Club Swim Sessions starting June 12th

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Announcement

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.

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.  With the amazing kit design by 17 Hours, we now have long sleeved cycle jerseys and gilets and casual winter gear added to our merchandise list.

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

How to order

To do so please download this PDF file, make your selection and email your order to orders@perthhillstri.org.au.  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.  Please note that minimum order quantities apply so while the expectation is that the next order will be placed around the 6th May 2016 it may be moved forward or backwards depending on demand.  Payment will not be required until the order is placed.

As many people are not yet financial club members but plan to be next season we will continue sell the kit to non members at members prices until the 1st of June so they can get their kit sooner and still take advantage of the great savings.  On the 1st of June TA will open membership for the 2016/17 season with people able to join up and get the month of June free!  So now there’s no excuses, what are you waiting for?

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

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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

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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

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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.

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Perth Hills Tri Club is Fundraising with Entertainment

This year PHTC will be fundraising though the sale of Entertainment books.  For every book or digital membership sold the club will retain $13 to help support the club and its members, while the purchaser gets access to fantastic discounts at hundreds of locations throughout WA.

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Order an Entertainment™ Membership and support our fundraising

 

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We’re very excited to be fundraising with Entertainment™ this year. Order your NEW 2016 | 2017 Entertainment™ Books and Entertainment™ Digital Memberships from us today, and 20% of the proceeds contribute towards our fundraising!

 

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Order your new Entertainment™ Book or Entertainment™ Digital Membership before 4 May 2016 and you will receive up to $230 worth of additional offers that you can use right away!

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Entertainment™ Memberships are packed with thousands of up to 50% OFF and 2-for-1 offers for the best local restaurants, café, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel, and much more!

 

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NEW this year, when you purchase a Perth Entertainment™ Membership, you will now have access to more than 30 of the best restaurants, attractions and accommodation that Bali has to offer!

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Available as a traditional Entertainment Book – or – Digital Membership on your smartphone, your Membership gives you over $20,000 worth of valuable offers valid through to 1 June 2017!

 

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Peta Woodland

Perth Hills Triathlon Club
0412194943

petaw@perthhillstri.org.au

Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

Training for the week beginning 21st of March

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Another week closer to the showpiece of the WA triathlon season and another couple of races done and dusted.  Congratulations to all those who competed, completed or just participated at both the Fremantle Tri and Karri Valley over the weekend.  If Busselton 70.3 is your next ‘A’ race then now is the time to be finalising your race nutrition, any changes in bike setup and to begin thinking about your race plan.  Recent testing, racing or training results should be providing a good guide as to what you can achieve on the 1st of May and the next four weeks is the perfect time to allocate to training specifically for the race you want to have.  Race day will bring what it brings, you just need to be prepared to make the most of it.

Tuesday the 22nd

Run intervals are at Riverside Park, Woodbridge again.  The weather is cooling off a little and it’s getting dark earlier so make sure you are there before 6pm for an on-time start.  There is a fantastic playground for the kids and interval training is always more fun with friends.  All abilities will be catered for so get down there and get it done.

Thursday the 24th

Our stationary bike brick session for the week.  BYO turbo trainer and bike, limited additional trainers are available please contact us to reserve one for you.  Arrive by 6:45pm for a 7pm start at 37 Brunswick Bend, Jane Brook. Total session time around 1hr finishing with a 5-10min transition run to get the legs used to running off the bike in the most efficient manner.  As with all of our rides nobody gets dropped!

Friday the 25th (Good Friday)

An informal ride to Mandurah (return) is planned by some of our members with all welcome to join.  A great opportunity to spend some quality time down on the aero-bars in preparation for more of the same at Busso.  For further details and to join the discussion head over to our Facebook discussion group, if you’re not already a member then join.

Sunday the 27th (Easter Sunday)

The big bunny has visited so come and pre-burn some energy to give yourself a couple of days of guilt-free chocolate gorging, I mean carb replenishment.  Starting at Barberry Square (Muzz Buzz car park) in Kalamunda at 7am we will head off for a ride through the hills with a route selected on the day to cater for every rider that shows up.  You will not slow others down.  You will not be forced to ride yourself into the ground to keep up.  Faster riders will loop back to join slower ones so that EVERYBODY gets a workout appropriate to their needs.