ITC November / December Newsletter

Check out this month’s newsletter for news about the triathlon season, member news and more...

Hey everyone, sorry for the delay in this month's Club email. Guess it's just that time of year when things start getting a bit "busy".

After our pandemic-induced hiatus which left many a race-wheel gathering dust in garages across the state, it has been awesome to see the tri community re-awaken with a renewed stoke to be out and about participating and sharing experiences amongst our community. Our last Club race showed that even the wet weather lately hasn't dampened out your excitement for grass roots tri!

So it's been pretty rainy, went running anyway, Little Husky ain't so little anymore, Calalla's coming, the Illawarra Junior Squad has been tearing it up, and we've had our first Club race of the 2021 / 2022 Season. Our new 2021-2022 Club Committee has come on board, we've got our Christmas Party / Club Presentation coming up, and the Triathlon NSW South Coast Interclub League is back for the season. So there's been a bit happening hey!

Read on to find out what's been happening at the Club


We got back underway with our Club racing series on Sunday 21st November despite a "little" bit of rain wind. A huge shout out to this small but dedicated bunch of tri-legends who came to support grass-roots tri in the Gong, and to our volunteers who make club racing possible. Thank you!
Our next Club race for the 2021/22 season will be happening on Sunday December 19th at Five Islands Secondary College Port Kembla. 
As usual we'll be running both of our distances:

ITC Short Club Distance - 200m / 6.6km / 2.2km

ITC Club Distance - 400m / 13.2km / 4.4km

6:45am - Registration opens

7:30am - Registration closes

7:45am - Race briefing

8:00am - Race waves start

P.S. being the silly season we may have some special awards for the most "festive" race attire. Remember kids, Santa must be pretty aero to make it around the world in one night!


We know that many of you will be travelling down to fly the flag for the Mighty ITC at Elite Energy's TriCallala the day before our next Club race, so we're putting the call out to those members who've raced hard and earnt themselves a day off to come along and volunteer at our Club race. It's great to give back and every helping hand goes a long way! Remember you need to volunteer or marshal at least ONCE through the season to be in the running for our Club Championship! Or just get stuck back in and sign up for some "active recovery".


To make sure we are delivering Club events under our COVIDSafe Plan which is line with current NSW Health Public Health Orders, we request participants, please adhere to the following:

  • All participants, volunteers, and spectators 16+ yrs must be fully vaccinated to attend the event (or show proof of medical exemption).
  • All participants, volunteers, and spectators must check-in at the event using the Service NSW app QR code and provide proof of check-in at event registration.
  • All participants, volunteers, and spectators 16+ yrs must be able to provide proof of vaccination (or show proof of medical exemption) at event registration.
  • Request all participants, volunteers, and spectators wear a face mask while in event registration and transition areas.
  • Follow all other NSW Health Public Health Orders which are in place at time of the event 
2020 / 2021 ITC Club Presentation & Christmas Party 
They don't call it the Silly Season for nothing. And triathlete's generally transition easily into party mode (see what I did there 😂 hilarious I know!)

After having to cancel our originally scheduled Club Presentation earlier in the year, we've locked in a date of 19th December 2021 for our 2020/21 Club Presentation,  Being so close to Xmas, it makes sense to combine this into a Christmas Party too. We have our trophies for the Junior and Senior Club Champions for 2020/21, and some new shirts to give out!

So please join us at Towradgi Beach Hotel on the December 19th at 2-5pm. The event is free to attend and is catered for for ITC members, and we encourage you to bring along your partners / kids / friends who might be interested in hanging out with a bunch of 'Gong tri-heads to help celebrate!

To help us with the booking, please Click this LINK book a ticket to the event via your GoMembership portal. 

Alternatively within your GoMembership portal Click MENU > Events and Courses tile > Search "ITC" to find the event
Plus NEW ITC MEMBERS SHIRTS to give out!
Most would agree we've been pretty quiet with our weekly Club sessions, which are the best part of being part in the Club!

So to get things moving again we'll meet for our weekly group run from Bulli Beach headland (next to Cafe / car park) on Saturday's, with groups leaving at 7 and 7:30am heading south out and back on the bike path. We'll meet back 8am at Bulli to then run over the Sandon Point Parkrun course. If you haven't already make sure you register for Parkrun so once it starts back up (slated for 18th Dec) bring your  barcode to log your run! Coffee and / or milkshake after 👌

For Club open water swims will aim for Wednesdays 5:30pm @ Belmore Basin grassed area opposite Levendi for a 5:45pm start (weather dependant).

Make sure you check our Facebook & Instagram pages regularly for activity updates. 

We ask that for open water swims those attending hold a minimum of Basic TA membership (required for insurance coverage purposes with group activities), and are competent swimmers. Conditions will be assessed on the day for everyone's safety.
Remember to renew your Triathlon Australia & ITC membership for the 2021/2022 season! If you need to renew you membership 
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We'd like to thank Peoplecare for their ongoing support of ITC for the 2021-2022 season! If you're feeling a bit bent out of shape (like James's bike seat...🧐) head over to their website to get a quote for your health insurance today!
There was a slightly exciting announcement this past Friday with the release of the course for the upcoming UCI Road World Champs which will be visiting our beautiful region next September. Head over to their website for full details to start planning out your best spot to cheer from 😁

In the coming weeks we'll have some group rides over the TT and Mountain & City loops to get a feel for what the world's best cyclists are up for,  so stay tuned to our FB page!
The events have been set for the Triathlon NSW 2021/2022 South Coast Interclub League. We've been fairly quiet up until now with Club members targeting this, but many of the other Club's in our League who priorities this know ITC is best left unprovoked! 
If you are planning our your event schedule for the coming season consider taking up the challenge and gaining those valuable points for our Club at each round of the series. Who knows, we could bring home the title this year!

Send us your feedback

Do you have ideas for the club? Any feedback or requests? We're keen to hear from all of our members about what you want to see more of and how you'd like to engage and socialise with the club. Let us know what you think by sending us a note at


Race Calendar

What's coming up to look forward to?
Don’t forget, ITC members get discounted entry for all ITC Club races. 
Upcoming Events Calendar 
6 - 7 November Elite Energy TriHusky  
21 November ITC Club Race 
18 December Elite Energy TriCallala 
19 December ITC Club Race 
9 January ITC  Billigence Pathway Championship Series Rnd. 6 
5 February Elite Energy TriBatemans Bay 
20 February ITC Club Race incl. "Finish Lines...Not Finish Times" special Women's Tri event! 
20 February Ironman 70.3 Geelong
25-27 February Elite Energy Shimano Triathlon Festival 
12 March Elite Energy Australian Alpine Ascent 
13 March ITC Club Race 
20 March Ironman 70.3 Melbourne
10 April Elite Energy Redline Games 
17 April ITC Club Race 
1 May Ironman Australia / Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie 
15 May ITC Club Race 
22 May Triathlon NSW Club Championships 
12 June Ironman Cairnes / Ironman 70.3 Cairnes

Tri NSW Interclub Series race
Triathlon Australia Age Group State / National Championship / World Championships Qualifying event
  ITC Club Race for Club Championship pointscore
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