have one and of course your bike. 6:45pm for a 7pm start. 37 Brunswick Bend, Jane Brook. Total session time around 1hr finishing with a 5-10min transition run to cool down. Limited additional trainers are available but if you don’t give us advance notice we cannot ensure that there will be a spare for you.

Saturday 2nd of April:  Run 5km time trial

Riverside Park, Woodbridge.  Arrive for an 8am (sharp) start.  A 5km flat time trial that we will repeat on a monthly basis to give you a solid workout and a good idea of your progress.  If you aren’t already a registered parkrunner make sure that you sign up, print your barcode and bring it along so that you can record an official time.

Sunday 3rd:  Group ride

Park Central car park, Vic Park – Approximately 55km flat loop primarily on cycle path making this an ideal session for those not yet used to group riding.  All levels of rider and styles of bike are welcome, as usual the golden rule is that no athlete will be left on their own.  Bring cash for coffee and/or breakfast afterwards if you wish to join us.

Perth Hills Tri Girls tackle Busselton 70.3 for MDWA


On Sunday 1 May 2016, our team from Perth Hills Triathlon Club, the Perth Hills Tri Girls – Sharnie Gater, Piera Otness and Renee McMahon – will take part in the SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton and combine TRI FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN’T.

Their goal is simple. To raise as much money and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy WA as possible, while doing what we love most….. IM70.3 Busselton. They will take on the 1.9km ocean swim, 90.1km bike ride and 21.1km run which is a huge challenge for these inspirational women but nothing compared to the challenge faced every day by those with muscular dystrophy; their muscles waste away, they are confined to wheelchairs and put simply, are NOT ABLE to enjoy the luxury of completing a TRIATHLON.

Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular, genetic disorder which results in the progressive deterioration of muscle strength and function. There are in excess of 70 types of MD affecting more than 20,000 Australians. Currently, there is no treatment or cure for muscular dystrophy.

We urge you to take a moment out of your day to reflect on what so many of us take for granted… physical independence, choice, the ability to make our own seemingly mundane decisions every minute of the day. For those living with muscular dystrophy this choice is often lost and with it comes a reliance on other people, or equipment to undertake those daily tasks that most of us do on autopilot.

Please click the button below and give generously then share with your friends and family. Your assistance will help Muscular Dystrophy WA provide help for today and tomorrow.