Completing the first Triathlon is a blast.
Learn cycling skills from mounting and dismounting, pack riding and other essentials.
Open water swim skills.
Often overcoming the fear of open water is a triathletes biggest accomplishment.
Swim technique from absolute basics to turning and rolling around markers.
Gain confidence in the road and meet life long friends.
Canberra has some fantastic novice training facilities for those not accustomed to open water swimming.
Have you ever wanted to try triathlon or just improve your fitness but don't know where to start?
Regardless of your current fitness level or sporting abilities, this program is a friendly and welcoming way of getting started in the sport of triathlon or simply to improve your fitness.
VIKINGS NOVICE PROGRAM 2019 INFORMATION
Summary of the program:
Program: Vikings Triathlon Novice Program 2019/20 Tri Season
Duration: 8 Week program of coaching and introduction to the four disciplines of triathlon – swimming, cycling, running, and transition.
Dates: 8 October to 30 November 2019
Information Day: Wednesday 25 September 2019 , 7:30 pm at Vikings Town Centre Club, downstairs at the back of the club. Someone will be at the entry to greet you and show you where to go.
Registration: OPEN http://www.triathlon.org.au/Membership/Annual_Membership.htm- Select 'Join /Renew' -> 'New Memberships : Join Here' -> add email and details to Active.com -> Select the Novice Program Membership option.
Program Coordinator: Kristen Asher
After the Program: The Vikings Triathlon Club is unique in offering its Next Steps Program immediately after the completion of its Novice Program. This program is designed to get you across the gap between completing enticer/novice level triathlons, and the Sprint distance of 750 m open water swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run. This is done by combining program specific coaching sessions and support, with our established club training sessions.
The novice program will cost TBA plus the entry fees for any races - paid for by the individual. For more information on these events, please visit the Triathlon ACT novice program website for the costs of events.
Included in the program cost is:
- Membership of the Vikings Triathlon Club
- Membership of Triathlon ACT
- Membership of Triathlon Australia
- Club merchandise
- Information sessions
- Plus fabulous coaching from our experienced team of certified coaches.
NB: Juniors aged 16 -18 are welcome (with the consent of a parent)
Training sessions (venues to be advised):
Tuesday 6 am – running intervals
Thursday 7 pm – swimming
Saturdays 8 am – cycling / transition skills
Sundays 8 am – long slow distance running
Key dates are:
Information night Wednesday 25 September 2019, 7:30 pm Vikings Town Centre club
Program commences Tuesday 8 October and finishes with the Jackie Fairweather Triathlon 30 November 2019.
All registrations will be via Active.com from 6 September 2019.
Please note that the Novice Program is limited to the first 30 registrations.
Registration is OPEN http://www.triathlon.org.au/Membership/Annual_Membership.htm Select 'Join /Renew' -> 'New Memberships : Join Here' -> add email and details to Active.com -> Select the Novice Program Membership option.
As part of the novice program, you will become a Triathlon ACT (TACT) and Triathlon Australia (TA) member.
What are the benefits of being a TACT/TA member?
Your TACT/TA membership will bring you a wide range of benefits including (but not only):
- Insurance while training and racing.
- Insurance information
- You will not have to pay for a one-day membership when entering events.
- Discount rates with our sponsors
- Eligibility for awards at the end of the season
For more information, please check the membership benefits page.
How to register.
Online registration is: http://www.triathlon.org.au/Membership/Annual_Membership.htm
Select 'Join /Renew' -> 'New Memberships : Join Here' -> add email and details to Active.com -> Select the Novice Program Membership option.
Vikings Group memberships
Before joining the Vikings Triathlon club, we strongly encourage you to become a member of the Vikings Club Group.
1 Year Memberships or renewals are only $8.00, which entitles you access to all four Vikings Venues! Just visit any club reception, Erindale, Chisholm, Town Centre, Lanyon or fill out the membership form online and you can join for only $8.00! All the details are on the Vikings Group website.
Important: You will need your Vikings Group membership number for one of the questions after you log on to the Triathlon Australia Annual Memberships Registration page.
Contact about this year’s program
Swim, Ride, Run - Triathlon Is For Everyone!