Mitchell’s Glass Novice Program

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Mitchell's Glass proudly sponsor the novice program.

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.


Summary of the program:

Program:  Vikings Triathlon Novice Program 2018/19 Tri Season

Duration:  9 Week program of coaching and introduction to the four disciplines of triathlon – swimming, cycling, running, and transition.

Dates:  15 October 2018 to 15 December 2018, finishing with the Canberra Club Triathlon

Information Day: 6:30 pm, 26 September 2018 at Vikings Town Centre Club, Greenway.

Registration: OPEN - Select 'Join /Renew' -> 'New Memberships : Join Here' -> add email and details to -> Select the Novice Program Membership option.

Program Coordinator:  Luke Lowes

Further Info:;   email:

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. Information is available at the Vikings Club Website.


The novice program will cost $250 plus the entry fees for any races - paid for by the individual. For more information on these events, please visit the Triathlon ACT 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
  • Insurance
  • 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):

Unconfirmed as yet, but likely to be

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: 26 September 2018 at the Vikings Club Town Centre

Meet and greet drinks: TBA October 2018

First interval running session: 16 October 2018

First swimming session: 18 October 2018

First cycling session: 20 October 2018

First long slow distance run: 21 October 2018;

Key races:       Jackie Fairweather Triathlon, 26 November 2018
Canberra Club Triathlon, 15 December 2018 (graduation race!!)


All registrations will be via from 10 September 2018.

Please note that the Novice Program is limited to the first 30 registrations.

Registration is OPEN: Select 'Join /Renew' -> 'New Memberships : Join Here' -> add email and details to -> 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:

Select 'Join /Renew' -> 'New Memberships : Join Here' -> add email and details to -> 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


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