The Canberra Bilby’s Triathlon Club offers a great introduction into the sport of triathlon through its annual Novice Program. The Bilby’s Novice Program has been running since 2000. Since its inception, approximately 50-80 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 novice program is comprised of 10 weeks of training sessions in running, swimming and cycling designed to increase your fitness and improve your performance. The program also provides information sessions on various aspects related to the sport of triathlon, and finishes with your first novice distance triathlon race. The cost also includes a Novice distance race.
The program is open to all people over the age of 18.
The program costs $450 and includes:
Annual Triathlon Australia Membership
Annual Club Membership
10 weeks of coached training
A novice distance race
The next Novice Program is starting 4 October 2022.
Our information session is on Wednesday 28 September, 18:00-19:00 at Yowani Golf Club.
Come along to find out about the program, ask any questions and meet current and prospective Bilbys.
Ready to sign up?
To sign up to the Bilbys novice program, do the following:
1. Join the Bilbys through Triathlon Australia (this will be $200 if Standard membership is selected)
a. Go to https://triathlonaustralia.justgo.com/ and follow the steps
b. Select Canberra Bilbys Triathlon Club as your club and choose either standard (recommended) or premium membership.
c. Record your Triathlon Australia membership number (TA XXXXX)
2. Fill out the survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RRNJKF7 to give us some more information
3. Transfer the remainder of the program fee ($250) to the Bilbys club account:
Account number: 10100679
Reference – your first initial, last name, and ‘Novice’, e.g. JWalshe Novice
Information Booklet - Spring 2022
Here is the detailed Novice Program Spring 2022 Information Booklet
For more information email [email protected]