Q&A

Everything you need to know about the Townsville Tri Club

If you have any concerns please read this collection of frequently asked questions before contacting us. If you are still unclear about something feel free to contact us.

Do I need to be a member before I attend training?

No you don’t need to be a member of the club to train with us.

What benefits does membership provide?

Do I need to have a certain level of fitness to join?

We are a very inclusive club and love to encourage everyone to come along to join us.  Fitness levels varies amongst the group from social to competitive.

Where do you train?

Friday & Sunday sessions all commence from the Rockpool on the Strand.  Friday we start at 5:30am and Sunday we rack our bikes by 6:30am.

Where do you swim?

During the summer when there is enough daylight we swim within the stinger net close to the Rockpool.  In Winter we use the Rockpool or enjoy the ocean.

What equipment do I need?

Friday’s training session combines running and swimming so you will need a water bottle, goggles, cap & running shoes. Sunday sessions combine all three sports so will need to bring your bike along with all the gear you use, water bottle, goggles, cap & running shoes.  As this is a longer session you may like to bring along some nutrition such as an energy gel, muesli bar or banana.

How social is the club?

If time permits each session ends with a quick coffee or milkshake from our sponsors Odyssey Cafe, across from the Rockpool.

Do I need to compete in any events?

We organise a series of events each year. These are optional and there is no expectation that you have to compete.  It is rather addictive so we’re almost certain you will join in!

Do I need to be a member to enter races?

All races, with the exception of Aquathons, will be open to Triathlon Australia members only.  This is to keep the cost low for participating athletes.

What is the advantage of becoming a member?

As a Triathlon Australia (TA) member you have access to insurance whilst training and competing, reduced race entry fees and access to a wide range of resources through your membership affiliation.  Visit the TA website for further details.