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 on 3 December 2023.
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 10 October 2023.
Ready to sign up?
To sign up to the Bilbys novice program, do the following:
1. Join the Bilbys through AusTriathlon (choose Standard Membership ($215) as this will cover you for training and racing.
a. Join as a Standard member here.
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/YB5QDCZ to give us some more information
3. Transfer the remainder of the program fee ($235) to the Bilbys club account:
Acc #: 10100679
Reference – your first initial, last name, and ‘Novice’, e.g. JWalshe Novice
Here is the 2023 Information Booklet with all of the session details and times
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org