Spring has really sprung, though somebody seems to have neglected to tell whoever controls the temperature gauge! In spite of the cool weather the return of daylight to hours that we might have forgotten existed over winter has brought athletes out in droves. It has also brought with it an influx of new members with enthusiasm and varying levels of ability.
We would like to congratulate Peta Woodland on becoming the first registered Development Coach (TA Level 1) at Perth Hills Tri Club. This allows her to provide her coaching services not only in a club environment but also in a personal capacity and offers our club a great deal more flexibility in the delivery of coached sessions. It is our aim to develop more coaches within the club in the near future.
Perth Hills Tri Club has always been about helping to grow the sport in the hills, foothills and associated regions and for that reason people new to the sport or wanting to “try before you buy” have always been welcomed at training sessions as if they were regulars. That will not change. However with limited resources (and particularly coaches) this has sometimes meant that our full fee paying training and racing members have been subsidising others or not receiving their fair share of resources. It would be unfair of the club to let this continue so changes have to be made.
From this Saturday, the first of October, the committee has decided that anyone attending training who is not a registered training and racing member of Perth Hills Tri Club will pay a flat rate $5 fee for all sessions. Attendees who are members of other tri clubs and PHTC social members will also be subject to this fee. This money will go towards running costs, the purchase of equipment and other member benefits. All coaching is still provided on a volunteer basis.
If you wish to avoid these fees and save some money in the long-run simply go to the club membership page and sign up as an adult or junior member (NB: non-member session fees still apply for social members.) If you are already a training/competing member of another club you will only be charged for the PHTC club fee, currently $45 for adults and less for juniors as set out on the membership page. As you can see, this is fantastic value. Alternately you can get a one-off trial membership that will exempt you for 14 days only through TWA here.
Finally when you look below at our October training calendar you will see some big changes. There are some new sessions and some moved in terms of location and/or time. There are now three opportunities to swim with the club every week. Open water swims, trail runs and brick sessions all return to the calendar also. As always we welcome feedback from our members with respect to the training calendar, individual sessions and all other aspects of the club.
The training calendar can be found here.