Sydney Sprint Triathlon 2018

Sydney Sprint Triathlon 2018

Push your limits with beginner's triathlon training. You'll train three times a week for 14 weeks this summer, receiving the experience, advice, and support from qualified coaches necessary to compete the Wollongong Sprint Triathlon (750m swim / 20km bike / 5km run).

Training Starts
12th Dec 2017

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Event Date
18th Mar 2018

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Training Information

Push your limits for cancer research! Join the world of triathlon with this beginner’s triathlon training program.

This is an entry-level triathlon training program designed for those who are competent in at least one discipline of triathlon – run, cycle, or swim. You’ll train under the guidance of a qualified and experienced triathlon coach, making sure you have the education, support and experience necessary to achieve a goal you never thought possible.

This fundraising program includes three professionally coached training sessions per week, allowing you to develop each discipline:

Swim Sessions (Mid-Week)

  • Refresh your basic swimming skills
  • Learn how to swim more efficiently through stroke correction
  • Build base swimming fitness

Run Sessions (Wednesdays)

  • Learn injury prevention through proper running technique
  • Establish cardiovascular fitness through interval training
  • Build running distance and endurance

“Brick" Sessions (Saturdays)

Part A (6.30am) Run + Cycle

  • Bike skills & etiquette
  • Road safety & riding technique
  • Transitions

Part B (9.15am) Open Water Swim

  • Safety principles for open water swimming
  • Open water swimming skills

Bike/Run session will finish in plenty of time to allow you to make your way to the beach swim each Saturday.

Occasionally a Guest Speaker will engage the group with professional advice on nutrition, injury prevention or goal setting. You will get to hear first hand from those who have experienced cancer and be encouraged to fundraise by researchers at the forefront of cancer research in Australia. Follow our specific day by day training program which outlines what you should be doing every day to help you be your very best on race day.

There will be no coached training sessions from 21 Dec 2017  2 Jan 2018 (inclusive)

Run Locations

East Pod
Run sessions on Wednesday Evenings
6.30pm to 8.00pm
ES Marks Athletics Track, Boronia Street
Swim sessions on Tuesday Evenings
6.30pm to 7.30pm
Andrew Boy Charlton (ABC) Pool
Brick sessions on Saturday Mornings
6.30am Run & Ride at Centennial Park
9am -10.15am Swims at: Clovelly Beach
North Pod
Run sessions on Wednesday Evenings
Chatswood Rotary Athletics Track TBC
Swim sessions on Monday Evenings
6.30pm to 7.30pm (ready to swim at 6.30pm)
Monte Sant Angelo College Pool
Brick sessions on Saturday Mornings:
6.30am Run & Ride at North Head/Manly
9am-10.15am Swim at Shelly Beach/North Head

About the Triathlon

Sprint Triathlon racing has plenty of action and excitement as you swim, bike and run around one of Australia’s most stunning locations!

Wollongong Sprint Triathlon is a 750m swim, 20km cycle, and 5km run, starting and ending in Lang Park, Wollongong.

Can Too provides a promotional code to access a discount on the Elite Energy Sprint Triathlon race entry. It’s your responsibility to enter your chosen race, at your own expense. Registration into the Can Too Triathlon training program helps cover some of the cost of merchandise, pool fees, and coaching. It doesn’t include entry into, travel to, or any other costs associated with participating in the Elite Energy Sprint Triathlon event itself.

For the lastest information on the goal event, please check the official website at Elite Energy.

Questions? We'd love to talk to you. Please request a callback and we'll get in touch.

Important Information

Who can join the Sydney Sprint Triathlon?

This is an entry-level training program aimed at beginner’s new to the sport of triathlon, or those with some triathlon experience looking to improve their performance as a part of a supportive and inclusive group training environment.

Can Too offers training programs for people of all abilities who want to be part of a community passionate about funding cancer research.

What's the minimum fitness required?

As a triathlon training program for beginner’s, our guidelines are:

  • the basic ability to ride a bike
  • walk/run up to 3km
  • swim 200m continuously in a pool.

If you’re in doubt about any of these, or all of them, please request a callback to discuss your ability. Our focus is on creating a positive and empowering experience to get people like you fit and healthy so we can fund cancer research together.

