SCTA 10th Anniversary Honour Board
On 1st September 2012, The Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy celebrated its 10th anniversary of coaching. On hand were 150 past and present athletes and sponsors. It was a great night with special guests Belinda and Justin Granger who handed out the awards. On the night we awarded Senior and Junior athlete of the decade along with Senior and Junior encouragement awards. The recipients are below
10th Anniversary Senior Athlete of the Decade - Brian Barr
Unfortunately Brian Barr is no longer with us, but for all that did know him he was a fierce competitor when racing, but a true gentleman outside the sport. He was one of the guys you looked up to as a Junior athlete growing up on the coast and the benchmark. When you finally got the chance to beat him you knew that you had raced hard that day.
He was always willing to pass on his experiences to you and was always up for a chat. He had a quirky laugh that was contagious once he started laughing.
Some of Brian's Results include
- World Champion 2009 Olympic distance
- World Champion 2006 + 2009 Long Course
- Silver Medalist 2006 Olympic distance
A true legend of the sport of Triathlon taken way too earlier. RIP Mate
10th Anniversary Junior Athlete of the Decade - Kendall Arundel
Kendall Arundel has been one of the most consistent junior athletes from 2002 - 2012. Kendall has been an integral part of SCTA family. A very fierce and determined competitor and her results show that. She came from a swimming and running background and the bike came naturally to her.
Kendall's results include
- 5 appearance's at National Schools Triathlon Championships
- 2 x Bronze Medalist National Schools Triathlon Champs
- 1 x Gold, 1 x Silver, 2 x Bronze Medalist Queensland School Triathlon Championships
10th Anniversary Senior Encouragement Award of the Decade - Shane Campbell
Shane Campbell is the essence of what a team player is about in an individual sport. He was always on hand to help out at events and also get in there and mix it up in his age group.
Not one of the most talented athletes out there but gave his all in training. His dedication and commitment to fun and fitness resembled this. He was given the nickname "The energiser bunny" He just kept going and going and going.
10th Anniversary Junior Encouragement Award of the Decade - Ben Binet
Ben said "To have received the encouragement award at the 10th Anniversary of SCTA is an honour to say the least. I am not the most physically gifted athlete you’ll meet; in fact hard work is the source of all my accomplishments.
As a young man, I disliked running as much as a person could, often I was the one walking through some sets. Once Toby introduced running to me as a method of relaxation and leisure, and not in the form of a competitive sport; I was able to fall in love with the sport and reach my full potential, with the assistance of Toby reinforcing the importance of hard work, I was able to achieve my highest accomplishment yet, 18 years regional cross-country champion in 2014.
I believe that’s what it means to have achieved the encouragement award, and it was just a privilege to have Toby select me as the recipient. This award truly outlines the importance of hard work and where it can take you."
If you knew Benny when he first started running with me you'll understand exactly what he is saying above. Hard work and dedication got him them.