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 2017 INFORMATION
Summary of the program:
Program: Vikings Triathlon Novice Program 2017/18 Tri Season
Duration: 10 Week program of coaching and introduction to the four disciplines of triathlon – swimming, cycling, running, and transition.
Dates: Commencing 18 September 2017 and finishes with the first race of the season on 26 November 2017
Information Day: Monday 4 September 2016, 7.30pm Vikings Town Centre Club, Greenway.
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: Emma 0439743497
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 program will cost $250 Adult / $150 Junior, plus the entry fees for any races, which have to be paid for individually. For more information on these events, please visit the Triathlon ACT website, the costs for events and Novices are still to be decided by TACT.
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):
Mondays – 6.30pm – swimming sessions;
Tuesdays – 6.00am – running intervals;
Saturdays – 8.00am – cycling; and
Sundays – 8.00am – long slow distance running.
Key dates are:
Information night: Monday, 4 September 2017, to be held at the Vikings Club Town Centre in the Kevin Hamilton room at 7.30pm;
Meet and greet drinks: Sunday, 17 September 2017;
First swimming session: Monday, 18 September 2017 (please note there will be no swimming sessions held on Public Holiday Mondays, 25 September and 2 October);
First interval running session: Tuesday, 19 September 2017;
First cycling session: Saturday, 23 September 2017;
First long slow distance run: Sunday, 24 September 2017;
First race: Sunday, 26 November 2017!!
All registrations will be via Active.com.
Please note that the Novice Program is limited to the first 25 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: 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.
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.
Cost for TA Members To be decided by Triathlon ACT
Contact about this year’s program
Emma Parker 0439743497