I do not consider Club Champ as a pure race event. For me it’s about having FUN & JOY with an amazing group of club buddies and proving again and again that WTC is the best triathlon club in NSW (or maybe even worldwide?)
I never have questioned if I should go to Foster or not. For me it’s MUST BE ON MY CALENDAR event as you just soak up this atmosphere not depending on any circumstances. My way to triathlons wasn’t easy and classical. I had never swum more than 1 km before I started my swimming lessons with a coach at 31...And I was always afraid of ocean swims until I got my Bold & Beautiful addiction almost 3 years ago… I had never been able to run 1 km non-stop until I became 36 and joined a running club... I had never ridden a road bike until I joined a WTC at 39... From the moment when I joined WTC I felt a fantastic support and extremely friendly club atmosphere. That’s why participation in NSW Club Champ is a yearly tradition for me.
Is it an easy event? Hmm… Danger could be everywhere: sharky swim last year, very hilly ride (luckily we are from the Northern Beaches) and even stormy weather this year, extremely hot run 3 years ago.
Is it the best event? YES!!! Comfortable Club accommodation? Done! Done! Bag with WTC presents? Done! Sunrise club photo on the beach? Done! Outstanding support from team mates before, during and after the race? Done! Best photographer in the world? Done! Club tent and refreshing drinks after the race? Done! Delicious celebration dinner and best energetic dancing? Done! And a glue which links all these ingredients - HAVING FUN!
I’m very proud to be part of the best triathlon club in the Universe and can’t wait for the next Club Champ (fingers crossed it’ll be in Port Stephens)