Do we train over Christmas?

There is a holiday break from 21 Dec 2017 – 2 Jan 2018 (inclusive). During this time there will be no coached sessions, but you will have a training program to follow at home to keep up your swimming fitness amongst the festivities!

Questions? We'd love to talk to you.

What specific bike skills/experience do I need?

Most people have the basic ability to ride a bike, but lack the technical skills and knowledge to ride confidently and proficiently. If you can ride a bike, but lack experience, this program is suitable for you.

Can Too’s triathlon training program is not designed to teach you how to ride a bike for the first time. Your coached program builds on your basic knowledge, teaching technical skills, road safety principles, proper group and road cycling etiquette, and develop your bike fitness.

If you’re concerned about your ability, please request a callback. Penny our Coaching Coordinator is a certified cycling instructor and experienced triathlete and is happy to provide advice on choosing the right option for you budget and aspirations.

What kind of bike do I need?

For this program you’ll need an entry-level road bike that's the correct size and in good working order. Unfortunately mountain bikes are not permitted at training sessions, as you’ll be learning and practicing group cycling.

Cleats/clips are not compulsory, but they are recommended for triathlon training programs. Your coach will offer guidance and support so you can gain experience safely cycling in cleats/clips.

Under NSW cycling laws you’re required to have a bell, a correctly fitted bicycle helmet (AS/NZ standards approved) as well as working front/back lights or reflectors.

Where do I buy a bike?

If you currently don’t own a bike but know what you want, there are several online marketplaces:

If you’re not sure what to buy, please request a callback. Penny our Coaching Coordinator is a certified cycling instructor and experienced triathlete and is happy to provide advice on choosing the right option for you budget and aspirations.

What level of swimming experience do I need?

Most people have a basic ability to swim but lack the technical skills and knowledge to give them the confidence to swim proficiently. The swim portion of this program is designed to make you a better swimmer, it's not designed to teach you how to swim.

If you're concerned about your ability to participate, please request a callback - one of our team will be happy to help.

How much does it cost to join?

A tiered registration fee (non-refundable) of $250 is required at time of registration, which helps cover some of the costs related to merchandise (running top, triathlon top, swimwear), entry fees to pool and/or track, coaching salaries and other costs.

The registration fee will increase to $260 from Monday 4 December.

How much do I have to fundraise?

In return for the 14 weeks of coaching and support from Can Too while you challenge yourself and become an amazing triathlete, you’re committing to raising at least $2,750 for the research, prevention, care, and control of cancer.

Your local “pod” has a local team captain. This dedicated person is there to support your fundraising and provide advice from their own experiences fundraising with Can Too.

You’ll receive a weekly newsletter with tips on how to fundraise, and how to work with your network of new-found friends at Can Too.

Where does the money go?

The money you raise for the Can Too Foundation goes toward the research, prevention, care and control of cancer. Thanks to the generosity of our principal supporter, Macquarie Group Foundation, and the support of our corporate partners and Centurions, we’ve invested in 147 cancer researchers since 2005.

You can read more about our full financials and where the money goes in our Annual Report.

If you have any questions at all about fundraising please request a callback and we’d be happy to chat to you.

Investing in Aussie Cancer Research

Can Too invests in Australia's most promising cancer researchers across Australia. Since 2005 we've invested in 147 cancer research projects:

What if I don’t make my fundraising commitment?

Since 2005 we’ve trained 14,000+ participants just like who have in turn fundraised over $18,500,000. The most important thing you can know about fundraising is – it can be done!!!

Can Too programs are a dual journey of fitness and fundraising. Each part as important as the other, so there’s an expectation you’ll do your part in giving back to the community by fundraising at least $2,750 in return for you 14 weeks of coaching.

It’s okay to be nervous about fundraising, but remember – we’re all in this together. You’ll have a dedicated fundraising support person in your local group, and we’ll send you weekly tips and fundraising how-to’s to help you along the way.

While it’s best to complete fundraising before your goal event so you can celebrate your dual victory as a triathlete fundraising star, you’ll still have 31 days after your race day (up until 14 March 2018), to keep fundraising for cancer research and prevention.

If you have any concerns at all please request a callback. We’d love to talk to you.

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