Canberra Bilbys Triathlon Club
2016 Novice Program PDF Print Email Address *
 
Canberra Bilbys Triathlon Club will be offering our popular novice program again in 2016!
 
Are you looking to get fitter, try a new sporting challenge, take on something different or just meet some new people? Then the Bilbys Triathlon Club Novice Program could be what you are looking for.
 
We offer a structured 8 week fully coached training program that caters for all levels of ability, fitness and whatever goal you want to aim for. Our program is conducted in a supportive and encouraging environment and there will be no shortage of people to go to for questions and advice. We are not aiming to get you to full Ironman or even Olympic distance level in 8 weeks; although you are welcome to have a go if you want to. But we are aiming to have you be able to complete a novice distance triathlon, before you go on to the longer distances or you can continue doing novice triathlons if you like. Many of our members have come through the Novice Program, competed in their first triathlon at the end and gone on to bigger and better things such as national age group champions. You will be surprised at what you can achieve. More detail on the program is below.
 
Online registration is due to open in September 2016.
 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you wish to be notified when the program is open. The program often sells out so make sure you sign up early!
 
You can also keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for more information.
 
Key dates are: 
  • Information night:  Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 6.30pm
  • First training session: Running intervals- Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 6pm
  • First race: 12/13 November 2016
 
The Program
 
The Canberra Bilby’s Triathlon Club offers a great introduction into the sport of triathlon through its annual Novice Program. The Program has been running since 2000.  Since its inception, approximately 60 novices each year have become triathletes.  The novice program caters for all levels of abilities and goals, from people who have no idea about triathlons and may not have ridden a bike for 30 years, all the way through to people who are competitive runners, swimmers or cyclists looking for a new challenge.  
 
The Program is comprised of training sessions in running, swimming and cycling designed to increase your fitness, skill level and athletic performance. The program also provides information sessions on various aspects related to the sport of triathlon, and finishes with your first novice distance triathlon in November.
 
The program is open to all people over the age of 18.
 
The Bilby’s 2016 Novice Program will commence with an information evening on Wednesday 14 September at the Southern Cross Club at Jamison and provides 8 weeks of friendly, coached training sessions. Training includes one swim squad, one cycling and two running sessions per week, with a 2nd cycling session introduced later in the program. Two specially designed transitions training sessions are also offered towards the end of the program with the aim of getting you ready for this 4th important discipline in the sport of triathlon.
 
 
Swim training
 
Swimming training will be on Friday mornings or evenings at CISAC or Civic Pool. These sessions are designed to get you going if you haven’t swum for a while, are new to swimming or if you are already a good swimmer, improve you ability. Either way, we will get you to the position where you can at least swim the distance required for a novice race.  If you cannot attend a Friday session you can attend one of our regular sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.
 
Bike Training
 
You will require your own bike and helmet. Road, hybrid or mountain bikes are fine. 
 
Bike skills on Saturday afternoons from 2:00pm.  
 
Wednesday morning bunch rides (6am to about 7:20am - these commence after a few weeks of bike skills training) followed by coffee in Dickson.
 
Run Training
 
Tuesday nights at Dickson from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. This is an intervals and running technique session.
 
Sunday mornings at Mount Ainslie at 8:00am followed by coffee at the War Memorial.
 
Read stories from novices in previous years:
 
Program Cost
 
We haven’t determined the final cost yet, but it will be between $350 and $400.
 
This is exceptional value, with many benefits including:
 
  • 8 weeks of structured triathlon training sessions, coached by experienced coaches designed specifically to prepare you for your novice races.
  • Entry to 2 Triathlon ACT Novice triathlons during the Triathlon Season
  • Membership to Canberra Bilby’s Triathlon Club for the 2015-16 season
  • Membership to Triathlon Australia at the Club Member rate
  • Public liability and personal accident insurance coverage while you are racing in Triathlon Australia sanctioned events and whilst training for triathlon in coached 
  • sessions.
  • Generous discounts from our sponsors’ including the Bicycle Centre, The Runner’s Shop, and Kingston Physiotherapy
  • All the Triathlon ACT and Triathlon Australia members’ benefits
  • Canberra Bilby’s Triathlon Club t-shirt and water bottle
  • Specialised information sessions on triathlon aspects
  • Social activities including an end of program dinner
 
Contact details
 
To find out more about this year’s novice program or to subscribe to our weekly club newsletter contact Novice Program Coordinator- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
Changes to ride sessions PDF Print Email Address *

Hello Bilbys,

As you all no doubt know, Gary’s sent his last email as ride coordinator in late January.  Thanks Gary for 15 years of hard work!

We will send future ride emails together with our (weekly Sunday) newsletter. You can sign up to our newsletter over on the right hand side of this webpage.

Don’t forget that from March we are required to carry photo ID in NSW. It is, of course, also good a practice to carry details of an in case of emergency contact.

All Bilbys ride sessions are un-coached with no cost to participants. Bunch riding experience is essential. If you do not have experience riding in a bunch, please consider joining our novice program or one of the many cycling skills programs offered by cycling clubs in Canberra.

Finally, we take this opportunity to ask everyone who comes to these bunch rides to ensure that they have appropriate third party insurance - whether that be through Cycling Australia, Pedal Power, home insurance or Triathlon Australia.  For further information, please refer to an article on cycling insurance prepared for us by our valued sponsor Sneddon Hall & Gallop

 
 
How to get involved with the Bilbys PDF Print Email Address *

 

 

For people wanting to come and check out the club, we recommend you start by coming along to a Tuesday night running session. These are currently on Tuesday nights at Southwell Park (Lyneham 2) oval for the winter. Lyneham 1 is at the corner of Northbourne Ave and Mouat St and Lyneham 2 is just next door. Car park access is from either Mouat St (west bound) or Thurbon Rd (off Northbourne Ave).  The session starts at 6pm and ends 7:15 to 7:30 pm ish, depending on which running set you decide to do. These are normally our biggest session of the week and you will easily be able to find a coach to speak to and ask questions about the club.

 

You can also turn up to one of our swim sessions. We recommend you get there a bit early for your first time and chat to the coach before the session. They will be able to answer your questions about the swim session and the club in general.

Our ride sessions are uncoached and require that you already have good bunch riding skills. You will need to be able to ride in a bunch complete with hand signals and the ability to participate in a paceline lead change. We teach these skills each year in our novice program (see below) and other cycling clubs around Canberra sometimes do cycling courses in which bunch riding skills are taught.

Another good way to get into the club is to join in our Novice Program. This runs in October/November each year and is an excellent way to join the Bilbys as our dedicated coaches will look after you every step of the way as we teach you the swimming, riding and running skills to complete a triathlon.

You can come and try one of our sessions for non-member prices and then join the club if you enjoy the session and wish to do more. Membership involves joining Triathlon ACT (either a competing membership for $125 or a non-competing membership for $5) and then selecting Bilbys as your club and paying our $35 membership fee. Note that the non-competing Triathlon ACT licence does not allow you to race in triathlon and doesn not offer insurance for you or anyone you may injure in training.

More info?

Contact one of our friendly committee members

 
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